Mudcat Café message #4035341 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #82053   Message #4035341
Posted By: GUEST,Nancy Willner
21-Feb-20 - 05:23 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
Subject: RE: Folklore: Where's your money? In my pocket
My grandfather lived in Portsmouth, VA. He was born about 1895 in Lithuania, immigrated at age 14 and died in 1950. This rhyme has been handed down for five generations. His version ended with “Get out of here you drunken bum!” So of course every child in our family has called someone a drunken bum at an embarrassing moment. Anyway, family lore was that my grandfather made it up. Is that even possible?