Mudcat Café message #497842 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #11190   Message #497842
Posted By: Penny S.
03-Jul-01 - 06:36 PM
Thread Name: Counting Songs
Subject: RE: Counting Songs
Yan tan tethera pethera pimp
Sethera methera hovera covera dick
Yanadick tanadick tetheradick petheradick bunkin
Yanabunkin tanabunkin tetherabunkin petherabunkin ......

I should emphasise that the above is NOT necessarily an exact version of a collected rhyme. It is reeconstructed from the ten words above in the thread, plus "bunkin", which is one of a group of similar words, such as "bumfit" and "bumfrey", according to the rule by which all the versions I have were apparently generated. Thew source I used actually omitted "bunkin" from one of the versions, and I ask the children to find out what the missing word is. Soem of them can do it.