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Thread #44830   Message #660605
Posted By: SharonA
01-Mar-02 - 10:01 AM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Hi, my name is Joe, & I work in a button
Subject: Hello, my name is Joe, I work in a button factory
Thanks, fretless. I'm assuming here that everyone is sitting down, if both feet must be off the ground at the same time! Any variations for kids who are standing (such as, at an outdoor concert?) Hopping on one foot, perhaps?

In the version I've heard on the radio, the chant has a couple of variations, thrown into one round or another by the speaker to break up the monotony: "Five little kids" instead of "five kids"; "Joe!" or "Umm, Joe..." instead of "Hey, Joe!"; "I said, 'Not really' " instead of "I said, 'No' ".