Monday, 11 May 2015

Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack ...

Trying to teach, and learn, an old school-yard favourite:

Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack
All dressed in black, black, black.
With silver buttons, buttons, buttons
All down her back, back, back.

She asked her mother, mother, mother
For 50 cents, cents, cents.
To see the elephants, elephants, elephants
Jump over the fence, fence, fence.

They jumped so high, high, high
They reached the sky, sky, sky.
And they didn't come back, back, back
'Til the Fourth of July, ly, ly.

These are the lyrics - even in Australia, where I suspect the majority of school-children have no idea of the meaning of the Fourth of July!


Joan Elizabeth said...

I have never heard this rhyme. Clearly out of touch.

Luis Gomez said...


William Kendall said...

I've never heard this rhyme either, actually. Cute shot!

Zdolność-tworzenia said...

Miło jest patrzeć na zabawy dzieci. Oglądam je codziennie.

Bob Crowe said...

My daughter did that and it won't be too long until her daughter does, too. Charming.