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Santharian World Development => The Santharian Library => Topic started by: Alysse the Likely on 15 May 2009, 01:32:58



Title: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 15 May 2009, 01:32:58
This is a game played by human children in the province of Nermeran, especially those near the Silvermarshes.  A large group of children form a ring, in which one child (the “hobbit” stands, as the others dance around, chanting the verse.  With each new verse, another child is chosen by the “hobbit” to enter the ring.  During the last verse, which is generally chanted very loudly, all children except the last child (the “loaf of bread”) re-join the circle.  Traditionally, the "loaf" becomes the next "hobbit".

The game is simply called "Once there was a Hobbit".

Once there was a Hobbit,
Once there was a Hobbit,
Once there was a Hobbit,
In the Helmondshire.

The Hobbit took a lady,
The Hobbit took a lady,
The Hobbit took a lady,
In the Helmondshire.

The couple had a child,
The couple had a child,
The couple had a child,
In the Helmondshire.

The child had a puppy,
The child had a puppy,
The child had a puppy,
In the Helmondshire.

The puppy caught a fuzzle,
The puppy caught a fuzzle,
The puppy caught a fuzzle,
In the Helmondshire.

The fuzzle took a bread loaf,
The fuzzle took a bread loaf,
The fuzzle took a bread loaf,
In the Helmondshire.

There sits the loaf of bread,
There sits the loaf of bread,
There sits the loaf of bread,
In the Helmondshire!

More verses may be added as desired ( usually, additional "animals" such as the hobbithorse, pgymy goat, or hogling) but this is the standard version.  One version simply adds a line to each verse:

Once there was a Hobbit,
In the Helmondshire.

Once there was a Hobbit,
The Hobbit took a lady,
In the Helmondshire.

Once there was a Hobbit,
The Hobbit took a lady,
The couple had a child,
In the Helmondshire.

etc, etc.  This is a faster paced game and is often done with larger groups, so that more children can have turns in the centre.

(This is (obviously) a Santherian version of "The Farmer in the Dell".  There are variations of this game all over the world, so I thought we should have something like it in Santharia.)

Alysse


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on 15 May 2009, 04:22:32
Haha.. lovely, Alysse.   Looks good.  There could, of course, be more verses for more children?  Most often ad libbed at the time?


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Shabakuk Zeborius Anfang on 15 May 2009, 04:51:53
Hi Alysse,

Yes, lovely! I like fuzzles, and have got my own plans for them.

What happens to the poor 'loaf of bread', left over at the end to bake in the middle? Is it going to be the next hobbit?

I also thought that there could be a variation, whereby each verse repeats the lines of all previous verses, so that the story gets longer and longer until at the end all is told. So, for example, it could go:


Once there was a Hobbit
In the Helmondshire.

Once there was a Hobbit,
The Hobbit took a lady,
In the Helmondshire.

Once there was a Hobbit,
The Hobbit took a lady,
The couple had a child,
In the Helmondshire.

etc.

... until in the last verse the story is complete. I've seen songs that work like this. But actually, I should probably just get my own fuzzle song out, instead of needlessly trying to meddle with this sweet song of yours!  :rolleyes: Anyway, I enjoyed reading this.

Shabakuk  :)

PS: You may want to complete the punctuation in the first verse; two commas and a period are missing.




Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 16 May 2009, 01:09:36
Punctuation fixed!


Thanks for the comments, guys, I appreciate it.  :hug:  :hug:


@Atario:  Of course--there are plenty of "hobbit" animals that can be added--pony, goat, hogling--this was just  the basic version.  Mind you, there still have to be enough children to make a "ring" around the group, so it's very adaptable to larger groups as well.  Kind of like the kindergarden game "Duck, Duck, Goose".

@Shabakuk:  I do like the idea of adding a line per verse--that could certainly be one version of the game as well.  And yes, the "loaf" is the hobbit for the next round.  I will add a bit to my explanation.


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Irid alMenie on 16 May 2009, 05:52:39
Shabakuk, we have a song like that in Dutch.

It's about a tree in the mountains. And on the tree grew a branch, and then a leaf, and a nest, and a chick, and a feather, and a hat... And so on. And then every time one is added, you 'count back' so to speak, so that in the very end the song goes

'And the end of the tail, and tail of the goat - of the stable - of the house - of the man - of the woman - of the hat - of the feather - of the chick - of the nest - of the leaf - of the branch - of the tree. And the tree was standing on the mountains!' And this as fast as possible without mispronouncing or switching words ;)

(instead of the dash, imagine 'and the (last object) of the (new object)')



Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Bard Judith on 16 May 2009, 22:25:08
And in German - I remember Talia singing it for us at the first Moot!

We have one that Kath loves me to sing:

"Egg in the nest and the nest on the branch, branch on the limb and the limb on the tree, tree on the ground and the green grass growing all around, all around, and the green grass growing all around....."

An even better one is an old drinking song called "The Barley Mow"!   Watch it here on YouTube:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTjEz4w4dwo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jTjEz4w4dwo)  and then tell me what the words are... :)    The words are clearer here but nothing to watch:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x067YuXIlo8&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x067YuXIlo8&feature=related)



Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Sivartius on 16 May 2009, 23:18:48
We have one like it in California also, but there it is a stump or a log, and in either a swamp or dell. Not that we play a game with it, it is more of a traveling song. Keeps kids amused during long car rides.


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game AND challenge!
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 17 May 2009, 06:43:26
Well, then!

Let's get a few more Santherian versions out, shall we?  I challenge you--pick our own area and write a regional variation--drinking song OR children's song, take your choice!

You don't have to write it in the language of your region either (although I HAVE written some songs in orcish and Kuglim'seitre)  We can just work on Sarvonian versions.  I'm sure the hobbits and elves have them too. 

Let's see, what would an orcish version sound like, anyway? (chortles evilly...)



Title: Re: Nermeran children's game AND challenge!
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 17 May 2009, 07:13:15
Ha ha!

Here’s the orcling version.

The young orcs form a circle and pick a “warrior” for the centre.  In turn, he chooses a “bride”, a “son”, a  “warg” and a “foe” from the ring, while they circle him, chanting the song.  On the last verse, “caught a foe”, the circle closes in as tightly as they can, and once they reach the final line of this verse, “And great was the killing, oh!”, they all give bloodcurdling shrieks, leap on the enclosed group and the game degenerates into an every-orc-for-himself brawl.  A lot like most orcling games, really.

A mighty warrior roamed the land,
Roamed the land
A mighty warrior roamed the land,
And great was the killing, oh!

Then the warrior took a bride,
Roamed the land,
took a bride,
Then the warrior took a bride,
And great was the killing, oh!

And the warrior had a son,
Roamed the land,
took a bride,
had a son,
And the warrior had a son,
And great was the killing, oh!

Then the warrior trained a warg,
Roamed the land,
took a bride,
had a son,
trained a warg,
Then the warrior trained a warg,
And great was the killing, oh!

And the warrior caught a foe,
Roamed the land,
took a bride,
had a son,
trained a warg,
caught a foe,
And the warrior caught a foe,
And great was the killing, oh!

(general mayhem ensues)




Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Bard Judith on 17 May 2009, 08:25:54
Fine - a bard can never resist a dare, even when she hasn't time for it... so... here's one from the Marcoggians...




There was an old miser, and he had a purse,
Whatever he spent from it t'was to the worse.

He bought him a house - and in moved a mouse.
Burnt house with a brand, and bought him some land.
The land it was dried, so he found him a bride.
The bride she turned sour, and took back her dower.

Dower from bride, land that was dried,
Burnt-up old house, crust shared with a mouse,
Gone to the worse from the old miser's purse!








Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on 17 May 2009, 08:32:15
@ Alysse. Did you purposefully have the orc having a son before he took a wife? And don't forget (as if!) taking a wife is a relatively new thing for the orcs. They usually just take a female (or three).


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 17 May 2009, 08:37:48
Depending on the version of this song ... the song 'She'll be coming round the mountain when she comes' is another song that adds on extra words/actions.

Another one that springs to mind is 'The Court of King Caracticus' (I know my spelling of his name is wrong)

Then there is one for very very young children ... about Gorillas and then Flamingos ... two at first, then those two get another two, then those 4 get another 4 etc ... and they do various things in accordance with the words. After the gorillas do their bit then the flamingos do their bit ... this one is a bit different to the songs/games in this thread but it is still kind of related.


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 17 May 2009, 08:52:32
The verse about the bride comes first...though I admit in the repetition it does sound as if the son comes first.   I'll change that around.

But you're thinking about the Losh-Oc--not all orcs just help themselves to females.  The Osther'Oc give males and females equal status, so this would be okay for them.


@Deklitch:  I don't think I actually know "The Court of King Caracticus" or whatever his name might be.  Are you offering to try a Santharian version? (laughs mischievously)


Way to go, Judy!  I knew you'd rise to the challenge magnificently!  Come on, anyone else?  Show us what'cha got...


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on 17 May 2009, 08:59:45
Here you go Alysse, The Court of King Caractacus, as sung by Rolf Harris. What a guy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqkzR0ADOa8


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 17 May 2009, 09:06:38
 :rofl:

 :rofl:

That's hysterical!

I want to learn that...Thank you, Tharoc!


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Sivartius on 17 May 2009, 09:13:29
The Centoraurian Yodeller

Here's one. No ring, this is more a contest of speed and accuracy in singing.

The backround/beat is tapped out by slapping ones thighs, clapping hands, then snapping fingers. One child starts the beat, (slap, clap, snap), and the others join in.

A Centoraurian went yodelling
On a mountaintop high,
When along came an avalanche
interrupting his cry.

Oh holy...
Olly-rock-ki-ki-a
Olly-rock-ki-ku (Swoosh)
Olly-rock-ki-ki-a
Olly-rock-ki-ku (Swoosh)
Olly-rock-ki-ki-a
Olly-rock-ki-ku (Swoosh)
Olly-rock-ki-ki-a-ho

A Centoraurian went yodelling
On a mountaintop high,
When along came a Rimmerin
Interrupting his cry.

Oh holy...
Olly-rock-ki-ki-a
Olly-rock-ki-ku (Swoosh, Grrrr!)
Olly-rock-ki-ki-a
Olly-rock-ki-ku (Swoosh, Grrrr!)
Olly-rock-ki-ki-a
Olly-rock-ki-ku (Swoosh, Grrrr!)
Olly-rock-ki-ki-a-ho

...Iceland Mutt...(Pant Pant)
...Strata Cow...(Psht Psht)
...Pretty Girl...(Smooch Smooch)
...the Girl's Papa...("Get away!")

This is sung starting out slowly and speeding up with each verse, until only one person can sing it accurately and in time.


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 17 May 2009, 11:42:58
Here's something for you all ... from my very own mind for your reading 'pleasure' :D

My very own version of a brand new mining song sung by dwarf youngsters from all clans ... they arein a ring, with the 'miner' (and boar) in the centre of the ring, and as each new miner is named, the miner selects another to be the next miner. During the song, each of the 'miners' do mining actions, and the one who is the boar squeals like a pig when the boar's name is sung ...

"One dwarf went to mine"

One dwarf went to mine, went to mine for mithmez,
One dwarf and his boar, Tarl, went to mine for mithmez

Two dwarfs went to mine, went to mine for mithmez,
Two dwarfs, one dwarf and his boar, Tarl, went to mine for mithmez

Three dwarfs went to mine, went to mine for mithmez,
Three dwarfs, two dwarfs, one dwarf and his boar, Tarl, went to mine for mithmez

Four dwarfs went to mine, went to mine for mithmez,
Four dwarfs, three dwarfs, two dwarfs, one dwarf and his boar, Tarl, went to mine for mithmez

[And so on and so forth until we get to ...

Ten dwarfs went to mine, went to mine for mithmez
Ten dwarfs, nine dwarfs, eight dwarfs, seven dwarfs, six dwarfs, five dwarfs, four dwarfs, three dwarfs, two dwarfs, one dwarf and his boar, Tarl went to mine for mithmez

[for an added challenge, replace the number names with their Thergerim counterparts]

The above is based on 'Farmer went to mow'


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Foraste Lydan on 17 May 2009, 21:07:48
This post brings back memories about reading I am the Cheese. Must forget the horror!
 


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 18 May 2009, 00:40:29
I've never read "I am the Cheese", but I personally thought it was like reading "Green Eggs and Ham".  :D

I'm certainly enjoying the responses to my challenge!  These are great!


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on 19 May 2009, 04:47:50
Hhmmm. I've had a couple of ideas for this one. Here's my initial 'rough draft' of one of them. I'll give it a bit more thought at work tomorrow  :grin:

Ten green Losh-oc, with their heads upon the block,
Ten green Losh-oc, with their heads upon the block,
And if the big, shiny axe blade should accidentally drop, CHOP!
There'd be nine green Losh-oc with their heads upon the block.

Etc etc.

I'm thinking of a similar version but with the orcs having their necks in a noose, but I'm struggling to rhyme.


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on 19 May 2009, 06:19:39
hahahaha  Remusian kids would be singing that one for sure, lol
 :D


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 19 May 2009, 16:28:25
And one that has recently come to mind that would possibly be sung by Brownie Youngsters ... most likely Rat Brownies ...

For your reading 'pleasure' ...

Five Llaoihrr Brownies

Five Llaoihrr Brownies went out one day,
On the back of snow owls far far away,
They discovered it was food they lacked,
But only four Llaoihrr Brownies came back.

Four Llaoihrr Brownies went out one day,
On the back of snow owls far far away,
They discovered it was food they lacked,
But only three Llaoihrr Brownies came back.

Three Llaoihrr Brownies went out one day,
On the back of snow owls far far away,
They discovered it was food they lacked,
But only two Llaoihrr Brownies came back.

Two Llaoihrr Brownies went out one day,
On the back of snow owls far far away,
They discovered it was food they lacked,
But only one Llaoihrr Brownies came back.

One Llaoihrr Brownies went out one day,
On the back of a snow owl far far away,
He discovered it was food he lacked,
But no Llaoihrr Brownies came back.

To Five Little ducks :D


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Bard Judith on 19 May 2009, 23:10:30
The Orcen response to the above:

Ten big Losh-oc with their heads all in a noose,
Ten mad Losh-oc with their heads all in a noose,
And if one vexed Losh-oc should happen to get loose,
There'd be one less human executioner, the silly goose...


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 20 May 2009, 05:27:39
Another human children's rhyme, from Northern Sarvonia:


An Injerin elf went out to dance
Among the flowering cerubel plants
He (she) had such delightful fun,
that he sang for another elf to come.

Two Injerin elves went out to dance
Among the flowering cerubel plants
They had such delightful fun,
that they sang for another elf to come...


continues until all the children are dancing, concludes with:

All of the elves went out to dance
Among the flowering cerubel plants
They had such delightful fun,
that they didn't stop til the day was done!


( Okay, so it's based on "One Elephant Went Out To Play":  I don't think Sharon, Lois and Bram are going to sue me.  :D )


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Irid alMenie on 20 May 2009, 17:05:32
...

Five Llaoihrr Brownies

Five Llaoihrr Brownies went out one day,
On the back of snow owls far far away,
They discovered it was food they lacked,
But only four Llaoihrr Brownies came back.

...

You have to smudge a little bit in that version ;)

My suggestion:

Five snowy owls flew out to play
Over the hills into the Vale
Skydivers went (... suggestion anyone? :D)
And only four snowy owls went back.

Edit: mine would be the version as sung by Llaoihrr children ;)


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 20 May 2009, 17:20:25
You have to smudge a little bit in that version ;)

Yep :)

Although, I'd actually say I had to smudge a lot :D


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 21 May 2009, 00:07:54
Aura +1 for everybody who contributed a song!




Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Shabakuk Zeborius Anfang on 21 May 2009, 04:51:00
Thanks, Alysse!

A great example of inspired creative co-operation, this thread!

If I may venture a suggestion towards Deklitch's and Irid's Brownie & owl version:

Five snowy owls flew out to play,
Over the hills and into the Vale.
The cruel storm blew, hard fell the hail:
And four snowy owls came home.

Four snowy owls ... (etc.)

Or, if you insist on everything (sort of) rhyming:

Five snowy owls flew out to play,
Over the hills and into the Vale.
The cruel storm blew,
hard fell the hail:
And four owls homeward flew.


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Bard Judith on 21 May 2009, 10:24:03
Aaaaand...an aura bump for Shaba!  Nicely done.  Now where's a gnomic chant?


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Bard Judith on 22 May 2009, 12:52:42
No one?   Oh well, I was looking for an excuse anyhow....


Here's a children's counting song, which has been
cleverly translated  :rolleyes: so that it rhymes in both Gnomic and Tharian.
It's generally used for 'counting out' and choosing partners in games.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Blugim, blugim
Sphar tir spharin
Girim, gerim,
Klauz delmin,
It ir uy er,
Ap ort en ith,
Etli, kyer, orn!


Dance, dance,
Round and round,
Come and go,
Underground,
Zero one two three,
Four five six seven,
Eight, nine, ten!









Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 23 May 2009, 05:26:05
Da Orcs Go Marchin' One by One
Hurrah Hurrah
Da Orcs Go Marchin' One by One
Hurrah Hurrah
Da Orcs Go Marchin' One by One
Da little ones stop and are bullied for fun

And dey all go marchin' off to da war
To kill off da dwarves
SMASH SMASH SMASH

Da Orcs Go Marchin' Two by Two
Hurrah Hurrah
Da Orcs Go Marchin' Two by Two
Hurrah Hurrah
Da Orcs Go Marchin' Two by Two
Da little ones stop and start up a blue

And dey all go marchin' off to da war
To kill off da dwarves
SMASH SMASH SMASH

Da Orcs Go Marchin' Three by Three
Hurrah Hurrah
Da Orcs Go Marchin' Three by Three
Hurrah Hurrah
Da Orcs Go Marchin' Three by Three
Da little ones stop and are forced ta flee

And dey all go marchin' off to da war
To kill off da dwarves
SMASH SMASH SMASH

Da Orcs Go Marchin' Four by Four
Hurrah Hurrah
Da Orcs Go Marchin' Four by Four
Hurrah Hurrah
Da Orcs Go Marchin' Four by Four
Da little ones stop and start ta snore

And dey all go marchin' off to da war
To kill off da dwarves
SMASH SMASH SMASH

Da Orcs Go Marchin' Five by Five
Hurrah Hurrah
Da Orcs Go Marchin' Five by Five
Hurrah Hurrah
Da Orcs Go Marchin' Five by Five
Da little ones stop and are eaten alive

And dey all go marchin' off to da war
To kill of da dwarves
SMASH SMASH SMASH

I figure that the orcs would probably end off there ... as I assume they have five fingers on each hand :D

Anyway, it is essentially 'The Ants Go Marching' ... No Orcs were harmed in the writing of this ... although Tharoc is likely to be after me with a massive club, if I don't offer him cookies.

** Cookies for Tharoc **

I fixed up my spelling mistake in the above :D


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Bard Judith on 23 May 2009, 09:49:12
Oh, your biggest worry is not Tharoc...

The dwarves would like a word with you.  Several, though they are all likely to be short ones.   
Oh, look, what a massive axe that one is carrying!  And they really don't like having their racial name spelt incorrectly,
 even in Tharian.... not that you are going to have time to fix it....


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on 23 May 2009, 10:36:00
Run Dek, grab the herbicide and head for the greenhouses, I'll blind them with science!

Seriously though. These are just great. It seems to me though, that lacking form as they do we should toss these over to the Library no?


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 23 May 2009, 11:05:13
Oh, your biggest worry is not Tharoc...

The dwarves would like a word with you.  Several, though they are all likely to be short ones.  
Oh, look, what a massive axe that one is carrying!  And they really don't like having their racial name spelt incorrectly,
 even in Tharian.... not that you are going to have time to fix it....

EEEEEEEEEEK!

Thanks for pointing that out, Bard ... I'll try to fix that up ... I've got longer legs than dwarves, I think ... so I might be able to run faster than them.


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 23 May 2009, 15:29:40
As suggested I've moved the thread into the Library, as it's a game described in an entry as such. Question is where exactly we'll put it on a page, as it doesn't fit under "Children's Poems" or "Counting Rhymes", but maybe we can make an own "Children Games" page in the Library.


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 24 May 2009, 12:30:26
Not EXACTLY a children's song ... more an advertising song sung by the singers amongst the Black Butterfly Rovers ... primarily to children. My thought is that the Rovers send their musicians and singers out to towns, encouraging people, especially children, to come and watch their show ...

Hey, there! Hoop-la! The Rovers are in town!
Have you seen the actors?  Have you seen the clown?
Have you seen the dancers leap without a single care?
Have you seen the gymnasts balance high up in the air?
Have you seen the juggler toss knives both up and down?
Hoop-la! Hoop-la! the Rovers are in town!

Hey, there! Hoop-la! We're the Rovers troupe!
Hear musicians and singers performing in a group.
See the half-tamed ogre with the green and orange fan,
The beardless dwarven maiden and the half-orc half-man.
See the friendly elf shooting targets through a hoop.
Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! We're the Rovers troupe!

and then the version sung by those who are not as happy to see the Black Butterfly Rovers :D

Danger! Danger! the Rovers are in town!
Have you seen my money pouch that I just put down?
Have you seen my amulet, my pendant or my ring?
Have you seen the troubles, that the Rovers with them bring?
Have you seen anything that was not nailed down?
Danger! Danger! the Rovers are in town!

If you don't know the original ... it was The Circus by CJ Dennis (http://www.middlemiss.org/lit/authors/denniscj/bookforkids/circus.html) ... a song I remember from my time at school ... we must have been learning about the circus at the time ... so I'd guess Year 2 or Year 3 or maybe Year 4 which puts it ... far too long ago for my liking :D


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Bard Judith on 24 May 2009, 21:39:02
Aura for you, Dek, coz that's just a treat!  Especially the 'parody' part...


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 25 May 2009, 13:51:41
Thanks Bard ... I truly do enjoy doing things like that :)


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 26 May 2009, 03:16:23
I agree with the bard...so another Plus for you, Dek!


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 06 June 2009, 07:07:04
Thank you as well, Alysse.

Here's another song that I came up with (allowing me to become a primary school teacher ... and then getting me to take music lessons was not a good idea ... Education QLD has a lot to answer for ... me shakes fist angrily) ... it is to the tune of "I've got a car", I'd be very surprised if many/any of you would know it ... but it really is a nonsense song, fun and lively ... the real version of it has actions, and in time, the chorus of it is simply a set of actions without the words ... it is a cummulative song.

Edit: I have now included the Bard's suggestions, (thanks Judith) corrected a minor spelling mistake on my part ... opened the challenge to others to fill in another couple of verses :D ... updates in orange

I've got a Wain

Verse 1
I've got a wain that's made of wood,
Canvas, leather, it's all good,
Got four wheels and pulled by a horse,
It's a Kolbruk wain of course.

Chorus
Bump Bump, rattle rattle, woah, crash, neigh neigh
Bump Bump, rattle rattle, woah, crash, neigh neigh
Bump Bump, rattle rattle, woah, crash, neigh neigh
Bump Bump

Verse 2
Drive my wain along the roads,
Look out all ye frogs and toads,
Here it comes with might an' force,
It's a Kolbruk wain of course!

Chorus
(leave out neigh neigh - but do actions)

Verse 3
Took my Salli to the fair,
Hit every rut on the way down there,
When we parked the wain, by dam,
All her berries turned to jam!

Chorus
(leave out woah crash neigh neigh - but do actions)

Verse 4
Maybe a verse about the Brownie Wain?

Chorus
(leave out rattle rattle, woah crash neigh neigh - but do actions)

Verse 5
Maybe a city based one carrying an important personage of some kind?

Chorus
(actions only - no words)

Repeat Verse 1
Chorus
(Faster - Words and actions)

Actions
Bump - hit open palm with fist
Rattle - shake hands
Woah - pull back as though trying to stop the horse
Crash - open palm squashed against nose
Neigh - pull ear

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The original ... I've got a car
I've got a car that's made of tin
Nobody knows what shape it's in
Got four wheels and a running board
It's a four door, it's a Ford!

Honk Honk, rattle rattle, toot, crash, beep beep
Honk Honk, rattle rattle, toot, crash, beep beep
Honk Honk, rattle rattle, toot, crash, beep beep
Honk Honk

Actions
Honk - squeeze bulb (invisible)
Rattle - shake hand
Toot - push nose with index finger
crash - open palm squashed against nose
beep - pull ear


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Bard Judith on 06 June 2009, 07:35:34
(snickers)   I don't know the original, but they are both hilarious!   One minor nit to pick: 'tarp' is too contemporary - how about

"I've got a wain that's made of wood / An'  the canvas keeps me dry quite good"  (winces at the grammar)  OR
"I've got a wain that's made of wood / Canvas, leather, it's all good" which leads more naturally into the 'got four wheels' as well!

And can we not have another verse or so?  You can't sing that chorus just once!

Drive my wain along the roads,
Look out all ye frogs and toads,
Here it comes with might an' force,
It's a Kulbruk wain of course!

Took my Salli to the fair,
Hit every rut on the way down there,
When we parked the wain, by dam,
All her berries turned to jam!

:)





Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 06 June 2009, 08:16:13
Good points Bard ... I'll update it :D


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on 06 June 2009, 20:58:36
I love these Dek!  I can just imagine myself singing them as a small child (or a hyper possibly drunken student, whichever).  + aura!

For the Brownie Wain verse?:

I've got a wain that's pulled by rats,
Driv'n by Brownies and chased by cats,
Six good neeps and four round buns,
We'll be fed 'til springtime comes!

Oh!  This is fun, thought up another:

Draped in brilliant spilken cloth,
Liv'ried driver on the roof,
Twenty footmen just to shout
"Get out the way you layabout!"

I don't know about that one so much *shrug*


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Bard Judith on 07 June 2009, 08:48:21

@ Deklitch:

 Dek, if you're going to casually drop bardic challenges into your posts, expect them to be picked up:  here's your verse 5...

In his wunnerful one-hoss wain,
Comes the ancient Kolbruk thane,
Both er sixty years, they say,
Wish they'd crack a mainspring stay!


@ Rookie:

The Brownie one is hilarious!  The problem with the second is that it's not self-contained but appears to refer to a previous wain.
 I might see if I can work with that, if you don't mind...

So, stealing shamelessly from Rookie:

Here's a noble, high and grand,
Gots a wain ta beat the band,
Draped in brilliant spilk-o-gold,
Surely catch his death of cold!

OR

Here's a noble's spilk-draped wain,
Liv'ried driver - what a pain!
Twenty footmen just to shout,
'Clear the way, you layabout!'



Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on 07 June 2009, 20:02:32
Yes!  Your versions make more sense Judy :)  I like the first one better - I can imagine a child doing the actions and strutting around like a "noble high and grand".


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 07 June 2009, 21:53:15
So, then, we should blarrow these sort Art can get them in for the next update, yes?  Some really great additions here!  If you haven't. please make sure you say what race and what location your children's song is from.  Thanks!

Alysse


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 07 June 2009, 22:38:37
I've pretty much integrated it all already to the best of my abilities :) Not easy when you have ca. a dozen of seperate pieces (moved a piece to counting rhymes, the Rovers chant to Market Chants etc.) - I hope that the integration is pretty much ok with everyone.


Title: Re: Nermeran children's game
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 08 June 2009, 01:08:41
Thanks Art!  And here I was hoping to make it a little easier, but you're one step ahead of me.  :thumbup:  Maybe we should have more of these challenges--certainly got a lot of pieces out of that one! If there's a section in the library that's somewhat scant, that may help to fill it up.