children's chant

Mark A. Mandel mamandel at LDC.UPENN.EDU
Tue Feb 1 19:17:59 UTC 2005

Larry Scroggs <larry at SCROGGS.COM>notes:
Heard at my school in the late 1950s.

Whistle while you work
Khrushchev is a jerk
Eisenhower's got the power
But it doesn't work.

Same time frame but with World War II references:

Whistle while you work
Hitler was a jerk
Bit his peeny*
Then it wouldn't work

*These four lines repeat the same tune. As far as I can tell, the second and
third are just nonsense, and one can only guess how to spell them.

Well, these are CHILDREN'S chants, so no surprise if they are silly and

-- Mark
[This text prepared with Dragon NaturallySpeaking.]

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