Eeny Meeny Miny Moe

Wilson Gray wilson.gray at RCN.COM
Sat Jan 29 05:07:35 UTC 2005

On Jan 28, 2005, at 10:54 PM, Janis Vizier Nihart wrote:

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> Here in southern La. was our version. (By the way I had no idea what a
> =
> Jew was until I was in high school. )
> Eeny Meeny Miny Moe
> Catch a N------ by the toe
> I f he hollers make him pay
> Fifty Dollars every day.
> My mother cut her finger, what color was the blood? (Answer:red)
> R--E--D-- spell red and=20
> Out you go with a dirty dishrag in your mouth.
> Anyone remember this one?  I'm not sure about the words..
> Inka Dink
> A Bottle of Ink
> You sure do stink.

The version that we had (in St. Louis, though I'm a native of Marshall,
Texas, about 35 mi. west of "Sreepote") was:

Ink-a stink-a
Bottle of ink-a
Oh, how you do stink!
It ain't none of me
It ain't none of you
It ain't nobody but

-Wilson Gray

> Then there was ...
> A tisket a Tasket=20
> A green and Yellow Basket
> I wrote a letter to my mom
> And on the way I dropped it.
> A little N----- picked it up and=20
> Put it in his pocket.

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