Monday, 18 January 2010

Under the bramble bush is under the sea (bum-bum-bum)

I should warn you, it's only a 5 lined song but requires a bit of an intro in order to explain the actions - you need to be able to sing and clap at the same time (always difficult for boys to do).

This song should be sung with a partner who is clapping hands with yours:
Position 1: Face your partner
Position 2: left palm down, right palm up (clap together)
Position 3: right palm down, left palm up (clap together)
Position 4: palms push out (clap together)
Position 5: clap your hands together
Repeat 2-5 until you get a bum-bum-bum and you repeat Position 4 three times here and then continue.

So, the song goes like this:
Under the bramble bush is under the sea (bum-bum-bum)
True love to you my darling true love for me
I will get married
And raise a family
Under the old bramble tree (bum-bum-bum-bum)


Oh yes, At the lines 'I will get married & raise a family' you only do position 2 & 3. Sounds complicated but it's easy.
It was a playground classic, doesn't make any sense whatsoever, but who cares - I can still do it now, if you want to do it? but if you're crap it doesn't work.

14 comments:

  1. I was thinking of this rhyme this morning as I wanted to teach the actions to my little girls - tho I thought the first line was 'Under the bramble bushes down by the sea'
    hope I'm still o-ordinated nought to do this - thanks Lisa from another loopylady also called Lisa

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  2. after raise a family... we used to sing a boy for u and a girl for me um tiddly um pum sex-y!

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  3. cheese4maweaselTuesday, 19 June, 2012

    Thanks for reminding me of this. We sang:
    Under the bramble bushes down by the sea (pum, pum, pum),
    True love for you my darling; True love for me,
    And when we're married, we'll raise a family
    A boy for you
    A girl for me
    Everyone'll call us SEX-EE!!

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  4. We used to sing under the bramble bushes down by the sea boom boom boom true love 4 u my darling true love 4 me were guna get married guna raise a family boy 4 u girl for me johny took an apple n he threw it in the sea I told ma I told pa johny jumped in de river with an ooh cha cha

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  5. We sang under the bramble bushes down by the sea boom boom boom true love for you my darling true love for me when we get married we'll have a family a boy for you and a girl for me how many fishes are in the sea 12 add 12 is 24 kick the teacher out the door if she says dont do that hit her with a baseball

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  6. South african version. under the bramble bushes, under the sea. Boom boom boom boom. True love for you my darlin true love for me. We'll get married and raise a family. A boy for you a girl for me. Johnny broke the window he blamed me. I told ma, ma told pa. Johnny got a hiding ha ha ha.

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  7. This is how i done it at primary school.. Under the bam bushes under the sea boom boom boom true love 4 u my darling and true love 4 me. And well get married anf raise a family with 16 children all in a row row row your boat gently down the stream throw your teacher over board and listen to her scream ahhhh.

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  8. In Australia in the 60s and 70s it went: "Under the brown bush, under the sea, boom boom boom, true love forever, true love for me and when we marry, we'll have a family, of little children by the sea." Much more sedate.

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  9. When I was young we did it as
    'Under the bramble bushes, down by the sea boom boom boom
    True love, for you my darling, true love, for me
    When we get married
    We'll have a family
    Of sixteen children,
    In a
    Row, Row, row your boat, gently down the stream,
    Tip your teacher overboard and listen to her/him scream
    Five weeks later there's nothing to be seen,
    Except the teachers underpants
    Floating down the steam.'
    A bit weird, but yeah. Lol xD

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  10. We said 'down the balm bushes down by the sea bum bum bum true love for you my darlin true love for me were gettin married and have a family a boy for you and a girl for me and thats the way its gonna be and jonny broke a bottle and he blamed it all on me i told my mama and my papa too and jonny got a kick in the B-O-T-T-O-M bottom!

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  11. We said 'down the balm bushes down by the sea bum bum bum true love for you my darlin true love for me were gettin married and have a family a boy for you and a girl for me and thats the way its gonna be and jonny broke a bottle and he blamed it all on me i told my mama and my papa too and jonny got a kick in the B-O-T-T-O-M bottom!

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  12. We sang...Under the bramble bushes, down by the sea (bom bom bom)
    True love for you my darling, true love for me
    So lets get married, in California, 10 000 children all in a
    Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream
    Tip you teach overboard, listen to them scream AHH!

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  13. Under the bramble bushes, under the trees - boom boom boom - true love for you my darlin', true love for me. And when we're married, and have a fa-mi-LY! A boy for you, and a girl for me and that's the way that IT. SHALL. BE.

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