I have all these wonderful rhymes that my highly-literate family used to recite to me when I was little. Have you ever heard of any of these? I can still rattle them off just as if I was 5 again:
Adam and Eve and Pinchmetite
Went down to the river to bathe.
Adam and Ever were drownded (NOTE: you have to say 'drownded' instead of 'drowned')
Now who do you think was saved?
(then the unsuspecting victim says "Pinchmetite" and you pinch them)
I never saw a purple cow,
I hope I never see one.
But I can tell you anyhow,
I'd rather see than be one.
Then there is this old chestnut that my grandmother taught me in some sort of pig latin:
Once there was a bittle lum,
Sitting on an urbstone,
Chewing gubber rum.
Along came a molicepan and said "Simme gum."
"Tixie on your nintype," said the bittle lum.
If anyone has heard of THAT one before, I'll eat my gubber rum.
My grandmother was one of the world's first female journalists and she wrote the gossip column for a major newspaper in New York for many years. She loved words, rhymes, and wordplay of any sort.
So, what rhymes do YOU remember?