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"Great Green Gobs of Greasy Grimy Gopher Guts"... Anyone remember this song?

Asked by Seelix (14914points) April 15th, 2011

I just started singing this song that I sort of half-remember from my childhood, and Mr. Fiance looked at me like I had 3 heads. Does anyone else remember this song?

What are some other weird songs you remember from when you were young?

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chyna's avatar

…Itty bitty birdy feet, bow legged monkey meat, all stirred up in one big bowl and I forgot my spoon.

Jude's avatar

Chopped up monkey meat? Mutilated birdy feet? French fried eyeballs, swimming in a pool of blood. Oops, I forgot my spoon…how ‘bout a straaww.

Jude's avatar

Actually, I think that @chyna remembers it better, lol!

chyna's avatar

I so need a life.

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Seelix's avatar

Oh, ladies, this makes me so happy! I googled the first line and got a bunch of matches, but it’s good to know that real people remember it too :)

@Jude – I think there are regional variations; I remember “chopped up monkey meat” too, but the lyrics on Wikipedia say “mutilated”.

KatawaGrey's avatar

…teeny weeny birdy feet, mutilated monkey meat, eighteen eyeballs rolling down the street, in a river of blood, and I forgot my straw! I remember it slightly differently. :P

My mom used to sing this when she was feeling silly. I learned a slightly different version, but I like the way this guy sings it. :)

ddude1116's avatar

…didn’t Bill Murray sing this in Caddyshack…? That’s really the only thing I’d remember it from…. goddamn, I haveta rewatch that movie…

chyna's avatar

@KatawaGrey And that didn’t give you nightmares? Jill is such a cool mom.

MissAnthrope's avatar

(To the tune of ‘On Top of Old Smoky’)

On top of spaghetti,
All covered with cheese,
I lost my poor meatball
something something sneeze

Anyone remember this one? There’s more, but I can’t remember. It ended up with shooting somebody with a .44 slug and then their funeral. :P

KatawaGrey's avatar

@MissAnthrope“When somebody sneezed…” I don’t remember anything about a .44 slug though. I remember people chased the meatball through the town though.

@chyna: It was funnier and shorter whens he sang it. Her version goes:

“Don’t you ever laugh as a hearse goes by
For you may be the next one to die.
They wrap you up in a big white sheet
And bury you down about six feet deep.

The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out
The worms play pinochle on your snout
And one little worm who’s not so shy
Crawls up your nose and out your eye.”

Yeah, she is a very cool mom. :)

Seelix's avatar

I lost my poor meatball
When somebody sneezed
It rolled on the table
And onto the floor
And then my poor meatball
Rolled out of the door…

That’s as far as I remember!

aprilsimnel's avatar

I remember it, @Seelix. We’d sing it on the bus to camp along with The Bear Song (“The other day I saw a bear…”) and the one about the the tree in the hole and the hole in the ground and the green grass grew all around, all around, and the green grass grew all around!

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

Yup, it was sung on the bus to Girl Scout camp and back home the years I attended. It was a bit different than @chyna‘s version.

@Seelix “It rolled off the table

It rolled in the garrrden, and under a bush
And then my poor meatball, was nothing but mush

So, if you eat spaghetti, all covered with cheese
Hold on to your meatball, and don’t ever sneeze.

Gad, there are many more that come to mind, including the Bumble Bee song. There’s the Skunk song, the Watermelon song, The Bear Went Over the Mountain, Kookaburra, Sippin’ Cider, Little Bunny Foo-Foo and a really raunchy version of the Girl Scout song that caused the leaders to scowl whenever it was sung.

Seelix's avatar

@Pied_Pfeffer – Yes, you’re right – too much beer this eve :) And it’s too late to edit. I forgot about the “nothing but mush”!

Cruiser's avatar

@KatawaGrey has a pretty similar version I sang at the bonfires at YMCA summer camp. Back then you had a 30 something dad/counselor teaching you all these lyrics!

“Hey ma!’ “Let me sing you a song I learned at camp!!” .....mutilated monkey meat…little widdle birdy feet….great green eyeballs and…

Buttonstc's avatar

Do your ears hang low
Do they wobble to and fro
Can you tie em in a knot
Can you tie em in a bow
Can you throw em over your shoulder like a Continental soldier
Do your ears hang low?

faye's avatar

We were so lame, we just repeated the gopher guts line twice more!

Berserker's avatar

I heard it on Ren and Stimpy lol.

aprilsimnel's avatar

@Buttonstc – “Ears”, eh? We didn’t use “ears” for that song! :D

Buttonstc's avatar


Just a reminder of one little missing piece. Insert after “they’ll bury you about six feet…”

And when you’ve been there about a week
Then your coffin begins to leak
And the worms crawl in etc etc.


Fond memories of Girl Scout camp first as camper, then as counselor. I bet your mom put in some time as a camp counselor.

Buttonstc's avatar


Ha ha.

Well, I first went to GS camp at the tender age of eight so I’m sure the counselor had limitations.

And most of my time as a counselor, it was similar. Pretty young kids (except for a few years when I had SR High age kids.). But the older kids were at a camp in Canada, and you know how polite Canadians are.

Plus this was many years ago when general standards were a little stricter than nowadays.


Jeruba's avatar

Our version wrapped with . . . “floating in my pink lemonade. And me without a spoon!”

God, we were disgusting.

zenvelo's avatar

From Boy Scout camp:
Three Irishmen Three Irishmen digging in a ditch,
one calls the other one a dirty son of a….
Peter Murphy, Peter Murphy had a dog a very fine dog,
he gave it to his girlfriend to keep her company,
she taught it she taught it she taught it how to jump,
jumped up her petticoat and bit her on the….
Country boy country boy sitting on a rock,
along came a bumble bee and bit him on the….
Cocktails, gingerales, 10 cents a glass,
if you don´t like me you can shove it up your….
aaaaassssk me no questions, I’ll tell you no lies,
if you get hit with a bucket of it be sure to close your eyes!

JustJessica's avatar

Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the others gold… I think their may be more and I may have learned this song from Girl Scouts, but not really sure.

Oh and another…

Hello Mother, Hello Father,
I am smoking marijuana, the coke is good here, but the crack is better, I’m so F@cked up I can’t even right this letter.

I’m pretty sure I learned that one at girl scout camp!

augustlan's avatar

I remember most of these, and more! We’re a big singing kind of family. Love it!

Short and sweet: Pick a yellow dandelion, put your thumb right up under the bloom and sing “Mama had a baby and her head popped OFF!” while simultaneously popping off the bloom. Gross. Ha.

Miss Lucy had a baby
she named him Tiny Tim
she put him in the bathtub
to see if he could swim.

He drank up all the water,
he ate a bar of soap,
he tried to eat the bathtub,
but it wouldn’t go down his throat.

Hello operator,
please give me number nine
and if you disconnect me
I’ll kick your fat be…

hind the ‘frigerator
there was a piece of glass
Miss Lucy sat upon it
and broke her little as..

k me no more questions,
I’ll tell you no more lies,
something something something…

Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack
all dressed in black black black
with silver buttons buttons buttons
all down her back back back.

She asked her mother mother mother
for 15 cents cents cents
to see an elephant elephant elephant
jump the fence fence fence

He jumped so high high high
he touched the sky sky sky
and he didn’t come back back back
til the fourth of July, ly, ly.

It’s raining, it’s pouring
the old man is snoring
he went to bed
and bumped his head
and he didn’t wake up in the morning.

JilltheTooth's avatar

And now, earworms abound! I blame you all! I loved the “greasy grimy gopher guts” one the best!

FluffyChicken's avatar

Help! I’m drowning in a big stinky nostalgia puddle!

My versions of all these songs are a bit different, I think. I wonder how different they become from locale to locale.

unused_bagels's avatar

A yellow bird
With a yellow bill
was sitting on
my window sill
I lured him in
with a piece of bread
then i squashed
his yellow head

Moral of
the story is:
if you want head,
get some bread!

(old marching cadence)

knitfroggy's avatar

Oh I had a little chicken
And she wouldn’t lay an egg
So I poured hot water up and down her leg!
Oh the little chicken hollered
And the little chicken begged
And the gosh darned thing
Laid a hard boiled egg!

<Sung to the tune of Do Your Ears Hang Low>

MissAnthrope's avatar

This song was meant to be sung by two+ people:

The cutest boy
The cutest boy
I ever saw
I ever saw
Was sipping ci-
Was sipping ci-
-der through a straw
-der through a straw

The cutest boy I ever saaaawww
Was sipping cider through a,
Cider through a straw

I asked him if
I asked him if
He’d show me how
He’d show me how
To sip that ci-
To sip that ci-
-der through a straw
-der through a straw

I asked him if he’d show me hooooowww
To sip that cider through a
Cider through a straw

He said of course
He’d show me how
To sip that ci-
-der through a straw

He said of course he’d show me hoooooww
To sip that cider through a
Cider through a straw

First cheek to cheek
Then jaw to jaw
We sipped some ci-
-der through a straw
First cheek to cheek then jaw to jaaawww
We sipped some cider through a straw

Then all at once
That darn straw slipped
And we were sip-
-ping lip to lip
Then all at once that darn straw sliiiiiiipped
And we were sipping lip to lip!

That’s how I got
My mother-in-law
And 49 kids
Who call me Ma
That’s how I got my mother-in-laaaaww
And 49 kids who call me Ma

The moral of
This story is
Do not sip ci-
-der through a straw
The moral of this story iiiiis
Do not sip cider through a straw


Drink Coke!

dabbler's avatar

great big gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts
mutilated monkey meat
chopped up piggies’ feet
vulture vomit
muddy bloody ice cream
and I forgot my spoon.
– you do have three heads but he should like that about you

HungryGuy's avatar

I think I heard it on YouTube once :-p

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