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I had 3 sisters right behind me, so I had dolly playmates, but my dh (oldest of 5 boys) thinks I'm nuts and I make this stuff up.

Did you guys ever hear this song? My mom taught it to us:

'Oh, Dolly Playmate, come out and play with me....

and bring your dollies 3, climb up my apple tree......

Slide down my rain-barrell, outside the cellar door....

and we'll be jolly friends, forever more.'

We would sing it while we were playing dolls out in the yard (we were always outside). Sounds hoaky and corny, but it was 'in' in the 50's.
 

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Well, I was born in the mid-60's, and I remember it. My best friend and I would sing it. We had a whole hand routine that went with it as well.

I remember it slightly differently, though:

Say, say, oh, playmate,
Come out and play with me,
And bring your dollies three,
Climb up my apple tree.

Slide down my rainbow,
In through my cellar door,
And we'll be best of friends
Forever more.

(We thought it sounded a bit creepy and sinister at the end, which is probably why we liked it.)

We also sang the "Plant a Watermelon Seed Upon My Grave" song. We were dark little kids. ;)
 

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Born in early 60's. I've heard it, but another version.

Hey, hey, hey, playmate.
Come out and play with me.
And bring your dollies three.
Climb up my apple tree.

Go down my rain barrel.
Slide out my cellar door.
And we'll be jolly friends
Forever more.

I think it's like the whisper game where you whisper to one person in a line and it comes out different at the end.

I love those old memories.
 

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Born in 1969 and I have never heard of it.
 
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The last part of the song as I remember it....

Oh little playmate, I cannot play with you
My dolly has the flu
boo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo!
 
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One of our ex friends taught that song to my dd when she was little!!!! We love that song!
 

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Brooklyn, NY circa 1970's

Each line was followed by one clap and one heel tap.

Oh little playmate (clap-tap)
Come out and play with me (clap-tap)
and we'll be jolly friends (clap-tap)
Through all eternity (clap-tap)
Slide down my rainbow (clap-tap)
Into my cellar door (clap-tap)
and we'll be jolly friends (clap-tap)
forever-more 2-3-4

This usually led right into the 3-6-9. The goose drank wine song.

LOL! I loved that song. Thanks for the memory :):):)

Theresa
 

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Isn't it amazing how many versions of a song there can be?

Thanks for going back in time with me, ladies! :bowing:
 

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We said it
See, See oh playmate
Come out and play with me
And bring your dollies three
Up in my apple tree
Slide down my rain barrel
Into the cellar door
And we'll be jolly friends
Forever more, more, more more

You did this with claps and slapping the other girls hands.
Clap, right slap, clap, left slap, backs of hands, fronts of hands, repeat
I was a kid in the mid '70's.
 
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We said it
See, See oh playmate
Come out and play with me
And bring your dollies three
Up in my apple tree
Slide down my rain barrel
Into the cellar door
And we'll be jolly friends
Forever more, more, more more

You did this with claps and slapping the other girls hands.
Clap, right slap, clap, left slap, backs of hands, fronts of hands, repeat
I was a kid in the mid '70's.
 
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~We sang this ditty in the 80's only the boy version.

Say say my enemy, come out and fight with me!
And bring your cannons 3, Climb up my poison tree
Slide down my sewer, into my dungeon door
and we'll be enemies forevermore, 1 2 3 4
~
 

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I do remember it brings back alot of memorys thank you all for the different ones we did 2 or 3 of them. thanks again klean163:mushy:
 

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we did it too with the slaps and turning hands over and slapping together. It was an actual song in the 50's on the radio. I don't know the name but this was in it. I heard it the other day and thought, "Hey, we sang that as we played." Very cool.
See See my playmate
come out and play with me
bring your dollies 3
Climb up my apple tree
slide down my rainbow
into my cellar door
and we'll be jolly friends
forever more.
 

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I was born in the early 60's ....I know that song!
 
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THANKS ALOT GUYS!!!!!!!!!
Now that is stuck in my head and will not go away!!!!:)
I was born in the 60's and I remember it really well. In fact my sister and I were goofing off the other day and played it with the hand clapping part that goes with it! lol
 

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The way I learned the song was:

Oh little playmate, come out and play with me
and bring your dollies three
climb up my apple tree look in your rain barrel slide down your cellar door and we'll be jolly friends for evermore.
I'm sorry playmate ,I cannot play with you my dollies have the flu, boo hoo, boo hoo, boo hoo, ain't got no rain barrel ain't got no cellar door but we'll be jolly friends forever more.
 

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I was born in '74 and I knew that song. Did the little hand clap thingy joyofsix talked about, too. Here were the lyrics I remember:

See See my playmate
Come out and play with me
And bring your dollies 3
Climb up my apple tree
Slide down my rainbow
In through my cellar door
And we'll be jolly friends
Forever more.

So sorry playmate
I cannot play with you
My dollie has the flu
Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo
There ain't no rainbow
There ain't no cellar door
But we'll be jolly friends
Forever more.


.....and I'll be singing that the rest of the night now.
 

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gracienurse - that's the version I learned.
Charles C - think we are of the same generation!! I remember being thrilled seeing Hopalong Cassidy in the Macy Thanksgiving Parade in the early 1950's!!

Love the memories that make me smile!! Mahalo guys!!
 
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