I'm a little Dutchman. I drink beer.
My little belly sticks way out here.
I'm a cute little girl
With a cute little figure.
Stand back boys
'Til I get a little bigger.
The other day I was remembering bits and pieces of a nonsense rhyme that she had me memorize, but I couldn't quite come up with all the words. After 50 years or so, they were buried too deeply in my brain. So I googled "ink damink," a part of the rhyme that I thought I could spell reasonably well. Well, you can find just about anything on Google.
The rhyme is actually a cheer started at the University of Redlands in California in 1920. Sissy graduated from Redlands. A well-to-do aunt and uncle offered to pay for her college education if she attended Redlands, so off she went from tiny Lewisville, Arkansas, to sunny California.
Although I suspected that the rhyme came from her Redlands days, I wasn't certain, because when we would chant it, we always substituted our own name for "Redlands." Here are the words to "Och Tamale."
Deyump Deyatty Yahoo
Deyump Deray Yahoo
Orky Porky Dominorky
Rah, Rah, Redlands!
And some people think "Woo Pig Sooiee" is strange!