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There goes (insert a playmate's name) floatin' down the
Delaware, chewing on his underwear, couldn't 'ford another
pair. Ten days later eaten by polar bear. Poor old
polar bear died.

Submitter comment: My brothers and sisters and I used to sing this to antagonize
each other.
Sung to the tune "Old Grey Mare."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

James Callow Keyword(s): Afford ; Eaten

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 00001980S

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