Has anyone from Boston area heard this?

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  1. Wagamama

    Wagamama <font color=blue>Just call me Bella<br><font color

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    I was babysitting and heard the dad singing this to the baby:

    Trot Trot to Boston, trot trot to Lynn, trot trot to the Charles River, don't fall in!!!

    has anyone heard this?
     
  2. EROS

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    First time for me, but I didn't grow up out here :D ......
     
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  4. Tantorini

    Tantorini least frequent poster

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    and it's traditionally done while bouncing little one on your knee.. on the "don't fall in" you did the knee dip...

    i haven't thought about that rhyme in a wicked long time!

    :)
    beth
     
  5. gemmie214

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    Yup, I grew up with that one:teeth: But we say:

    Trot Trot To Boston
    Trot Trot To Lynn
    Ya betta watch out
    Ya might fall innnnnn (dipping the chilg between the knees)

    :)
     
  6. CamColt

    CamColt Moderator Moderator

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    Yep! The version I grew up with and do with my kids is a little different though...

    Have a ride to Boston
    Have a ride to Lynn
    Be careful when you get there
    You dont fall in!

    And at the fall in part you drop them between your legs(holding them of course);) .
     
  7. figmentvi

    figmentvi DIS Veteran<br><font color=red>Lightning Rod Extra

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    Yup.....still do it with my grandchildren and my new puppy (she really likes it). The version we always said was:

    Trot Trot to Boston
    Trot Trot to Lynn
    Watch out ...."child or puppy's name"....:D
    You might fall innnnnn
     
  8. rbuzzotta

    rbuzzotta <font color=FF00CC>OKW until 2042<br><font color=t

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    We always sang this song but a little different:

    Rah Rah to Boston
    Rah Rah to Lynn

    Look out Little "child's name"
    That you don't fall in!!

    My girls LOVED this!!! They used to squeal with delight while I was dropping them through my knees!!
     
  9. debster812

    debster812 <font color=blue>DIS Earth Angel!<br><font color=0

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    Yep.

    Trot trot to Boston
    Trot trot to Lynn
    Watch out little (child's name)
    That you don't fall innnnnnnn.

    My 5yo still likes this, he's just getting too big!
     
  10. Boo'sMom

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    OMG yes...I remember this.....Thanks for the flashback!!!!!!
     
  11. goofy4tink

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    Ours was like figmentvi's....
    Trot, trot to Boston, trot trot to Lynn,
    Watch out Katie, you might fall in!!

    However, growing up here, the Charles River one does make sense.
     
  12. SeaSpray

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    Since you say "don't fall in....", I think the only one that makes sense is the one where the river is mentioned. What else would someone be possibly falling in to??? LOL

    (I'm living in MA now, but not "from here".... I should ask DH if he's ever heard this rhyme before).
     
  13. Mackey Mouse

    Mackey Mouse <font color="blue">Me read the Navigator? I don't

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    Yes I have heard it.. many times.. my children too.. My mom used to sing it to them. but she never used the Charles River part... she would adapt it to them... something like this.. "watch out little girl that you don't fall in..
     
  14. aprincessmom

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    Hot trot to Boston
    Hot trot to Lynn
    Watch out little baby
    Or you might fall iiiiiinnnnnnnn
     
  15. Jenn

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    This is so funny -

    We sing:

    Trot Trot to Boston
    Trot Trot to Lynn
    Look out "Katie"
    or you might fall in!
     
  16. Wagamama

    Wagamama <font color=blue>Just call me Bella<br><font color

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    thanks guys!!!!!
     
  17. Carl the Bartender

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    Our version from the North Shore was:

    Cha Cha to Boston
    Cha Cha to Lynn
    Watch out Little One
    You don't fall in!!

    We also used to sing the Lynn, Lynn, city of sin song.
     
  18. Wagamama

    Wagamama <font color=blue>Just call me Bella<br><font color

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    i've never heard that one!!! How does it go?
     
  19. jlmcantwait

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    Yet another version.............
    Trot trot to Boston
    Trot trot to Lynn
    When you get to ( put in the city you live in)
    Do drop in.

    Laurie
     
  20. gemmie214

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    Ahhh the Lynn song:) So many variations....I will do the family version:

    Lynn Lynn City of sin
    Ya never come out
    The way ya went in
    :)
     
  21. lilboo

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    I am loving these!!!:):)

    I love the Lynn, city of sin...I'm going to have to drop in, one day.;)
     

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