Elizabeth sent this song with the note: "This one I learned from a neighborhood friend who, if I recall correctly, learned it at summer camp one year."

Notes

Elizabeth wrote, "I don't remember the other verses of this one."

If anyone knows other verses to this song, please email me. -Mama Lisa

Nikki Olandese wrote:

I have some different lyrics to the Oh, Catalina Magdalena song... We called it Magdalena Hagdalena:

Magdalena Hagdalena

Magdalena Hagdalena
Ookatalka Walkatalka
Oka Poka Noka was her name.

She had two hairs on the top of her head,
One was alive and the other one was dead.

Chorus

She had two eyes at the top of her head,
One was green and the other one was red!

Chorus

She had a big nose in the middle of her face,
Wasn't very pretty and it took a lot of space!

Chorus

She had two teeth in the middle of her mouth,
One pointed north and the other pointed south.

Chorus

She had two knees in the middle of her belly,
One was peanut butter and the other one was jelly.

Chorus

She had two feet as big as a mat,
One took a shower while the other took a bath!

Chorus

-Thanks! Nikki

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Geoffrey wrote:

I learned this one too, and of course it had a different name rhyme:

Catalina Madelina Rubensteiner Wallamiener Hogan Pogan Logan was her name.

She had two lips
They looked like wieners
She used them for her vacuum cleaner

Love the site!

Best,

Geoffrey

Comments

Ashley Oliver sent some other verses:

She had two ears like sails on a boat,
her Adam's apple traveled up and down her throat.

She had two hips like battle ships,
one stayed home and the other took trips.

Ending verse…
Now prairie flowers smell so sweet,
you gotta have a gas mask to smell her feet.

Ed Olson wrote, "Additional lyrics to Catalina Magdalena song . . . and my favorite . . . one known by my father who is now 73 years old. He taught it to us when I was a kid about 40 years ago in Colfax, Washington.

"She had a thing they they called a nose,
she washed it out with a garden hose."

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Here's a version I received from Little Bit Farm:

This is what I learned:

I have a gal that's ten feet tall,
her feet in the kitchen,
and her toes in the hall,
Catalina Madelina Luminsteina, Wallindina, Hogan, Logan, Bogan was her name.

A ten ton truck struck Madeline,
The driver had to go and buy a new machine,
Catalina Madelina Luminsteina, Wallindina, Hogan, Logan, Bogan was her name.

-Little Bit Farm

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Richard Rimer sent these lines:

Her neck was as long as a ten foot pole
and right in the middle was a great big mole.

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Stephanie Southard sent this verse:

Some Say her breath smells sweet;
But me I'd rather smell her feet ...
Oh fatalina matalina (mispelled)

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Amber wrote:

This is the version my mother taught me, it seems to be a combination of a lot of people's:

Chorus: Hagdaleena Magdaleena Hootin Steina
Wobble Dina Hoga Moga Moga was her name

She had two hairs on the top of her head
One was alive and the other was dead

Chorus

She had to eyes on the side of her head
One was purple and the other was red

Chorus

She had two teeth inside of her mouth
One pointed North and the other pointed South

Chorus

She had a long neck as skinny as a pole
And in the middle was a great big mole

Chorus

She had two shoulders like a football player
One was round and the other was square

Chorus

She had two hips like battleships
One stayed home while the other took trips

Chorus

She had two feet size twenty and a half
One took a shower while the other took a bath

Chorus

Here comes a truck, a ten ton truck and hit poor,
Hagdaleena Magdaleena Hootin Stina
Wobble Dina Hoga Moga Moga was her name
And that's the end of her game!

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Elizabeth Brillhart Belcher for contributing this hand clapping rhyme and to Nikki Olandese for the 2nd version. Many thanks also to Ashley Oliver, Ed Olson, Richard Rimer, Stephanie Southard and Geoffrey Blackmer for contributing the additional verses. Thanks to Little Bit Farm and Amber Morgan for sending their versions!

I welcome other versions of Catalina Magdalena (many seem to exist for this song.) -Mama Lisa

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