This is what I would chant as a kid while going up and down on a seesaw with my friends in the suburbs of N.Y. -Mama Lisa

See-Saw, Margery Daw (U.S. Version) - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

Notes

*Or "Grandpa"

See-Saw, Margery Daw (U.S. Version) - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World 1
See-Saw, Margery Daw (U.S. Version) - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World 2

Comments

Ted wrote:

I heard it this way...

Seesaw Marjorie Daw
Who's there?
Grandpa
What do you want?
A bottle of beer
Where's your money?
In my pocket
Wheres your pocket?
In my pants
Where's your pants?
I left them home
Get out of here.

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

The illustration at the top of the page is from Mother Goose, The Original Volland Edition (1915), edited and arranged by Eulalie Osgood Grover and illustrated by Frederick Richardson (with some graphical editing by Mama Lisa). The 2nd illustration is from The Real Mother Goose (1916), illustrated by Blanche Fisher Wright. The 3rd illustration is from The Little Mother Goose (1912), illustrated by Jessie Willcox Smith.

Thanks to Ted S. Kadin for sharing his version of this rhyme.

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