American School Rhyme

My daughter often comes home chanting rhymes that she learns in school or on the bus. Being Mama Lisa, I quickly jot down the ones I’ve never heard before. Here’s an odd one she chanted the other day…

First is the worst
Second is the best
Third is the one with the hairy chest.

I don’t know exactly what it means, but I thought it was funny!

-Mama Lisa

UPDATE: Keri wrote in to the comments with these additional lines…

Fourth is the King
Fifth is the Queen
Sixth is the one with the washing machine.

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4 Responses to “American School Rhyme”

  1. Keri Says:

    Fourth is the King
    Fifth is the Queen
    Sixth is the one with the washing machine.

  2. Lisa Says:

    Thanks for letting us know about those lines Keri – that’s great! My daughter will love learning it!

    -Mama Lisa

  3. Uly Says:

    How about “First is the worst, second’s the same, last is the best in the game”?

  4. emma Says:

    1 the worst, second the best,3the one with a hairy chest,4the golden agle,5the buitful prinsses,6the one with a pot of jam,7,the one with the leg of lamb

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