New Indian Nursery Rhymes – 1

Nursery rhymes, they say, are old legends and stories passed down orally. Well, with all that’s happening around us, shouldn’t we be modifying them so that they reflect today’s stories instead of old irrelevant European stuff? Here are a few of my submissions…

Based on “Jack & Jill.”

Lalu & Rabri could pay any bill,
As they’d made a pile on fodder.
But Lalu fell down and lost his crown,
And Rabri ruled Bihar thereafter.

Based on “Rain, Rain Go Away.”

Rane, Rane go away.
Come again another day.
Ashok Chavan wants to play,
Rane, Rane go away.

Based on “Mary had a Little Lamb.”

Sonia had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb.
Sonia had a little lamb, whose turban was always blue.
Whatever that Sonia said, Sonia said, Sonia said.
Whatever that Sonia said, the lamb was sure to do.

Based on “Hot Cross Buns.”

Oft cause bans. Oft cause bans.
Anbumani, Anbumani,
Will oft cause bans.
If it’s not for smoking,
It’ll be for eating junk.
But Anbumani, Anbumani,
Will oft cause bans.

Based on “I’m a Little Teapot.”

I’m the MNS despot, every law I flout.
These are my thugs and this is my snout.
When I get steamed up, hear me shout.
But when there’s real trouble, count me out.

More to come. In Part 2 – here.

Disclaimer : This post does not claim to be a description of real people and events. It is just childish nonsense. Like our you-know-whos.

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33 comments

  1. Swaram says:

    Oh Man! U r simply too gud :)

  2. thewhizard says:

    Hey, the “MNS despot” was the best one! Good going!

  3. stuntman mike says:

    nice ….

    i really think you should get in touch with the various education boards

  4. Praveen says:

    Yuo could post the following rhymes in your next post:

    Raju Raju sat on the wall
    Raju Raju had a great fall
    Balance sheet died
    Shareholders cried
    Raju Raju made a fraud

    and this one:

    Raju Raju
    Yes baba
    Cheating us
    No baba
    Telling Lies
    No baba
    Open the balance sheet
    HA HA HA

    If possible, linkback with credits :P

  5. Dilip Muralidaran says:

    Nice one here ramesh. Loved the MNS teapot. My only concern is why allow anonymous comments? If someone cannot own up to what they are saying and be a pussy i think they deserve not to speak at all.

  6. An Indignant Indian says:

    gr8 stuff man!!! lolz n more lolz…
    u deserve a standing ovation…why dnt u start teaching these to our tiny tots???

  7. Anonymous says:

    MNS Despot?? Oh, I’m still laughing…wonderful one, I enjoyed the last one the most.

    - Insainik

  8. Ramsay says:

    Enjoyable even if a little short and sweet.Do keep adding to it and I’m sure it will have Edward Lear stirring in his grave. Incidentally, I knew a friend in Chennai who could compose a full limerick at the drop of a hat on any given topic. [Ducky, please introduce yourself if you subscribe to this post. I am your old friend Ramnath from Besant Nagar (ramudada@gmail.com)]

  9. vinjk says:

    hillarious!

  10. mads says:

    wow, ramesh!
    you’ve really got this anonymouse guy goin!
    attaboy!

  11. Sahaja says:

    haha…too good…gud time 2 put them out too!

  12. raghu says:

    hahaha :D
    god only knows why we need a cm :P

  13. Anonymous says:

    For someone dealing in nursery rhymes, I suppose feeling shattered isn’t such an unfamiliar feeling. Someday you will grow up (I am sure your syco”phans” wouldn’t want you to).

    anony”mouse” for cowardly rat is indeed wordplay, albeit of a very peculiar kind (Rat and mice are, after all, different species: a distinction that laymen aren’t expected to know, but which forms the essence of the play) :) Anyway, I stand corrected.

    Wouldn’t you agree though, that the grand prize for wordplay goes to indicaspecies above for his coinage, “galls”. I suppose it implies a pair of imprudent bollocks. What a gem !

  14. Rahul Jauhari says:

    I like it – an all new series :-)

  15. Indyeah says:

    lol!crazy lyrics….crazy great if that makes sense….keep em coming..:)n yup the NCERT suggestions shld be taken really seriously…

  16. SC says:

    I swear..i will never read ur posts when m in office!!!!! m still LOL…..!!!

  17. Ramesh Srivats says:

    Thank you all.

    @susa, @indicaspecies, LOL.

    @anonymous, oh, I am shattered. But this post is not wordplay. It does have words (esp because I’m not very good with pictures), but there isn’t any play. Now if I said, a cowardly rat is an anony’mouse’, that would be wordplay :-)

  18. indicaspecies says:

    A-hunting we will go,
    A-hunting we will go,
    Never mind few or many foe
    Or gotta spend a bit of dough
    But A-hunting we will go!

    A-hunting we will go,
    A-hunting we will go,
    Without a miss, catch terrorists
    Ensure they all cease to exist
    Never will we let them go!

  19. indicaspecies says:

    The person above did not have the galls to leave behind his identity..lol

  20. Anonymous says:

    “Wordplay” in the post above

  21. Anonymous says:

    My gosh!! ..you’re getting so boring! The wirdplay brand of humor was interesting initially, but its a bit tiresome now. Anyway ….

  22. Susa says:

    lol, hilarious! Was inspired to try my hand at it too:

    Rahul, Rahul
    Yes Dada,
    Scoring runs?
    No Dada,
    Taking catches?
    No Dada,
    You should step down
    Ha ha ha!

  23. Gopinath's "Artickles" says:

    Great rhymes – greater reasons. Change is inevitable. Little Miss Mamata coming soon! Ha ha

  24. Kiran says:

    I must have made 20 heads turn when I laughed out loud after reading this. I dont know how you manage to better yourself in each and every post of yours! Kudos and keep them coming.

  25. Bones says:

    Superb!!!

  26. donraja says:

    ha ha ha…hilarious concept da. loved the mary had a little lamb the most. what a thing to do after last night’s session. you’ve really been nurserying a hangover.

  27. MAULIK PRABHUDESAI says:

    ROFLMAO

    hey bro u cant see it but i am giving u a standing ovation!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. Anna Bond says:

    well ‘put’ indeed! :)

  29. Aditya says:

    f*in hilarious

  30. samudra says:

    Lol!! Awesome stuff!!
    @21SPEED : hahaha

  31. Vishwas says:

    Rane rane….excellent. Twinkle twinkle and johnny johnny in the next part?

  32. Sauvik says:

    excellent once again. keep it up.

  33. 21speed says:

    superb. have you spoken to NCERT?

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