Does anybody know the origin of this rhyme used to make fun of fat children? (The name Albert is replaced with the name of the actual fat child)
I can find a US newspaper cite from 1935 saying the rhyme the way I remember it from the 1950’s. It was a jumprope song.
“Fatty, Fatty, two by four, can’t get through the kitchen door.”
I can recall the ‘Fatty Fatty’ bit as far back a '26-----and it WAS a jumprope ditty
It pleases me to no end to have someone who remembers 1926 here on this modern day internet thingy. I sure as hell hope I can be like you.
It’ll be easy for you to do.
Just remember that life is a combination of luck,a sense of humor, and the ability to know that,as W.S said it,--------it’s just a stage and we’re all merely players.
This years important people are tomorrow’s “what’s 'is name?”
This years problems eventually become yeserday’s forgotten.
And if you can’t laugh about it—don t look at it.
A depression,WW2, family things--------now looking bace we know that,as
Puck said it,“What fools we mortals be!”.
I don’t remember jumping rope to it in the mid-late 60’s but everybody knew it. At that time it was:
Fatty, fatty two-by-four
Couldn’t get through the bathroom door
So he did it on the floor…
I can’t remember the last line.