Miss Suzie had a steamboat The steamboat had a bell (toot toot) Miss Suzie went to heaven The steamboat went to Hello operator, please give me number 9 If you disconnect me, I’ll chop off your Behind the refrigerator laid a piece of glass Miss Suzie sat upon it and broke her little Ask me no more questions, please give me no more lies The boys are in bathroom pulling down their Flies are in the meadow, the bees are in the park Miss Suzie and her boyfriend are kissing in the DARK DARK DARK! Is like a movie, a movie’s like a show, a show is on TV And that’s all I know know know!
This is one of the many chants that is recited with a certain clapping pattern that I learned in elementary school. Back then, many girls would say these chants during recess as a way of spending their free time. I remember learning it from my best friend, who had learned it from other girls in her class. Once we both knew it, we would frequently play this clapping game, whether we were at school or at each other’s houses. It was a way of passing time when we were bored.
Looking back at my elementary school days, chanting this rhyme was extremely enjoyable. Not only did it help ease my boredom, but it also provided me with fun. Chanting the words with my friends made me laugh because of the words in the chant. It implies inappropriate words without actually being inappropriate.
Remembering the chant reminds me of how much fun I had as a kid. When I hear other kids recite these chants and play clapping games, I remember more specific memories that I had as a child. This chant gives me a connection to my past. I don’t think I’ll ever forget this chant because it has been implanted in my brain from reciting it so much.