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Shame, shame, poppy shame

Posted by RRC on June 30, 2009 at 17:08

In Reply to: Shame, shame, poppy shame posted by Jzerusi on June 30, 2009 at 15:19:

: I can't find the origin and the complete verses of: "Shame, shame, poppy shame". Thank you for your help.

There are only about 50 Google hits with poppy, but over 1000 with puppy. That makes more sense to me since you could say "Shame, shame Puppy! Shame!" when your new dog makes a mess. The continuation seems to be just "All the monkeys know your name" though sometimes it's "donkeys". Clues in the hits indicate to me that it mostly occurs in Indian/Bengali/Pakistani/etc. contexts.