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I learned it as a kid in Pennsylvania and my kids have heard it in Georgia.
#31 - June 28, 2011, 04:45 PM

i was born in taiwan and came at age six
and am 38 in august. i have a 6 and 7 yo
and have no idea what bunny foo foo is.

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#32 - June 28, 2011, 04:46 PM
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Wait, are you saying there's a version with no bopping on the head?!?!?!?
#33 - July 13, 2011, 12:04 PM
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I only ever heard the beginning, never anything about a fairy. And it was my Aunt Kathy that taught it to us, I think. She still sings it randomly.
#34 - July 13, 2011, 12:58 PM

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We have a CD we listen to in the car called Silly Songs, made by Disney. In their version, Little Bunny Foo Foo scoops up the field mice and kisses them on the head. I just asked my kids what Bunny Foo Foo does with the field mice and they said, "He kisses them, Mommy!"

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#36 - July 13, 2011, 04:40 PM
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God, yes. I heard this non-stop once, in stalled traffic, sung by my niece and nephew.
#37 - July 14, 2011, 08:34 AM

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In these parts (Oklahoma), it was little Rabbit Foo Foo and he was bopping those field mice on the head. We sang it at Girl Scout camp all the time. It's just wrong that there's a version without the head-bopping!! The story wouldn't make sense--why would the good fairy want to stop little Rabbit Foo Foo from kissing the field mice??? Bopping them is much more serious...  :hahaha
#38 - July 17, 2011, 08:33 AM

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I agree with the head bopping....Disney has gone politically correct in its mice kissing. I wouldn't want to kiss a mouse plus I'd probably use my broom if I were the aforesaid rabbit!
#39 - July 18, 2011, 05:31 AM

LOL! We bopped...and it was Little Rabbit Foo Foo.

And yes, it was a camp song.

And now I can't get it out of my head...!  :groan
#40 - July 18, 2011, 06:00 PM
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In my WIP they definitely get bopped and not kissed. I hope the kissing thing isn't too widespread!

Personally I wouln't include all the lyrics in the mansuscipt. I don't really see what the need for it would be and it could slow the story down.
#41 - July 19, 2011, 12:08 AM

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I learned the "bopping" and "Hare today and goon tomorrow" version. I taught it to my kids. There are a lot of fun songs I learned as a kid they didn't get from others, but passed along to their friends.
#42 - July 21, 2011, 07:13 AM
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Funny that this topic is on here as our local library just did this on Wed using little rabbit...bopping...goon...hare today, goon tomorrow version.  His godmother who is a Preschool teacher had already taught it to my son when he was one although she used bunny.  So down here in Texas those versions are still going strong in schools and libraries.
#43 - July 21, 2011, 06:13 PM

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The story wouldn't make sense--why would the good fairy want to stop little Rabbit Foo Foo from kissing the field mice??? Bopping them is much more serious... 

I had the same thought! Ha!

In the version I learned, we smacked a fist into an open palm on the first syllable of bopping. "Scoopin' up the field mice and bop-[WHACK!]-pin' 'em on the head...." And I think I learned it at CHURCH.
#44 - July 21, 2011, 07:29 PM

It was Little Bunny Foo Foo for me and he bopped those field mice on the head. My older sister taught it to me but then we sang it at Girl Scouts. I taught it to my kids when they were little but don't think they ever sang it anywhere else.

I also taught my kids "Thumbkin" and my husband, who is the same age as me, thought I made it up. He'd never learned it as a kid.
#45 - July 21, 2011, 07:54 PM

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