First of May Bench
In the continuing celebration of “First of May Month (April)” I pose this holiday question: what the heck is going on here?
Actually, the song was Hodgman’s suggestion (that is actually true). And the whole concept of a dirty rhyme that references the first of May is stolen from some kind of traditional dirty rhyme that people used to say. In the past. Honestly I’m not entirely sure where it originated, but my grandfather used to say it, and I have met other people who’s grandparents used to say it. I think it may have been the Greatest Generation’s equivalent of “Me Chinese, me play joke, me put pee-pee in your Coke.” Anybody have some more definitive explanation?