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I had a little tummy, a nice little tummy | 05-Dec-07

I had a little tummy, a nice little tummy,
And my little tummy was friends with me,
But my little tummy turned very, very, funny,
And my little tummy got cross with me

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Here are bits of quotes i remember. I too would like to find this poem.

As i was sitting one day at the table,with mummy and daddy and auntie mable, all of a sudden it started to rumble and my little tummy started to grumble! Why can't i have dinner just like all the rest, or must i just sit here under your vest.
Sylvia Downes


Revised Version = read =

What about me sitting under your vest,
Can't I have some dinner just like the rest?
Sylvia Downes

I believe this was from a 1950s children's annual, possibly the Daily Mail. I loved this poem, and used to be able to recite it all, but it's a bit patchy now. Perhaps someone can fill the gaps?

I had a little tummy, a nice little tummy,
And my little tummy thought the world of me,
But my little tummy got very, very, funny,
And my little tummy got cross with me
...
We were having our dinner one day at the table
There was Mummy and Daddy and Auntie Mabel
There was meat and potatoes and suety duff
And pudding and prunes, such horrible stuff
So I just sat and sulked and went all in a huff
When all of a sudden I heard a great rumble
And my little tummy, he started to grumble
?It?s all very well for you, sitting up there
To turn up your nose and give me the air
But what about me sitting under your vest
Can?t I have some dinner, just like all the rest??
... and there my memory runs out, although the gist of it is that the child went on to eat his/her dinner, and the tummy was grateful.


Patsy Pilgrim

I can get no further than Patsy Pilgrim. I too think it was a childrens album in the 1950s, but I don't remember which. My recollection of the words is slightly different in places. I give my version below.

I had a little tummy, a nice little tummy,
And my little tummy was proud of me,
But my little tummy got very, very, funny,
And poor little tummy got cross with me
Because; I'll you a story-
I was sitting for dinner one day at the table
With Mummy and Daddy and Margaret and Mabel
There was meat and potatoes and suety puff
And pudding and greens, such horrible stuff
So I just sat and sulked and went all in a huff
When all of a sudden there came a great rumble
And poor little tummy, he started to grumble
"It's all very well for you, sitting up there
To turn up your nose and give me the air
But what about me sitting under your vest
Can't I have some dinner, just like all the rest?


Has anyone asked the Daily Mail? I remember they did a Christmas annual for children.
Gerald Baines

Yes, I know this poem, but I don't know where it came from, nor do I know the author. I also know more lines to the poem, but not the whole poem. Sorry.
Tessa Dalton

I have the Daily Mail Annual with the poem "Poor Tummy" in front of me right now :)

Here it is exactly as written in the book, enjoy..

Poor Tummy

I had a Tummy,
A nice little Tummy,
And my little Tummy
Thought the World of ME.

BUT

My little Tummy
Got very, very funny,
And poor little Tummy
Got CROSS with ME,

BECAUSE (I'll tell you a secret)

I was having my dinner
One day at the table,
With Mummy and Daddy,
And Margaret and Mabel.

There was meat and 'Tatoes,
And Suety puff,
Pudding and prunes,
-Such HORRIBLE stuff,
So, I just sat and SULKED
and went all in a HUFF.

When, all of a sudden,
I heard a great RUMBLE
And Poor Little Tummy,
He started to G-R-U-M-B-L-E.

"It's all very well,
For you sitting up there,
To turn up your nose
And give me the air--

"But what ABOUT ME
Sitting under your vest,
Can't I have some dinner,
Just like the rest?

"You expect me to love you,
Not give you some ACHES;
But if you don't feed me
I'll be off in two shakes.

"And I'll go to someone
Who isn't so faddy,
I'll live with the Tummy
Who lives with your Daddy.

"And THEN, when you go off
To Play in the street,
With only your face
And your hands and your feet,

"PEOPLE will stare,
And say, 'Isn't he funny-
That poor little boy.
HE HASN'T a TUMMY....'"

WELL (I'll tell you a secret)

I like my Tummy,
My nice little Tummy,
I wouldn't like Tummy
To go and LEAVE ME.

So I talked to my Tummy
And I FED my little TUMMY
Cos I LOVE my Tummy,
And NOW
HE
LOVES
ME.


Shirley Pearson

My brother learnt this for his school work John is now 60 years old, the poem is by Vivenne Henderson
Chris Hogg

I can still remember this poem , and i am over 70 now , didn't remember much else but this stuck in my memory .
When at junior school we had to each learn a poem to read out loud . I chose this i thought i had learnt. It from one one my books
Carol Randall

As a young girl i read this poem in the daily mail annual,i am 70 now and can still remember every word and verse and recite it to my grandsons.Shirley Parson has it exactly right.
Kathy Hargreaves

I too remembered this poem from my childhood and could still recite it virtually verbatum. Great to see and read it again, as it was in the annual. Thank you.
Claire Turner

Thank you so much! I remember this from an old annual I had and my Dad (now 82) wanted to find it again.
Christine Moreland

Yes I know this poem it was read to me as a child from an old Daily Mail Annual.
amanda bagnall

Can anyone please tell me the date of the Daily Mail Annual please as I remember the poem My Tummy very well. All I can find is 1950's
Does any one know which year it was published please
Annie Evans


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