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Biddlydoo biddlydoo I'm on the train and off to Looe | 29-Jun-10

Enquirer is trying to locate a nursery rhyme which begins:

Biddlydoo biddlydoo I'm on the train and off to Looe
Ratatatah ratatatah I'm on my way to see my grandmama

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Do you know this poem? Do you have any clues to help us find it?


This 12 line poem, Looe, is by Roland Egan and can be found in The Young Puffin Book of Verse
compiled by Barbara Ireson (1970)

Bidderly-do, bidderly-do
I'm on a train and I'm off to Looe
Ra-ta-ta-tar, ra-ta-ta-tar,
I'm going to visit my Grandmama.
Tickety-tack, tickety-tack,
Into a tunnel that's ever so black.
A-rumpety-tum, a-rumpety-tum,
I'm taking a present to Granny from Mum.
Tickety-boo, tickety-boo,
I always enjoy the journey to Looe.

Sue Stanford

It was also in another anthology for children, published mid-70s. Can anyone tell me what that anthology was? It included a poem about the sea: 'The sea, the sea, belongs to me'.
Terence Wilkerson

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