It derives from the original first verse of "Shortenin' Bread":
Two little (insert N-word here)
Lyin' in bed
One of 'em sick
An' de odder mos' dead.
Call for de doctor
An' de doctor said,
"Feed dem darkies on shortenin' bread"
We all know the chorus:
Mammy's little baby loves
Mammy's little baby love shortenin' bread.
Unfortunate, but true. Like many children's rhymes and songs, the rhythm of the verse was too catchy for people to abandon, so parents/teachers simply changed the characters and the action. "Monkeys" belies this... unfortunately monkeys and apes have often been used as stand-in characters for African-Americans.
This rhyme was beginning to be cleansed as early as the late 1930s. My 77-year-old mother heard "Five Little Monkeys" on my child's Baby Genius CD recently and said "Monkeys? It's 'Five Little Darkies' and the doctor says to feed them shortenin' bread!" So the N word was already out of favor in the northeast US by the time she was a child, and "darkies" was preferred for both the beginning and ending phrase.
The Five Little Monkeys - 2013 is rated/received certificates of: Australia:G
The author of the book 'Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed' is Eileen Christelow. It is a children's book and one can purchase it from Amazon for $9.89.
the award for something, who knows
This children's book is by Eileen Christelow.
The rhyme itself (generally given as "Five Little Monkeys") is in the public domain, but certain instances of it (such as illustrated books, recordings, etc.) may have their own copyrights.
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It appears that the song writer for Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed is unknown. Eileen Christelow authored a children's picture book that was published in March of 1989 with this title. It won the IRA/CBC Children's Choice Award in 1990.
Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys was created in 2005-05.
It depends on what type of monkey it is. But usuallt little monkeys are cute
who wrote ten little monkeys
The phrase "monkey's uncle" is often used as an expression of disbelief. The origin of the phrase began with Darwin and his belief that monkeys and humans were related.
little babys monkeys or cubs or chimps == ==
Annie Kubler has written: 'Ten Little Monkeys' 'Five Little Ducks (Classic Books With Holes)'
The circle of radius five centered at the origin.
monkey little is the littlest of arul the monkeys.
where do you buy pet monkeys? you buy pet monkeys in a zoo in Japan with five run away Canadians to trade.
Monkeys? (There were 5 (five) of them.)
monkeys sleep on a little bed made of leafs, dirt, and sticks
Yes, all primates (apes, monkeys, lemurs, etc) have five fingers per hand and five toes per foot.
First of all, what are pocket monkeys? If they are actual monkeys, then, yes, it would be a little dangerous to be near one. If no, then, probably not.
Monkeys are a little bit like humans but they are smaller than people
Five Little Peppers and How They Grew (1881), Five Little Peppers Midway (1890), Five Little Peppers Grown Up (1892), Five Little Peppers: Phronsie Pepper (1897), Five Little Peppers: The Stories Polly Pepper Told (1899), Five Little Peppers: The Adventures of Joel Pepper (1900), Five Little Peppers Abroad (1902), Five Little Peppers At School (1903), Five Little Peppers and Their Friends (1904), Five Little Peppers: Ben Pepper (1905), Five Little Peppers in the Little Brown House (1907), and Five Little Peppers: Our Davie Pepper (1916).
Good Little Monkeys - 1935 is rated/received certificates of: USA:Approved (PCA #764)