Roll Me Over

Traditional

Audio

This example of "Roll Me Over" is performed by the The Sassy Lassies
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Notes: According to an off-handed note in Hugill, this song is a soldiers' song, popular during World War II.  The rhyming, melody and rhythm probably have stayed the same over the years, but it seems like it's too tempting to change a verse or two in this song for all the words to have stayed true. If you know of other versions, please let us know.

We've tried it once or twice
And found it rather nice

Chorus:
Roll me over lay me down and do it again
Roll me over in the clover, roll me over lay me down and do it again

Oh this is number one
And the fun has just begun

Oh this is number two,
Down in front he's comin through

Oh this is number three
And his hand is on me knee

Oh this is number four
And he's been there twice before

Oh this is number five
I'm surprised I'm still alive

Oh this is number six,
And he's got me doin tricks

Well this is number seven,
And he took me straight to heaven

Oh this is number eight,
He bent me o'er the garden gate

Oh this is number nine,
And the baby's doin fine

Oh this is number ten,
And when he's through we'll do it again

Oh this is number eleven
and it's just like number seven


Readers send in other verses:

"Well this is number two, It's been so long he's turnin' blue" "Well this is number two, And he's takin' off his shoes."

"Well this is number three, And she's got him on his knees" "Well this is number three, He spanked my bum across his knee."

"Well this is number four, And they're rollin' on the floor."

"Well this is number five, I'm surprised he's still alive." "Well this is number five, And he takes a dirty dive."

"Well this is number six, And I taught him a few new tricks." "Well this is number six, He threw his friends into the mix (he had to!)"

"Well this is number seven, And I can get myself to heaven!"

"Well this is number eight. Oh Dear GOD! I'm two weeks late! (it's called child support buddy!)"

"Well this is number nine, And the twins are doin' fine."


And some fun, specific WW2 verses:

That's for the RAF for sure
Roll me over, lay me down and do it again

When the Spitfire's fire spits
We'll pull down Hitler's Messerschmitts
Roll me over, lay me down and do it again

You're the Sergeants pride and joy
'Shoulders back, me lovely boys'
Roll me over, lay me down and do it again


Readers send in more verses:

This is number four and he's got me on the floor

This is number eight and he stopped a bit too late

This is number ten and we'll start all over again