PLAYMATES (Saxie Dowell) Kay Kyser & His Orch.(vocals: Sully Mason & His Playmates) - 1940 Mitchell Ayres & His Fashions In Music (vocals: Mary Ann Mercer & Tommy Taylor) - 1940 Hal Kemp & The Smoothies - 1940 There's a catchy little tune a floatin' through the air, You hear it here and there, They sing it ev'rywhere How it started, where it started seems nobody knows. But what's the diff'rence where it came from, Here's the way it goes... Oh Playmate, come out and play with me And bring your dollies three. Climb up my apple tree, Look down my rain barrel Slide down my cellar door And we'll be jolly friends forever more. She could'nt come out and play, It was a sunny day. With tearful eye, she breathed a sigh and I could hear her say, I'm sorry Playmate, I cannot play with you My dollies have the flu, Boo-hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo. Ain't got no rain barrel, Aint got not cellar door But we'll be friends forever more. Oh Playmate, come out and play with me And bring your dollies three. Climb up my apple tree, Look down my rain barrel Slide down my cellar door And we'll be jolly friends forever more. (Contributed by Carlene Bogle - 2002)