A Boy’s Occupation…

One of the naughtier rhymes in Josepha Sherman’s book:

A boy’s occupation
is to stick his boneration
in a girl’s separation
to increase the population
of the younger generation
would you like a demonstration?

In the 1970s, Iona Opie heard this version in England:

A man’s occupation
is to stick his cockeration
up a lady’s ventilation
to increase the popuplation
of the younger generation

A lot of versions of this have gone around, the variations being mostly the second and third lines. Not sure how far back it goes, but I imagine it goes pretty far! Kind of a rarity, in that it’s a kid song that at least gets the basic mechanics right ie the birds and the bees (though no variation I know of uses the word “ejaculation,” which ought to fit right in, and could easily replace the always-awkward “cockeration” / “boneration” lines). Sherman dates it back to at least 1966.

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19 Comments

  1. @llison Fairweather

    As sung by Eric Cartman in the South Park episode "Do the Handicapped Go to Hell?"

    It's a man's obligation
    To stick his boneration
    In a woman's separation
    This kind of penetration
    Will increase the population
    Of the younger generation

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  2. Anonymous

    This is what we used to sing in primary school;

    It's a mans occupation,
    to shove his cockulation
    up a womans ventilation,
    to increase the population
    of the human generation.
    I found this information
    on the board of education,
    if you want a demonstration-
    please lie down.

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  3. Anonymous

    Southern England, ~1971-74

    A man's occupation
    is to stick his boneration
    up a woman's ventilation
    to increase the population
    of the younger generation.
    For more information
    contact Dick's* Gas Station**
    or the Board of Education

    *
    **

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  4. Anonymous

    * points at penis
    ** points at backside

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  5. 74d12e9a-b964-11e0-addf-000bcdcb2996

    Our version in DC went:

    I received an invitation
    from the board of education
    to perform an operation
    on a girl
    I stuck my dickleration
    in her lover ventilation
    and increased the population
    of the world

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  6. Lyndsey Witts

    Its a mans occupation
    To stick his knobulation
    Up a womans ventalation
    To increase the population
    Of the younger generation
    I got this information
    From a board of education
    And a detailed demonstration
    From two teachers on the floor.

    1998 Uk

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  7. Anonymous

    Sex makes babies

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  8. Anonymous

    I just made that up. Right here right now.

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  9. hjfkghtl;.

    Haha that's what we used to say

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  10. Truthdefendsme

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  11. Truthdefendsme

    I heard this in elementary school (Spring Valley, California, circa 1961). One variation I note is the word "lover"; in our version it was "lower". Otherwise,the verses are identical. I suspect that this poem has been "around" for close to a century, if not longer.

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  12. Jev Phoenix

    The version I grew up with:

    I got an invitation
    from the board of education
    to perform an operation
    on a girl
    To stick my dickcutation
    in her lower ventilation
    and increase the population
    of the world

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  13. Tom Slick

    Do you remember sing along every Tuesday with Mr. Thomas?

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  14. Tom Slick

    Here's another from the same era:

    There once was a girl named Maria Brown
    Who claimed that no man could lay her down
    Around the corner came Pissball Pete
    With a hundred pounds of hanging meat
    He laid her out in the cool clean grass
    And stuck his balls right up her ass
    She blew a fart, blew his balls ten yards apart
    Around the corner came Pissball Pete
    With a hundred pounds of shredded meat

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  15. Tom Slick

    I want to elementary school in Spring Valley, California as well. Circa 1961 – 1967 I remember the ditty went like this:

    I received and invitation
    from the board of education
    to perform an operation
    on a girl
    to stick my dickitation
    up her upper ventilation
    to increase the population
    of the world

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  16. Boo

    Our version of,the song.

    There was a girl named Doopity Duck
    Who didn’t think lemonade was yuck
    Around the corner came Ballpit Pete
    Playing basketball with a rubber duck
    They both went down to sit on the mar
    He put his sports cap on her hat
    Her hat had sequins, Pete came home with sequins on his hat.

    That’s the story of Doopity Duck and Ball-Pit Pete.
    I used to sing that playground song.

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    1. Boo

      On the mat. Not on the mar.

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  17. Jason

    Canadian version:
    Every man’s destination
    is to stick his boneration
    tween a ladies separation
    to increase the population
    of the younger generation.
    For more information
    call Wayne’s Humping Station
    for a free demonstration
    and a pamphlet.

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  18. Ryan

    In Ontario it was:

    A man’s obligation
    Is to stick his boneration
    In a lady’s separation
    To increase the population
    Of the younger generation.

    For more information
    Call the board of education
    for a free demonstration.

    Reply

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