Magdalena Hagdalena

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A reader named Zac wrote in with an additional final verse which goes like this: "A great big truck hit Haglkina and the driver of the truck had to buy a new machine". Thanks for sharing this with us Zac.

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This is an even more silly and playful version

There was a funny girl, she had a funny name
She got it from her pappy just the same, same, same.
Catalina Madalina, Hoopin Stina, Walla dina
[or Ooka Sonna Donna Wanna]
Oaka, Poka, Loka was her name.

She had two hairs on the top of her head
One was alive and the other was dead.
Catalina Madalina, Hoopin Stina, Walla dina
Oaka, Poka, Loka was her name.

She had two eyes in the front of her head
One was green and the other was red.
Catalina Madalina, Hoopin Stina, Walla dina
Oaka, Poka, Loka was her name.

She had two teeth in the front of her mouth
One pointed north and the other pointed south.
Catalina Madalina, Hoopin Stina, Walla dina
Oaka, Poka, Loka was her name.

She had two lips, two beautiful lips,
Shaped just like two battleships.
Catalina Madalina, Hoopin Stina, Walla dina
Oaka, Poka, Loka was her name.

Her nose was so long that when she sneezed
It got caught in between her knees.
Catalina Madalina, Hoopin Stina, Walla dina
Oaka, Poka, Loka was her name.

Her ears stuck out like the sails of a boat
Her Adam’s apple wandered up and down her throat.
Catalina Madalina, Hoopin Stina, Walla dina
Oaka, Poka, Loka was her name.

She loved to polish her fingernails
She bought her polish in ten gallon pails.
Catalina Madalina, Hoopin Stina, Walla dina
Oaka, Poka, Loka was her name.

The language that she spoke was an awful joke
Her head was made out of solid oak
Catalina Madalina, Hoopin Stina, Walla dina
Oaka, Poka, Loka was her name.

Her feet were flat as bathroom mats
I forgot to ask how they got like that.
Catalina Madalina, Hoopin Stina, Walla dina
Oaka, Poka, Loka was her name.

A ten ton truck hit our Madaline
That was the end of that machine.
Catalina Madalina, Hoopin Stina, Walla dina
Oaka, Poka, Loka was her name.

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48 Comments

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Ashley t, United States

23 November 2014 at 12:26am

I learned this song in 1994 while in song went to a hand clap. Never forgot her names and only knew the chorus about her eyes. I would like to actually hear the song with music if it exist. Anyone know of such a thing ?

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Alex, United States

10 June 2014 at 2:04am

I love this song! I looked this up and found this! I learned three more rhymes to it too! Great!

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sheryl lord, United States

12 March 2014 at 11:58pm

i learned this song 60 years ago,as Hatalina Madelina,ooka tocka wocka locka,oka loka mocha was her name.

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Carrie, United States

28 September 2013 at 7:02am

This was a clapping game we did when I was a kid (Like Miss Mary Mack). -- Magdalena Hagdalena Okawaka Takawaka Oka Moka Poka was her name! She had two hairs on the top of her head, one was alive while the other was dead. She had two eyes in the middle of her head, one was brown while the other was red. She had two teeth in the middle of her mouth, one pointed east while the other pointed south. She had two feet like a bathroom mat, one took a shower while the other took a bath. One day a big truck came and hit Magdalena, poor old guy had to buy a new machine-a. -- that's all the verses I can remember.

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Sharron Roberts, United States

18 September 2013 at 12:57pm

I've always heard the last part was she had two ants in her pants, one was sick while the other danced.

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izzy, Georgia

8 September 2013 at 2:34pm

magdelina hagdelina ooka taka waka taka oka moka poka was her name boom boom!

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Dave, United States

30 April 2013 at 3:08am

My mom sang hagelena megalena ootensteina bootensteina hagelena megalena was her name

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Mini, Bangladesh

24 February 2013 at 3:55am

Magelina Hagelina Ooka Taka Walka Talka Hocka Mocha Polka was her name! I learned it from a lady that came from New Zealand in grade two.

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Jackie, United States

5 December 2012 at 12:57am

We sang the same but with "She had a nose like a redwood tree, four foot nine by a hundred and three", "She had two feet like a bathroom matt, no one knows how they got like that." and it ended with "Magdalee got hit by a truck, poor old man had to buy a new machine."

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Krista Kelley, United States

26 November 2012 at 4:12am

So what the hell is this bitch's name?

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Freonpsandoz, United States

13 November 2012 at 1:28am

Dr. Demento used to play a version of this song. One verse went: "Magdalena Hagdalena went to Catalina but she was so fat she should have stayed in Pasadena. 'Cause she sank the boat to the ocean floor and poor Magdalena had to swim to shore."

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Anita Thompson, United States

29 September 2012 at 11:01pm

The first time I heard this song my Husband sang it to me. It went Madalina Catalina shumenhimer Bomunhimer, holey moley poker was her name. The rest is about the same. except the hair on her head. was one side was green, the other was red. And she had two remarkable teeth in her mouth, one pointed east and the other south. then the chorus. I thought he made it up at first until I meet his step Father. who sang it to me again. We hadn't been married very long at the time. Now he sings it to his Grandchildren.

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Fred, United States

16 September 2012 at 12:55am

I never learned it. We had more important items to remember.

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Josie, United States

5 September 2012 at 5:46am

woops add some cream and sugar i cant type tonight LOL

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Josie, United States

5 September 2012 at 5:45am

We sang her name as Hagalena Magalena Hoopasteina Walkingdowna hooga hooga hooga was her naaaaamme and one verse was she had a boyfriend his name was Fred he saw her in a bikini and he dropped dead and another i didnt see posted was She had some hair like shredded wheat at some cream and sugar and it tastes real neat :)

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Rjc, United States

30 April 2012 at 12:15am

The version we learned was Agelina Hagelina Oka poka woka toka Aca tacka Wacka was her name. She had two eyes in the middle of her head one was blue and the other was red Agelina Hagelina Oka Poka Woka toka Acka tacka wacka was her name. She had two teeth in the middle of her mouth, one pointed North and the other pointed south. CHorus of above name, She had seven hairs on the top of her head, three were alive and four were dead. Chorus of above name. She had two feet like a bath tub mat (Emphasize) Never did ask how they got like that! Chorus of above name. As I understand there are several versions and people probably change the lyrics as they go along. Either way it's a fun and cute song.

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Mikalya, Philippines

23 February 2012 at 3:53am

This is not the real song this is fake

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Eck, United States

21 February 2012 at 11:53pm

"magaleana hagaleana okataka wakataka okamokapoka was her name-o"!

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Alyssa!:), United States

2 February 2012 at 9:18pm

Hagalena Magalena Hootentimer Whatentimer Hogan Logan Pogan was her name. She had 60 zits, on her legs, they all looke like scrambled eggs.:))

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-=-david, United States

5 January 2012 at 9:29pm

Learned this song in 1959 from Mrs. Story, my kinder garden teacher in Flint MI.

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