The Michael Rosen Rap is a poem from Michael's book 'The Hypnotiser'.
- "I wrote a book of poems for children called 'The Hypnotiser' some years ago and then it went out of print. I couldn't get anyone to reprint it, so I asked my son Joe to film me performing the book."
- ~ Michael Rosen
The Michael Rosen Rap.
You may think I'm happy, you may think I'm sad, you may think I'm crazy, you may think I'm mad. But hang onto your seats and listen right here, i'm gonna tell you something that'll burn your ear. A-hip, hop, a hip hop hap, I'm giving you all the Michael Rosen rap, rap, rap rap.
I was born on the 7th of May, I remember very well that awful day, I was in my mother, curled up tight, but I have to say it was as dark as night. Nothing to do didn't want to breathe, I was so happy didn't want to leave. Then I hear some people give a shout "One push Mrs. Rosen and he'll be out". I'm telling you that was a puzzle to me, I shouted out "how do you know I'm a he?!" Doctor shouted "Good lord he can talk"! I popped out my head, 'n said "Now watch me walk". I juked and jived around that room, ba-lam-bam-bo-la-ba-lam-ba-titty-boom. A-hip, hop, a hip hop hap, I'm giving you all the Michael Rosen rap, rap, rap, rap.
When I was one, I swam the English Channel. When I was two, I ate a soapy flannel. When I was three, I started getting thinner. When I was four, I ate the dog's dinner. When I was five, I was in a band playing drums. When I was six, I ate a bag of plums. When I was seven, I robbed a bank with my sister. When I was eight, I became Prime Minister. When I was nine, I closed all the schools. When I was ten, they made me.. king of the fools!
So that's what I am, that's what I be with an M with an I with a K with an E, that's what I am, that's what I'll be, Mr. Mike, Mr. Michael, Mr. Rosen, Mr. Me. A-hip, hop, a hip hop hap, I'm giving you all the Michael Rosen rap rap, rap, rap, rap, rap... (fading out)
Use in PoopsEdit
The mention of plums, and the way Rosen pronounces it, becomes one of the central themes of the poops, with plums eventually spelled plamz. If you have only ever seen poops and never the original video itself you will no doubt know this poem by memory word for word.
Did You Know? Edit
- In the original book, one particular line of the rap was originally written as "When I was six, I ate a bag of rotten plums".