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Jump- Rope Rhymes

Rin Tin Tin sat on a pin

how many inches did it go

in; one, two, three, etc.

Data entry tech comment:

Collector does not state where informant lives.

Where learned: Collector does not say where it was learned.

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump ; p

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

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Jump Rope Verse

Ala Baba Buskka king of the Jews

Bought his wife a new pair of shoes.

When the shoes began to wear

Ala Baba Bushkka began to swear.

Wife,wife turn around,

Wife, wife touch the groud,

Wife, wife shine my shoes,

Wife, wife you better skadoo.

Data entry tech comment:

Collector and informant share the same surname.

Where learned: Collector does not say where it was learned.

Keyword(s): ACTION ; CHARACTER ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

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Jump-rope Rhyme

Ali Baba, King of the Jews,

Bought his wife a new pair of shoes.

When hte soles began to wear,

Ali Baba bought her another pair.

When those shoes began to wear,

Ali Baba began to swear;

"Wife, wife, touch the ground."

"Wife, wife turn around."

Wife, wife, get out of town."

Data entry tech comment:

Collector and informant share the same surname.

Where learned: Collector does not say where it was learned.

Keyword(s): ACTION ; CHARACTER ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

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