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JUMP ROPE RHYME

FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE,
MAMA HAS A NEW BORN BABY.
IT WASN'T A GIRL
IT'S NOT A BOY
IT'S JUST A PLAIN OLD BABY.
WRAP IT UP IN TISSUE PAPER
SEND IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR
FIRST FLOOR--STOP
SECOND FLOOR ----------.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

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

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

BLUE BELLS COCKEL SHELLS,
EVE EVY OVER,
HERE COMES TEACHER WITH A BIG BLACK STICK,
YOU BETTER KNOW YOUR ARITHMATIC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

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

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ROPE-JUMPING RHYME

DUMMI, DUMMI, DODO,
CATCH ME IF YOU CAN,
I CAN RUN FASTER,
THAN ANY ONECAN.

Submitter comment: THIS IS THE OPENING RHYME USED IN STARTING SOME SORT OF
JUMP ROPE GAME. PLAYER, WHILE JUMPING, WILL SAY THIS
RHYME AND THEN JUMP OUT, NEXT PLAYER WILL JUMP IN AND
JUMP OUT AND SO ON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

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

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YOUR MOTHER, MY MOTHER LIVE ACROSS THE WAY
EVERY NIGHT THEY HAVE A FIGHT
AND THIS IS WHAT THEY SAY,
YOUR OLD MAN IS A DIRTY OLD MAN
CAUSE HE WASHES HIS FACE WITH THE FRYING PAN
HE COMBS HIS HAIR WITH THE LEG OF THE CHAIR.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

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

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND OUT OF SHAPE
REMEMBER GIRDLES ARE $2.98

Submitter comment: WRITTEN IN 1965

Where learned: OHIO ; MASSILLON

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

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

ICE CREAM SODA, GINGERALE POP,
TELL ME THE INITIALS OF YOUR SWEETHEART.
OH-OH, ICECREAM SODA, GINGERALE POP,
ITS ALSO GOT A CHERRY ON THE TOP.
OH, ICECREAM SODA, GINGERALE PUNCH.
TELL ME THE INITIALS OF YOUR HONEYBUNCH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-00-74

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

A SAILOR WENT TO SEA, SEA, SEA,
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD SEE, SEE, SEE.
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD SEE, SEE, SEE,
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD AFRICA,
A SAILOR WENT TO AFRICA,
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD AFRICA,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP {MISSING WORDS}
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD HAWAII,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP, BLUE, HAWAII.
A SAILOR WENT TO CHINA,
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD CHINA,
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD CHINA,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP BLUE CHINA.
A SAILOR WENT TO SEA, SEA, SEA, CHINA, AFRICA, HAWAII,
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD SEA, SEA, SEA, CHINA, AFRICA, HAWAII,
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD SEA, SEA, SEA,
CHINA, AFRICA, HAWAII,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP, BLUE, SEA, SEA, SEA,
CHINA, AFRICA, HAWAII.
SEA, CHINA, AFRICA, HAWAII, WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP, BLUE SEA,
SEA, SEA, CHINA, AFRICA, HAWAII.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

JACK AND JILL WENT UP THE HILL
TO FETCH A PAIL OF WATER.
BUT JILL STILL STAYED ON THE HILL.
HOW MANY DOCTORS DID IT TAKE
FOR TO MEND JACK'S BROKEN CROWN?
COUNT OFF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

NOT LAST NIGHT BUT THE NIGHT BEFORE,
24 ROBINS CAME KNOCKIN' AT MMY DOOR.
AS I WENT OUT, THEY WENT IN,
HIT ME OVER THE HEAD WITH A BOTTLE OF GIN.
I ASKED THEM WHAT THEY WANTED
AND THIS IS WHAT THEY SAID:
SPANISH DANCER , JUMP SO HIGH.
SPANISH DANCER, DO THE SPLITS.
SPANISH DANCER, DO THE TWIST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ROBBERS

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN. BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN.
DAGWOOD BOUGHT THE DAILY NEWS AND THIS IS WHAT IT SAID:
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN, IF YOU MISS YOU TAKE THE END.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

I'VE BEEN TOLD WHEN A BOY MEETS A GIRL, TAKE A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD.
YEA, YEA: SHOP-A-DOO-BOOP. ONE, TWO, THREE...

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

HEY EVERYBODY GATHER 'ROUND. IT'S MADISON TIME. TWO UP, BUMP-BUMP.
TWO BACK, BUMP, BUMP. BOSS TURN, BIRDLAND. WE LIKE BIRDLAND, WE
LIKE BIRDLAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

I'M A PRETTY LITTLE, PRETTY LITTLE, DUTCH GIRL.
AS PRETTY, AS PRETTY CAN BE.
AND ALL THE BOYS AROUND WAY GO CRAZY OVER ME. MY
MY BOYFRIEND'S NAME IS SKIPPY.
HE COMES FROM MISSISSIPPI.
WITH A BOOGIE IN HIS NOSE AND TWENTY-FOUR TOES,
THAT'S THE WAY MY STORY GOES,
ONE DAY WHEN I WAS WALKING, I HEARD MY BOYFRIEND TALKING
TO THE PRETTY LITTLE GIRL WITH THE STRAWBERRY CURLS
AND THIS IS WHAT HE SAID TO HER:
I L-O-V-E LOVE YOU. I W-A-N-T WANT YOU.
I K-I-S-S KISS YOU.
AND THAT IS WHAT HE SAID TO HER.
MY FATHER GAVE ME A NICKLE. MY MOTHER GAVE ME A DIME.
MY SISTER GAVE ME A LOVERBOY TO KISS ME ALL THE TIME.
MY FATHER DIME. TOOK HIS NICKEL, MY MOTHER TOOK HER
MY SISTER TOOK HER LOVERBOY AND GAVE ME FRANKENSTEIN!!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

SHERRIE'S GOT A BOYFRIEND. TISKET, TISKET, DADDIO! WHO TOLD YOU?
TISKET, TISKET, DADDIO! YOU TOLD US. TISKET, TISKET, DADDIO. CAN
YOU ROPE IT? ROPE IT, ROPE IT, DADDIO. WHAT'S HIS NAME? TISKET,
TISKET, DADDIO. JESSIE, HONEY, JESSIE JAMES. TISKET, TISKET,
DADDIO.
WHERE DOES HE LIVE? TISKET, TISKET, DADDIO! ON A HILL. TISKET,
TISKET, DADDIO. CAN YOU STOMP IT? STOMP IT, STOMP IT, DADDIO.
CAN YOU TWINE IT? TWINE IT, TWINE IT, DADDIO.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

FUDGE, FUDGE, FUDGE. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. CALL THAT JUDGE. BOOM,
BOOM, BOOM. MAMMA'S GOT A NEWBORN BABY. BOOM! IT'S NOT A BOY.
BOOM! IT'S NOT A GIRL. BOOM! IT'S JUST AN ORDINARY BABY. BOOM!
WRAP IT UP IN TOILET PAPER, KICK IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR! FIRST FLOOR,
SPLIT, SECOND FLOOR, SPLIT, THIRD FLOOR, SPLIT. (KEEP ON UNTIL GIRL
MISSES IN THE ROPE.)

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

JACK BE NIMBLE, JACK BE QUICK,
JACK, JUMP OVER THE CANDLESTICK.
SIXTY-NINE, SEVENTY-TWO,
HOW MANY POP-UPS CAN YOU DO?
COME ON AND JUMP, JUMP, JUMP UNTIL YOU'RE THROUGH.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

HEY, EVERYBODY, WE'RE GOING TO GATHER AROUND MEXICO. TWO UP, TWO
BACK, BOSS TURN, BIRD'S NEST, OH, BABY NOW, ONE, TWO, THREE, COUNT
UNTIL SHE MISSES.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

MISS LUCY HAD A BABY, SHE NAMED HIM TINY TIM,
SHE PUT HIM IN THE BATHTUB TO SEE IF HE COULD SWIM,
HE DRANK UP ALL THE WATER,
HE ATE UP ALL THE SOAP,
HE TRIED TO EAT THE BATHTUB,
BUT IT WOULDN'T GO DOWN HIS THROAT.
MISS LUCY CALLED THE DOCTOR,
THE DOCTOR CALLED THE NURSE,
THE NURSE CALLED THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.
NOTHING SAID THE DOCTOR. NOTHING SAID THE NURSE.
NOYHING SAID THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.
OUT WENT THE DOCTOR, OUT WENT THE NURSE,
OUT WENT THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

OH MARY MACK, MACK, MACK, ALL DRESSED IN BLACK, BLACK, BLACK,
WITH SILVER BUTTONS, BUTTONS, BUTTONS, ALL DOWN HER BACK,/
BACK, BACK,
SHE ASKED HER MOTHER, MOTHER, MOTHER,
FOR FIFTY CENTS, CENTS, CENTS,
TO SEE THE ELEPHANTS, ELEPHANTS, ELEPHANTS,
JUMP OVER THE FENCE, FENCE, FENCE,
THEY JUMPED SO HIGH, HIGH, HIGH, THEY TOUCHED THE SKY, SKY, SKY,
THEY NEVER CAME BACK, BACK, BACK,
TILL THE FOURTH OF JU-LY-LY-LY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

DOWN IN THE VALLEY WHERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS,
THERE SAT PAM AS SWEET AS A ROSE.
ALONG CAME DAVY AND KISSED HER ON THE CHEEK.
HOW MANY KISSES DID SHE RECEIVE?
COUNT OFF UNTIL SHE MISSES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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