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Doctor, doctor

Doctor, doctor can you tell

What will make poor Susie well?

She is sick and going to die

That will make poor Peter cry.

When he comes dressed in blue

That's the time he'ill marry you.

Where learned: Was learned at informants home.

Keyword(s): Charcter ; Jump ; Plain

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

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For jump rope

I'm a little Dutch girl dressed in blue.

These are the things I used to do.

Salute to the captain, curtsy to the queen,

Turn my backon the dirty old king.

King gor mad, chpped off my head,

And this is where I went--

Heaven, hell, purgatory limbo,

Heave, (repeat until the jumper misses.)

Data entry tech comment:

Collector does not state where informants live.

Where learned: My neighborhood

Keyword(s): ACTION ; Charcter ; RHYME

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

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Jump Rope Rhyme Gipsy

Gipsy, Gispy, please tell me.

What kind of a husband will he be?

Rich man, poor man, beggar man, theif?

Gipsy, Gispy, pleasle tell me.

What kind of ring will it be?

Diamond, Ruby, Saphire?

Gibpsy, Gipsy, please tell me.

What kind of house will it be?

Mansion, castle, cottage?

Gipsy, Gipsy, please tell me.

How many children will there be?

1,2,3,4, etc. (countiune until misses)

Gipsy, Gispy, please tell me.

What colro will my children be?

Red,  yellow,  black,  white.

Data entry tech comment:

Collector and informant share the same surname.
 

Where learned: Berkley , Michigan

Keyword(s): Charcter ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

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Jump - Rope Rhyme

Alabama Buscha, king of the Jews

Bought his wife a new pair of shoes

When those shoes began to wear

Alabama Buschca began to swear.

Wife,wife go upstairs

Wife, wife touch the floor

Red hot peppers!

 

Data entry tech comment:

Collector does not state where informant lives.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION ; Charcter ; RHYME

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

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Jump Rope Rhymes

Betty, Betty, stumped her toe

On the way to Mexico

On the way back she broke her back

Slidingon the railroad tracks

Data entry tech comment:

Collector does not state where it was learned or where she lives.

Where learned: Informant learned from her sister.

Keyword(s): Charcter ; Jumps ; Plan

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

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