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JUMP ROPE RHYMES

JOHNNY OVER THE OCEAN
JOHNNY OVER THE SEA
JOHNNY BROKE A TEA CUP
AND BLAMED IT ON ME.

Submitter comment:

(LEARNED) FROM HER MOTHER.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-26-1967

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JUMP ROPE RHYMES

I TOLD MA,
MA TOLD PA;
JOHNNY GOT A LICKIN,'
HEE, HEE, HAW!
SALT, VINEAGAR (SIC),
MUSTARD, PEPPER!

(GRADUAL SPEED INCREASE)

Submitter comment:

(LEARNED) IN NEIGHBORHOOD.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-26-1967

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JOHNNY OVER THE OCEAN
JOHNNY OVER THE SEA
JOHNNY BROKE A TEAPOT
AND BLAMED IT ON ME
I TOLD MA
I TOLD PA
JOHNNY GOT A LICKIN'
AND A HA HA HA

Submitter comment:

Informant learned this in childhood.

 

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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JOHNNY OVER THE OCEAN

JOHNNY OVER THE OCEAN,
JOHNNY OVER THE SEA,
JOHNNY BROKE A TEAPOT
AND BLAMED IT ON ME.
I TOLD MA,
MA TOLD PA,
JOHNNY GOT A LICKIN, HA, HA, HA,
HOW MANY LICKINS DID HE GET THAT WEEK?
1, 2, 3, 4,...UNTIL PERSON MISSES

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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JOHNEY OVER THE OCEAN; JOHNEY OVER THE SEA. JOHNEY BROKE A MILK BOTTLE BLAMED ON TO ME. I TOLD MA, MA TOLD PA, JOHNEY GOT A LICKEN. HA HA HA. HOW MANY LICKENS DID HE GET THAT WEEK.
(JUMP TILL YOU MISS)

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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LAST NIGHT, THE NIGHT BEFORE,
TWENTY-FOUR ROBBERS CAME TO MY DOOR.
THEY STOLE MY WATCH
AND THEY STOLE MY RING
AND THEN THEY ALL BEGAN TO SING.

LADY, OLD LADY TURN AROUND
LADY, OLD LADY TOUCH THE GROUND
LADY, OLD LADY SHOW YOUR SHOW
LADY, OLD LADY SHISHKABOO.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME

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

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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JUMP ROPE RHYMES

MISS, MISS, LITTLE MISS, MISS;
WHEN SHE MISSES SHE MISSES LIKE THIS

Submitter comment:

IN NEIGHBORHOOD

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE JUMP ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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JUMP ROPE RHYMES

MABEL, MABEL SET THE TABLE;
DON'T FORGET THE SALT AND PEPPER!

Submitter comment:

AS A CHILD IN NEIGHBORHOOD

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-26-1967

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MABLE MABLE SET THE TABLE. DON'T FORGET THE SALT AND PEPPER.

(THE ROPE GOES FAST AND THE PERSON JUMPS AS LONG AS HE CAN.)

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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JUMP-ROPE RHYMES

MABEL, MABEL, SET THE TABLE
DON'T FORGET THE MUSTARD,
VINEGAR, SUGAR, SALT, VANILLA,
CLOVES (ETC.) PEPPER (TURN ROPE VERY FAST).

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 02-14-1968

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ICKY BICKY SODA CRACKER

MY MOTHER AND YOUR MOTHER LIVE ACROSS THE STREET.
EVERY NIGHT THEY HAVE A FIGHT:
THIS IS WHAT THEY SAY--
ICKY BICKY SODA CRACKER
ICKY BICKY BOO
ICKY BICKY SODA CRACKER
I HATE YOU}

Submitter comment: THIS JUMPING RHYME HAS ALSO BEEN CHANGED TO A MORE FAVORABLE
CIRCUMSTANCE ENDING, "I LOVE YOU".

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

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

Submitter comment: FROM CHILDHOOD

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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JUMP-ROPE JINGLE

MOTHER, MOTHER, I AM ILL; CALL THE DOCTOR OVER THE HILL.
IN CAME THE DOCTOR; IN CAME THE NURSE; IN CAME THE LADY WITH THE
ALLIGATOR PURSE.
DOCTOR, DOCTOR, WILL I DIE? YES, MY CHILD, BUT DO NOT CRY.
I DON'T WANT THE DOCTOR; I DON'T WANT THE NURSE; I DON'T WANT THE
LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.

Submitter comment: REMEMBERED

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 09-15-1968

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JUMPROPE-STEAMBOAT

(ANYONE'S NAME) HAD A STEAMBOAT
THE STEAMBOAT HAD A BELL
THE STEAMBOAT WENT TO HEAVEN
(SAME NAME) WENT TO HELL---O OPERATOR
GIVE ME NUMBER 9, IF IT DOESN'T ANSWER
PLEASE REFUND MY DIME.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 09-24-1968

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

FOR MALES: (NAME) WENT TO A PARTY AND A GIRL HE MET
HOW MANY KISSES DID HE GET
ONE, TWO, THREE
FOR FEMALES: (NAME) WENT TO A PARTY AND A BOY SHE MET
HOW MANY KISSES DID SHE GET
ONE, TWO, THREE.

Submitter comment: AFTER THE RHYME, THE TWO TWIRLERS SPIN THE ROPE REAL FAST--LIKE HOT
PEPPER.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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JUMP ROPE RHYMES

O YOU DIRTY BEGGAR,
O YOU DIRTY BUM}
AIN'T YOU ASHAMED
TO ASK ME FOR GUM

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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OLD LUCY MAC-MAE
ALL DRESSED IN BLACK-BLACK
ASKED HER MOTHER FOR FIFTEEN CENTS
TO WATCH THE ELEPHANT JUMP OVER THE FENCE
HE JUMPED SO HIGH HE REACHED THE SKY
AND NEVER CAME BACK TO THE FOURTH OF JULY

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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ON A MOUNTAIN STANDS A LADY. WHO SHE IS I DO NOT KNOW.
ALL SHE WANTS IS GOLD AND SILVER; ALL SHE WANTS IS A NICE YOUNG MAN.
COME IN (A CERTAIN PERSON) GO OUT (A CERTAIN PERSON)

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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JUMP ROPE CHANT-GERMAN

EINS, ZWEI--POLIZEI
DREI, VIER--GRENADIER
FUNF, SECHS--ALTE HEX
SEBEN, ACHT--GIRTE NACHT
NEUN, ZEHN--SCHLAFENGEHEN
ONE, TWO--POLICE
THREE, FOUR--GRENADIER
FIVE, SIX--OLD WITCH
SEVEN, EIGHT--GOOD NIGHT
NINE, TEN--GO TO SLEEP

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-14-1968

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JUMP ROPE SONG

1, 2 BUCKLE MY SHOE
3, 4 SHUT THE DOOR
5, 6 PICK UP STICKS
7, 8 LAY THEM STRAIGHT
9, 10 A BIG FAT HEN
11, 12 DIG AND DWELL
13, 14 MAIDS A COURTING
15, 16 SOMETHINGS MISSING
17, 18 MAIDS AWAITING
19, 20 BEGIN AGAIN

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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