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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

SHIRLEY TEMPLE WENT TO FRANCE
TO TEACH THE GIRLS THE WATUSI DANCE.
FIRST ON THE HEEL THEN ON THE TOE.
SPLIT THE ROPE AND AROUND SHE GOES.
SALUTE TO YOUR PARTNER, CURTSEY TO THE QUEEN,
TOUCH THE BOTTOM OF THE SUBMARINE.
I LIKE COFFEE, I LIKE TEA
I LIKE A WHITE BOY AND HE LIKES ME.
HEY, WHITE BOY, YOU DON'T SHINE.
HERE COMES A COLORED BOY TO BEAT YOUR BEHIND!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MOVIE STAR ; NEGRO

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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