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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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