The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
Jump-rope chant #2
This chant is used to keep the rope in rhym, but it can also be used as a put-down technique by substituting a boy whom the girl dislikes--
"Down in the valley where the green grass grows, ther sat (--),
sweet as a rose. She waited for a day and she waieted for a week,
and along came(--) and kissed her on the cheek."
Where learned: Told at University of Detroit
|Subject headings:||Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse|