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Jump-rope Rhyme

Ali Baba, King of the Jews,

Bought his wife a new pair of shoes.

When hte soles began to wear,

Ali Baba bought her another pair.

When those shoes began to wear,

Ali Baba began to swear;

"Wife, wife, touch the ground."

"Wife, wife turn around."

Wife, wife, get out of town."

Data entry tech comment:

Collector and informant share the same surname.

Where learned: Collector does not say where it was learned.

Keyword(s): ACTION ; CHARACTER ; RHYME

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