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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 08:56 AM
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My Mother and Your Mother were Washing the Clothes...
My Mother Punched Your Mother Right in the Nose!

What Color was the Blood?

:evilgrin:

What jump-rope songs do you remmember?
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LaraMN Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:34 AM
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1. Cinderella, dressed in yella', went down south, to kiss a fella',
on the way her girdle busted, ooh la-la, was she disgusted!

In retrospect, that was SO dirty. :D
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:39 AM
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2. Cinderella, dressed in yellow, when downtown to buy
some mustard, on the way her girdle busted. How many people were disgusted?

Holy dusty old memories, Batman! :)
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:59 AM
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5. I remember the "how many people were disgusted"...
...version too.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:03 AM
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10. Ours was
Cinderella, dressed in yella, went upstairs to kiss her fella,
Made a mistake and kissed a snake, how many Drs did it take?

1,2,3,4,5...

Also:

Johnny gave me apples, Johnny gave me pears.
Johnny gave me fifty cents to kiss him on the stairs.
I gave him back his apples, I gave him back his pears.
I gave him back his fifty cents and kicked him down the stairs.
--------------------------------

YEAH! Take that, Johnny! :P :bounce:
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Bunny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:42 AM
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3. I remember that one! I thought I was the only one who had ever
heard of it - when I recite it to people, they think I'm nuts. Mothers, beating each other bloody??? :crazy:
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 09:58 AM
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4. I know, so violent!
My husband thought I was nuts too when I was chanting it the other night. Don't know how it got stuck in my head.
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:06 AM
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13. There was one about throwing a baby down an elevator shaft
Edited on Tue Aug-22-06 10:14 AM by dolo amber
And the one I mentioned about about shoving dude down the stairs...there were lots of dreadful ones. :D

edit: Yeah, this one:

Call the Army, call the Navy
So-so's gonna have a baby.
Wrap it up in tissue paper,
send it down the elevator,
(Rope turned double time)
Boy, girl, twins, triplets, boys, girls, twins, triplets, etc.
-
Whichever the jumper misses on is the number of babies she's going to have.

:wtf: :D
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:00 AM
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6. Miss Mary Mack (Mack! Mack!)
All dressed in black (black! black!)
With Silver buttons...
All down her back...

....????
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:01 AM
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9. Miss Mary Mack....
Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack
All dressed in black black black
With silver buttons buttons buttons
All down her back back back

She asked her mother mother mother
For fifty centes cents cents
To see the elephants elephants elephants
Jump the fence fence fence

They jumped so high high high
They touched the sky sky sky
And they didn't come back back back
'Til the fourth of July July July


(Some people I've talked to remember fifteen cents rather than fifty cents)
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Left Is Write Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:00 AM
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7. Bubble gum, bubble gum in a dish, how many pieces do you wish?
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:01 AM
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8. When Billie was one, he learned to suck his thumb...etc
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:04 AM
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11. Miss Suzie had a steamboat
The steamboat had a bell
Miss Suzie went to heaven and the steamboat went to...
Hell-o operator
Give me number 9
And if you disconnect me
I'll chop off your...
Behind the 'frigerator
There was a piece of glass
Miss Suzie sat upon it
And broke her little...
Ass-k me no more questions
I'll tell you no more lies
Miss Suzie and her boyfriend
Are pulling down their...
Flies are in the meadow
The bees are in the park
Miss Suzie and her boyfriend
Are kissing in the d-a-r-k d-a-r-k d-a-r-k dark!

Freaking girl scout camp, I'll never forget all those songs... :D
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:07 AM
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14. Oh dude I *totally* remember that one
:D
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:16 AM
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15. There was also one about a baby going down the drain in a bathtub?
It's driving me crazy I can't remember...
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dolo amber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:18 AM
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16. ...
Baby, baby, in the tub.
Mama forgot to put in the plug.
Oh, what sorrow!
Oh, what pain!
There goes baby down the drain.


:D
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Phillycat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:19 AM
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17. LOL! Weirdly, that's not the one!
HAHAHA!!!!!!!! I remember that one, too. How many damned songs about babies going down the drain WERE there??
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 10:03 AM
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28. Could it be this one?
Your baby has gone down the plughole,
Your baby has gone down the plug.
The poor little thing was so skinny and thin,
He oughta been bathed in a jug.

Your baby is perfectly happy.
He won't need a bath any more.
Your baby has gone down the plughole,
Not lost but gone before!

We didn't skip to it, but I do remember it.


Another 'bath' one:

Oh, Jemima, look at your Uncle Jim.
He's in the bathtub learning how to swim.
First he does the breast-stroke, then he does the side.
Now he's under the water, swimming against the tide.
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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 11:12 AM
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19. That's a great one! (nt)
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LynneSin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:06 AM
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12. RBNYC & LynneSin sitting in a tree
K*I*S*S*I*N*G
First comes love
then come marriage
then comes baby in the baby carriage
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joneschick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 10:53 AM
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18. Tom, Dick or Harry?
who shall I marry?
rich man, poor man, begger man, thief? (repeat 'til you miss)
what kind of wedding dress shall I have?
silk, satin, calico, rags (repeat 'til you miss)
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:37 PM
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20. We did that one, as an 'eeny, meeny, miney, moe" thing to pick somebody
But not as a jump rope song.
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:40 PM
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21. Hgh, low, medium, wavy, walky, talky, slowly, peppers...
Edited on Tue Aug-22-06 12:41 PM by notmyprez
then we'd start turning the rope as 'peppers,' which was very fast. Each word indicated a different way of turning the rope, and whichever word was being said when the person missed her jump, that was the way it would be turned for her and she'd have to jump it like that. (I hope that makes sense.)
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ScreamingMeemie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:42 PM
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22. Not last night but the night before...24 robbers came knocking at my door.
As I ran out...
...they ran in...

And this is what they said to me,

"little spanish dancer turn around..around...around..."

"Little spanish dancer touch the ground...the ground...the ground"


"Little spanish dancer pick up sticks...sticks...sticks..."

"Little spanish dancer do the splits...the splits...the splits..."

:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 12:45 PM
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23. I am fascinated by this shit.
I've always wanted to write a book about it. Kid culture; they have their own myths and poems that they hand to each other without any intervention from adults, like a perpetual motion media that we all forget about when we grow up.
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 01:56 PM
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24. Engine Engine #9
going down Chicago line
if the train falls off the track
do you want your money back

(faster rope turning)
yes, no, maybe so, yes, no, maybe so


What a fun thread! I remember most of these but they are worded differently.
Allot of these were used for choosing sides in games also,
remember doing 1 potato, 2 potato0, 3 potato 4
5 potato, 6 potato, 7 potato or
my mother says to pick the very best one and you are I T it!
with your hands in a fist out in front of you and the person doing the saying would use their chin because their hand was going around the circle of kids touching the clenched fists???
I know there is a name for this but I forget it :(. Guess I'm getting old




lost
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:41 PM
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26. We did the same..
and we called it "dipping".

We did the "one potato, two potato" one, preceded by the words "Spuds out!"

Others included:

Ip dip sky blue,
Who's It? Not you.



Dip-a-dip-a-dation,
My operation,
How many people
At the station?

(and the person tapped would say 'four' or however many, and the
'dipper' would count the next four people and the last person would
be out!)



One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.
All good children go to heaven.
Penny on the railway, tuppence on the sea,
Threepence on the switchback, out goes she!

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rbnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-23-06 08:51 AM
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27. Queen Bee!
I can't remember how that one goes, and I can't find it.

Queen Bee, chasing me....
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LeftishBrit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Aug-22-06 02:35 PM
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25. Granny in the kitchen..
Edited on Tue Aug-22-06 02:36 PM by LeftishBrit
Doing a bit of stitching.
In comes a burglar,
And out goes she!


Also:


Had a little car,
Number 48,
Went round the corner
And slammed on the brake!
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