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Cinderella Jump rope rhyme

Cinderella Jump rope rhyme   Text Cinderella dressed in yella Went downstairs to kiss a fella By mistake she kissed a snake How many doctors did it take One! Two! Three! (Etc.)   Background The informant use to sing this song while playing double dutch jump rope with her girl friends at recess. She said… Continue Reading »

“Two Dead Boys” jump rope rhyme

My mom shared the following rhyme, which she learned from her mother, with me: “One bright day in the middle of the night, two dead boys got up to fight. Back to back they faced each other, drew their swords and shot each other. A deaf policeman heard the noise, came and killed those two… Continue Reading »