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jump-rope rhyme

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  • A jump-rope rhyme, or skipping rhyme (occasionally skipping-rope rhyme), is a rhyme chanted by children while jumping rope/skipping. Such rhymes have been recorded in all cultures where jump rope is played. Examples of English-language rhymes have been found going back to at least the 17th century. Like most folklore, jump-rope rhymes tend be found in many different variations.

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    Here is one from my playground in 1962 Ohio.

    My mother, your mother

    Live across the street

    1819 Alligator Street

    Every night they have a fight

    And this is what they say

    Boys are rotten

    Just like cotton

    Girls are dandy

    Just like candy

    and out goes Y-O-U! (You run out and another jumper comes in.)

    This is also a clapping game.

    February 18, 2008