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  • "Skip to My (The) Lou was a popular partner-stealing dance from America's frontier period. Since instruments were frowned upon, particularly the fiddle, the dancers had to create their own music by clapping and singing.

    Couples would dance around a lone male who sang "lost my partner, what'll I do." At the appropriate point in the lyrics, he would "steal" the partner of a dancing man as he sang "I'll find another one prettier than you." The displaced man would take his place in the circle.

    "Lou" is apparently a corruption of "loo," the Scottish word for lovecitation needed.

    An unconventional arrangement of this tune is featured in the 1944 motion picture, Meet Me in St. Louis.

    " __Wikipedia

    July 25, 2009

  • I remember when we had to do this at school for PE. Unfortunately, we didn't get the nice historic background.

    July 26, 2009

  • You try teaching a dance called 'Skip to the Toilet' to Australian kids.

    July 26, 2009

  • Yeah, tell me about it... Throughout the whole thing the jokes never stopped. The teacher quit a couple of years later.

    July 26, 2009