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"A" MY NAME IS ALICE, MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS ALFRED, WE LIVE IN ALBANY
AND WE SELL APPLES. "B" MY NAME IS BARBARA,
MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS BOBBY,
WE LIVE IN BUFFALO, AND WE SELL BREAD. "C" MY NAME IS CHRIS, MY
HUSBAND'S NAME IS CHARLES, WE LIVE IN CHICAGO, AND WE SELL CARROTS.
CONTINUES THROUGH THE ALPHABET.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER
NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYMATES IN EUCLID, OHIO.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

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ALL IN TOGETHER GIRLS, NEVER MIND THE WEATHER, BOYS
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL ETC.
YOU JUMP OUT WHEN THE MONTH OF YOUR BIRTHDAY IS
CALLED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD FROM
NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYMATES IN PARMA, OHIO.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME

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

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TOWNTOWN/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN/
DAGWOOD BOUGHT THE SUNDAY NEWS/ AND HERE IS HOW IT READ: JUMP HOT
PEPPER, OR YOU ARE DEAD.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-30-1967

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BLUEBELLS, COCKLE SHELLS/ EEVY IVY OVER/ I WENT DOWNTOWN TO SEE MR.
BROWN./ HE GAVE ME A NICKLE, I BOUGHT A FLOWER.
THE FLOWER WAS YELLOW.
I GAVE IT TO MY FELLOW./ MY FELLOW WAS SICK, I GAVE HIM A KICK/ AND
THAT'S THE END OF THE DIRTY OLD TRICK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN THE PARMA, OHIO

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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CHARLEY CHAPLIN WENT TO FRANCE
TO TEACH THE GIRLS THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE
DANCE./ HEEL, TOE, AROUND WE GO/ HEEL, TOE, AROUND WE GO/ SALUTE TO
THE CAPTAIN, CURTSY TO THE QUEEN/ AND TOUCH THE BOTTOM OF THE
SUBMARINE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI WHERE THE STEAM GOES "PUSH'EM"

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): ACTION-JUMP ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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DUMB, DUMB, THE DUMB ONE IS ----(NAME)

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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FAR UPON A HILL ON A MOUNTAIN TOP/ LIVED A LITTLE GIRL CALLED HER
RAGMOP/ LET HER SCRUB THE FLOOR LET HER BAKE BREAD/ WOULDN'T BE HER
RATHER'D BE DEAD)

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS FROM HER NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYMATES IN PARMA, OHIO

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-30-1967

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FUDGE, FUDGE, TELL THE JUDGE/ MAMA'S GOT A NEW BORN BABY/ IT ISN'T A
BOY,/ IT ISN'T A GIRL/ IT'S JUST A NEW BORN BABY/ WRAP IT UP IN
TISSUE PAPER/ SEND IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR/ FIRST FLOOR, SECOND FLOOR,
THIRD FLOOR: OUT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED ON THE PLAYGROUND IN CHICAGO, ILL.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE
MAMA'S GOT A NEW BORN BABY/ PAPPA'S GONE
CRAZY/ HOW MANY BABIES DID MAMA HAVE? (COUNT)

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN GRADE SCHOOLD IN ELYRIA, OHIO

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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GOING ON A DATE? WHAT BOY SHALL I TAKE? (RED HOT PEPPER, JOHN, JOE,
PETE, FRED). GOING ON A DATE? WHAT COLOR DRESS SHALL I WEAR? (RED HOT
PEPPER, RED, YELLOW, ETC.)
GOING ON A DATE? WHAT KIND OF FLOWERS SHALL
I TAKE? (RED HOT PEPPERS, ROSES, PANSIES, ETC.) GOING ON A DATE? WHAT
COLOR SHOES? (SAME BUSINESS)

Submitter comment: INFORMANT COULDN'T REMEMBER WHERE SHE LEARNED THIS BUT
IT WAS WHEN SHE WAS IN GRADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-30-1967

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ROPE JUMPING RIME

LAST NIGHT, THE NIGHT BEFORE
TWENTY-FOUR ROBBERS CAME TO MY DOOR.
THEY STOLE MY WATCH
THEY STOLE MY RING
AND THEN THEY ALL BEGAN TO SING.
LADY O LADY TURN AROUND
LADY O LADY TOUCH THE GROUND
LADY O LADY SHOW YOUR SHOE
LADY O LADY SHISHKAPOO.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYMATES IN HAMMOND,
INDIANA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME

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

Date learned: 03-30-1967

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ROPE JUMPING RIME

MARGIE DRANK SOME MARMALADE
MARGIE DRANK SOME BEER
MARGIE DRANK SOME OTHER STUFF THAT MADE HER FEEL SO QUEER.
OOPSIE WENT THE MARMALADE, OOPSIE WENT THE BEER,
OOPSIE WENT THE OTHER STUFF THAT MADE HER FEEL SO QUEER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYMATES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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ROPE JUMPING RIME

MISS, MISS, LITTLE MISS MISS,
WHEN SHE MISSES
SHE MISSES LIKE THIS (STOP THE ROPE)

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID SHE LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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ROPE JUMP RIME

MABLE, MABLE, SET THE TABLE
DON'T FORGET THE RED HOT PEPPER}

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER MOTHER AS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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ROPE JUMPING RIME

LITTLE SUZIE SAUCER
SITTING IN A SAUCER
WEEPING AND CRYING
BECAUSE HER MOTHER'S DYING
RISE SUZIE RISE
WIPE YOUR EYES
POINT TO THE EAST,
POINT TO THE WEST
POINT TO THE ONE YOU LOVE THE BEST.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS ON THE PLAYGROUND IN CLEVELAND, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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JUMP ROPE RIME

SAILOR GIRL, SAILOR GIRL, DRESSED IN BLUE
THESE ARE THE THINGS WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO.
SALUTE TO THE CAPTAIN
CURTESY (COURTSY?) TO THE QUEEN
TURN MY BACK TO THE DIRTY MARINE}

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYMATES.
BUFFALO, N.Y.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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ROPE JUMPING RIME

MY MOTHE SENT ME TO THE STORE
AND TOLD ME WHAT TO BUY
(CAN'T REMEMBER THE INTERVAL)
I GAVE HIM BACK HIS PEACHES, I GAVE HIM BACK HIS PEARS,
I GAVE HIM BACK HIS FIFTY CENTS
AND KICKED HIM DOWN THE STAIRS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN HAMMOND, INDIANA GRADE SCHOOL)
(ED. NOTE: THIS IS AN EXTREMELY SWEETENED STORY VERY SIMILAR TO ONE
FOUND IN DEEP DOWN IN THE JUNGLE.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-30-1967

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ROPE JUMPING RIME

MARGIE HAD A BABY, NAMED HIM TINY TIM
PUT HIM IN THE BATHTUB TO TEACH HIM HOW TO SWIM.
HE DRANK UP ALL THE WATER, HE ATE UP ALL THE SOAP.
MARGIE CALLED THE DOCTOR, MARGIE CALLED THE NURSE, MARGIE CALLED
THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.
IN CAME THE DOCTOR, IN CAME THE NURSE, IN CAME THE LADY WITH THE
ALLIGATOR PURSE.
DEAD SAID THE DOCTOR, DEAD SAID THE NURSE, DEAD SAID THE LADY WITH
THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.
OUT WENT THE DOCTOR, OUT WENT THE NURSE, OUT WENT THE LADY WITH THE
ALLIGATOR PURSE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYMATES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 03-30-1967

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JUMP ROPE RIME

------AND------SITTING IN A TREE
K-I-S-S-I-N-G.
FISRT COMES LOVE.
THEN COMES MARRIAGE
THEN COMES------WITH A BABY CARRIAGE

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS FROM HER NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYMATES IN NEW YORK CITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-30-1967

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