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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN,/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN,/
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES, / AND COOKIE BOUGHT THE DAILY NEWS/
AND THIS IS WHAT IT SAID- "CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TILL TEN,/
IF YOU MISS, YOU TAKE THE END."

Where learned: NEIGHBORHOOD

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN SAT ON A FENCE
TRYING TO MAKE A DOLLAR OUT OF FIFTEEN
CENTS.

Where learned: NEIGHBORHOOD

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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MY MOTHER, YOUR MOTHER

MY MOTHER YOUR MOTHER LIVES ACROSS THE STREET
1819 BROADWAY STREET
EVERYNIGHT THEY HAVE A FIGHT AND THIS IS WHAT THEY SAY
ACKRA BACKRA SODA CRACKER, ACKRA, BACKRA BOO
ACKRA BACKRA SODA CRACKER OUT GOES YOU}

Submitter comment: I WOULD USE THIS JUMP ROPE RHYME WHEN I TOLLD JUMP ROPE IN THE
1950'S9

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD IN ; NEIGHBORHOOD

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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