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CUPS AND SAUCERS, DISHES AND PLATES, HOW MANY DISHES DID YOU BREAK?
1, 2, 3, ETC. THE JUMPER KEEPS JUMPING UNTIL HE MISSES.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 10-04-1967

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ANDY SPANDY SUGARDY CANDY, FRENCH ALMOND ROCK, BREAD AND BUTTER FOR
FOR YOUR SUPPER, ALL YOUR MOTHER'S GOT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD CHILDREN SAYING THIS WHILE SKIPPING ROPE
IN SUSSEX, ENGLAND

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 02-18-1970

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APPLESAUCE, MUSTARD, RIDER. HOW MANY LEGS HAS A SPIDER? ONE, TWO ETC.
(UNTIL THE JUMPER MISSES.)

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS APATHETIC TOWARDS THIS ITEM.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 10-04-1971

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BIRDIE, BIRDIE IN THE SKY/ DROPPED SOME WHITE WASH IN MY EYE,/ ME NO
BABY, ME NO CRY/ ME JUST GLAD THAT COWS DON'T FLY.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLAIN -JUMP

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

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN./ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN./
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES,
COOKIE BOUGHT THE EVENING NEWS./ THIS
IS WHAT IT SAID- LADY ON ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT,/ LADY ON TWO
FEET, TWO FEET, TWO FEET,
LADY ON THREE FEET, THREE FEET, THREE FEET,
LADY ON FOUR FEET, FOUR FEET, FOUR.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN/
SUZIE BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES/ DAGWOOD BOUGHT THE EVENING NEWS/ AND
THIS IS WHAT IT SAID: "SHUT YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN, UNLESS YOU
WANT TO BE A BIG FAT HEN."

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TO TOWN,/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN./
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES,/ ALEXANDER BOUGHT THE NEWS,/ AND IN
THE NEWS IT SAID: "CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN, IF YOU MISS YOU
TAKE AN END.

Where learned: TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 02-00-1970

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BLUEBELLS, COCKLESHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY, OVER.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

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BLUE BELLS COCKER SHELLS/ EEVY IVY OVER/ I WENT DOWN TOWN TO SEE MISS
BROWN/ SHE GAVE ME A NICKLE TO BUY A PICKLE.
THE PICKLE WAS SOUR/ SHE GAVE ME A FLOWER/ THE FLOWER WAS DEAD/ SHE
GAVE ME SOME THREAD/ THE THREAD WAS THIN/ SHE GAVE ME A PIN/ THE PIN
WAS SHARP/ SHE GAVE ME A HARP/ THE HARP BEGAN TO SING: A MINNIE AND A
MINNIE AND A HA HA HA.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; ALPENA ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-04-1970

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BLUE BELLS, COCKLE SHELLS/ EEVY, IVY, OVER/ JANUARY, FEBRUARY, ETC.
(UNTILL THE MONTH IN WHICH THE PERSON WAS BORN) ONE, TWO, THREE ETC.
(UNTIL THE MONTH IN WHICH THE PERSON WAS BORN) ONE, TWO, THREE ETC.
( TO THE DAY ON WHICH THE PERSON WAS BORN.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY ; COLLECTED AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-21-1967

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BLUE-BELLS, COCKLE SHEELS,/ EEVY, IVY, OVERS.
MOTHER IN THE KITCHEN
FATHER IN THE WOODS./ BABY IN THE CRADLE, FAST ASLEEP. HOW MANY HOURS
DID SHE SLEEP? ( COUNT TIL MISS)

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 11-11-1968

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BLUEBERRY MUFFINS/ AND COOKIES IN A TIN,/ WHEN I CALL YOUR BIRTHDAY/
PLEASE JUMP IN JAN., FEB.,(THOSE WAITING IN LINE JOIN THOSE
JUMPING WHEN THE MONTH OF THEIR BIRTHDAY IS CALLED.
A LONG ROPE IS USED.)

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME

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

Date learned: 11-10-1968

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BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM IN A DISH,/
HOW MANY BUBBLE GUMS DO YOU WISH? 1, 2,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM, IN A DISH.
HOW MANY PIECES DO YOU WISH? 1, 2, 3,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 02-00-1970

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BUBBLE GUM BUBBLE GUM IN A DISH,
HOW MANY PIECES DO YOU WISH? 1, 2, 3,

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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CHING, CHANG CHINAMAN/ SITTING ON A BENCH/ HE MADE A BUCK OUT OF 15
CENTS./ HE MISSED./ HE MISSED./ HE MISSED LIKE THIS.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-01-1967

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CINDERELLA DRESSED IN GREEN./ WENT UPSTAIRS TO EAT ICE-CREAM./
CINDERELLA DRESSED IN LACE./ WENT UPSTAIRS TO POWDER HER FACE.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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CINDERELLA DRESSED IN YELLA
WENT DOWN STAIRS TO KISS HER FELLOW.
MANY KISSES DID SHE RECEIVE? 1,2,3, ETC. RED HOT PEPPERS.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 03-17-1970

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DUMMY, DUMMY DOO, DOO, / CATCH ME IF YOU CAN,/ I CAN RUN FASTER THAN
(NAME) CAN. (A GAME OF TAG TAKES PLACE.
THE ONE BEING CHASED CAN JUMP
AS MANY TIMES AS HE LIKES AND THE SECOND ONE MUST DO THE SAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME

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

Date learned: 10-18-1971

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DUMB, DUMB, DO-DO/CATCH ME IF YOU CAN.
I CAN RUN FASTER THAN---CAN.
( THIS IS A CHASE GAME FOR JUMP ROPE. THE PERSON WHO SAYS THE RHYME
WILL JUMP SO MANY TIMES AND JUMP OUT. THE SECOND PERSON WILL JUMP IN
AND JUMP THE SAME NUMBER OF TIMES. CONTINUES UNTIL THE FIRST PERSON
IS CAUGHT OR SOMEONE MISSES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME

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

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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