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Thread #81350   Message #2358292
Posted By: GUEST,Gogo
05-Jun-08 - 11:19 AM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Here's a couple that I learned from my big sister growing up in New England during the 60's:

A double jump-rope song:

Not last night, but the night before
24 robbers came knocking at my door
as I ran out - they ran in (1st jumper hops out, 2nd jumps in)
and hit me over the head with a rolling pin

It hurt, it hurt, it hurt so bad
I asked them what they wanted and this is what they said:
(jumper performs the following directions)
Spanish Dancer, turn a-round
Spanish Dancer, touch the ground
Spanish Dancer, do the splits
Spanish Dancer, give a high kick

And this was just a ryhme we all loved:

One bright day in the middle of the night
Two dead boys got up to fight
They turned back-to-back and faced each other
Drew their swords and shot each other
A deaf police man heard the noise
And came and shot the two dead boys
If you don't believe this lie, it's true
Go ask the blind man - he saw it too!