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Thread #81350   Message #2948185
Posted By: GUEST,Patsy Warren
20-Jul-10 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
This was a way to get us to eat our prunes by counting the stones after by counting each stone to these rhymes:-

Lady, baby, gypsy, queen,
Elephant, monkey, tangerine.

Tinker, tailor, soldier, sailor,
Rich man, poor man, beggar man, thief.

This was a skipping game. Girls one side boys on the other.

Down in the valley where the green grass grows,
There goes Sarah(girl's name)as fair as a rose,
She grows, she grows, she grows so sweet,
That she calls for a lover at the end of the street.
(Boy runs in) Michael(whatever the boy's name is) Michael, coming out tonight,
Michael, Michael the moon is shining bright,
Put your hat and coat on tell your mother you won't be late,
How many kisses can I get.
Skipping rope is turned faster counting how many skips can be done.

If there was an election looming we had a skipping song how long ago this goes back I am not sure but in the 60's in England it was:-

Skipper runs into skipping rope)
Vote vote vote vote for Harold here comes Teddy at the door (Edward Heath. For Harold is the one who gives us all the fun,
So we don't want Teddy anymore, shut the door (skipper runs out).