Friday, May 1, 2009


Okay Amber, here are the jump rope songs I remember:

Apples on a stick make me sick
Make my stomach go two-forty-six
Not because I'm dirty, Not because I'm clean
Just because I kissed a boy behind the magazines
Girls, girls, have some fun
Here comes __________ (name of girl jumping rope) with a mini skirt on
She can wibble, she can wobble, she can do the splits
But I betcha five bucks she can't do this:
(Girl jumping has to do the following:)
Close her eyes and count to ten:
1,2,3,4, (and so on until she either misses or counts to ten)
(If she gets to ten then she runs out of the jump rope)

Cinderella dressed in yella (yellow)
Went upstairs to kiss her fella
Made a mistake, kissed a snake
How many doctor's did it take?
1,2,3,4, (and so on until she misses)

TEDDY BEAR - (jumper does all the actions
while she is jumping)
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear touch the ground
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear shine your shoes
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear read the news
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear go upstairs
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear say your prayers,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear turn out the light
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear spell good-night
G-O-O-D-N-I-G-H-T, Goodnight!

(This song is best for lots of jumpers - quite
popular on the school playground. After each letter
the jumper runs out and the next jumper runs in.
Continues through the alphabet)
A, my name is Alice and my husband's name is Al
We come from Alabama and we bring back Apples.
B, my name is Betty and my husband's name is Bill
We come from Boston and we bring back Beans
(and so on....)

Down by the river, down by the sea
Johnny broke a bottle and blamed it on me
I told Ma, Ma told Pa
Johnny got a lickin' so ha, ha, ha
How many lickin's did he get?
1,2,3,4,5, (and so on...)

Down by the river where the green grass grows
There sat ______(name of jumper) as sweet as a rose
She sang, she sang, she sang so sweet
Along came ________ (name of boy jumper likes)and kissed her on the cheek
How many kisses did she get?
1,2,3,4, (and so on.....)

(This song, I only knew parts of, but I
found the whole thing online)

Miss Suzy had a steamboat
The steamboat had a bell
Miss Suzy went to heaven
The steamboat went to
Hello operator
Please give me number nine
If you disconnect me
I'll kick you from
Behind the refrigerator there was a piece of glass
Miss Suzy sat upon it and cut her little
Ask me no more questions
Tell me no more lies
The boys are in the bathroom zipping up their
Flies are in the meadow
The bees are in the park
Miss Suzy and her boyfriend are kissing in the
Dark is like a movie
A movie's like a show
A show is like a TV screen
And that is all I know

Miss Lucy had a baby
And she named him Tiny Tim.
She put him in the bathtub
To see if he could swim.
He drank up all the water.
He ate up all the soap.
He tried to eat the bathtub
But it wouldn't go down his throat.
Miss Lucy called the doctor,
Miss Lucy called the nurse.
Miss Lucy called the lady with the alligator purse.

Thanks to GOOGLE for "helping" me remember some of these songs. :0)


Inklings said...

Wow, I hadn't heard most of these; I must have been really out of it as a kid. :0)

Amber said...

wow, I'm impressed that you knew that many! this is so fun I'm gonna print it out!! :) thanks!

Stace-Ghost said...

I have heard some of these and sang them when I jumped rope!

Dee Ice Hole said...

WOW---I am impressed with your memory