Friday, January 22, 2010

Jump Rope Rhymes from 1951


My sister (a Peaceful Playgrounds grant writer) sent me these jumprope rhymes from the May 1951 magazine saved by my grandmother. Enjoy.

Little Orphan Annie
Went to buy some candy,
In she went, out she went,
Little Orphan Annie.
How many pieces did she get?
1-2-3-4

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, go upstairs.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say your prayers.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, tun off the light.
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say good night.

I'm a little Dutch girl, dressed in blue.
These are the things I used to do:
Salute the captain,
Bow to the king,
Turn my back on the wicked old queen.
And out you go......
10-20-30 - PEPPER.

Down in the meadow where the green grass blows,
There sat Linda as sweet as a rose.
She sang and she sang and sang so sweet.
Along came Tommy and kissed her on the cheek.
How many kisses did she get?
1-2-3-4........ (use playmates names)