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    This is a thread for the girls. As a rope holder I know a few myself but I wondered could we jog a few memories of the rhymes we skipped too.


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    On a mountain stands a lady,
    Who she is I do not know,
    All she wears is Gold and Silver,
    All she needs is a fine young man,
    So I call in _______ dear, ________dear, _________dear,
    So I call in _______ dear, while I go out to play,
    Good-day.
    (The named girl jumps in when called, and the original girl jumps out on Good-day)


    We sang call in my very best friend!
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Dylan Thomas

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    Micky mouse is dead
    He died last night in bed
    He cut his throat
    With a ten pound note
    And this is what he said
    Red white and blue
    Me mother was a jew
    Me father was an Irishman
    And out goe's you
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Dylan Thomas

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    Apples , peaches , pears & plums
    tell me when your birthday comes .
    Jan
    Feb ,
    Mar
    Apr
    etc



    I had a little bubble car number 68
    i turned around the
    co...or,,,or... ner
    then i slammed the brakes
    or something like that.



    i call in my very best friend .


    Teddy bear , teddy bear touch the ground .
    Teddy bear teddy bear , turn around .( did this with 2 balls as well )


    you'll have me trying to remember these now !

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    Spanish dancer do the splits, splits, splits.
    Spanish dancer do the kicks, kicks, kicks.
    Spanish dancer turn around, ?round, ?round.
    Spanish dancer jump up and down, down, down.
    Spanish dancer get out of town.

    I'm a little dutch girl dressed in blue
    these are the things , that i must do
    salute to the captain , bow to the queen
    & blah blah blah , memory's failing !


    Fortune teller please tell me
    what my husbands name will be ,

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    The big ship sails through the alley alley oh! the alley oh ! my girls I love you so
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Dylan Thomas

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    , how does one say........

    Micky mouse is dead
    He died last night in bed
    He cut his throat
    With a ten pound note
    And this is what he said
    Red white and blue
    Me mother was a jew
    Me father was an Irishman
    And out goe's you

    When ya throat is cut thas worse than some woman saying...if ya fall of that wall and break ya legs,don't come running to me

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    You couldn't make it up
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Dylan Thomas

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    And long live romance
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Dylan Thomas

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    Paddy the rope holder

    You should have been out with the boys playin' footy
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    the man next door is snoring
    He went to bed with a pain in his head
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    Ged I played footie with Jimmy Case, Beechwood united and I was good ,if you ever speak to him ask him about Knighty. And I've got eight sisters and eight brothers. Skip to my Lou my darling
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Dylan Thomas

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    I only know one.............


    My brother billy had a 10 foot W.. Nah better not
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    My better half was talking about these skips songs the other day, will have to show her these.
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    I thought that was Jake?
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    you calling my missus Jake
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    She thought it was a Snake
    So she hit it with a rake
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    That's not a mistake, more like a p1ss take.
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    As a poet of sorts skipping songs amuse and I find them interesting because of their spontaniety. They also reflect class consciousness at times. However it is also fair to say the ingenuity of them springs from the fairer sex.
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Dylan Thomas

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    Heres one we sang at School.

    If you want to go to Heaven when you die
    Wear a red and white bonnet
    With Liverpool on it
    If you want to go to Heaven when you die

    If you want to go to Hell when you die
    Wear a blue and white bonnet
    With Everton on it
    If you want to go to Hell when you die

    Depending on your allegiance
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Dylan Thomas

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    Quote Originally Posted by gorgeous View Post
    Apples , peaches , pears & plums
    tell me when your birthday comes .
    Jan
    Feb ,
    Mar
    Apr
    etc



    I had a little bubble car number 68
    i turned around the
    co...or,,,or... ner
    then i slammed the brakes
    or something like that.



    i call in my very best friend .


    Teddy bear , teddy bear touch the ground .
    Teddy bear teddy bear , turn around .( did this with 2 balls as well )


    you'll have me trying to remember these now !


    I bet you tucked your skirt up your knickers !!!

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    Lulu had a baby she called it jungle jim
    She took it to the washouse to see if it could swim
    It swam to the bottom
    It swam to the top
    Lulu got excited and did the belly flop

    Anon
    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Dylan Thomas

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    Not from Liverpool myself, but a long time friend and Liverpudlian member alerted me to this thread. It's interesting to see the differences between 'up there' and 'down South' wording in skipping games - although it's been so long since I've skipped that I confess I've been muttering to myself, "how the heck did that one go now?" for the past hour or more..

    I (vaguely) remember:

    Each peach, pear, plum,
    Tell me when your birthday comes,
    is it... (at which the skipping rope holder - the other end of the rope was usually tied to a lamp post - would call out a particular month, and whoever had a birthday during the month that was called out would jump in and skip for as long as it took for the letters of said month to be called out before exiting.)

    Teddy bear, teddy bear was exactly the same.

    Ballerina, ballerina, touch the sky,
    Ballerina, ballerina, you can jump so high, (at which we'd jump high)
    Ballerina ballerina, turn around, (we'd turn around)
    Ballerina ballerina, touch the ground, (we'd touch the ground)
    Ballerina ballerina, double quick,
    Ballerina ballerina, do the splits (at which we'd exit and run to the back of the line).

    Mother Brown went to town, with her knickers hanging down. (Unfortunately I can't remember the rest, which will now drive me absolutely nuts! I'm sure that 'half a crown' comes into it somewhere, though.)

    Ippy dippy dation,
    My operation,
    How many platforms at the station? (At which the designated chief rope holder would call out a number, and those first 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 etc. in line would jump in.)

    Jelly on a plate,
    Jelly on a plate,
    Wibble-wobble, wibble-wobble (at which we'd wibble and wobble while jumping)
    Jelly on a plate.

    Then we'd go on to Sausage in a pan (which saw us sizzling and sozzling while crossing our feet between jumps)

    Biscuits in a tin would then follow, although I no longer remember what we did to that verse.

    And then there was this one that I've never forgotten, which I do hope you'll forgive me for..

    We four Beatles from Liverpool are,
    John in a taxi, Paul in a car,
    George on his scooter, bibbing his hooter,
    Following Ringo Starr.

    Many thanks chrisgeorge and Yo! Liverpool for this trip down memory lane
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    I hope your not calling me a lamp


    So shine up your buttons with Brasso
    Two pence halfpenny a tin
    You can buy it or knock from Woolworths
    But make sure there?s something IN
    Some say he died of a fever some say he died of a fright
    But I know what me Daddy died of
    He died of.. all covered in shine up your buttons with brasso
    Two pence halfpenny a tin
    You can buy it or knock it from Woolworths but make sure there?s something IN
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    Oh as I was young and easy in the mercy of his means,
    Time held me green and dying
    Though I sang in my chains like the sea.

    Dylan Thomas

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    Two turning the rope, one skipping-

    I met a girl from Italy, (point) I met a girl from France (do a quarter turn and point)
    I met a girl from Germany (another quarter turn and point) she taught me how to dance
    Ooch -ee la-la,la, Ooch-ee la-la la
    O-U-T spells OUT with a bottle of stout (jump out of the rope)
    I-N spells IN with a bottle of gin (jump back into the rope)
    Lady, lady touch the ground (touch the ground whilst skipping)
    Lady, Lady turn around (do a half turn whilst skipping)
    Lady, lady, show your bony knees (lift up skirt above knees)
    Lady, lady, jump put please (jump out of the rope)

    We'd spend hours on skipping especialy at playtiems when there were lots of girls taking part (Whitefield Road Junior School 1960/62)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paddy View Post
    As a poet of sorts skipping songs amuse and I find them interesting because of their spontaniety. They also reflect class consciousness at times. However it is also fair to say the ingenuity of them springs from the fairer sex.
    This may be of interest to you, especially the book mentioned...

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    Oudeis, I'm afraid Paddy passed away some time ago !

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    memories.............

    Rosy apple, lemon, and a pear,
    Bunch of roses you shall wear
    Gold and silver by your side, I know who shall be a bride. Take her by the lily-white hand, Lead her by the water................

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    Great clip,Lizzie,especially the little girls scrubbing the step!

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    Girls skipping, sometimes 2 or 3 in a line in a rope and girls playing two balls against a wall reciting a mantra seem sadly to be things of the past and it's good that they should be remembered as the innocent times they were.

    There were rhymes said when picking someone to go man or in goal for 60 seconds etc...

    Dip dip dip, my blue ship, sailing on the water, like a cup and saucer - O-U-T- spells out.

    The eachy peachy pear plum one too.
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