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If I recall… this was a difficult jump rope song.

Spanish Dancer, do the splits
Spanish Dancer, give a high kick
Spanish Dancer, turn around
Spanish Dancer, bend to the ground.

For each one of the actions named in the song, you need to do the action while you are jump roping. I couldn’t ever do the splits outside of a fast turning rope. Inside was impossible.

On In the 80s, I found this version:

Not last night,
but the night before,
twenty-four robbers came knockin’ at my door.
As I ran out, they ran in,
hit me on the head with a rollin’ pin.
Asked ‘em what they wanted,
this is what they said:
Chinese dancers, turn around.
Chinese dancers, touch the ground.
Chinese dancers, do the splits.
Chinese dancers, that is it.

First Published on: Aug 8, 2008

Here is a fun one… for each letter of the alphabet just fill in the blanks.

A my name is Alice and my husband’s name is Anthony and we come from Alabama and we sell apples
B my name is Betsy and my husband’s name is Billy and we come from Buffalo and we sell bandanas.
C my name is Connie and my husband’s name is Cornelius and we come from Cincinnati and we sell cars.
D my name is (D female name) and my husband’s name is (D male name) and we come from (D city) and we sell (D item).

Here is a Video from YouTube…. Maya Angelou and Elmo.

Source: Jump Rope Rhymes

Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
Show your shoe.
Teddy bear, teddy bear,
That will do.
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,
Say good night.

My boyfriend took me to
the candy store.
He bought me Ice cream.
He bought me cake.
He brought me home
with a tummy ache.

Mamma, mamma,
I feel sick.
Call the doctor
quick, quick quick! (jump on one foot each time you say quick)

Doctor, Doctor, will I die?
Count to 5 and you’re alive. (turn)

1
2
3
4
5 (on 5, jump out of the rope while the rope turners are still singing)

I’m still alive.

On Lantern Tree, I found a rhyme that has the “call the doctor quick quick quick” line it in. I haven’t heard it before.

Miss Polly had a dolly who was sick, sick, sick.
So she phoned for the doctor to be quick, quick, quick.
The doctor came with his bag and hat,
And knocked at the door with a rat tat tat.

He looked at the dolly and shook his head,
And said “Miss Polly put her straight to bed.”
He wrote a pad for a pill, pill, pill.
I’ll be back in the morning with my bill, bill, bill.

The part I knew when like this:

Cinderella, dressed in yellow,
Went upstairs to kiss her fellow.
Made a mistake
And kissed a snake
Came downstairs
With a bellyache.
How many doctors did it take?
One, two, three, …

But look what I found.

Source: Eskimo

Cinderella, dressed in green,
Went upstairs to eat ice cream.
How many spoonfuls did she eat?
One, two, three, … (* Continues counting *)

Cinderella, dressed in black,
Went upstairs and sat on a tack.
How many stitches did it take?
One, two, three, … (* Continues counting *)

Cinderella, dressed in yellow,
Went upstairs to kiss her fellow.
Made a mistake
And kissed a snake
Came downstairs
With a bellyache.
How many doctors did it take?
One, two, three, … (* Continues counting *)

Cinderella, dressed in yellow,
Went downtown to buy some mustard.
On the way, her girdle busted.
How many people were disgusted?
One, two, three, … (* Continues counting *)

Source: Solomon (1980)
Cinderella, dressed in yellow
Went to town to mail a letter
On the way she met her fellow.
How many kisses did she get?
One, two, three, … (* Continues counting *)

Cinderella, dressed in pink
Washed the dished in the sink.
How many dishes did she break?
One, two, three, … (* Continues counting *)

Cinderella, dressed in green
Died last night at seven fifteen.
How many cars came to her funeral?
One, two, three, … (* Continues counting *)

Cinderella, dressed in brown
Went upstairs to make a gown
How many stitches did she use?
One, two, three, … (* Continues counting *)

Cinderella, dressed in rose
Went upstairs to powder her nose.
How many boxes did she use?
One, two, three, … (* Continues counting *)

Something closer to what I know I found too.

Source: Mama Lisa

Cinderella
Dressed in yellow
Went to kiss a prince,
By mistake,
Kissed a snake.
How many doctors
Did it take,
Was it,
One!
Two!
Three!
Four!
Fiveā€¦

Another. Source: Wikipedia

Cinderella
Dressed in yella
Went downstairs to kiss her fella.
She made a mistake
And kissed a snake.
How many doctors will it take?
1! 2! 3! 4! (etc.)

Source: Eskimo

Blue bells.
Cockle shells.
Eevey, ivey,
Over.

:) I loved this one.

Here is another version.

Source: Jump Rope Rhymes

Bluebells, cockle shells,
Eevie, ivy, over;
Mother went to market
To buy some meat;
Baby’s in the cradle
Fast asleep.
The old clock on the mantel says
One o’clock, two o’clock..
(to twelve o’clock)

And another with a verse I don’t remember.

Source: Jump Rope Rhymes

Bluebells, cockle shells,
Eevie, ivy, over;
I like coffee, I like tea;
I like the boys, and the boys like me.
Tell your mother to hold her tongue;
She had a fellow when she was young.
Tell your father to do the same;
He had a girl and he changed her name.

And another version from In the 80s that adds the Down in the Meadow (Down in the Valley) rhyme:

Blue bells, Cockle shells, Evey, Ivy, Over
Down in the meadow,
Where the green grass grows
There sat (Insert Name),
as pretty as a rose.
Along came (name), kissed her on the cheek.
How many kisses did she take?
1, 2, 3, ……

Fro my memory here is another:

I love coffee.
I love tea.
I love the boys
And the boys love me.

And then in when something like:

Yes, No, Maybe So.

But I don’t remember exactly here.

Source: Eskimo

These two last parts, I don’t recall at all.

I love coffee.
I love tea.
I love the boys
And they love me.

Tell your mother
To hold her tongue.
She was the same
When she was young.

No more coffee.
No more tea.
No more boys
And no more me.


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