I didn't jump rope very often as a child. At school we went through a phase of Chinese jump rope though. But childhood teaches a person things that, used or not, are embedded in our subconscious.
This morning a jump rope rhyme came tumbling out of my mouth.
Down by the ocean, 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 Johnny get?
Random. I did a quick search and found this website that had tons of childhood rhymes listed. What rhymes did you learn as a child?