Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Jump rope rhymes

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?

1 comment:

Shell said...

Cinderella Cinderella, went upstairs to kiss a fella, made a mistake, kissed a snake, how many doctors will it take? 1.2...Collette sings this often. I taught it to Christina once, and Collette knows it!!