What's your version of Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around? Miss Susie had a steamboat? Cinderella dressed in yella?
I am doing a short presentation on children's jump rope rhymes and count-out games. I've noticed that a lot of these have regional variations.
Some rhymes I've come across frequently include Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear Turn Around, Cinderella dressed in yella (made a mistake and kissed a fella), Bubble gum bubble gum in a dish, Not last night but the night before (24 robbers), Miss Mary Mack, etc. Variations on these and other rhymes definitely welcome!
I am aware of: this previous AskMe
as well as this one
, The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren, Brian Sutton-Smith, and a whole bunch of scholarly articles.
What's your variation? I'm looking for any type of jump rope rhyme, any type of counting rhyme (playground, not classroom), that sort of thing. It would help if you would explain what region you learned the rhyme in.