These are not actually my reminiscences. Although I do recall the girls reciting different rhymes while jumping rope, I don't remember what they were. I have only jumped rope a few times, once to annoy the girls who were doing it and another time when some girl had the idea that boys were physically incapable of doing so. Here are some jump-rope rhymes that I have come across, from different generations, some of which are kind of strange. If you can remember any of the ones that you may have used, please post them here. I had a little brother, His name was Tiny Tim. I put him in the washtub To teach him how to swim. He drank up all the water, He ate up all the soap. He died last night With a bubble in his throat. Fudge, fudge, Call the judge. Mama's got a baby. Ain't no girl, Ain't no boy, Just a plain old baby. Wrap it up in tissue paper. Put it in the elevator. Johnny over the ocean. Johnny over the sea. Johnny broke a milk bottle And blamed it on me. I told Ma. Ma told Pa. Johnny got a lickin' Ha! Ha! Ha! My mother said I never should Play with gypsies In the wood. If I should She would say, "Naughty girl to disobey." I wish my mother would Hold her tongue. She had a boy When she was young. I wish my father would Do the same. He had a girl With an awful name. Salome was a dancer. She danced before the king. She danced hanky-panky And she shimmied everything. The king said, "Salome, You can't do that in here!" Salome said, "Baloney!" And kicked the chandelier. All in together girls. No mind the weather, girls. I spy a lark, sitting in the dark. Intery, mintery, cutery corn, Apple seed and apple thorn. Wire, briar, limber lock, Three geese in a flock Sit and sing by the spring. O-U-T spells out! And the next jumper enters the magic circle of the rope. Birdie, birdie in the sky, Why'd ya do that in my eye? Birdie, birdie in the sky, Gee, I'm glad that cows don't fly. Benjamin Franklin went to France To teach the ladies how to dance. First the heel, and then the toe, Spin around and out you go.