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[Skipping] In my case it was mainly the 30s
------- but "same difference"!!! Herewith the words that I knew ---- whether they were the correct ones or a variation, I don't know. Funnily enough I don't recall it as a skipping rhyme.

My mother said that I never should,
Play with the gipsies in the wood.
If I did, she would say,
"You naughty girl to disobey".

It had to be chanted, though, -----there was a pause between "did" and "she" and disobey was long drawn out as "dis--o--bey".

Muriel Wells

"I'm a little Dutch girl dressed in blue,
Here are the things I like to do.
Salute the Captain,
Curtsy to the queen,
Turn my back on a big submarine!
You could jump out at this point, but really good jumpers would continue with this :
I can do a tap dance
I can do a split
I can do the polka just like this!"

Or . . . .

"I'm a little Dutch Girl dressed in blue,
These are the actions I have to do,
Salute to the King,
And bow to the Queen;
Turn my back on the saucy cat!"

"All in together girls.
It's fine weather girls.
When it's your birthday,
please jump in.
(now really fast)
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December.
All out together girls.
It's fine weather girls.
When it's your birthday,
please jump out
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, . . . ."

"Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn around
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, touch the ground,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, show your shoe,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, please skiddooo!
(jumping out on the word skidooo)

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, climb the stairs,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say your prayers
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, turn out the light,
Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear, say good night!"