Yes, I was a child of the ’70s.
A few days ago, I started a book that had one of those old rhymes in it. I hadn’t thought of those in years, even though my friends and I spent countless hours creating these elaborate routines to go with them.
A few examples (and yeah, when these lodge themselves into YOUR brain, you will likely hate me):
Say, say oh playmate, come out and play with me …
Down, down baby, down by the rollercoaster …
Miss Susie had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell ….
Anyone remember any others? And when did kids stop doing these? Around the time they quit jumping rope at recess? Sorry, my age is showing!
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I remember those first 2, so it at least lasted into the 80s!! But then again, we still jumped rope at recess too!
I remember all of those, except we said swing, swing my playmate instead of say, say.
I also remember Miss Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, all dressed in black, black, black…
And Cinderella kis
Oops… Cinderella dressed in yellow…
Sophie started singing “Cinderella dressed in yellow” the other day. I got so excited until she finished with the more modern ” … come sit next to me you fine fella.” Oh well.