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!