Skip a rope    (video)

 

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Skip a rope, skip a rope ! Oh, listen to the children while they play !

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Now, ain't it kinda funny what the children say ? Skip a rope !

 

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1. Daddy hates Mommy, Mommy hates Dad,

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    last night you should'a heard the fight they had.

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    Gave little sister another bad dream,

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    she woke us all up with a terrible scream.           +  CHORUS

 

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2. Cheat on your taxes, don't be a fool,

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    now what was that they said about a Golden Rule.

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    Never mind the rule, just play to win,

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    and hate your neighbor for the shade of his skin.       +  CHORUS

 

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3. Stab 'em in the back, that's the name of the game,

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    and Mommy and Daddy - - - are who's to blame.  - - -

 

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Skip a rope, skip a rope ! Just listen to the children while they play !

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It's really not very funny what the children say.

 

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+  Skip a rope, skip a rope. (3x) ....

 

(orig. = capo 2nd)    (Henson Cargill)