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Skipping Songs

Do YOU remember any skipping songs?


The songs below are copied from the website
http://www.glesga.ukpals.com with the kind permission of Will McArthur
. There are a lot more memories on this web side - go on have a look!
Playing Ropes & Balls in the street
.... 
mostly played by the girls....all the while singing various choruses.  (Skipping songs where two girls "cawed" the rope and the others skipped)

1st leggy 2nd leggy
jibby and thru
back bridgey burly
and I love you
.
Jelly on the table
jelly on the floor
wibble wobble, wibble wobble
lets have some M O R E

There she goes, there she goes, 
peerie heels and pointed toes
Look at her feet, she thinks she's neat
Black stockings and dirty feet.

Katie Beardie had a coo, 
It was yellow, black and blue
Open the gate and let it through
Dance Katie Beardie
.

Hot peas & barley-o, barley-o, barley-o
Hot peas and barley-o,
 sugary cakes and candy.
This is the way the teacher stands
This is the way she folds her arms
This is the way she claps her hands
and this is the way she dances

.Murder murder polis three stairs up, 
the wummin in the middle door 
hut me wae a cup, 
ma heeds aw broken  ma face is aw cut, 
murder murder polis three stairs up.

Away down upon the Swanee river
where I fell in ( with a splash and a dash )
along came an alligator singing....
Brittania, Brittania, Maw's making jam
Chinese sausages and Belfast ham

My girls a corker.....She's a New Yorker

I'd do most anything to keep her in style

She's got a pair of legs... Just like two ham n eggs

That's the way the money goes

Oompa oompa, oom pa pa, 
 
oom pa pa, oom pa pa

Oompa oompa, oom,pa pa, 
 thats the way the money goes
.

If you should see a big fat wummin
standin' in the corner bummin'
THAT'S MA MAMMY
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Tell tale tit, yer mammy canny knit,
 yer daddy cannie go tae bed  
withoot a dummy tit.
Oor wee school's the best wee school
the best wee school in Glesga
The only thing thats wrang wi it
 is the baldy-heided maister
He goes tae the pub on a Setterday night
he goes tae church on Sunday
And prays for god tae gie him strength
tae belt the weans on Monday.

Be baw babbity babbity babbity,
 be baw babbity, a lassie or a wee lawdie,

 A widnae hae a lawdie o,  lawdie o, lawdie o,
 a widnae hae a lawdie o,  ad rether hae a wee lassie

A widnae get merrit if a wis you, if a wis you, if a wis you,
 a widnae get
merrit if a wis you, ad rether stie wae ma mammy 

Clap a clap a handies

daddies comin hame

pennies in his pocket

for his wee wean.

 

Captain Cook was making soup
his wife was making jelly
Captain Cooke fell in the soup
and burnt his rubber belly
The bell, the bell, the B, I, L
Tell the teacher I'm no' well
If I'm late, shut the gate,
The bell, the bell, the B, I, L
(spelling was not up to scratch due to the fact that 
he/she was always dogging off school. Ron McPhee)
Three cheers for the red white and blue
sticks to yer bum like glue
O ye laugh and ye laugh but you cannie get it aff
three cheers for the red white and blue.
(Where I learned this from I have no idea but I am inclined to believe that my mammy sung it. Ron McPhee)
O ye canny shove yer Granny aff the bus,
O ye canny shove yer Granny aff the bus,
O ye canny shove yer Granny
'Cos she's yer Mammy's Mammy
O ye canny shove yer Granny aff the bus.

Ye can shove yer ither Granny aff the bus.
Ye can shove yer ither Granny aff the bus.
Ye can shove yer ither Granny
'Cos she's yer Faither's Mammy
Ye can shove yer ither Granny aff the bus.

Ye can shove yer Uncle Wullie aff the bus.
Ye can shove yer Uncle Wullie aff the bus.
Uncle Wullie's like yer Faither
A harum-scarum blether,
Ye can shove yer Uncle Wullie aff the bus.

Singing....I will if you will....so will I
Singing....I will if you will....so will I
Singing, I will if you will, I will if you will
I will if you will, so will I
..
Ma maw's a millionaire ( would you believe it )
blue eyes and curly hair
Sitting among the Eskimos
playing a game o' dominoes,  ma Maw's a millionaire

Ma maw's a millionaire ( would you believe it )
blue eyes and curly hair
Gies the wee society man, 
tuppence ha'penny when she can, ma Maw's a millionaire

Ma maw's a millionaire ( would you believe it )
blue eyes and curly hair
Stoats ma faither aff the wa, 
like a wee cahochie baw. ma Maw's a millionaire
 

There's the book and tak the hook 
an' run awa doon tae the store
get a loaf and potted-head 
the same as ye got before
tell the man tae mark the book 
the quarter's at the end
when a get doon I'll jist nip roon 
and get ma dividend!
( one of my Granny's old songs)
 

No' last night but the night before
three wee monkeys came tae ma door
One wi' a trumpet and one wi' a drum
And one wi' a pancake stuck tae its bum!
 

Oh they're tearin' doon the buildings next tae oors,
and they're sendin' us tae greenbelt trees an fleurs,
but we do not want to go, and we daily tell them so
but they're tearin' doon the buildings next tae oors.

ABC minors, Olympia picture hall, Bridgeton
We are the boys & girls well known as 
minors of the ABC....
And every Saturday we line up, to sing the songs 
we love and shout aloud with glee !
We love to laugh and have a sing song
Just a happy crowd are we......
We're all pals together.... We're minors of the ABC
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Skinny ma linky long legs umbrella feet 
Went tae the picture an' could nae find a seat 
He got the bus hame an' he widnea pey his fare 
So the rotten auld conductor kicked him doon the sterr

As I was going tae the fish shop, 
a wee dug stole a haddie bone,
A big dug shouted haufers, 
an' a hut him wae a tottie scone.
I went tae ma Auntie Sarahs, 
ma Auntie Sarah wisnae in, 
so a bored a hole in the windae, 
an' shouted Sarah are ye in?.

Her heed wis lying on the table, 
her hair wis hinging oot the bed, 
an' a laughed an' a laughed an' a laughed so hard 
when she scratched her widdin leg..

Ma maw says, Af tae go,  
 Wae ma faithers dinner o,
 beef an totties, stewin steak, 
 wae a wee bit curran cake.

 A  came tae a river, could nae get acrose,
 payied ten bob fur an auld scabby horse, 
 A jumped on its back, Its bone gave a crack,
 O I'll play ma fiddle till the boat gets back,
 Singing dont be weary, try tae be cheery, 
 I'll play ma fiddle till the boat gets back.


The local girls who a few days before there Wedding day being hurled around the street in a pram with all their clothing sewn with bright coloured ribbons and a big white chanty-po filled with salt and two wee dollies and coins which had been put in by passing strangers.
The entourage having called in every pub in the neighbourhood then headed for the grooms home giving 
him a "shirikin", shouting up at the window "come oot
( mans name ) we know yer hame" and singing more songs like:-
A widnae get merried if ah wis you
 if ah wis you if ah wis you 
Ah widnae get merried if Ah wis you
Ad rether stey wae ma mammy,  
And shouts of "hard up, hard up" and banging on tin lids, frying pans and the said chanty-po.

And all the time the groom is hiding behind the curtain (quite enjoying the attention) and telling his mammy tae shout doon that "he's no' in". 
Many will remember this especially if they themselves have experienced the pram hurl. 
Note a pram wasn't always used as some girls would just walk around the local streets and pubs singing and shouting, with the bride-to-be, the poor lassie having tae kiss every man who put money in her pot!.


More wedding songs :-

Down in yonder meadow 
where the green grass grows,
there (girls name) 
she bleaches all her clothes.
and she sang and she sang 
and she sang so sweet
and she sang (mans name)
 across the street.

Mary made a dumpling 
she made it awful nice
she cut it up in slices and gave us all a slice
saying taste it taste it don't say no
for tomorrow is my wedding day 
and I must go!

Agree! Agree! I hope you will agree
for tomorrow is my wedding day 
and I must go.

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Hand up kick the can 
(girls name) got a man
If ye want tae know his name
his name is (mans name).

 

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