This site has brought back…
This site has brought back so many memories!! I was so happy to find others who remember “the spades go tulips together…” a very complicated hand slapping game. My family is from Inwood but we moved across the river to Hudson county NJ when I was small. Here are some Jersey versions of street game songs:
Jump rope chant:
Cinderella dressed in yella
Went downtown to buy some mustard
On the way her girdle busted
How many people where disgusted
(jumping fast as the rope turns)
Does anyone else remember this circe game song?
I’m a bowlegged chicken on a knock-kneed fence
Never been so happy since I don’t know when
And I walk with a wiggle and wobble and a twist
Doin the Tennessee Wig-walk.
Just doin the Tennesee wig-walk.
Terri here are some variations on the “I wish I were” song:
I wish I were a little bar of soap, bar of soap
I wish I were a little bar of soap
I’d slippy and I’d sliddy over everybody’s hiney
Oh I wish I were a little bar of soap
I wish I were a little bumble bee, bumble bee
I wish I were a little bumble bee
I’d sit up on the steeple and I’d spit on all the people
Oh I wish I were a little bumble bee
I also remember many stanzas to the Lulu had a baby she named him Tiny Tim song but they are pretty dirty.
Also here is a variation on the “we are the girls of” song:
We are the Jersey girls
We wear are hair in curls
We wear our brothers shirts
They call us stupid jerks.
Oh, ladies, thank you so much for the memories.