I used to play what we called chinese skipping, I remember parts of the the Missippi song but other songs we used to sing have disapeared from my memory. My sister and I tried to play once with just the two of us when we were younger. We tied the elastic rope around the television on one side while my sister held the other end. When we got the band to about waste height I jumped on the rope and the TV fell flat on its face and shattered. So my word of advice is make sure you have 3 people to play this game. Aswell I would not purchase a rope, but rather pick up a box of rubber bands and loop them together into a long rope and then loop the ends together. It is more affordable and then if it breaks, you just repair it with more elastics.
Original author: Anonymous