I grew up in Laurelton, Queens-and loved to play Skelly when I lived in the Woodside projects-melting crayons into soda bottle caps was the way to go-my brother always cried when I took the broken crayons to melt into new caps-I remember the scratches I got from the “pleats” on the caps they were the only caps allowed. I recently taught my girl Scout troop of second graders to play-it caught on quickly in the school in Ohio where I live
great green gobs of greasy grimy gopher guts little birdies dirty feet mutilated monkey meat all wrapped up in all purpose porpise puss, and me…without my spoon (that’s how i remember it anyway, we used to sing that and all sorts of others on numerous girl scout outings.)
Playmate come out and play with me and bring your dollies three climb up my apple tree, holler down my rainbarrel slide down my cellar door and we’ll be jolly friends forever more. No, no, no playmate, I cannot play with you my dollies have the flu, boo hoo hoo hoo hoo hoo ain’t got no rain barrel ain’t got no cellar door, but we’ll be jolly friends forever more. I taught this to my girl scout troop a couple of months ago and they loved it!!