Traditional North East England playground skipping rhyme.
Sent in by Jeannette McPartland.
Skipping game. Long rope two handlers one at each end.
All the boys (or girls) in our town aren’t very nice
Except for (name of someone in the group of the opposite sex to the skipper) – he’s (she’s) alright
Took me to the pictures
Sat me on his (her) knee
Said “Dear darling, won’t you marry me?”
“Yes, no, maybe so,
Yes, no, maybe so …” (repeat until the skipper stops the rope)