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Vote, Vote – skipping rhyme

by Kit
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Sent in by Rachel Matthews

Long rope, two handlers, one at each end.

Vote, vote, vote for Mrs “child’s name”
In comes  “child 2” at the door (second child runs into the rope)
She’s the one to have all the fun
So we don’t want “child 1” and more (first child leaves rope)

Sometimes there’s a shout of “Get her out” to finish the meter of the line)  

Start again for child 2

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Mair Christie 13 April 2022 - 15:14

I remember a slight variation on this one from Dundee in the late 1950s/early60s – and was wondering about the origins of it – the variation I know goes “now (Name 2) is a girl
Who never told a lie
so we don’t need (name one) anymore – shut the door” – and to me it suggests an election campaign song which I am trying to trace.

Francis O'Brien 15 September 2022 - 03:27

I remember the girls in my school in Yorkshire singing this one. (Being a boy, I wasn’t involved, of course.) As I remember it, the line “Vote, vote, vote for Child 1” was followed by “Child 1 wants someone in to play with.” I’m not sure of the next line, but they also finished with “Shut the door”.

Jan Delgado 27 February 2023 - 22:55

I remember a version of this at my primary school in Surrey in the 1950s.

Vote vote vote for Child one (jumps in)
Call in Child two at the door (jumps in)
Child two is the winner and she wants a bit of dinner and we don’t like Child one anymore (Child one jumps out and Child two continues from the beginning).

Great fun!


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