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Thread #47185   Message #703157
Posted By: GUEST,leeneia
02-May-02 - 04:49 PM
Thread Name: help a struggling student! - triple meter chant?
Subject: RE: help a struggling student! - triple meter chant?
Here's an American jump-rope rhyme which I jumped to as a kid. It's irregular, which qualifies it for unusual, I suppose.

How to spell (drag "spell" out for two beats) Mississippi. Capital M, I, crooked letter, crooked letter I, crooked letter, crooked letter I, humpback, humpback, I!

On "crooked letter" which is s, you cross your legs. On "humpback", which is p, you hunch over, all while jumping.