How You Doin’ Blondie?


Jump-roping Son of Gun
April 27, 2008, 11:32 pm
Filed under: Children's rhymes, fun, games, youth | Tags:

Miss Susie had a tugboat
the tugboat had a bell
Miss Susie went to heaven
the tugboat went to
Hello operator please give me number nine
and if you disconnect me
I’ll kick you from behind
the refrigerator there was a piece of glass
Miss Susie sat upon it and cut her little
ask me no more questions
tell me no more lies
the boys are in the bathroom zipping up their
flies are in the meadow,
the bees are in the park
Miss Susie and her boyfriend
are kissing in the
D-A-R-K
D-A-R-K
D-A-R-K
[fast] DARK, DARK, DARK
dark is like a movie
a movie’s like a show
a show is like a TV screen
and that is all I know
I know I know my ma
I know I know my pa
I know I know my sister
with the 40 acre bra

Other people I’ve spoken to remember this as being a chant they used to skip rope to. In my day, this was just a way my girlfriends and I could get away with saying almost-bad words in front of our teacher without earning a phone call home. The “Miss Susie” rhyme was a particular favorite of mine because as a girl, I envisioned any woman note-worthy enough to earn her place in the annals of recess lore to be one BAMF, and I aspired to live up to the standards of being a Susie. 

 

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