Who Sang Skip a Rope? Bobby Bare

Bobby Bare (Margie's at) The Lincoln Park Inn cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1969-6
length: 2:38
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Lyrics
Skip a rope, skip a rope
Oh, listen to the children while they play
Now ain't it kinda funny what the children say
Skip a rope, skip a rope.

Daddy hates mommy, mommy hates dad
Last night you should've heard the big fight they had
It gave little sister another bad dream
She woke us all up with a terrible scream.

Skip a rope, skip a rope
Oh, listen to the children while they play
Now ain't it kinda funny what the children say
Skip a rope, skip a rope.

Cheat on your taxes, don't be a fool
Now what was that they said about the golden rule
Never mind the rule just play to win
And hate your neighbor for the shade of his skin.

Skip a rope, skip a rope
Oh, listen to the children while they play
Now ain't it kinda funny what the children say
Skip a rope, skip a rope.

Stab 'em in the back that's the name of the game
And mommy and daddy are who's to blame
Skip a rope, skip a rope, listen to the children while they play
Now it's not very funny what the children say
Skip a rope, skip a rope, skip a rope...

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Ruby, Don't Take Your Love to Town
  • 2 The Son of Hickory Hollow's Tramp
  • 3 The Law Is for Protection of the People
  • 4 Cincinnati Jail
  • 5 Watching the Trains Go By
  • 6 Big Ben Colson
  • 7 (Margie's at) The Lincoln Park Inn
  • 8 If There's Not a Hell (There Ought to Be)
  • 9 Skip a Rope
  • 10 Wild as the Wind
  • 11 Drink Up and Go Home
  • 12 Rainy Day in Richmond

  • Release information
    label: RCA Victor
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin