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Query abandoned by poster > ABANDONED. 40s or 50s children's book "osh kosh walla walla"

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message 1: by Mara (new)

Mara | 1 comments 40s or 50s children's book
Looking for a book for my mother. It's a kids book from the 40s or 50s. It has the line "osh kosh walla walla wash walla walla winkle dinkle dosh" in it.

Might have also had a page you could put beans on to make a picture but that could be a different book.

Anyone know what it is?


message 2: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39582 comments Mod
Google suggests this was a song kids sang while jumping rope, as far back as the 1920s or earlier.

Katie Katie, Walla Walla Wait-y, Walla Walla Wing-go, Wingo-go Wait-y, Osh Kosh, Walla Walla Wash, Walla Walla Wing-go, Wing-go DOSH!

No idea what the book is, though.


message 3: by Tab (new)

Tab (tabbrown) | 5046 comments Following up on Lobstergirl's mention of the song being a jump roping song, I searched for books that mention skipping rope

Rosa-too-little (1950) http://www.amazon.com/Rosa-too-little...

and

The Rooster Crows: A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles The Rooster Crows A Book of American Rhymes and Jingles by Maud Petersham


message 4: by Ann aka Iftcan (new)

Ann aka Iftcan (iftcan) | 6967 comments Mod
Sent Mara a PM. She's still active on GR, so there is a chance that she will come back in and check this out.


message 5: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39582 comments Mod
No response from Mara, moving this to Abandoned.


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