Skip To My Lou

Album: Children's Favorites (1844)
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Songfacts®:

  • "Skip To My Lou" is an American nonsense song; written around 1844 it was popular on the frontier. Traditionally it was sung to a "partner stealing" dance accompanied by a fiddle; a man would "steal" another man's partner, the displaced man would then wait his turn to "steal" another girl.
  • The word "Lou" is a corruption of "Loo," the Scottish word for love.
  • "Skip To My Lou" has been recorded by the likes of Pete Seeger and Judy Garland; it also featured in the 1944 film Meet Me In St Louis. >>
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    Alexander Baron - London, England, for above 3

Comments: 2

  • Mrs. Mom from United StatesHi Jennifer, I think you're thinking of "Ring Around the Rosey" (it's about the plague) :)
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI thought it was about the plauge,oops.
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