"This was how we sang it in Ohio and Indiana..." -Freddy

Notes

There are many versions of this rhyme. Here are some of them...

Babaloo wrote: "This is how I learned the fudge fudge song it's kind weird though:

Fudge fudge call the judge
Mama's having a baby
Daddy's going crazy
Wrap it up in tissue paper
Throw it down the elevator
First floor stop
Second floor spin around
Third floor touch the ground
Fourth floor get outta town...

I forgot the rest though."

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Kim wrote: "I was thinking about the 'fudge fudge' rhyme recently after seeing a childhood friend, so I googled it. Here are the lyrics from the Chicago suburbs in the late 1950s:

Fudge, fudge, call the judge
Mama's got a new-born baby
It isn't a girl
It isn't a boy
It's just an ordinary baby
Wrap it up in tissue paper
Send it down the elevator
First floor – miss! (deliberately miss)
Second floor – miss! (deliberately miss)
Third floor – kick it out the door (kick while jumping)
Mama don't want her baby no more."

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Barbara wrote, "I remember it as:

Fudge Fudge Call the judge
Mama's got a new born baby
I'm not lying
It won't stop crying
Wrap it up in tissue paper
Send it down the elevator
–First floor STOP
(jumper stops the rope by landing on it)
–Second floor MISS
(jumper misses by landing with one foot on each side of the rope)
–Third floor TURN AROUND
(jumper spins while jumping)
–Fourth floor TOUCH THE GROUND
(jumper touches the ground with fingertips between jumps)
–Fifth floor GET OUTTA TOWN!
(jumper runs out and takes one end of the rope – without breaking the rhythm – so that girl gets a turn to jump, and so on, and so on, etc.)
I grew up in a small town in the late 60's and early 70's and it never occurred to any of us that this rhyme might be politically incorrect. The innocence of youth, I suppose… I can see now (as an adult) how the rhyme could be offensive, but we just never thought like that as kids. It was just a silly rhyme to sing while skipping rope."

Listen

Here's the version Corrina recites in the mp3 below...

Fudge, fudge, call the judge!
Mama's having a baby,
Papa's going crazy,
How many babies will mama have?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!

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Thanks to Corrina D. for chanting this for us!

Watch
Here's the version in the YouTube...

Fudge, fudge, call the judge
Mama's having a baby,
Papa's going crazy,
How many babies
Will Mama Have?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5,
6, 7, 8, 9, 10...
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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to Freddy, Babaloo, Kim and Barbara for sharing this rhyme!

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