I Am a Pretty Little Dutch Girl

Information About I Am a Pretty Little Dutch Girl

"I Am a Pretty Little Dutch Girl" is a children's nursery rhyme, jump-rope rhyme and a fun clapping game originating from America. The earliest record of the song is from 1940 in New York; from there it spread across the US soon becoming one of the most popular jump-rope rhymes among girls and reaching Britain by 1959.

The tune used for the song is very similar to "A Sailor Went to Sea".

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Version with a second verse

I am a pretty little Dutch girl
As pretty as I can be
And all the boys
In the neighborhood
Are crazy over me.

My boyfriend's name is Patty,
He comes from Cinncinatti,
With pickles for his toes
And a cherry for his nose
And that's the way my story goes.

An even longer version to the song

I am a pretty little Dutch girl,
As pretty as pretty can be,
And all the boys in my home town
Go crazy over me.

My boyfriend's name is Fatty,
And he comes from Cincinnati,
With a cherry on his nose and ten fat toes
And that's the way my story goes.

One day as I was walking,
I heard my fatty talking
To a little Dutch girl with powderpuff curls,
And this is what he said to me.

I love you very dearly,
I love you so sincerely,
So go away and fly a kite,
And everything will be alright.

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Mckinlee, United States

23 January 2014 at 9:53pm

I think it is cool because I did it with my friends and they liked it to

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Bailie picket, Australia

24 November 2013 at 7:50pm

Very nice awesome cool

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Rebecca, United States

26 October 2013 at 5:55am

· After reading this, I decided to make up my own, since I don't really know how it actually goes. I am a pretty little Dutch girl, As pretty as can be. My boyfriend's name is Sammy, He comes from Cincinnati, With a hundred foot nose And big, fat toes. And this is how my story goes: One day as I was walking, I heard my boyfriend talking To a skinny little girl With strawberry curls And this is what he said to her. I l-o-v-e love you! I'll k-i-s-s kiss you! I n-e-e-d need you Because you are my Lou-ou! And then I dumped that Sammy, And hurt him rather badly. When punched him in the nose. And broke his toes And that is how my story goes! well, that's it! I hope you liked it. It took me a whole two minutes. Har har. :-)

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my freind told me a version of this song a few days ago, and i wanted to sing it for her. but i couldnt quite remember all the words. none of these are quite like the version i heard. because in the end she "brakes his toes and punches his nose", United States

26 October 2013 at 5:14am

my freind told me a version of this song a few days ago, and i wanted to sing it for my sister. but i couldnt quite remember all the words so I decided to look them up. none of these are quite like the version i heard. because in the end she "brakes his toes and punches his nose" if you know a version like that please post it.

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Sandy, United States

24 October 2013 at 1:58am

I am a pretty little dutch girl As pretty as I can be All the boys on the block Are crazy over me My boyfriends name is mellow He came from the land of jello And that's the way my story goes.

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KM, United States

25 September 2013 at 7:09pm

My version is, sung to a hand game: I am a funny little Dutch girl, as funny as funny can be be be and all the boys on the baseball team come running after me me me. My boyfriend's name is Sambo, he lives in Alabambo. With a long, long, nose and 48 toes, say B A M B O Bambo. My boyfriend gave me peaches, my boyfriend gave me pears, my boyfriend gave me 50 cents and kissed me up the stairs. I gave him back his peaches, I gave him back his pears, I gave him back his 50 cents and kicked him down the stairs.

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Katy, Australia

20 March 2013 at 9:48am

Wow, so many versions! This is the one I grew up with: I am a pretty little Dutch girl. As pretty as pretty can be be be and all the boys on the baseball team are crazy over me me me. My boyfriend's name is Tony, he rides upon a pony. With a pickle up his nose and 48 toes and this is how my story goes: one day when I was walking, I heard my boyfriend talking, to a pretty little girl with strawberry curls and this is what he said to her: I L-O-V-E love you, I K-I-S-S kiss you. So they jumped in the lake and swallowed a snake and came out with a belly ache. The next day they were married, upon a rose red carriage. So they jumped in the lake and swallowed a snake and came out with a wedding cake.

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Ericka, United States

23 January 2013 at 4:04am

My mom grew up in Brooklyn in the 1960s and taught me this way: I am a pretty little dutch girl, as pretty as can be, and all the boys around my block go crazy over me.. My boyfriend's name is Sambo, he comes from Alabambo with a pickle for a nose and three black toes, and thats the way my story goes.. One day as I was walking, I heard my boyfriend talking, to a pretty little girl with strawberry curls, and this is what he said to her... If you'll M-I-N-E mine, I'll be T-H-I-N-E thine, and I will K-I-S-S kiss you all the T-I-M-E time.. You are the B-E-S-T best of all the R-E-S-T rest, and I will K-I-S-S kiss you all the T-I-M-E time.. We'll build a bungalow for two my darlin', bungalow for two, and we'll get married, happy we'll be, underneath the bamboo, underneath the bamboo tree tree trees! :)

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Carolyn, Australia

30 November 2012 at 2:58pm

I am a pretty little duch girl as pretty as can be and all the boys around my block go crazy over me.One day as I was walking I saw my boyfriend talking to a little bright girl with a strawberry curl and this is how my story goes!

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Tammie, United States

11 October 2012 at 11:11pm

I learned one similar when I was 7...but I learned it: I am a pretty little school girl, as pretty as pretty can be, be, be. And all the boys in my school, go crazy over me, me, me! I have a boyfriend, Sammy, he comes from Cincinatti. With 10 funny toes, and a pickle on his nose, and that's the way my story goes. One ay as I was walking, I heard my boyfriend talking. To a pretty little girl with a chocolate curl, and this is what he said to her. I l-o-v-e, love you. I k-i-double-s, kiss you. So he jumped in a lake and swallowed a snake and came out with a belly ache! :-)

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Talia, Angola

23 May 2012 at 2:33am

I am a funny little dutch girl as funny as funny can be and all the boys on the baseball team go crazy over me. My boyfriends name is melow he cam from melowbelow with a pickle in his nose and a tickle in his toes and thats the way my story goes. Once he gave me an apple once he gave me a pear once he gave me 50 cents and kissed me down the stairs. i gave him back his apple i gave him back his pear i gave him back hi 50 cents and kicked him down the stairs. He is so F-I-N-E fine and he's M-I-N-E mine and i L-O-V-E love him all the T-I-M-E time. We took a W-A-L-K walk to the P-A-R-K park and i K-I-S-S kissed him in the D-A-R-K dark!

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Janet, United States

24 April 2012 at 3:32am

I am a funny little Dutch girl, as funny as funny can be. And all the boys around my block are crazy over me me me. My boyfriend's name is Jello, he comes from Punchinello. With a great big nose and a dimple on his toes, and that's the way my story goes!

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Babes, Philippines

20 April 2012 at 9:37am

An around the world songs that I'm really craving for long coz its our childhood song and i used to sang for it at school surrounding the girl scouts... "I am a pretty little dutch girl, as pretty as pretty can be be be, and all the boys in my hometown they crazy over me me me. "My boyfriend gave me peeches, my boyfriend gave me pears, my boyfriend gave me fifty cents and kiss me on the stairs.."

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Helyn, United States

4 March 2012 at 2:05pm

In 1950 in Philadelphia, we sang, "My boyfriend's name is Billy, He comes from down South Philly." We also ended up kicking him down the stairs.

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Renetta, United States

26 January 2012 at 5:41pm

This is the way I remember it growing up. I am a pretty little Dutch girl As pretty as pretty can be And all the boys around my block are crazy over me. I have a boyfriend, Fatty He comes from Cincinatti With 48 toes and a pickle on his nose And this is the way my story goes: L-O-V-E love you, I K-I-S-S kiss you, I K-I-S-S kiss you on your F-A-C-E face face face. One day when I was walking, I heard my boyfriend talking to a pretty little girl with strawberry curls and this is what he said to her: " I l-o-v-e love you, I k-i-s-s kiss you. I k-i-s-s kiss you on your f-a-c-e face face face. I l-o-v-e love you, I k-i-s-s kiss you. I k-i-s-s kiss you on your f-a-c-e face face face.

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Susan, Australia

23 January 2012 at 9:03am

In Wales in the 50's,our version was I am a pretty little dutch girl,as pretty as pretty can be and all the boys in my street come chasing after me. My boyfriens name is Patty,he comes from Cincinatti,with a pimple on his nose and 3 black toes and this is how my story goes. One day as I was walking i heard my boyfriend talking to a pretty little girl with a strawberry curl and this is what he said to her,I love you very dearly but someone else sincerely so jump in a lake and swallow a snake and come back with a belly ache

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Susie, United States

14 January 2012 at 7:14am

I am in my sixties and this is the version I learned. I am a pretty little dutch girl. i come from far away. i fell in love with a rub-a-dub-dub way down in the USA.

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Foxiroxi, Australia

26 November 2011 at 10:57am

i am a little dutch girl as pretty as can be be be all the boys on my street are crazy over me me me my boyfriends name is tony he comes from maccaroni he has a pimple on his nose and that is how my story goes

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Ariela, United States

9 November 2011 at 1:30am

Here's how we sang it, on a record called Boom Boom Ain't it Great to be Crazy: I am a pretty little Dutch girl, as pretty as pretty can be, and all the boys around my block are crazy over me. My boyfriend's name is Patty. He comes from Cincinnati. With a pickle on his nose and strawberry toes and this is what he said to me: I L-O-V-E love you. I'll K-I-S-S kiss you. I'll K I S S kiss you on your F A C E face-face-face. One day when I was walking. I heard my boyfriend talking. To a pretty little girl with a strawberry curl and this is what he said to her: I L-O-V-E love you. I"ll K I S S kiss you. I"ll K I S S kiss you on your F A C E face face face!

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Davina, United States

17 October 2011 at 6:46pm

This is the version we sang in eastern Connecticut when I was young (late 60s), sung to the "Looney Tunes" theme: My boyfriend's name is Tony, he comes from the land of Baloney, with a pickle on his nose and two cherry toes and that's the way my story goes. He gave me all his apples, he gave me all his pears, he gave my all his diamond rings and kissed me on the stairs. One day when I was walking, I heard my boyfriend talking, to a cute little girl with banana curls and this is what he said. "I L O V E love you, I W A N T want you, I K I S S kiss you" and that is what he said. I gave him back his apples, I gave him back his pears, I gave him back his diamond rings and kicked him down the stairs!

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