I Am a Pretty Little Dutch Girl

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

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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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Rachel, Pittsburgh PA

15 August 2015 at 3:39pm

This is what my mom taught me. I am a pretty little dutch girl as pretty as pretty can be and all the boys in the neighborhood go crazy over me. My boyfriends name is Freddy he comes from cinninniti with turned up toes and a button nose and this is how my story goes. One day when I was walking I saw my Freddy talking to a little dutch girl with powderpuff curls and this is how my story goes. One day he gave me peaches one day he gave me pears one day he gave me 25 cents to kiss him on the stairs. I gave him back his peaches I gave him back his pears I kept his lousy 25 cents and kicked him down the stairs!

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Christina, Canada

11 June 2015 at 3:01am

Lol the one i learn was i ama. Pretty little dutch girl as pretty as can be be be and all the boys on the base ball team go crazy over me me me y boyfriends name is fatty he comes From cincinatti with 48 toes and a pickle up his nose and this is how my story goes One day when i was walking i hesrd 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 i jumped in a lake and swalloed a snake that night i had a belly ache hahaha

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Denise, Illinoi

28 April 2015 at 11:08pm

This is the version that I learned in the 50's and we sat across fromone another and did a patty-cake thing with our hands: I am a little Dutch girl, As pretty as can be, And all the boys in my hometown, Are crazy over me, me, me. My boyfriend's name is Tony, He comes from the land of baloney, With a pickle nose and three red toes And that's the way my story goes. First he gave me peaches Then he gave me pears Then he gave me fifty cents And kissed me on the stairs, stairs, stairs. I gave him back his peaches I gave him back his pears I gave him back his fifty cents and kicked him down the stairs, stairs, stairs. One night while I was sleeping, I looked upon the wall, The bedbugs and the roaches, Were having a game of ball, ball, ball. The score was three to nothing, The bedbugs were ahead, The roaches hit a homerun, And knocked me out of bed, bed, bed.

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Pilar, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

27 March 2015 at 2:16pm

A really good answer, full of raaolntiity!

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Pilar, Congo, the Democratic Republic of the

27 March 2015 at 2:16pm

A really good answer, full of raaolntiity!

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Jenny, Alabama

8 March 2015 at 3:37pm

In the early 1960's in AL, this is how we sang the first verse: My boyfriend's name is Eddie; he came from Cincinnati; with a pickle in his nose and three black toes and this is how my story goes.

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Aryanna Loeffler, United States

26 February 2015 at 12:19am

this is very little cute song it is tricky & fun I would love to memorize it

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Esther Marlowe, New York, NY

17 February 2015 at 3:43am

I'm almost 70. I learned this version in the schoolyard but can't remember the end. Remember, New York was Dutch before it was English. I am a pretty little Dutch girl As pretty as can be And all the boys around my block are crazy over me. My boyfriend's name is Porky He comes from old New Yorky With a pimple on his nose and 6 flat toes and that's the way my story goes. One day as I was walking I heard my boyfriend talking to a pretty little girl with 6 black curls and this is what she said to him I love you very dearly but someone more sincerely That's all I remember. Pickles don't make sense Pimples, do.

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Lisa, Australia

23 January 2015 at 3:00am

I am a pretty pretty pretty little Dutch girl As pretty as pretty can be be be And all the boys on the baseball team Go crazy over me me me My boyfriends name is tony He comes from macaroni With a pimple on his nose And 48 toes 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 what he said to her .. I L - o -v-e love you Can I k-i double s kiss you? So I jumpes in the lake And swilled a snake and came out with A belly ache!

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Sassiac, Bananaland

18 December 2014 at 9:37pm

My favorite version was: I'm a pretty little dutch girl, my home is far away. I fell in love with a rub-a-dub-dub from the USA. Once he gave me peaches. Once he gave me pears. Once he gave me 50 cents, and kissed me on the stairs. I gave him back his peaches. I gave him back his pears. I gave him back his 50 cents and pushed him own the stairs. His mother was a phoney, his father was a spy. And I'm the little blabbermouth that told the FBI.

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jord, Canada

23 November 2014 at 10:21pm

I L O V E love you, I'll K I S S. Kiss you, and the next time that I see him, I'll K I L L kill him

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Kristen, United States

12 October 2014 at 5:33pm

This is the version i know There was a pretty little Dutch girl As pretty as can be And all the boys in the are crazy over me My boyfriends name is Mellow He comes from the land of yellow With a pickle as a nose and strawberry toes And this is how my story goes One day while 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.

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Brooke, United States

11 October 2014 at 6:38am

"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, Patty, he lives in Cincinnati. With 48 toes and a pickle on his nose, this is the way my story goes. One day when I was walking, I heard my boyfriend talking, to a pretty little girl with a strawberry curl. 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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Jam, Usa

22 July 2014 at 5:38am

This is the version I grew up with, taught to me by my mom. I am a pretty little dutch girl, as pretty, as pretty can be---and all the boys around my block go crazy over me. I have a boyfriend Patty, he lives in Cincinnati, with forty-eight toes, and a pickle on his nose---and this is how my story goes. One day when I was walking, I saw 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 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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john, Canada

23 June 2014 at 4:46pm

i heard it another way

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Deb, Southern CALIF

8 June 2014 at 5:47am

From 1965 in Northern KY I am a pretty little dutch girl my home is far away I fell in love with a rub-a-dub-dub way down in USA First he gave me peaches then he gave me pears Then he gave me fifty cents and kissed me on the stairs I gave him back his peaches I gave him back his pears I gave him back his fifty cents and kicked him down the stairs His mother was a phony his father was a spy And I'm the little blabbermouth that told the FBI

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peggy adams, United States

7 June 2014 at 12:39am

MY VERSION: I AM A FUNNY LITTLE DUTCH GIRL, AS FUNNY AS FUNNY CAN BE, AND ALL THE BOYS ONTHE BASEBALL TEAM ARE CRAZY OVER ME. MY BOYFRIENDS NAME IS TONY AND HE CAME FROM THE LAND OF BALONEY, WITH PICKLED TOES AND A BIG RED NOSE, MY BOYFRIEND'S NAME IS TONY.

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Shannon, United States

5 May 2014 at 7:52pm

All the boys go crazy for me and I'm not Dutch

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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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