Information About Lincoln Lincoln
This is a "jump rope" song. Kids would jump over rope in the playground to this song.
A BuSongs fan named James wrote us an email to provide this historical note about the song: I first heard this jump rope rhyme in central Wisconsin around 1950, with "Hitler" substituted for "Lincoln". I don't know how widespread this usage was during and after WWII. One other memory of this rhyme: it was followed by the question "How many minutes will he live?', then a count of how many times the jumper could skip without missing. Very interesting James - thanks for writing in and sharing this with us!