Double Dutch
Malcolm McLaren Lyrics


All over the world high school girls
Take to the ropes and turn them slow

Starts a beat and a loop
They skip and jump through the hoop

They might break and they might fall
About the gals from New York City

They just start again
Start again
Heh ebo ebonettes
Heh
Ebo ebonettes

Heh ebo
Ebo ebo ebonettes

Heh ebo
Ebo ebo ebonettes

Heh ebo
Ebo ebo ebonettes
Hmm
The golden angels aah
The Ford green angels

The five town diamond skippers
The pleasure of rope rippers

Those dark and lovely skippers
Those five town diamond skippers
Skip they do's the double Dutch
That's them dancing
Skip they do's the double Dutch
That's them dancing

Skip they do's the double Dutch
That's them dancing
Skip they do's the double Dutch
That's them dancing
Swing those ropes round and around

All the teams change your partners now

Somersault through the hoop, leap to beat the clicks
That keep on coming
Heh
Watch your feet to win the double Dutch
stay jumping

Heh ebo ebonettes
Heh
Ebo ebo ebonettes
Etc


The mighty motion skippers
The pleasure of rope rippers

Aah
The dark and lovely skippers
Hmm
Mighty motion skippers
The skip they do's the double Dutch
That's them dancing
The skip they do's the double Dutch
That's them dancing
Heh girls
How many skips can you do?

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Peermusic Publishing
Written by: Petrus Maneli, Trevor Charles Horn, Malcolm Robert, Andrew Mclaren

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Comments from YouTube:

Larry Adelson

The girls dressed in Red and White are from Brooklyn . I was their 5th as well as their 6th grade teacher. I also had the opportunity to coach them in the sport of double dutch. We still communicate today, thanks to FB. They are all doing very well. Three of the young ladies have gone on to complete college. Two of them have earned their PHDs. All four are happily living their lives and have successful families. It annoys me that some of the comments made are just ridiculous. I have watched these young ladies grow from young 11 year old girls to beautiful successful young women. Very proud to have been their teacher in school , as well as their coach in the sport of Double Dutch.

Andrew Moore

Has the jump rope gone the way of the buffalo

0x777

Thank you for giving these young women the self conscience they needed!

Larry Adelson

@Paul Otuonye Thank you. We are known as "Jumpers in command" and "DDDD", Dynamic Diplomats of Double Dutch. Some of our videos from many years ago are still on the internet. Just google us if you'd like to see more.

Paul Otuonye

Good to know Larry.
This video clip was one of my favourite as a kid back then.
I was awed at the precision with which they did this double dutch sport. Beautiful to watch.

KT Kee

Did they like the song?

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J R

Malcolm was great at observing small niche things happening in America that most of the world didn't know about and turning them mainstream. The best music business observer there was.

Michelle Gosse

I remember when this song/video came out. The athleticism and skill of those young women amazed me back then. It amazes me now.

Andrew Moore

Genius guy, Soweto to greenbelt to sex’s pistols

cray one

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