Henson Cargill – Skip A Rope, “Skip a Rope’ is a song written by Jack Moran and Glenn Douglas Tubb and recorded by American country music artist Henson Cargill, released in November 1967 as the first single and title track from the album Skip a Rope. The song was Cargill’s debut release on the country charts and his most successful single. “Skip a Rope” was Cargill’s sole No. 1 on the country charts, spending five weeks at the top and a total of 16 weeks on the chart. “Skip a Rope” crossed over to the Top 40, peaking at No. 25.
The song asked listeners to pay attention to what children would say as they played. It touched on, among other things, verbal spousal abuse, tax evasion and racism, and at the end, laid blame for what the children said directly at the feet of their parents. Cargill’s original recording featured background vocals by The Jordanaires.
Henson Cargill – Skip A Rope
From the album Skip a Rope
B-side “A Very Well Traveled Man”
Released November 1967
Songwriter(s) Jack Moran Single Henson Cargill Glenn Douglas Tubb
Producer(s) Don Law