Henson Cargill – Skip A Rope

The song was Cargill's debut release on the country charts and his most successful single. 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. Crossed over to the Top 40, peaking at No. 25.

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Cover LP Henson Cargill Monument 1967
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
Genre Country
Length 2:38
Label Monument
Songwriter(s) Jack Moran Single Henson Cargill Glenn Douglas Tubb
Producer(s) Don Law

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Henson Cargill – Skip A Rope Lyrics

Skip a rope, skip a rope
Oh, listen to the children while they play
Now ain’t it kind of funny what the children say?
Skip a rope
Daddy hates mommy, mommy hates dad
Last night you should’a heard the fight they had
It gave little sister another bad dream
She woke us all up with a terrible scream
Skip a rope, skip a rope
Oh, listen to the children while they play
Now ain’t it kind of funny what the children say?
Skip a rope
Cheat on your taxes, don’t be a fool
Now what was that they said about a golden rule?
Never mind the rule, just play to win
And hate your neighbor for the shade of his skin
Skip a rope, skip a rope
Oh, listen to the children while they play
Now ain’t it kind of funny what the children say?
Skip a rope
Stab ’em in the back that’s the name of the game
And mommy, and daddy, are who’s to blame
Skip a rope, skip a rope
Just listen to your children while they play
It’s really, not, very funny, what the children say
Skip a rope
Skip a rope
Skip a rope
Skip a rope

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Henson Cargill - Skip A Rope
Single Henson Cargill Monument 1967
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