Class in a circle with 2 students (“couple”) in the center.
(1st verse – Circle walks or jumps around center couple.)

1. Two in the middle and you can’t jump, Josie, (repeat twice)
To the Ohio.
(Each student in the center chooses a new partner from the students in the circle and jumps with them.)

2. Choose your partner and then jump, Josie…
(Center couples make a circle inside the larger circle and walk in the opposite direction.)

3. Four in the middle and you can’t jump, Josie…
(Center couples return to the outer circle.)

4. Get out of there if you can’t jump, Josie…


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