Skip to My Lou lyrics — traditional American dance song
Skip to My Lou is a traditional song, dating back to America’s frontier period. Since musical instruments were frowned upon, the dancers had to create their own music by clapping and singing.
Couples would dance around a lone male who sang — lost my partner, what’ll I do. — At the appropriate point in the lyrics, he would — steal — the partner of a dancing man as he sang — I’ll find another one prettier than you. — The displaced man would take his place in the circle.
— Lou — is apparently a corruption of — loo, — the Scottish word for love.Read More »Skip to My Lou lyrics