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BLUE BIRD IN AND OUT MY WINDOW

BLUE BIRD, BLUE BIRD IN AND OUT MY WINDOW,
BLUE BIRD, BLUE BIRD, IN AND OUT MY WINDOW.
BLUE BIRD, BLUE BIRD, IN AND OUT MY WINDOW,
OH, JOHNNY WE ARE TIRED. THIS SONG IS SUNG WHILE CHILDREN ARE IN
A CIRCLE HOLDING HANDS SOME CHILDREN FORM A LINE AND GO IN AND OUT
AND AROUND THE CIRCLE OF CHILDREN WHILE THEY HOLD THEIR HANDS HIGH
IN THE AIR.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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PATTYCAKE SONG

MARY MACK, MACK, MACK,
ALL DRESSED IN BLACK, BLACK, BLACK,
WITH SILVER BUTTONS, BUTTONS, BUTTONS,
DOWN HER BACK, BACK, BACK.
SHE ASKED HER MOTHER, MOTHER, MOTHER,
FOR FIFTY CENTS, CENTS, CENTS,
TO SEE THE ELEPHANTS, ELEPHANTS, ELEPHANTS,
JUMP THE FENCE, FENCE, FENCE,
THEY JUMPED SO HIGH, HIGH, HIGH,
THEY REACHED THE SKY, SKY, SKY.
THEY DIDN'T COME BACK, BACK, BACK,
TILL THE FOURTH OF JULY, JULY, JULY.

Submitter comment: WHEN ASKED BY THE INSTRUCTOR IF THIS WAS A SONG, THE COLLECTOR SAID
YES, BUT WITH PATTYCAKE MOTIONS.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION FINAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

THE FOLLOWING IS A JUMP ROPE RHYME ACCOMPANIED BY DIFFERENT ARM AND
LEG MOVEMENTS. MM
NOT LAST NIGHT, BUT THE NIGHT BEFORE
TWENTY FOUR ROBBERS CAME KNOCKING AT MY DOOR.
AS I STEPPED OUT, THEY STEPPED IN
AND THIS IS WHAT THEY SAID TO DO. MM
LADY, LADY TURN AROUND.
LADY, LADY TOUCH THE GROUND.
LADY, LADY TIE YOUR SHOE.
AND THIS IS WHAT THEY SAID TO DO.

Submitter comment: THE COLLECTOR HEARD OF THIS FIRST IN 1970 AS A CHILD IN TAYLOR,
MICHIGAN. IT MAY BE A VARIATION OF TANGLETALK SINCE THERE ARE
CONTRADICTORY STATEMENTS. THIS IS AN ACTION RHYME WHICH REQUIRES
THE JUMPER TO PERFORM SIMPLE TASKS WHILE JUMPING. THE OPENING
SECTION IS A PLAIN RHYME WHICH THE JUMPER SIMPLY CHANTS A RHYME
TO THE RHYTHM OF HER JUMPING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; USA ; SOUTHGATE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 10-00-1980 ; 00-00-1970

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LONDON BRIDGE

LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN FALLING DOWN, FALLING DOWN, LONDON
BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN MY FAIR LADY. TAKE THE KEY AND LOCK HER UP,
LOCK HER UP, LOCK HER UP, TAKE THE KEY AND LOCK HER UP MY FAIR LADY.
ON THE SECOND VERSE THEY CATCH SOMEONE AND PUT THEM BETWEEN THEIR
ARMS AND SWAY THEM BACK AND FOUTH

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 11-14-1980

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LONDON BRIDGE

HOLD UP THE GATE GO HIGH AS THE SKY, LET KING GEORGES HORSES GO BY
THIS IS THE LIGHT TO PUT YOU TO BED, AND THIS IS THE HATCHED TO CUT
OFF YOUR HEAD. CHIP CHOP CHUM. WHEN THEY SAY CHIP, CHOP, CHUM, THEY
CATCH SOMEONE AND SWAY THEM BACK AND FORTH.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER LEARNED THIS IN 1938, IN MARIAN, ALABAMA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 11-14-1980 ; 00-00-1938

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GRYBAI (MUSHROOMS)

THE CHILDREN STAND COUPLE BEHIND COUPLE, SPLIT INTO TWO
LINES, FACE EACH OTHER AND HOLD HANDS WITH THEIR
PARTNERS. FROM THE BEGINNING--WHILE SINGING, THE FIRST
PART, THE CHILDREN STAND IN PLACE, BUT SWAY TO THE
SIDES ACCORDING TO THE RHYTHM AND SWAYING HANDS AT THE
SAME TIME. HOLD HANDS WHILE SINGING "MO--ORIGINAL
POSITION. TERELES, NEGAISYNKIT...." THE LAST COUPLE
GOES THROUGH EVERYONE'S UPRAISED ARMS IN "LONDON
BRIDGE" STYLE AND STEP IN FRONT OF THE FIRST COUPLE.
WHEN THEY STOP, THE NEXT LAST COUPLE DOES THE SAME
AND SO ON, UNTIL EVERYONE HAS GONE THROUGH.
THIS IS A SONG-VERSE OF ABOUT THE KING OF MUSHROOMS.
THE CHILDREN THAT ARE OUT LOOKING FOR MUSHROOMS SPOT
HIM AND UPROOT HIM. THEY BRING IT HOME TO THEIR
MOTHER WHO IS URGED TO HURRY UP AND COOK IT, AND ALL
THE OTHER MUSHROOMS THEY HAD BROUGHT HOME.
THIS CAN BE A VERY CONFUSING GAME TO THE FIRST AND
SECOND GRADERS. THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO DO IT, BUT IT
MIGHT GET A LITTLE MESSY. THE LITTLE KIDS WERE/ARE
TAUGHT FROM THE FIRST GRADE UP IN LITHUANIA AND
EVEN HERE.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A COMPETITION DANCE GAME BETWEEN TWO GROUPS.
THE ONE THAT DOES THE PASSING THROUGH, THE FASTEST
AND NEATEST, WINS.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 03-27-1972

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AQUONELE (POPPY SEEDS)

THE CHILDREN STAND IN A CIRCLE AND HOLDING HANDS.
THEY SING THE FIRST VERSE. SINGING ZODZIUS: "SEJA
SITAIP, VA IR VA KAIP"--THE CHILDREN DO SOWING MOTIONS
FIRST WITH THEIR RIGHT HAND, THEN THEIR LEFT. SINGING
ON, "TAIP, TAIP AQUONELES SEJA"--EVERYONE CLAPS TWICE
AND TURNS AROUND SLOWLY, IN A FULL CIRCLE, TO THE RIGHT.
THEY REPEAT AGAIN TO THE LEFT.
SINGING THAT THE POPPY SEEDS ARE COMING UP--THE CHILDREN
STOOP DOWN, SHOWING WITH THEIR FINGERS HOW THE POPPY
SEEDS ARE BREAKING THROUGH. THEY AGAIN CLAP 2 AND TURN
TO THE RIGHT, CLAP 2 AGAIN AND TURN TO THE LEFT.

Submitter comment: SEJA SITAIP VA IR VA KAIP--SHOWING HOW THEY PLANT THE
POPPY SEEDS. SECOND QUOTE: THIS IS HOW, THIS IS HOW
THE POPPIES ARE PLANTED. SINGING OF HOW THEY ARE GROWING (THE POPPY SEEDS), THE CHILDREN STOOP DOWN AND SLOWLY RISE UP, SHOWING HOW HIGH THEY GROW. SINGING OF HOW THE POPPIES BLOOM, THE CHILDREN SLOWLY RAISE THEIR HANDS, HOLDING THEM TOGETHER, AND LEANING BACK JUST A LITTLE. SINGING OF HOW THE POPPIES RIPEN--THE CHILDREN, WITH HANDS RAISED, IMITATE WITH THEIR PALMS THE ROUND HEAD OF A POPPY. SINGING OF HOW THE POPPIES ARE SHAKEN DOWN, THE CHILDREN TURN ROWARDS EACH OTHER, PLACE THEIR HANDS ON EACH OTHERS ARMS ABOVE THE ELBOWS AND SHAKE. SINGING OF HOW THE POPPIES ARE BEING GRINDED--THE CHILDREN STOOP DOWN AND EVERYONE WITH THEIR RIGHT HAND MAKE A CIRCLE, IMITATING GRINDING. SINGING OF HOW TO EAT POPPIES--THE CHILDREN STAND AND THROW HANDFULS INTO THEIR MOUTHS. "POPPY SEEDS" IS A VERY POPULAR SONG AMONG THE LITTLE KIDS. NO ONE KNOWS WHERE IT ORIGINATED FROM OR WHO WROTE (IT), SO IT IS TRUE FOLKLORE. MY MOTHER'S STEP-MOTHER TOLD ME THAT SHE LEARNED THAT WHEN SHE WAS ONLY SEVEN YEARS OLD. SO IT'S PRETTY OLD. ALL OF THESE GAME-VERSES ARE OLD, BUT THE KIDS LOVE THEM.
A COMBINATION OF BOTH DANCE AND GAME.

Where learned: SOUTHFIELD ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 03-27-1972

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THE SAINT MICHAEL DRAMATIC GAME

THE INFORMATION PRESENT IS IN THE COLLECTOR'S OWN WORDS. BEFORE THE
GAME BEGINS IT IS CHOSEN: EITHER BY A COUNTING OUT RHYME OR BY
SOMEONE VOLUNTEERING. THE GAME FEATURES CHILDREN AGES 6-10 GROUPING
THEMSELVES IN A CIRCLE AROUND IT. FACING IT, AND HOLDING HANDS, THE
CHILDREN BEGIN REVOLVING AROUND IT
(IT IS IN CENTER OF A CIRCLE)
IN A CLOCKWISE FASHION. THE CIRCLE USUALLY CONSISTS OF 10 TO 12 PLA
YERS. AFTER SEVERAL REVOLUTIONS
IT ABRUPTLY BEGINS SINGING IN SPANISH
THE WORDS ARE:
A LA RUEDA DE SAN MIGUEL, TODOS TIEN SU CAJA DE MIEL.
A LO MADURO, A LO MADURO, QUE SE VOLTEE (IT NAMES A PERSON FROM CIR
CLE) DE BURRO. TRANSLATED THE WORDS ARE: EVERYONE GET IN SAINT MICHA
EL'S CIRCLE, EVERYONE HAS A BOX OF HONEY, TURN AROUND, TURN AROUND,
(NAME OF CHILD IT SELECTS) AND MAKES A DONKEY FACE. THE CHILD
BY IT, MUST NOW FACE AWAY FROM IT AND CIRCLE IT BACKWARDS WHILE STILL
HOLDING HANDS WITH THE OTHER PLAYERS. THE GAME CONTINUES
UNTIL ALL PLAYERS HAVE BEEN CALLED BY IT, AND
THE LAST PLAYER CALLED IS THE NEW IT.
(CIRCLE)
MICHAEL'S
INFORMANT

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT LIVED IN A SMALL TOWN IN MEXICO WHEN SHE PLAYED OUT
THIS GAME. THE TOWN, SABINAS HIDALGO NUEVO LEON, STILL EXISTS AND THE
GAME IS STILL PLAYED OUT. THE INFORMANT SANG OUT PORTIONS OF THE GAME
WHILE THE COLLECTOR RECORDED IT.
DONKEY FACE IS FUNNY OR CLOWN-LIKE FACE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dramatic

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MEXICAN FESTIVAL PARADE

IN SABINAS MEXICO SEPTEMBER 16 IS SET ASIDE AS PARADE DAY. IN SPANISH
IT IS CALLED: EL GRITO DE INDEPENDENCIA (THE CRY OF INDEPENDENCE).
CHILDREN ON THIS DAY, MARCH FROM SCHOOLS IN PARADE MANNER.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A CUSTOM FROM THE INFORMANTS HOME IN SABINAS MEXICO.
TRADITIONALLY IT IS A MAYOR CALENDER EVENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 16
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 11-00-1981

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CHILDREN'S GAMES - BLUEBIRD

THIS GAME IS PLAYED MOSTLY BY LITTLE GIRLS. THE CHILDREN GET INTO
A CIRCLE, AND ONE CHILD IS THE LEADER. THE LEADER WALKS IN
BETWEEN THE CHILDREN, WHO STAY IN THE CIRCLE. THE GROUP SINGS THE
FOLLOWING SONG:
BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD, IN AND OUT MY WINDOW,
BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD, IN AND OUT MY WINDOW
TAKE A LITTLE GIRL AND TAP HER ON THE SHOULDER,
TAKE A LITTLE GIRL AND TAP HER ON THE SHOULDER,
OH JOHNNY I AM TIRED.
THE LEADER TAPS A LITTLE GIRL ON THE
SHOULDER WHILE THESE TWO LINES ARE SUNG AND THIS GIRL JOINS IN
A LINE IN BACK OF THE LEADER - IT GETS CONFUSING WHEN THERE ARE MORE
KIDS IN THE LINE THAN IN THE CIRCLE, AND THE GAME USUALLY BREAKS
UP IN GIGGLES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 03-00-1982

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SEE SEE MY PLAYMATE

SEE SEE MY PLAYMATE.
COME OUT AND PLAY WITH ME.
AND BRING YOUR DOLLIE THREE.
CLIMB UP MY APPLE TREE.
SLIDE DOWN MY RAIN BARREL
INTO MY CELLAR DOOR
AND WE'LL BE JOLLY FRIENDS
FOREVERMORE. MM
IT WAS A SUNNY DAY.
SHE COULD NOT COME TO PLAY.
WITH TEARDROPS IN HER EYES,
I'M SAD TO SAY,
"SO SORRY PLAYMATE
I CANNOT PLAY WITH YOU.
MY DOLLIE'S GOT THE FLU.
BOO HOO HOO HOO HOO HOO.
AIN'T GOT NO RAIN BARREL
OR NO CELLAR DOOR.
BUT WE'LL BE JOLLY FRIENDS
FOREVERMORE."

Submitter comment: THIS CAN BE SUNG WHILE TWO PEOPLE CLAP AND PAT HANDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00001970S

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GAME

COLORED EGGS. ONE PLAYER IS WOLF, ONE IS MOTHER HEN, OTHERS ARE
EGGS. MOTHER NAMES THEM EACH COLORS. WOLF COMES TO THE DOOR..
KNOCK, KNOCK. WHOS THERE? THE WOLF. WHAT DO YOU WANT?
COLORED EGGS. WHAT COLOR? WOLF NAMES COLOR. IF THE MOTHER HAS ONE
THE EGG MUST RUN WHILE WOLF CHASES UNTIL HE GETS BACK. IF HE
GETS CAUGHT HE BECOMES THE WOLF.

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; TOMS RIVER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Guessing

Date learned: 00001970S

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CHILDREN'S SONGS AND RHYMES

AT GRADUATION COLLECTING AUTOGRAPHS FROM FRIENDS IS A
SOURCE OF EXCITEMENT. ONE OF THESE RHYMES GOES LIKE THIS
"TULIPS BY THE WAYSIDE, TULIPS IN THE PARK, BUT THE
TULIPS THAT I LIKE BEST ARE YOUR "TWO LIPS" IN THE DARK. MM
" GONNA EAT WORMS" IS AN EXAMPLE OF A CAMP SONG. IT'S
LYRICS GO: "NOBODY LOVES ME, EVERYBODY HATES ME, THINK
I'M GONNA EAT WORMS. SHORT FAT JUICY ONES, SKINNY, STRINGY
LONG ONES, SEE HOW THEY SQUIGGLE AND SQUIRM."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

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A SAILOR WENT TO SEA

THIS IS A GAME PLAYED BY TWO OR MORE. THE GAME
IS PLAYED BY CLAPPING HANDS TOGETHER AND WITH OTHER
PLAYERS. A SONG IS SONG BY THE PLAYERS AND THEY
PERFORM THE ACTIONS OF THE SONG.
A SAILOR WENT TO SEE-SEE TO SEE WHAT HE COULD SEE-SEE.
AND ALL THAT HE COULD SEE-SEE WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN
SEE-SEE. EACH TIME SEE-SEE IS SONG; THE PLAYERS MUST PUT
THEIR HAND OVER THEIR EYES LIKE A SAILOR LOOKING
FOR A SHIP. THE SAME VERSE IS REPEATED USING DIFFERENT
VERBS AND ACTIONS EACH TIME.KNEE-KNEE,CHOP-CHOP,OACHK-OACHK,
C-H-I-N-A ARE USED IN THE PLACES OF SEE-SEE.
AFTER ALL VERBS HAVE BEEN USED THE PLAYERS SINGS AND
PERFORMS THEM ALL TOGETHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 01-00-0198

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Belief: Children's Song

STEP ON A CRACK, BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK. STEP ON A LINE
BREAK YOUR FATHER'S SPINE.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT USED TO SING THIS WHEN SHE PLAYED HOPSCOTCH ON
THE SIDEWALK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 12-01-2010 / Motifs and Keywords added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Back ; BELIEF ; CHILDHOOD ; CHILDREN ; Crack ; Father ; GAME ; Line ; MOTHER ; RHYME ; SONG ; Spine ; SUPERSTITION ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): GAME SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief

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GAME--RING PLAY

RING PLAY IS A GAME PLAYED BY BOTH SEXES AND ALL AGES. IT IS
MORE POPULAR AMONG THE YOUNGSTERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF FIVE AND
TWELVE. IN THIS GAME A LARGE "RING" OR CIRCLE IS FORMED BY THE
PARTICIPANTS. ONE PERSON IS PERMITTED IN THE RING AND THE OTHER
PARTICIPANTS SING A SONG. AS THE SONG IS ABOUT TO END THE PERSON
KICKS ONE OF THEIR LEGS TO THE SIDE (MORE TO THE FRONT) AND MOVE
THEIR HIPS FROM SIDE TO SIDE IN A DANCE. THIS DANCE IS PERFORMED
IN THE FRONT OF ONE OF THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE RING, AND THIS
PERSON WHO WAS SELECTED MUST GO IN THE CIRCLE. THIS PROCESS
CONTINUES UNTIL EVERONE IN THE RING OR CIRCLE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY
TO GO IN THE RING AND "SHAKE" OR MOVE THEIR HIPS FROM SIDE TO
SIDE. A VARIETY OF SONGS ARE SUNG AND CLAPPING ACCOMPANIES
THE SINGING. AN EXAMPLE OF A RING PLAY SONG IS GIVEN BELOW; TL[ BROWN GIRL
THERE IS A BROWN GIRL IN THE RING, TRA-LA-LA-LA-LA
THERE IS A BROWN GIRL IN THE RING, TRAA-LA-LA-LA-LA
THERE IS A BROWN GIRL IN THE RING, TRA-LA-LA-LA-LAA
AND SHE LOOKS LIKE SUGAR (OR IS SWEET LIKE SUGAR) IN A PLUM, PLUM,
PLUM!!!
COME SHOW ME YOUR MOTION, TRA-LA-LA-LA-LA
COME SHOW ME YOUR MOTION, TRAA-LA-LA-LA-LA
COME SHOW ME YOUR MOTION, TRA-LA-LA-LA-LAA
AND SHE LOOKS LIKE SUGAR (OR SWEET LIKE SUGAR) IN A PLUM, PLUM,
PLUM!!!

Where learned: BAHAMAS ; NASSAU

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 00001970S

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CHANTING GAME

WHO STOLE THE COOKIE FROM THE COOKIE JAR? I SAY (CHILD'S NAME)
STOLE THE COOKIE FROM THE COOKIE JAR. WHO ME? YEAH YOU! NO WAY
YOU FOOL. (CHILD'S NAME) STOLE THE COOKIE FROM THE COOKIE JAR....

Submitter comment: THIS IS A CHILD'S GAME. THEY SIT IN A CIRCLE AND CHANT. THE
SPACE THAT SAYS CHILD'S NAME IS SUBSTITUTED WITH A NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse
SPEECH -- Game Pastime Sport

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CHANTING GAME

WHO STOLE THE COOKIE FROM THE COOKIE JAR? NUMBER 1 STOLE THE
COOKIE FROM THE COOKIE JAR. WHO ME? YES YOU! COULDN'T BE! THEN
WHO? NUMBER 3 STOLE THE COOKIE FROM THE COOKIE JAR.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A CHILD'S GAME. THEY SIT IN A CIRCLE AND CHANT. EACH
CHILD IS ASSIGNED A NUMBER AND THAT IS HOW THE CHILD IS PICKED
TO ANSWER BACK AND TO CHOOSE ANOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse

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Little Sally Walker

This is a game that little girls play. Girls stand
in a circle, all facing each other, with one girl in the
middle who is called Little Sally Walker. They all sing
this song together and shake their hips while Sally chooses
a partner to dance with and repeat the song again and chooses
another partner until everyone is chosen. This is the end of
the game.
They sing this song:
Little Sally Walker, walking down the street.
She didn't know what to do, so she jumped in front of me.
She said "Go on Girl shake that thing, shake that thing,
STOP!
Go on girl choose your partner, choose your partner, STOP!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): game, song

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse

Date learned: 00-00-1987

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Ring Around the Rosie

Ring around the rosie,
Pocket full of posie,
Ashes, ashes, we all fall down!

Submitter comment: The first three lines of this rhyme are sung while
the participants are holding hands and turning clockwise
in a circle. For the last line, all of the children fall
down on the grass and giggle.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 01-00-1977

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