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KICK THE CAN

PUT A CAN IN CENTER OF WIDE OPEN LOT AND EVERYONE GOES
HIDING EXCEPT ONE PERSON, WHO IS "IT." AFTER EVERYONE'S
BEEN GIVEN A CHANCE TO HIDE, THE PERSON WHO'S "IT" GOES
OUT LOOKING FOR PEOPLE. WHEN HE SEES SOMEONE, HE RUNS
BACK TO CAN AND CALLS OUT PERSON'S NAME. THAT PERSON
IS IN JAIL. THEN, THE PERSON WHO'S "IT,"
TRIES TO CATCH EVERYONE ELSE. IF SOMEONE WHO IS HIDING
CAN GET OUT AND KICK THE CAN BEFORE THE PERSON WHO'S "IT"
CATCHES HIM, THEN EVERYONE IN JAIL IS SET FREE. IF PERSON
WHO'S "IT" CATCHES EVERYONE, THEN FIRST PERSON PUT IN JAIL
IS "IT."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 02-29-1972

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CANNY-CAN

A PYRAMID OF TIN CANS IS BUILT UP. ONE CAN IS LEFT DOWN. EVERYONE PLAYING HAS A CLUB, USUALLY MADE OUT OF A TREE ROOT. TWO MEN STAND IN THE MIDDLE. WHEN A SIGNAL IS GIVEN, THE CAN IS DROPPED AND EACH TEAM KNOCKS THE CAN AROUND WITH THE CLUB. THE WINNER IS THE ONE WHO KNOCKS OVER THE PYRAMID.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HAS PLAYED THIS GAME AS A YOUNGSTER IN ESCANABA, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; ESCANABA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Guessing
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 03-24-1972

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CAN ON THE DUCK

TWO CANS ARE STACKED, ONE ON TOP OF THE OTHER. STONES
ARE THROWN AT THE CAN. IF THE TOP CAN IS NOT KNOCKED
OFF, THE PLAYER MUST GO UP AND GUARD THE CAN. IF
THE NEXT PLAYER KNOCKS OFF THE CAN, THE OTHER PLAYER
IS FREE TO PICK UP THE CAN AND RUN BACK TO HIS STARTING
POSITION. IF HE MAKES IT BACK BEFORE THE OPPOSING
PLAYER CAN TAG HIM, HE IS FREE. IF THE PLAYER IS
TAGGED, HE MUST AGAIN GUARD THE CANS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MILFORD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 11-22-1970

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DUCK ON A ROCK

A TIN CAN IS PLACED ON A ROCK AND THE PLAYER MUST
KNOCK THE CAN OFF WITH ANOTHER TIN CAN. WHEN HE
KNOCKS IT OFF, HE MUST RUN TO PICK HIS CAN UP
BEFORE THE OTHER PLAYER CAN TAG HIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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KICK THE CAN

THIS GAME WAS PLAYED BY BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS AND
USUALLY AT NIGHT. A LARGE TIN CAN WAS PLACED ON THE
GROUND NEAR SOME LIGHTED AREA, SUCH AS A PORCH. ONE
PERSON WAS CHOSEN TO BE "IT." HE HAD TO CLOSE HIS
EYES AND COUNT TO A HUNDRED WHILE EVERYONE ELSE
RAN TO SEEK A HIDING PLACE. HIS COUNTING FINISHED,
THE "IT" PERSON WOULD TRY TO FIND EVERYBODY'S HIDING
PLACE. IF HE DISCOVERED YOU HE WOULD HAVE TO RUN TO
THE CAN AND WITH HIS FOOT ON IT, CALL OUT YOUR NAME
AND WHERE YOU WERE HIDING. THUS CAUGHT, THE PERSON
WOULD HAVE TO COME AND STAND IN AN AREA NEAR THE CAN
AND WAS A CAPTIVE. AT ANY TIME, A PERSON COULD RELEASE
ALL THE CAPTIVES BY RUNNING TO THE CAN, GIVING IT A
SWIFT KICK, AND YELLING "ALLE, ALLE, OXINFREE." OF
COURSE, IF THE "IT" PERSON SAW YOU AND BEAT YOU TO THE
CAN AND SAID YOUR NAME, THEN YOU TOO BECAME A CAPTIVE.
SHOULD EVERYONE BE RELEASED, THEN THE "IT" PERSON
WOULD HAVE TO RETRIEVE THE CAN, REPLACE IT, COUNT TO
TEN, AND THEN BEGIN RESEARCHING. THE GAME ENDED
WHEN EVERYONE WAS CAUGHT. THEN A NEW "IT" WOULD BE
CHOSEN. DUE TO THE DIFFICULTY, SOMETIMES TWO "ITS"
WERE CHOSEN.

Submitter comment: WE PLAYED THIS GAME FREQUENTLY AND EVEN THE OLDER
TEENAGERS ENJOYED IT.

Where learned: INDIANA ; FORT WAYNE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 00001949 CA.

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KICK THE CAN

WHEN I WAS A BOY IN BETHEL PARK, PENNSYLVANIA, WE
PLAYED A GAME CALLED "KICK THE CAN." SIMILAR TO
HIDE AND SEEK, THE PERSON WHO IS "IT" MUST IDENTIFY
THE HIDDEN PEOPLE AND WHERE THEY ARE. HE MAY ONLY DO
THIS WHILE HE HAS THE CAN. HOWEVER, THIS CAN MUST STAY
AT "HOME."
IF THE HIDERS CAN GET TO THE CAN AND THROW IT AWAY
FROM "HOME," THE CAUGHT ARE RELEASED. THUS
SOMETIMES WHEN "IT" SPOTS SOMEONE AND RACES FOR THE
CAN, THE PRISONERS MAY ALREADY HAVE BEEN FREED OR THE
PERSON IDENTIFIED MAY BEAT "IT" TO HOME AND THROW
THE CAN TO PREVENT HIS OWN "CAPTURE."

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; BETHEL PARK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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KICK THE CAN

THIS IS A FORM OF TAG. THE PERSON WHO IS IT STANDS
AT A TREE AND COUNTS TO TEN WHILE THE OTHERS HIDE.
THERE IS A CAN AT THE FOOT OF THE TREE. WHEN HE IS
FINISHED COUNTING, HE YELLS THAT HE IS NOW COMING TO
FIND EVERYONE. HIS OBJECT IN THE GAME IS TO FIND
EVERYONE BEFORE THEY CAN COME BACK AND KICK THE CAN
BEFORE HE SEES THEM DOING IT. THE OBJECT OF THOSE
WHO ARE HIDING IS TO RUN BACK AND KICK THE CAN BEFORE
THE ONE WHO IS IT CAN SEE THEM AND BEAT THEM BACK TO
THE CAN. IF ONE PERSON RUNS BACK AND KICKS THE CAN
BEFORE "IT" CAN DO IT, THEN THE PERSON IS STILL IT
FOR THE NEXT GAME. IF HE CAN SUCCESSFULLY FIND
EVERYONE BEFORE ANY OF THEM CAN KICK THE CAN, THEN HE
IS NOT IT FOR THE NEXT GAME. IF "IT" SEES SOMEONE
BEFORE THEY KNOW HE SEES THEM, HE CAN ALSO RUN BACK TO
THE CAN AND YELL THAT HE SPOTS SO-AND-SO, AND THEN THAT
PERSON IS IT FOR THE NEXT GAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAGINAW

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 00001956 CHILDHOOD

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KICK THE CAN

A SODA CAN WAS PLACED ON A SEWER PLATE IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE STREET. WE CHOSE SOMEONE TO BE "IT." SOMEONE
ELSE KICKED THE CAN DOWN THE BLOCK. "IT" HAD TO RUN TO
GET THE CAN, NOT LOOKING BACK. AT THE SAME TIME THE
GUYS WOULD HIDE. "IT" WOULD WALK BACKWARDS TILL HE
REACHED THE SEWER PLATE. HE WOULD PUT THE CAN DOWN AND
TAP IT ON THE GROUND THREE TIMES. HE WOULD THEN SEEK
THE OTHERS. IF HE FOUND ONE, HE WOULD TAP THE CAN
THREE TIMES SAYING WHO HE SAW AND WHERE HE WAS HIDING
AND THEN "IT" WOULD KICK THE CAN. ONE CATCH, IF
"IT" STRAYED TOO FAR FROM THE CAN SEEKING SOMEONE, THEN
SOMEONE ELSE MIGHT COME OUT AND KICK THE CAN AGAIN.
"IT" WOULD HAVE TO START ALL OVER AND EVERYBODY ELSE
WOULD CHANGE HIDING PLACES.

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; JERSEY CITY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement Special Object or Implement

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KICK THE CAN

THIS GAME IS PLAYED BY THREE OR MORE PERSONS. ONE
PERSON IS "IT" AND COUNTS TO FIFTY AT A BASE, WHICH
IS A CAN. EVERYONE ELSE HIDES. WHEN THROUGH COUNTING,
THE COUNTER GOES AND LOOKS FOR THE OTHERS; WHEN HE SEES
SOMEONE HE RUNS AND KICKS THE CAN. THE PERSON WHO IS
SEEN ALSO RUNS AND KICKS THE CAN. THE FIRST ONE TO
KICK THE CAN WINS. THE HIDER IS EITHER CAUGHT OR IS
FREE. ANY HIDER MAY RUN TO THE CAN AND KICK IT ANY
TIME HE WISHES UNTIL ALL HIDERS ARE IN. THE FIRST ONE
CAUGHT IS "IT" FOR THE NEXT GAME.

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS GAME IN NEIGHBORHOOD.

Where learned: OHIO ; CANTON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 11-30-1967

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KICK THE CAN

A GAME WHICH INCLUDED SEVERAL PLAYERS. AN OLD CAN WAS
FOUND AND PLACED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AREA. SOMEONE
WAS CHOSEN "IT." HE COVERED HIS EYES AND COUNTED
BY 5S OR 10S UNTIL ALL OTHER PLAYERS WERE HIDDEN.
THE "IT" PERSON THEN PROCEEDED TO LOOK FOR OTHERS.
IF HE SAW A HIDDEN PLAYER THERE WAS A RACE FOR THE CAN,
IF "IT" ARRIVED FIRST THE PLAYER WAS CONSIDERED CAUGHT
AND MUST SIT AT THE GOAL; IF OTHER PLAYER REACHED
THE CAN FIRST AND KICKED IT, HE WAS FREE TO HIDE AGAIN.
ANY CAUGHT PLAYERS COULD BE FREED IF ANOTHER HIDDEN
PLAYER COULD SNEAK OUT AND RUN TO KICK THE CAN BEFORE
"IT" REACHED THE GOAL. AFTER ALL PLAYERS ARE CAUGHT
THE FIRST PERSON FOUND IS THE NEW "IT."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 10-10-1969

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KICK THE CAN

EVERYONE HIDES BUT THE PERSON WHO IS "IT." THE
PERSON WHO IS "IT" LOOKS FOR THE OTHERS AND MUST
KICK THE CAN BEFORE THE PERSON WHO HE FINDS KICKS
IT. THE FIRST PERSON CAUGHT IS "IT" FOR THE NEXT
GAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LEXINGTON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 10-09-1969

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