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HIDE AND SEEK CAL

APPLE, PEACHES, PUMPKIN PIE,
WHO'S NOT READY HOLLER "I."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.538

Date learned: 00001958 CA.

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I SPY

ONE CHILD: I SPY
THE OTHERS: WHAT DO YOU SPY?
ONE CHILD: I SPY WITH MY LITTLE EYE,
SOMETHING THAT IS (A COLOR).
THE OTHER CHILDREN TRY TO GUESS THE OBJECT UNTIL
SOMEONE GUESSES WHAT IT IS. THEN, THIS PERSON GETS
A TURN TO SPY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN HER GRADE SCHOOL DAYS IN
NORTHWEST DETROIT (MICHIGAN).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DIALOGUE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Guessing
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.538

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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NEW YORK

YOU WOULD CHOOSE SIDES AND DECIDE WHAT THE OTHER SIDE
SHOULD DO. ONE SIDE WOULD SAY: HERE WE COME.
THE OTHER WOULD ASK: WHERE FROM? ANSWER: NEW YORK.
QUESTION: WHAT'S YOUR TRADE? ANSWER: ICE CREAM AND
LEMONADE. QUESTION: GIVE ME YOUR INITIAL AND SET
TO WORK.
THEN THE OPPOSING SIDE WOULD GIVE THE INITIALS OF THE
TASK THEY HAD CHOSEN FOR THE OTHER SIDE TO DO; FOR
EXAMPLE, "SSFSS" FOR "SEWING SOCKS FOR SEVEN SISTERS."
THEN THEY WOULD PANTOMIME THE ACTION AND THAT
OPPOSING SIDE WOULD HAVE TO GUESS WHAT IT WAS. WHEN
THEY GUESSED IT RIGHT, THE PANTOMIMING TEAM WOULD ALL
RUN; WHOEVER WAS CAUGHT WOULD HAVE TO GO OVER TO THE
OTHER SIDE.

Submitter comment: PLAYED WHEN SHE WAS A GIRL IN GLOUCESTER, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OHIO ; DETROIT ; GLOUCESTER

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; DIALOGUE ; RHYME: AABCCD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dramatic
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Guessing
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.524
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.526
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.538

Date learned: 05-11-1965

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A POLISH VERSE

GUESS, GUESS, GUESS,
IN WHICH HAND IS THE GOLDEN BALL?

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER REMEMBERS THIS FROM HER CHILDHOOD, IN
POLAND. I KNOW IT FROM MY OWN. IT'S USED
WHEN ONE IS HIDING SOMETHING IN ONE HAND AND
ANOTHER HAS TO GUESS IN WHICH HAND IT IS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; POLAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Guessing
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.538

Date learned: 11-27-1967

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