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WATER, ICE, SNOW

MOTOR BOAT, MOTOR BOAT, GO SO FAST
MOTOR BOAT, MOTOR BOAT, RUN OUT OF GAS.

Submitter comment: SAID WHILE RUNNING IN WATER IN A CIRCLE AND WHEN YOU GET TO THE
PART "RUN OUT OF GAS" EVERYONE FALLS DOWN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Water Ice Snow
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.580

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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HAND SLAPPING GAME

THE SAILOR WENT TO SEA, SEA, SEA, TO SEE WHAT HE COULD SEE, SEE,
SEE, BUT ALL THAT HE COULD SEE, SEE, SEE, WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN
SEA, SEA, SEA, THE SAILOR WENT TO CHOP, CHOP, CHOP TO SEE WHAT HE
COULD CHOP, CHOP, CHOP, BUT ALL THAT HE COULD CHOP, CHOP, CHOP WAS
THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CHOP, CHOP, CHOP. THE SAILOR WENT TO
COO-WASH-A-COO TO SEE WHAT HE COULD COO-WASH-A-COO, BUT ALL THAT HE
COULD COO-WASH-A-COO WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN COO-WASH-A-COO.
THE SAILOR WENT TO CHINA TO SEE WHAT HE COULD CHINA BUT ALL THAT HE
COULD CHINA WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN CHINA. THE SAILOR WENT TO
SEA, SEA, SEA, CHOP, CHOP, CHOP; COO-WASH-A-COO CHINA TO SEE WHAT
HE COULD SEE, SEE, SEE; CHOP, CHOP, CHOP; COO-WASH-A-COO, CHINA BUT
ALL THAT HE COULD SEE, SEE, SEE CHOP, CHOP, CHOP, COO-WASH-A-COO,
CHINA WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE OCEAN SEA, SEA, SEA, CHOP, CHOP, CHOP
COO-WASH-A-COO, CHINA.

Submitter comment: TWO PEOPLE WOULD SLAP HANDS TOGETHER AND WHEN THEY WOULD SAY,
SEA, THEY WOULD STOP AND SALUTE; CHOP, THEY WOULD CHOP THEIR ARMS
COO-WASH-A-COO, THEY WOULD DO THE HULA; CHINA, DRAG THE WORD CHINA .

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.580

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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