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CHOOSING SIDES

BEFORE A BASEBALL GAME TWO CHILDREN TOSS A BASEBALL BAT
BETWEEN THEM AND THEN PUT FIST OVER FIST UP TO TOP TO SEE
WHO CHOOSES A TEAMMATE FIRST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING OUT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime

Date learned: 11-09-1972

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"READY"

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

Submitter comment: CALLED OUT BY PERSON WHO IS "IT" IN TAG.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): COUNTING OUT

James Callow Keyword(s): FRUIT ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.524

Date learned: 03-00-1968

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COUNTING VERSE

ONE, TWO BUCKLE MY SHOE
THREE, FOUR SHUT THE DOOR
FIVE, SIX PICK UP STICKS
SEVEN, EIGHT LAY THEM STRAIGHT
NINE, TEN BIG FAT HEN.

Submitter comment: I REMEMBER THIS VERSE FROM MY CHILDHOOD, BUT CAN ONLY ASSOCIATE
IT WITH COUNTING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COUNTING OUT NUMBERS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.534

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TEN LITTLE INDIANS

ONE LITTLE, TWO LITTLE, THREE LITTLE
INDIANS
FOUR LITTLE, FIVE LITTLE, SIX LITTLE
INDIANS
SEVEN LITTLE, EIGHT LITTLE, NINE LITTLE
INDIANS
TEN LITTLE INDIAN BOYS.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): COUNTING OUT VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.534

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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IN ORDER TO DETERMINE WHO WOULD KICK OFF OR RECEIVE
THE BALL IN THE BEGINNING OF NEIGHBORHOOD FOOTBALL
GAMES, THE TWO CAPTAINS WOULD TURN THEIR BACKS AND
ANOTHER WOULD SPIN THE FOOTBALL BEHIND THEIR
BACKS. THE CAPTAIN WOULD HAVE TO GUESS IF THE
LACINGS WERE FACE UP OR NOT SHOWING. HENCE,
THE NAME OF THE GAME, "STRINGS, NO STRINGS."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING OUT

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

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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