The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
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Method of choosing it in games
Engin,engine number line
Going down Chicago line
If the train should I jump the treck
Do you wantyour money back? ( the person pointed at back answers and questions with "yes" or" no".)
If "yes", the rhyme continues:Y-E-S- spells yes and out goes you.
If :"no" , the rhyme continues: N-0 spells no and out goes you.
(In either case, the one pointed to on you is it.)
(Rhyme is chanted by one child who poits at the children groped around him. I will indicate teh words which correspond to his points by partial underlining.)
Where learned: Learned this in her graade school days in Pittsburg
|Subject headings:||Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.560