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CHOOSING IT

EACH PLAYER PUTS HIS FOOT INTO A CIRCLE. THE CALLER
POINTS TO ONE FOOT PER WORD:
UM BUM BEENA,
SHUCK-A-LUCK-A-TEENA,
TICK-A-TACK-A-ILLY BILLY BUM

Submitter comment: WHOEVERS' FOOT HE IS POINTING AT ON THE LAST WORD,
THAT PERSON IS OUT AND CANNOT BE "IT." THE CALLER
CONTINUES UNTIL THERE IS ONLY ONE PERSON LEFT. THAT
PERSON IS "IT."

Where learned: CHILDHOOD PLAYMATES

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

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Jump-Rope Rhymes

DONALD DUCK HOPPED ON ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT.
DONALD DUCK HOPPED ON TWO FEET, TWO FEET, TWO FEET.
DONALD DUCK HOPPED ON THREE FEET, THREE FEET, THREE FEET.
DONALD DUCK HOPPED ON FOUR FEET, FOUR FEET, FOUR FEET.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: AT HOME ; playmates

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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Rope-Jumping Rhyme

Ice cream soda, gigner ale pop

Tell me the initials of your sweetheart.

A,L

Data entry tech comment:

Collector and informant share the same surname.

Where learned: Informant learned it from her playmates on the northwest side of Detroit in a predominately Italian Neighborhood.

Keyword(s): Jump ; Plain

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

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Rope- Jumping Rime

A-- my name is Alive, my husband's name is Alfred, we live in Albany and we sell apples.

B-- my name is Barbara, my husband's name is Bobby, we live in Buffalo, and we sell bread.

C -- my name is Chrissy, my husbands's name is Charles, we live in Chicago, and we sell carrots.

(etc all the way throug the alphabet)

Where learned: Informant learned this from her neighborhood playmates in Euclid, Ohio.

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump ; Jump ; Plain

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

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Rope Jumping Rime

All in together girls, never mind the wearther, boys 

January, February, March, April, ...

( You jump out of the rope when the month of your birthday is called)

 

Data entry tech comment:

Collector does not state where the Informant lives.

Where learned: Informant learned this a child fromthe neighborhood playmates in Parma, Ohio.

Keyword(s): Call ; RHYME

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

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