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THE GAME "BITE THE BAG."

THE GAME BITE THE BAG IS A GAME PLAYED AT PARTIES WHERE THE
PLAYERS ALL GATHER IN A CIRCLE AND AN ORDINARY GROCERY BAG
IS PLACED IN THE MIDDLE. THE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO
BEND OVER AND PICK UP THE BAG WITH YOUR TEETH WITHOUT ANY PART
OF YOUR BODY EXCEPT FOR YOUR FEET TOUCHING THE GROUND. THE GAME
PROCEEDS AND EACH PLAYER TRIES TO PICK UP THE BAG. THE PLAYER
IS DISQUALIFIED WHEN THEY FAIL TO PICK UP THE BAG PROPERLY.
AFTER EACH SUCCESSIVE ROUND THE BAG HAS ONE INCH CUT OFF THE
TOP EDGE SO THAT IT PROGRESSIVELY BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT.
THE WINNER IS THE LAST PERSON TO SUCCESSFULLY PICK UP THE BAG.

James Callow comment: CAN YOU BEND YOUR KNEES? YES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PARTY ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

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

Date learned: 00001983CA

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