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African-American Children's Game

Children gather in a circle swinging held-together hands as
this game is played. Hands are dropped at the point of "he
missed"; then it is a jumping game of crossing legs.
Ronald McDonald sitting on a fence
trying to make a quarter
out of eighty-five cents
He missed (jump and cross or do not cross legs)
He missed (jump and cross or do not cross legs)
He missed like this (jump and cross or do not cross legs)

Submitter comment: Who ever has his/her legs crossed on the call (he missed
like this) is out of the game.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; other children in the community

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics

Date learned: 00-00-1988

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