The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
African-American Children's Game used to determine
Engine Engine number nine
going down Chicago line
if the train should jump the track
do you want your money back? (answer y/n)
Y E S spells yes and you are out of this game.
Each child must put one foot in a circle with all
toes touching together. The caller must touch each
shoe as the words to the song are sung. The last foot,
or person left in the circle is "it". Such games are
also known as "counting-out rhymes."
|Subject headings:||Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse|
Date learned: 00-00-1960