The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
Counting-out rhyme used by African American children
Bubble gum, bubble gum in the dish
how many bubble gums do you wish? Answer, any number.
One, two, three, four and you are out of this game.
This game is done with each participating players putting
one foot in a circle with all toes touching together. The
caller says the above rhyme touching each person's shoe.
Each round of the rhyme eliminates a person until eventually
there is only one person left and that person is "it."
|Subject headings:||Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse|
Date learned: 00-00-1961