The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
Hand clapping rhyme played by African-American children
Elise is having a baby tidsy tada-way
Well how do you know? tidsy tada-way
Your boyfriend told me tidsy tada-way
Well he's so nosey.
We can do the up-sies up-sies up-sies
We can do the down-sies down-sies down-sies
We can do the freak the freak the freak.
Hand motions and claps accompany this rhyme
There is also a special little movement that
is done for up-sies up-sies up-sies and down-sies.
Rhythm is very important in performing this rhyme.
|Subject headings:||Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse|
Date learned: 00-00-1989