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PUMP, PUMP, POLE-AWAY

ONE PERSON BENDS OVER AND WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND A
TELEPHONE POLE. ANOTHER PERSON BENDS OVER AND
WRAPS HIS ARMS AROUND HIS WAIST. THIS CONTINUES UNTIL
A CHAIN OF ABOUT 10 TO 12 PEOPLE IS FORMED. THEN
SOMEONE GETS A RUNNING START AND LEAPS OVER THE PEOPLE.
THE WINNER IS THE ONE WHO LEAPS THE FARTHEST.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HAS PLAYED THE GAME IN ESCANABA, MICHIGAN
ABOUT 40 YEARS AGO. HE ADMITS IT TO BE QUITE
UNCOMFORTABLE AT TIMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; ESCANABA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Bodily Activity

Date learned: 03-26-1972

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