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24 ROBBERS

PLAYERS: 1 CALLER OR "IT" AND SEVERAL PLAYERS.
CHANT: LAST NIGHT, NIGHT BEFORE,
24 ROBBERS AT MY DOOR.
I GOT UP AND LET THEM IN,
HIT THEM OVER THE HEAD
WITH A ROLLING PIN.
OBJECTIVE: ONE PERSON HIDES HIS FACE BY EITHER TURNING
HIS BACK AND COVERING HIS EYES AND PLACING HIS FACE
ON A TREE, OR FACING A WALL OR GOING INTO A
CLOSET AND REPEATING THE CHANT UNTIL HE HEARS NO
ONE COMING AROUND HIM OR IN THE DISTANCE. HE THEN
HUNTS FOR THE INDIVIDUALS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Hiding Searching

Date learned: 01-23-1971

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