The James T. Callow Folklore Archive
One of several methods of determining who would be "it" in games like tag and hide and seek was found in the following rhyme:
Lincoln, Lincoln, I been thinking,
What the world have you been drinking?
It ain't bourbon, it ain't wine,
Oh My God, it's turpentine!
All the participants put one foot into a circle. One goes through this rhyme and eliminates the participants one at a time. The one who is left is it.
I often used this methid to determine who would be it in the games in Washington DC (1950's)
Data entry tech comment:
motifs added by TRD
James Callow comment:
Original BN [C500, C750, C500.1; S555] crossed out. Replaced with current classification
Where learned: Myself
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