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Thread #47148   Message #1775327
Posted By: Azizi
04-Jul-06 - 03:33 AM
Thread Name: eena meena mackeracka (children's rhymes)
Subject: RE: eena meena mackeracka (children's rhymes)
I apologize for the typos in my previous post to this thread. Those typos were the result of a 'rush to post' when I was supposed to be off to a non-cyperspace function. I shoulda waited till I had more time to post to this thread...like now.

Bonnie, and others, one of my favorite websites which contains examples of contemporary children's rhymes from children is http://blog.oftheoctopuses.com/000518.php

Here are four examples of children's rhymes from that blog:

"I have a few songs I always did with my friends. One was "The Space Goes", the other was "Down by the banks". "The Space Goes" sounds something like this:
The Space goes
bobo, skee waten taten
ah ah, ah ah boom boom boom
mini mini waten, bobo skee waten,
bobo, skee waten freeze!
::at freeze the players would freeze and whoever moved first lost::"
-posted by contortme at September 16, 2003

-snip-

"What about the song that goes like this..

Flea.. Flea fly.. Flea Fly Flow. Ama lama kuma lama kuma la vista, Oh oh oh oh not the vista vista, issilini dissilini Oo aa aa malini, akaraka, cukara ich bam boom, ip diddly ope en bope why not shout and bout........ssssssss.... Bang!

Anybody else know this?..."
-posted by Danny at October 1, 2003

-snip-

"I remember doing some kind of hand game where you say

Bo Bo Ce ot and tot and nana I am a Boom Boom
Itty bitty out and tot bobo ce ot and tot
Bobo ce ot and tot...BOOM

I have no idea what it means however LOL."
-posted by Tabitha at February 12, 2005

-snip-

[and here's an example that I think is from another 'family' of children's rhymes]:

I know one...


its goes


TIC-TAC-TOE
GIVE ME AN X GIVE ME AN O
GIVE ME A THREE IN A ROW
ROCK PAPER SCISSORS SHOOT ( at this part u play rock paper scissors shoot)
-posted by Kim at May 7, 2006

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Btw, this website also contains examples of contemporary children's rhymes from children, youth, and adults:
http://www.cocojams.com/

;o))