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Thread #110753 Message #2970714
Posted By: GUEST
22-Aug-10 - 07:44 PM
Thread Name: kids' game: I'm goin' down town to smoke my pipe
Subject: RE: kids' game: I'm goin' down town to smoke my pipe
Wow, my brother mentioned this game we use to play yesterday. I couldn't remember exactly how we played it. I didn't expect to find anything on the internet.
From my memory, our version in southeast Georgia was - "mother" said, "I'm going downtown to smoke my pipe. I won't be back til Saturday night. If the old black spider gets you, I'll beat you black and blue with my old rubber shoe." Then "mother" would leave and the old black spider would come and get one of the children. The mother would come back and spank all of the remaining children and then repeat the rhyme. After all of the children were taken the mother would go to the spiders place and all of the children would run home. Whoever was caught before reaching home lost.