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Thread #63097   Message #2386626
Posted By: KLC
11-Jul-08 - 11:43 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?
Hello Azizi,

The children that play these games range from 5 - 12 years old. Both boys and girls play these games but girls are more into it and know a lot more hand games then the boys. The children that I see playing these games are Hispanic, African American, Carribean, Caucasian and Asian because that is the population that I serve at my program.

All games I mentioned before are hand games the actual movements are a little tricky.

Some other ones are:

1. I said a east, a west, I met my boyfriend at the candy store he bought me icecream, he bought me cake, he bought me home with a belly ache, mama mama I feel sick, call the doctor quick quick quick, doctor doctor when I die just close your eyes and count to 5 I said a 1 a 2 a 3 a 4 a 5 I'm alive, 6,7,8,9,10 I'm dead again.

2. My mother your mother live across the street 18, 19 blueberry street every time when it is night the kids come out and start to fight: Boys are rotten made outta cotton, girls are sexy made out of pepsi, boys go to jupiter to get more stupider, girls go to college to get more knowledge. Wrap it up in toilet paper, send it down the escalator. 1st floor stop by your mama, 2nd floor stop by your papa, 3rd floor said you better watch out for the s s the t t the o o the p p spellssss stop. (And they pause to see who moves first)

3. Tweet baby tweet baby, my mama said: shes rocking in the tree top all day long huffing and a puffing and singing that song all the little girls on dainburn street love to hear the birds go tweet tweet tweet, rocking robin tweet twirly rocking robin tweet twirly. Batman and robin flying in the air batman lost his underwear batman says I don't care mamas gonna buy me a brand new pair, rocking robin tweet twirly rocking robin tweet twirly, I went down town to get a stick a butter all i saw was james brown sitting in a gutter took a piece of glass shoved it up his ahhhhh... never saw a motha sucka run so fast (crazy isnt it) rocking robin tweet twirly rockin robin tweet twirly, went to the movies to see king kong all I saw was a rubber ding dong rocking robin tweet twiyly rocking robin tweet twirly, mothers in the kitchen cooking rice, poppa's in the bathroom shooting dice, brothers in jail raising hell, sister's in the corner selling fruit cocktail rocking robin (some children sing other parts not to sure what they are, the words were the same since I was young but now they add things that relate to their time)

3. Candy girl, all my world, look so sweet special treat this is the way we (then they name a dance i.e the whop) Candy girl do the whop the whop all my world do the whop whop look so sweet do the whop the whop special treat do the whop the whop... goes on with different dances mostly what is in at the time.

4. Quack dilly oh so, quack quack quack, hit it, senorita your mama smells like pizza, fello fello fello fello fello, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 ,7, 8,9, 10 (on ten the person tries to hit the other persons hand if they get um that person is out if they miss then the person trying is out. This is usually done in a circle so they one left at the end is the winner.)

5. Nintendo 64, no repeats or hesitations starting with the name of... (anything usually colors, boys, girls, cars, toys, tv shows, movies, etc) they keep up the hand beat and shouting names to someone messes up whoever is left at the end is the winner.

6. Mostly the kindergarteners play Miss Mary Mack sung:
Miss Mary Mack Mack Mack
All dressed in Black Black Black
With silver buttons buttons buttons
all down her back back back
she asked her mother mother mother
for 15 cents cents cents
to see the elephant elephant elephant
jump over the fence fence fence
it jumped so high high high
it reached the sky sky sky
and never came back back back
til the fourth of july lie lie

6. Kindergarteners also play this game that just goes... Thats the way uh huh uh huh I like it uh huh uh huh and just repeat the hand movements and song till someone gets tired and quits.