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Thread #63097   Message #2399243
Posted By: GUEST,Ida Tolgensbakk Vedeld
28-Jul-08 - 05:05 AM
Thread Name: Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?
Hi again!

Thank you Azizi Powell for your informations! One more question: in Denmark and Norway the handclapping songs are almost uniquely something girls do. Boys might do them at home or in the classroom, but seldom "in public" / on the street.

Is this still the case in USA?

PS The danish folklore archive have a site where it is possible to hear kids clap&sing.

http://www.dafos.dk/brug-arkivet/kilder-online/boernetraditioner/en-soemand-tog-til-si-si-si.aspx

This is the "A sailor went to sea" - a common song in both Denmark and Norway since the 1970s.

This time I remember to sign with my name!