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Thread #63097 Message #3551614
Posted By: GUEST,guest
21-Aug-13 - 11:23 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?
Subject: RE: Folklore: Do kids still do clapping rhymes?
I once played a part in an outdoor "Passion Play" (Lake County, Calif.) and at the end, when all of us who'd acted in the play came down the hill to greet the audience, a grown daughter of a friend came up and celebrated the event by drawing me right into a hand-clapping game. This was some year between 1983 and 2000, I reckon. It involved clapping our own hands, clapping each other's hands, sometimes straight across and other times crossing them, and I think some twirling of the arms. Can't remember if it had a chant with it - I don't think so. I'd seen such before, but it was my initiation, and my first and only go at it. (And it was sooooooo FUNNNNNNNN !!!!!)