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Thread #47148   Message #3776539
Posted By: GUEST,Pebutsu
03-Mar-16 - 02:30 PM
Thread Name: eena meena mackeracka (children's rhymes)
Subject: RE: eena meena mackeracka (children's rhymes)
Jake Thakray the late folk singer remembered it as a shepherd's sheep-counting rhyme:
Yan, Chan, Tether, Mether, Pip
Aysar, Saysar, Acker, Conder, Dick,
Yanadick, Chanadick, Tetheradick, Metheradick, Bumfit
Yanabum, Chanabum, Tetherabum, Metherabum, Jiggit.
The shepherd would then drop a pebble in a tin and start over.