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Thread #36251   Message #499010
Posted By: Mrrzy
05-Jul-01 - 12:28 PM
Thread Name: Mimsies, clapsies? Origin?
Subject: Mimsies, clapsies? Origin?
It's a song to accompany a single child throwing a ball against a wall, and catching it. Every throw you do something fancy and different. I learned this as a small child, but my sisters already knew, and nobody knows where they learned it, anybody know?

Mimsies
Clapsies
Twirl the ball
Touch my backsies
Right hand
Left hand
High as the sky
Low as the sea
Touch my knee
Touch my heel
Touch my toe
Under we go!

And then when you repeat, you do Clapsies on every throw in addition to what the rhyme says, and so on. It has a definite tune that isn't the same as anything else I know.