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Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola

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GUEST,Vancouver Anon 12 Mar 18 - 09:01 AM
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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Vancouver Anon
Date: 12 Mar 18 - 09:01 AM

Coquitlam checking in. We had:

Stella Stella Ola
Clap Clap Clap
Say Yes Chica Chica Chica Chica Chap
Say Yes Chica Chica
Baloney Baloney
And Cheesy Macaroni
Fire 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!

Pretty similar to 2012 Anon and 2016 Anon2.


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Azizi
Date: 23 Oct 16 - 05:17 PM

GUEST,Anon2,

I believe that the source for the large family of "Stella Ella Ola"/ "Quack Dilly Oso" rhymes (and other titles) is the chorus to the 1945 American novelty song "Chickery Chick" plus a great deal of folk processing (folk etymology; oral tradition).

Here's that song's chorus:

"Chickery-chick, cha-la, cha-la
Check-a-la romey in a bananika
Bollika, wollika, can't you see
Chickery chick is me?"

-snip-
"Chickery Chick" appears to me to be a re-working of the nonsense word filled choruses the 19th century or earlier racist (anti-Chinese) ridicule song "Chingery Chang" (also known as "Once In China There Lived A Great Man".) So "Chingery Chan" can also be said to be a source of the non-racist, nonsense word filled "Stella Ella Ola"/ "Quack Dilly Oso" rhymes.

Here's the chorus to one of the versions of "Chingery Chan":
"Chingery-rico-rico-day,
Ekel-tekel. Happy man!
Kuan-a-desco-canty-o,
Gallopy-wallopy-china-go." [1868]

Visit my Pancocojams blog for a two part series that I published about "Once In China There Lived A Great Man" and "Stella Ella Ola" rhymes.

Thanks to the Mudcat members and guests who I quoted in that pancocojams series. I was I motivated to work on and publish as a result of the interest that I've had for a long time in this subject and your comment GUEST,Anon2,

Best wishes,

Azizi Powell


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Anon2
Date: 20 Oct 16 - 09:59 PM

I grew up in the greater Vancouver BC area, the version I learned was

Stella Stella Ola
Clap Clap Clap
Singing ess chiga chiga
Chiga chiga chap
Singing ess chiga chiga
Valo valo valo valo valo fire
1 2 3 4 5!

It's funny how it's so close but not identical to Anon's from Aug 2012.. though my version's nearly 20 years older than hers.

Anyone know the origin of this song/game?


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Aug 16 - 08:20 PM

I learned this in Eastern MA as:
Crocadilly oh my
Croc croc croc
Say cinco cinco
Cinco cinco sock-a-locka
Follow, follow
Stick your head in jello
Your face is turning yellow
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!

But I heard it in Western MA(Charlton) as
Quackadilly oso
Quack quack quack
Señorita
Your mama smells like pizza
Felora, felora, I'll kick you out the door-a
Sayin' 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!

I find it interesting that there are so many variations, that one could be unrecognizable from another


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Mackenzie
Date: 03 Dec 15 - 06:26 PM

I learned this as a kid in Pittsburgh in the mid 90s.

Stella Ella ola
Quack quack quack quack
Ess cheego cheego
Cheego cheego slap Jack
Go! Slow!
Go slow go slow
One two three four!


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Crocadilly ...
From: GUEST
Date: 14 Jun 14 - 01:01 AM

Crocadilly o my
Crock crock crock
Say cinco cinco
Cinco cinco sock (?)

Fol-low, fol-low!
Stick your head in jell-o!
Your face is turning yell-ow
1,2,3,5, 6!


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,apdehoyos
Date: 30 May 14 - 10:40 AM

In Austin, Tx at Bryker Woods Elementary we sang:

"Crocadilly oomp bop
croc croc croc.
Dance to the chigger
chigger chigger rock.
Fallow, fallow, fallow, fallow, fallow,
Fallow Hopscotch chigger mush!"

Usually it was at 7:30am waiting for school to start as we all sat in the cafeteria :)


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 19 May 14 - 11:33 PM

quack a dilly oma
quack quack quack
hey cinco cinco,
cinco cinco sat.
sigue sigue, sigue sigue sigue, (Or follow instead of sigue)
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10! (On ten the person clapped is out)


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Anon.
Date: 01 Aug 12 - 11:25 PM

I played this just a couple of days ago. I'm on the far, FAR west of Canada, and this is how I've been playing since I was maybe nine? I'm fourteen now. It's a little different than all the ones already posted, but it's got most of the same elements.

Stella stella ola
Clap clap clap
Singin' es chica chica
Chica chica chap
Singin' es chica chica
Baloney, baloney
Cheese and macaroni
Fire, one two three four five!

I think I might have a little bit of a different tune than some of you, though, because I've been singing them in my head to the one I know and they don't really match up.


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Megan
Date: 05 Jun 12 - 04:08 PM

The version I learned was as follows:
Crocadillo Oh my Croc Croc Croc
Dance to the music of the Chica Chica Chock
Velo Velo Velo Velo Velo Veloooo
1,2,3,4,5


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 03 Dec 11 - 11:59 PM

Hi - I was looking for a chant similar to these that we sang during elementary school. Ours (from Pickerington, OH) went like this:

My crocadilio
My crocodile
Dance to my chica
Chica, chica,
cha cha cha
Fell-ow, fell-ow
fellow, fellow, fell-ow
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10!

I find this thread fascinating!


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 20 Oct 11 - 03:42 PM

I know a different Israeli version. I recently heard my neices playing the game, and while it was similar to

'La qua qua de la oma
Qua qua qua (qua)
Decima triko
Triko triko tra
Vallo, vallo,
Vallo, vallo, vallo, vallo
1, 2, 3 ..... 10'

it had an extra verse. There was mention of ima (mom) and aba (dad), mixed in with the nonsense (which inlcuded the word banana, which is said the same in Hebrew). As well as that the children seemed to think that valo was from the Hebrew words
va-and
lo-no
and the song also includes the word vaken (ken-yes)
There also seemed to be some words that sounded Arabic.


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 12 Oct 11 - 05:20 PM

As a kid in the late 70s in Kentucky, I played this game. However, we "translated" the lyrics into english words, though they stil didn't make much sense. We sang:
Oh my crocodile
Oh my crack crack
There's a tree called
the tricky tricky trap
Fa-low, fa-low,
fa-low, fa-low fa-low
fa-low!
1 2 3 4
If you got slapped on 4 you were out...

Wonder what happened to "stella" in this version?


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Steph
Date: 12 Sep 11 - 11:25 PM

18 years ago in Dorchester, a neighborhood in Boston, MA we would sing:

Crocadilly oh my
oh my OH!
Say cinco-cinco
cinco cinco suck!
Follow, follow,
stick your butt in jello!
With a 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10!


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Faye
Date: 10 Sep 11 - 09:02 AM

ours went

s chico chico
chico chico slap say what
s chico chico
chico chico slap
blow blow blow your nose
on 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Mara
Date: 12 Mar 11 - 02:31 AM

I think this is fascinating! I had always wondered about this song. My high school (in New England) was a combination of two neighboring towns and we found that even just between our two towns there was a difference (albeit slight)!

I learned it this way:
Crocadilly, oh my, croc croc croc
Say cinqo cinqo, cinqo cinqo sock-a-locka
Follow, follow, stick your head in jello,
Make it turn yellow,
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

The kids in the next town said "stick your head in yellow jello".


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Kaity-kat
Date: 09 Mar 11 - 05:41 AM

The version I learned in Brownies/Girl Guides, and at summer camp was:
Stella Stella ola,
quack, quack, quack,
Stiguiness, tiga, tiga,
tiga, tiga,
quack, quack,
estiga tiga,velo.
velo, velo, velo, vuh-low.
1, 2, 3, 4, 5.


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 28 Jan 11 - 06:30 PM

In my school there are a bunch of different ways..
Stella Ella Ella/Ola
Quack Quack Quack
Singing S teega teega,
teega teega shack shack!
follow follow follow follow follow-a/ valo, valo, valo, valo, volora
1 2 3 4 FIVE / 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 TEN /
OR
Crocodilly oh my
Quack Quack Quack!
Say sicko sicko
sicko sicko sock sock!
follow,follow,
stick your head in jello,
your face is turning yellow,
1 2 3 4 FIVE! / 1 2 3 5 6 7 8 9 TEN!


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 19 Oct 10 - 08:43 AM

STELLA ELLA OLA (OR STELLA OLA OLA)

Stella ella ola
quack quack quack (or Clap Clap Clap),
Say Es Chico chico
chico chico chack (or chap),
Say ES chicko chiko
Valora Valora Valora Lora Lora (or valo valo valo valo valo)
Say 1-2-3-4-5 (6-7-8-9-10)


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Aug 10 - 03:26 AM

crocodilly oh my croc croc croc
say sinki sinko, sinko sinko suckalacka
follow, follow stick your head in jello
your face is turning yellow
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 26 Jul 10 - 07:35 PM

I'd never heard it before my kids just started singing it. In southern Massachusetts, they sing it like this:

Croc a dilly oh mi quak quak quak
Say sinco sinco, sinco sinco sak
Follow, Follow
Stick your head in Je-llo
Dye your hair ye-llow
Eat a marshme-llo
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10!


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Erin
Date: 05 Jul 10 - 10:43 PM

This is so great to read - I love how oral tradition has changed and modified it - the song has different dialects :)

In upstate NY, I learned:

A quack a dilly oma
quack quack quack
Hey chico, chico,
Chico, chico, Chack
Follow, follow, follow, follow, follow
Follow 1-2-3-4

For ours 4 was the "get out" number with the same right hand to left hand clapping. Once down to 2 players though, the after singing the number "4", the chanting went "i declare a thumb war - kiss. bow. begin" and the thumb war determined the ultimate winner.

As a music teacher now in CT, I pass on my version to my students - though I had no idea until now that it existed in so many different variations. Can't even remember where I learned it but I've been teaching it since working at camps in high school.


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Julia
Date: 02 Jun 10 - 02:27 AM

I'm from manitoba, Canada and we would sing the rythm like this :

Stella stella hola
Clap clap clap
Say es chico chico
Chico chico
Craker jack
Es chico chico
Balogne,balogne
With cheese and macaroni
Say 1,2,3,4,5


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,MEE!!
Date: 27 May 10 - 11:02 PM

i thought it was ...


stella ella ola
clap clap clap
singing s tigga tigga
tigga tigga shack shack
s tigga tigga below below
below below below-ba
1 2 3 4 5


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,BRIANNA YOUNG
Date: 14 May 10 - 08:39 PM

STELLA ELL OLLA CLAP CLAP CLAP SAYING STEGGA TEGGA TEGGA SHACK SHACK STEGGA TEGGA BOLONY BOLONY WITH CHEESE AND MACARONIE SAYING 1234 FIVE !


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 03 May 10 - 05:53 PM

and theres one that goes with the same hand movements but i forget the words...somethin about ppl on mars and then snakes with diamonds in there eyes and...:) anyone no that?


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Jessica
Date: 03 May 10 - 05:51 PM

The one from my home town goes
crocodile moray,
croc croc croc,
ay, cinco cino, cinco cinco soc soc
ay, cinco cino, mlo, mlo
mlo mlo mlo 1,2,3,4,5!


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 16 Mar 10 - 06:48 PM

We play something like that at my school. Our rhyme goes more like this:

Croc a dilly oh mi croc croc croc
Say sinco sinco, sinco sinco sak a lak a
Follow, Follow, stick your head in Je-llo
Your face is turning yel-low
1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10!


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,RaNDoM
Date: 10 Mar 10 - 05:31 PM

Anyone remember a hand slapping game called chica dela old man? You sit in a circle and slap hands... It goes like this (check spelling...):

Chica della old man qua qua qua chi chi five cents a chica chika chang choom Follow follow follow follow follow one two three four FIVE

On the fifth slap the person that gets slapped is out, or if the person moves before, the slapper is out.


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,crocodile moray
Date: 15 Feb 10 - 04:32 PM

I heard something like it called crocodile moray. I don't know how to spell it exactly but it goes a little like this:

Crocadile moray,
croc, croc, croc!
Ey cinco cino,
Cinco, cinco,
Soc, Soc,
Ey cinco cino
Malo, Malo,
malo malo malo!
Uno, dos, tres, quattro, cinco!!!

Yeah, my spanish (?) is a little rusty, but you get it. Sound familiar to anybody?

- A musical human


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 03:35 PM

We also had
Quack dilly oso
quack quack quack
sanarico rico rico rico
dalor dalor
1-2-3-4


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 03:32 PM

Franklin, Ma-

In Milton ours was almost the same

Crocadilly oh my, croc croc croc
Say chico chico,
chico chico chock
Follow follow, stick your head in jello
1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10

And I think maybe our ch's got turned to s's. Like "Say sico sico sico sico sock"


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Dandee Lions
Date: 21 Nov 09 - 03:28 PM

it REALLY goes:

stella ella ola
quack quack singing
s-tiga tiga tiga tiga shock shock
s-tiga tiga valo valo valo valo valo-o
1,2,3,4 youre out.


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 08 Nov 09 - 07:47 PM

Crocadilly oh my, croc croc croc
Say chico chico,
chico chico chock
Fellow fellow, stick your hands in jello
1-2-3-4-5-6-7!

Franklin, Ma


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: Azizi
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 11:01 AM

GUEST 10 Aug 09 - 03:02 AM, and GUEST,How it's played in Germany thanks for posting to this thread.

GUEST,How it's played in Germany, since I don't speak German, I'll have to take your word that that song is the German version of "Stella Ella Ola". The only words I recognized from that song were "quak quak quak".

It would be great if you would provide an English translation. If you know anything more about how children in German play this game and if you have any demographical information about this song, it would be great if you posted it.

If not, it's still interesting to know that that song is also known in Germany.


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,How it's played in Germany
Date: 28 Aug 09 - 09:33 AM

I found this on a German site;

http://www.labbe.de/liederbaum/index.asp?themaid=21&titelid=104


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 10 Aug 09 - 03:02 AM

Stella stella ola clap clap clap
say yes chika chika chika got ya
say yes chika chika baloney balony
and cheese and macaronie fire
1 2 3 4 FIVE


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: Azizi
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 11:31 AM

Thanks to all who have shared examples of this family of handclap game. I think that "Stella Ella Ola" ("Stella Ola Ola" and similar names), "Strolla Ola Ola", "Slap Billyola" and "Quack Dilly Osa" are are part of this same family of lightly competitive circle hand games.

GUEST 04 Aug 09 - 02:58 AM, "Quack Dilly Osa" is chanted using those exact same words by children (and any teens and adults who also want to join in the fun) in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania neighborhood of East Liberty/Garfield where I live.

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Here's two links to YouTube videos of this game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=loltwWPM0Uo&NR=1

Stella ella ola clap clap clap say yes chico chico

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTBJsLjOpdw&feature=related

Stella Stella Ola {last three people)


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST
Date: 04 Aug 09 - 02:58 AM

i see alot of people here with stella ella ola, i remember that but it was a different tune. the one i remember for this tune is "quack dilly osa"

quack dilly osa
quack quack quack
sing senorita
rita, rita, rita
velo, velo,
velo velo velova
one, two, three, four, five!


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: Azizi
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 05:42 PM

Thanks GUEST,O.B., GUEST,dancedance, and GUEST,Song for sharing examples of this rhyme.

GUEST,Song, I love your "Baloney Baloney Cheese and Macaroni" line. I've not read or heard it before.


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Song
Date: 12 Jul 09 - 05:11 PM

I heard it like this:
Stella Stella Ola
Clap Clap Clap
Singing ess Chigga Chigga Chigga Chigga Chigga
Baloney Baloney Cheese and Macaroni
One Two Three Four FIVE


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,dancedance
Date: 11 May 09 - 01:49 AM

I find it interesting how all of these are evolutions of each other, such as in the game telephone. My version was learned at dance camp and goes as follows:

Stella ella ola
quack quack quack
singing s chigga chigga
chigga chigga chack
love love love love
1 2 3 4 5


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,O.B.
Date: 15 Apr 09 - 08:58 PM

Stella Ella Ola Quack Quack Quack
Singing Es Tiga Tiga Tiga Tiga
Shack Shack Es Tiga Tiga
Valoo Valoo Valoo Valoo Valoo
1 2 3 4 5!


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: Azizi
Date: 20 Dec 08 - 08:14 AM

Sierra, thanks for posting the version of this Stella Ella Ola   that you know.

Thanks also for including demographical information {your age and where you live}.

I'm not sure where this rhyme originally came from. But it sure get's around!

:o)


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Sierra
Date: 19 Dec 08 - 06:24 PM

I remember that rhyme - I'm 15 so it wasn't that long ago that I used to do that. I would always sing along but never be quite sure of the lyrics, but ours went:

S-chigo chigo
chigo chigo chopsticks
S-sayanora
Valo, valo,
The toilet overflows go
1, 2, 3, 4, 5!


Sometimes it was "tigo or chigo" and "valo valo valo" instead of "the toilet overflows". We also would sometimes go to 10.

It's fun, we still sometimes do it when we're bored and it's cold outside, so we can all sit in a warm circle, haha! Oh and I live in Canada, Ontario.


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: Azizi
Date: 25 Oct 08 - 10:13 PM

Here's an example of this rhyme that was sent to my website this evening:


Stella-Ella-Ola, quack quack quack Say YES! Chico chico, chico chico chack Say YES! Chico chico, fellow, fellow, the toilet overflows Say 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-----10!


I'm a high school teacher in Toronto and my students taught me this version of Stella-Ella-Ola this week. They're in grade 9 or 10 and learned this version in Toronto when they were in elementary school (i.e. in the last 10 years).
-Muni; 10/25/2008 ; http://www.cocojams.com/handclap_rhymes.htm

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Note: Persons sending examples of rhymes to Cocojams are encouraged to include demographical information for the sake of possible folkloric research. Thank you, Muni, for sending in this example and including that demographical information.


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: Azizi
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 08:05 PM

I just read GUEST,Gagi's Israeli version of Stella Ella Ola. She or he may be long gone from reading this site. But I want to say "Thanks!" anyway.

Thanks also to GUEST, samantha for sharing her version of "Down By The Banks Of The Hanky Panky". There's a hyperlink leading to a discussion {thread} about that rhyme in the list of related rhymes found above. That thread contains a lot of versions of "Down By The Bank Of The Hanky Panky". But I don't think that any of those versions contain the line "Jesus loves you and I do too". I'm glad to see this version, which is one of the few examples of children's rhymes that I've collected that include a reference to religion.

As a matter of fact, samantha, I'm going to take the liberty of reposting a copy of your version on that thread.

Thanks again!


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST, samantha
Date: 02 Oct 08 - 05:39 PM

it goes like this---- down on the by the hanky panky were the bull frogs jump from bank to bank saying eeps aaps oops eeps aaps oops Jesus loves u i do to so ding dong bell 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: GUEST,Gagi
Date: 28 Jul 08 - 05:05 AM

Hi, I was wondering about the origins of the version I know which sound more Italian/Spanish. hope it will help.

The Israeli version as I knew it back in the 80's (so it might have evolved already):

La qua qua de la oma
Qua qua qua (qua)
Decima triko
Triko triko tra
Vallo, vallo,
Vallo, vallo, vallo, vallo
1, 2, 3 ..... 10


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Subject: RE: Kids chant Stella Ola Ola / Stella Ella Ola
From: Azizi
Date: 08 Jul 08 - 10:19 AM

Thanks, GUEST 08 Jul 08 and all others who have posted to this thread.

In my continuing mission to try to find out where "Stella Ella Ola" and similarly sounding rhymes came from, I discovered several Internet articles/blogs that included stories about how this rhyme and its handclapping game is being shared in Japan, in Africa, and in Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon.

Here's an excerpt of one online report from a 2002 Canadian-Palestinian Educational Exchange [CEPAL} volunteer whose first name happened to be "Stella":

..."The family car trips were a delight, no radio, no bumper, nospeed gage, no windows, however the lack of music wasn't a problem, we sang songs …The pride, the love, the joy of each family were the children,whom came to my classes each day ready to be entertained and learn Inglese, English. I was warned that apparently my name, Stella is what the children call the dogs in the camp. So in effect I had prepared a new name for myself, my first day with the nine year olds at the Women's Humanitarian Organization, I would simply introduce myself as Stel…no barking was the anticipated outcome. —Hello everyone my name is Stel"…blank stares,and then a loud bark from the back of the room to be continued with contagious barking and giggling for the next five minutes. Little did I know that my name Stella was written in Arabic on the chalk board behind me. The giggles and dog remarks subsided….I taught them Stella Ella ola and suddenly my name was cool. Upon returning from a sick day due to sunstroke I was greeted with a standing ovation…I think they were starting to like me"
All About the CampsBy Stella Andonoff, CEPAL Overseas Volunteer

Page 10 Volume 7, Number 1 "All About the Camps" By Stella Andonoff, CEPAL Overseas Volunteer
http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:sg1eWniJTGYJ:www.cepal.ca/uploads/tx_pdforder/the-arch-spring-2003.pdf+stella+ella+ola&hl=e

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This is one of the reasons why I like searching for information about the sources of children's rhymes. You never know what information you'll learn along the way. As a result of reading this article, I was motivated to look up the Arabic word for "dog". The word kalb is usually given, with the plural of kilaab. Obviously, these words don't sound like "Stella". So, I continued my Internet search, and came across this very interesting article. As a result of reading this article [or at least portions of it], I found that there are 70 different words in Arabic for the word "dog". Apparently one of those words sound like the name "Stella" or maybe that's just what the children in that refugee camp happened to call dogs {I learned that in Arabic speaking countries, dogs are considered unclean animals, so this wasn't an affectionate nickname}.

Btw, I also learned from reading the second article whose link I provided that there are 77 Arabic words for the word "love". And one of those words sounds like my name: "There is izaz, which is the kind of love that gives both lovers power and dignity"...

Furthermore, as a result of my search for information about the rhyme "Stella Ella Ola", by reading that first article I found out about the charitable organization CEPAL

I'd say that's not bad for a morning's Internet search.


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