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Thread #81350   Message #1850898
Posted By: Snuffy
05-Oct-06 - 08:26 AM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber. You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
I think you probably call it "tag" where we call it tick.

By Sweetheart rhymes, I mean where you have to choose someone so the game can carry on, not the "ippy-dippy O-U-T spells OUT" elimination chants. Things like The Farmer's in the Dell where the farmer picks a wife, then the wife picks a child, the child picks a dog, the dog picks a bone, then we all pat the bone. Or the bit in We are three Dukes/Jews where it goes:

Come back, come back your coat is green
And choose the fairest one you've seen.

The fairest one that I can see
Is [insert name of child], come out to me