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Posted By: GUEST,Norman
14-Jan-08 - 07:50 PM
Thread Name: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Subject: RE: I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes
Counting who is "it".

We had one in Glasgow when I was a boy in the late 50s early 60s. It was themed around canine scatalogy -

Eelie Oalie,
Dug's toalie,
You are het!

Het being a variation of hit, meaning it.

It had one great advantage for the playground (apart from appealing to kids). It was fast - boys were interested in the game, not the rhyme. I remember the girls used to spend much longer on the rhymes!

Check this page out:
http://www.glesga.ukpals.com/folk/memorylanesongs.htm
I remember many of these being chanted or sung by girls with a tag of "you are it" or "you are het" with the rhythm of these last three words adjusted to suit the preceeding rhyme.

If anyone wants these translated from Weegie to English (OK Glaswegian) don't ask me, find a Weegie yersel'!

Regards, Norman