Mudcat Café message #23212 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4300   Message #23212
Posted By: murray@mpce.mq.edu.au
06-Mar-98 - 09:06 PM
Thread Name: Children's Street Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: A MY NAME IS ALICE
Alice, that reminds me of one that is played with a bouncing ball. It goes through the alphabet, and the girls did some tricks like putting their leg over the ball. If a girl fumbled, or couldn't find the words for the letters they lost their turn. It started our

A my name is Alice and my husband's name is Alan
we come from Alabama where we sell Apples

The pattern is always

xxxx my name is xxxx and my husband's name is xxxx
we come from xxxx where we sell xxxx

Where the xxxx is filled in by names, places and products starting with the different letters of the alphabet.

It is hard to fix the tune. It is more a chant.

Murray