Mudcat Café message #23323 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #4300   Message #23323
Posted By: Alice
08-Mar-98 - 10:04 AM
Thread Name: Children's Street Songs
Subject: RE: Children's Street Songs
Murray, I prodded my memory, and I recall we would also sing the Sally Walker song with the lines, "one flew east, and one flew west, and one flew over the cuckoo's nest." We also did alot of complicated and fast hand clapping songs that we did in pairs of girls facing each other. I know I have seen girls doing this game on tv recently, so that has survived to this generation. I've heard girls my son's age do it to a version of "Mary Mack" Mary Mack, Mack, Mack, ... silver buttons down her back, back, back. The hand clapping songs and rhymes can get really complex. It would be an interesting project to go to schools and collect the current game songs. Any grad students out there looking for a thesis topic?

alice, montana