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Thread #4300   Message #23493
Posted By: MarcB
11-Mar-98 - 12:49 AM
Thread Name: Children's Street Songs
Subject: RE: Children's Street Songs
I thought I'd posted to this today or yesterday but it didnt' show up so I must have missed the "submit" button.

What I said was something like(short term memory is the first to go)...

"I have two daughters, 9 and 11, and they very much sing and chant street songs. Mostly used for clapping games, some jump rope, and some just for the heck of it. I can't recall them all but will do a little field research and see if I can capture a few."

Since I wrote that I talked my girls at dinner tonight. They supplied the following which has some tune to it. Done as a hand jive. Two versions, nice and not nice.

Playmate

Say say my playmate
Come out and play with me
and Bring your dollies three
Climb up my apple tree
Slide down my rainbow
and we'll be playmates forever more.

Enemy

Say say my enemy
Come out and fight with me
And bring your devils three
Climb up my poison tree
Slide down my razor
Slam! into the dungeon door
And we'll be enemies forever more.

More later. Marc B