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Thread #85915   Message #1594517
Posted By: JennyDeckner
31-Oct-05 - 07:10 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Concentration (kids' game)
Subject: RE: Origins: Concentration (kids' game)
I played a very similar, if lengthier, version when I was a child (about a decade ago). Our version here on Long Island (NY) went as such:

Concentrate, concentrate. Listen to what I'm saying.
People are dying, babies are crying. Concentrate, concentrate.

Crack an egg on your head,
let the yolk drip down (3x)
Crack an egg on your head,
let the york drip down (3x)

Concentrate, concentrate, etc.

Squeeze two oranges on your shoulders,
let the juice drip down (3x)
Squeeze two oranges on your shoulders,
let the juice drip down (3x)

Concentrate chorus thing

Stab a knife in your back,
let the blood drip down (3x)
Stab a knife in your back,
let the blood drip down (3x)

Chorus

Stab ten needles in your back,
let the blood drip down (3x)
Stab ten needles in your back,
let the blood drip down (3x)

Chorus

Spiders crawling up your back,
Spiders crawling down your back.
Spiders crawling up your back,
Spiders crawling down your back.

Chorus

Now, you're on the top of the Empire State Building, looking out over the whole city. It's a beautiful night, you're admiring the view, you can see everything (etc., improvise for a minute or so). All of a sudden, someone comes out from behind you and he pushes you and YOU FALL!

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During that last part, the person is being rocked forward and back slowly until they're quickly pushed down hard at the end. Then the person has to tell everyone what color they saw when they were pushed. Supposedly each color had a different meaning, but I can't remember.

Thanks for reminding me of this game, Scoville!