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Thread #100807   Message #2026180
Posted By: Azizi
15-Apr-07 - 04:59 PM
Thread Name: Gigalo & other children's rhymes &cheers
Subject: Gigalo & other children's rhymes &cheers
This thread serves as a companion thread to thread.cfm?threadid=81350 I'm Rubber . You're Glue: Children's Rhymes.

Like I'm Rubber You're Glue, I hope this thread will be a repository for examples and comments of children's rhymes and cheers. However, the intent in this thread is to focus on movement rhymes and not taunts and comebacks {as was the focus at least in the beginning for I'm Rubber You're Glue}

In the interest of folkloric collection & documentation, if you post an example, it would be helpful if you would include the following demographical information-the geographical area where the rhyme* was/is performed {such as city, state, nation}, when the rhyme was/is performed {the decade such as 1970s; mid 1990s}; and who performs/ed it {girls, boys, girls & boys, ages etc}.

Also, it would be helpful if you include information about the rhyme's category of the rhyme {such as jump rope rhyme, handclap rhyme, foot stomping cheer, or cheerleader cheer}. Including information about how the rhyme is performed would also be interesting and helpful.

*I'm using "rhyme" as a catch-all term for rhymes, cheers, chants, gamesongs.

I'll start off in the next posts with some examples and commentary about the foot stomping cheer "Gigalo".

Thanks in advance for your participation in this thread!