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Thread #103388   Message #2105456
Posted By: Peace
17-Jul-07 - 07:24 PM
Thread Name: Folklore: Crocodile crocodile game.
Subject: RE: Folklore: Crocodile crocodile game.
"Please Mr Crocodile

We enjoy playing this game with 4 or 5 friends.

One person is 'Mr Crocodile' and the other people say:

"Please Mr Crocodile
can we cross your Golden River?".

(Wendy Carter emailed to tell us this longer version:
" Please my crocodile,
May I cross the water
To see my baby daughter
Who lives in a cup and saucer?" )

'Mr Crocodile' replies with something like

"Only if you are wearing something blue".

If you are wearing that colour you can move on one step. When you reach the other side, you are then the next 'Mr Crocodile'."

There was a "Mother may I . . ." game in Eastern Canada when I was a kid, but no mention of crocodiles.