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Thread #20909   Message #2897123
Posted By: GUEST,guest
30-Apr-10 - 03:31 AM
Thread Name: Children's rhymes and playground songs
Subject: RE: Girl scout children's rhymes and songs
Sticks were used in a Girl Scout song-game ( in Florida early 1960's) which I would like to locate the correct words and origin:

The lyrics sounded like this:
Ma kayo koee tayo
Eh koe tahno

Ma kayo koee tayo
Eeh koe tahno

One scout would sit in front of another and for the first verse strike the 2 upright wooden sticks(about 10 inches in length and about 1 inch diameter) on the floor in front of them, then strike them down so the tips that were originally upward strike the floor in front of them, and then strike their own sticks together. This motion is repeated thru the entire verse in rhythm with the chant.

At the end of every verse, when you sing "tahno", you again hold both sticks upright and strike both lower tips to the floor twice (once for "tah" and once for "no")

Verse 2 Same as 1, except instead of striking your own sticks together, you strike your right stick to your partner's right stick

Verse 3 Same as 1, except instead of striking your own sticks, you strike your left stick to your partner's left stick

Verse 4 Same as 1, except you strike both your partner's sticks with both of your sticks from the inside out

Verse 5 Same as 1, except you strike both your partner's sticks with both of your sticks from the outside in

Verse 6 Same as 1, except you gently toss your own right stick in the air with a half flip and catch it

Verse 7 Same as 1, except you gently toss your own left stick in the air with a gentle half flip and catch it

Verse 8, Same as 1, except you gently toss both of your own sticks in the air with a half flip and catch them

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