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Thread #46932   Message #3500564
Posted By: GUEST,Toronto in the 60's
08-Apr-13 - 02:34 PM
Thread Name: Child's Game: Elastics
Subject: RE: Child's Game: Elastics
We played it in Toronto as well and our version was to string up elastic (the kind you used in sewing, so very sturdy) between two posts and then we would hop on leg over, over and over thru the rhyme, then at the end jump over it, increasing the height each time. Here is the rhyme as I remember it and as I research this I see "German" jumping as a description, which may explain some of the lyrics, as well as yogi.

Yogi on the kaiser
Yogi audi eh
Cats in the syllable
Sidoo Sideah (this is where you jumped over both ways).

Totally nonsensical but I remember it clearly to this day (a few decades later)