Mudcat Café message #428432 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #20909   Message #428432
Posted By: Mr Red
29-Mar-01 - 11:24 AM
Thread Name: Children's rhymes and playground songs
Subject: RE: Children's rhymes and playground songs
Tin - can - alurky
Grandad used to play it as a kid but that would have been in the 19th century.
we played a game (boys) we called "Turkey" which is probably related. It involved a set of sticks ballanced against a wall and a bal to knock them down. Everyone would run & hide (hide & seek with IQ). The idea was for one lad to find the others and defend the pile of sticks. Unless someone sneaked over and set-up the sticks again before the stick-keeper could rush over and hit the sticker-upper with the ball.
all simple stuff, dunno how regional because it was an orphange (one lost parent) and we had children from a 200 mile radius (all boarders).