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Children’s Clapping Game: Candy on a Stick

Main Piece:  “Candy on a stick that makes me sick,  It makes my tummy go two-forty-six,  Not because you’re dirty, not because you’re clean,  Not because you kissed a boy behind a magazine.  Hey boys do you wanna fight  I see a guy with his pants on tight  He can wibble he can wobble he… Continue Reading »

Children’s Clapping Game: Lemonade, Crunchy Ice

Main Piece:  “Lemonade  Crunchy ice  beat it once beat it twice  turn around touch the ground  kick your boyfriend out of town  Freeze  American cheese  I think I’m gonna sneeze  achoo woohoo” Background: The informant used to perform this song as part of clapping game in pre-school and elementary school in Arizona. She described it… Continue Reading »

Miss Mary Mack

Background: My mother, the informant for this piece, tells me that it’s a handclapping game she learned on the playground while growing up in Cloverdale, California during the 1970s. Additionally, she notes that it was one of her favorite games which is why she remembers it so well. Context: This handclapping game is played by… Continue Reading »

Clapping game rhyme/song

Context: The informant is a Pakistani-American 11-year-old girl and a 6th grader at a public school in Torrance, CA.  The following clapping rhyme is a two-person game she learned in first grade. Content: “I went to a Chinese restaurant To buy a loaf of bread, bread, bread She asked me what my name was And… Continue Reading »