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Sana, sana, colita de rana – a Spanish children’s rhyme

Spanish: Sana sana colita de rana si no sana hoy sanara mañana Translation: Heal, heal, little tail of the frog. If you don’t heal today, you’ll heal tomorrow. Full translation AG: This is something that parents tell their children basically, when they complain about something hurting or something going wrong. It rhymes, too, which is… Continue Reading »

Lemonade, Crunchy Ice

Main Piece: The informant recited a rhyme that she remembered from elementary school.  “Lemonade (clap, clap, clap) Crunchy ice (clap, clap, clap) Sip it once (clap, clap, clap) Sip it twice (clap, clap, clap) Lemonade, crunchy ice, sip it, once sip it twice Turn around, touch the ground Freeze” The informant explained after one girl… Continue Reading »

Ms. Lucy Nursery Rhyme

Context: The informants are brothers A, 19, and B, 15. This transcription was taken from an argument between the brothers over the “correct” words to the nursery rhyme about “Ms. Lucy.” The nursery rhyme is used mostly as a schoolyard game, sometimes accompanied by a hand-game the brothers tell me, but in their argument they… Continue Reading »

Cinderella Jump rope rhyme

Cinderella Jump rope rhyme   Text Cinderella dressed in yella Went downstairs to kiss a fella By mistake she kissed a snake How many doctors did it take One! Two! Three! (Etc.)   Background The informant use to sing this song while playing double dutch jump rope with her girl friends at recess. She said… Continue Reading »