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Counting-out Rhymes

Source: What Shall We Do Now?: Five Hundred Games And Pastimes

To decide who is to begin a game there are various counting-out
rhymes. All the players stand in a circle, surrounding the one who
counts. At each pause in the rhyme (which occurs wherever a stroke has
been placed in the versions which follow) this one touches the players
in turn until the end is reached. The player to whom the last number
comes is to begin. This is one rhyme:--

Eena-a, deen-a, dine-a, dust,
Cat'll-a, ween-a, wine-a, wust,
Spin, spon, must be done,
Twiddlum, twaddlum, twenty-one.
O- U- T spells out.


Intery, mintery, cutery corn,
Apple seed and apple thorn;
Wine, brier, limber lock,
Five geese in a flock;
Sit and sing by a spring
O- U- T and in again.

One-ery, two-ery,
Ziccary zan;
Hollowbone, crack-a-bone,
Ninery, ten;
Spittery spot,
Must be done,
Twiddledum, twaddledum,

Ring around a ring-pot,
One spot two spot three spot san
Bob-tailed winnie-wack tittero tan
Ham Scram
Fortune man
Singum sangum Buck!

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