Hickety (Buck Buck, Horny Cup)

DESCRIPTION: Guessing game. A player holds up a number of fingers and says "Hickety hickety horny cup, How many fingers do I hold up?" or "Buck, buck, how many horns do I hold up?" Another player guesses. Game may repeat, with punishments, until the number is guessed
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1894 (Gomme)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain US(So)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Arnold, p. 87, "Hickety" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Roud #16287
File: ARno087

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