Aina Mania Mana Mike
DESCRIPTION: "Aina, mania, mana, mike, Bassalona, bona, strike, Hare, ware, frown, hock, Halico, balico, we two ivy whack."
EARLIEST DATE: 1895 (Sutton-Smith-NZ-GamesOfNewZealandChilden/FolkgamesOfChildren)
KEYWORDS: nonsense nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW) New Zealand
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Sutton-Smith-NZ-GamesOfNewZealandChilden/FolkgamesOfChildren, p. 90, "(Anna, manna, mona, mike)" (1 short text)
McIntosh-FolkSongsAndSingingGamesofIllinoisOzarks, p. 102, "(Aina, mania, mana, mike)" (1 short text)
cf. "Eenie Meenie Minie Mo (Counting Rhyme)" (lyrics)
NOTES [25 words]: McIntosh-FolkSongsAndSingingGamesofIllinoisOzarks gives no explanation for this bit of nonsense, but I suspect it is a counting rhyme of some sort. - RBW
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