DESCRIPTION: "I act monkey motions, too-re-loo, I act monkey motions, so I do; I act 'em well an' dat's a fact -- I act just like de monkeys act." "I act gen'man motions...." "I act lady motions...." Similarly for children's motions, preachers' motions, etc.
EARLIEST DATE: 1925 (Scarborough)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Scarborough-NegroFS, p. 133, "Monkey Motions" (1 text)
cf. "What's the Lady's Motion? (Skip O'er the Mountain)" (form)
cf. "Miss Susianna Jane" (mention of Monkey Motions)
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