Chinaman, Chinaman (Ching, Ching, Chinaman)
DESCRIPTION: "Chinaman, Chinaman, Walking down the street, Chinaman, Chinaman, Close your eyes and Jump on one foot to nine." "Ching Chong Chinaman, Bought a toy doll... Then it caught a cold.... Doctor couldn't come, Because he had a pimple On his tum, tum, tum"
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (McIntosh-FolkSongsAndSingingGamesofIllinoisOzarks)
KEYWORDS: playparty travel nonballad injury disease doctor
FOUND IN: US(MW) New Zealand
REFERENCES (2 citations):
McIntosh-FolkSongsAndSingingGamesofIllinoisOzarks, p. 105, "(Chinaman, Chinaman)" (1 short text)
Sutton-Smith-NZ-GamesOfNewZealandChilden/FolkgamesOfChildren, pp. 127-128, "(Ching Chong Chinaman)"; "(Ching Ching Chinaman)" (2 texts)
Roud #10348? 19308? 20094?
NOTES [41 words]: There are a number of texts that begin "Chinaman, Chinaman," or "Ching, Ching, Chinaman," or (even worse) "Chink, Chink, Chinaman." How many are related I don't know; it might be worth a study. I'm sticking them all here pending said study. - RBW
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