Chase the Squirrel
DESCRIPTION: "Ev'rybody teeter up and down, Grab 'em by the waist an' a whirl them around, An' around an' around an' around." "Chase the squirrel, chase the squirrel, Chase the purty girl round the world...." "First to the center, then to the wall...."
EARLIEST DATE: 1911 (JAFL 24)
KEYWORDS: playparty animal
FOUND IN: US(MW,So)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Wolford-ThePlayPartyInIndiana, pp. 30-32=Wolford/Richmond/Tillson-PlayPartyInIndiana, pp. 151-152, "Chase the Squirrel" (1 text, 1 tune)
Randolph 537, "Chase the Squirrel" (1 text, 1 tune)
Spurgeon-WaltzTheHall-AmericanPlayParty, p. 83, "Chase That Squirrel" (1 text, 1 tune)
Welsch-NebraskaPioneerLore, pp. 90-91, "Chase the Squirrel" (1 text, a square dance call which does not mention the squirrel but appears to be the same dance)
Brown/Schinhan-FrankCBrownCollectionNCFolklore5, p. 512, "Chase the Squirrel" (1 short text, 1 tune, more like this than any other squirrel game)
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