DESCRIPTION: Guessing game. "Hully gull." "Handful." "How many?" (Second player makes a guess.) A player takes nuts from a collection, places them in his hand, shakes them; a second player must guess the number. Winner takes nuts from the other.
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Skean-CircleLeft-FolkPlayOfKentuckyMountains)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad
FOUND IN: US(Ap)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Skean-CircleLeft-FolkPlayOfKentuckyMountains, p. 17, "Hully Gull" (1 text)
cf. "Hickety (Buck Buck, Horny Cup, How Many FIngers; Mingledy, Mingledy)"
NOTES [23 words]: The game portion of this -- the guessing of a number of objects -- is obvious. I haven't seen the "Hully Gull" line elsewhere, though. - RBW
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