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Flee Fly Flo
(American Hand-clapping Chant)
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Flea Fly Flo is an echo song. Every line the leader says is echoed by the group (or 2nd person).

Flee Fly Flo
Hand-clapping Chant

Flee
Flee fly
Flee fly flo
Vista
Coomalah, coomalah, coomalah vista
Oh no no no, not the vista
Eeny meeny decimeeny, oo-ah loo-ah lameeny
Eximeeny zalimeeny oo-ah loo-ah
Ah beat belly oh bo bo do ba dee-bah
Shhhhhhh!
 
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Notes

Beth Kollman wrote:

"When I was a little girl my dad would sing this with my sister and I while we waited for our mom to get out of the store. We'd sing it
faster and faster. The words we used were :

Flea! (Flea!) flea fly!
(Flea fly!) flea fly flow!
Veesta coomalotta
coomalotta coomalotta veesta.
Oh no no not the veesta eeny meany yes
Uh meany ooh wanna wanna meany yes
Uh meany sola meany oooh wanna beat
Billy oaten boaten bo Bo to beaten botton shhh.

Haha. I sing it to my child now and with my friends and I'm now 25!! Wonderful memories."

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Many variations of this chant exist. Please send us your version!

Game Instructions

Clap both thighs, clap your hands,
Clap both thighs, clap your hands, etc...

Keep this action going until the end of the song.

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