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Katie Sullivan sent us the following email:

Hi Lisa,

I was searching around trying to find a rhyme that my mom taught me when I was young, and found a bit of it on the "Eenie Meenie Sicileeny" page, however the version my mom taught me was different, and much longer. I saw that some other people had left their versions on the page, so I thought it would be interesting to share the one I learned.

My mom was born in '63 and grew up in Southwest Ohio - this is the version she learned.

Eenie meenie ditch-a-dini
Ooh watch-you-wanna-meenie
Atchi catchi liberatchi
I love you, I mean I hate you
Saw you with your boyfriend last night
How do you know?
Peeked through the keyhole
Nosy
Give me a piece of candy
Stingy
Went upstairs to make my bed
Made a mistake and I bumped my head
Went downstairs to wash the dishes
Made a mistake and I washed my britches
Alias slip
There you are
Couldn't get to heaven on a candy bar
Candy bar slip
Alias slip
Couldn't get to heaven
Went to Alabama
Hello operator
Give me back my dime
1-2-3-4
Who do we appreciate?
5-6-7-8
Alexander Gushiate
Had a little monkey
Sent him to the country
Fed him on gingerbread
Along came a choo choo
And hit him on the boo-boo
And now my monkey is dead
Amen

Just thought this would be cool to share! It's surprising that there are so many different versions of this.

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Thanks to Katie Sullivan for sharing her version of "Eenie Meenie Sicileeny"!

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