"This is how I remember the O-Leary from Canada's west coast in the early fifties: Ours came with a 16 count ball bounce sequence that was called out as..." -Elsie


"This is a sequence of hand, arms and leg movements that repeated itself, except that in place of the four O-Learys, was next a Pocket, and later a Basket, followed by a Skirtsy, then Pick-a-Pocket, and the finale was the Gibraltar, which used the whole body, if any girl made it that far without losing the ball. This was called out by a simple tune that anyone could sing. Memories for me from almost 60 years ago!" -Elsie

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Many thanks to Elsie Erickson for sharing this song with us!

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