Can Anyone Help with a Yiddish Song

Rita wrote asking for help with a Yiddish children’s song. Here’s her note…

Does anyone know of an old Yiddish song sung while lightly pinching the top of a child’s hand.  Both the singer’s and the child’s hands move up and down together?

These were some of the words I remember:

Cru, cru, fal arup,
Oifen shtate a shank ele,
Until shtate a benkele,
Coochi-coo chi-coo hi.   (Tickles up the arm)

If anyone can help with the original words to this song and/or an English translation, please comment below.

Thanks in advance for any help!

Mama Lisa

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