Maury wrote looking for help with a nursery rhyme game from Croatia. Here’s his letter:
I am trying to locate the correct wording / spelling of the Croatian Nursery game, Mala Misica ( Little Mouse ).
Goes something like,
Mala Misica kuhali kava, ( Stirring motion in palm of child’s hand ) ( Meesheetsa )
Ovaj Macka dao ( grab thumb )
Ovaj Macka dao ( grab 1st finger )
Ovaj Macka dao ( grab 2nd finger )
Ovaj Macka dao ( grab 3rd finger )
Ovaj Macka dao ( grab pinkie finger ),
Naj Manje !
Onda, isao, isao, isao ( slowly walking two fingers up child’s arm )
Kaj se Skrive ! ( suddenly shout and laugh and tickle child’s neck ! )
Hope you can help, thanks !
Please let us know if you can help with the words to this rhyme and/or an English translation in the comments below.
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