Mama Lisa's World
International Music & Culture
A place for poems, songs, rhymes and traditions from around the world for both kids and grown-ups to enjoy!
Advertisement

My daughter just taught me the version below of the hand clapping rhyme Eenie Meenie Sicileeny

Eenie Meenie Sicileeny

Eenie meenie sicileeny,
Ooh ah zambalini,
Achi cachi Liberace,
I love you,
Take a peach,
Take a plum,
Take a stick of bubble gum,
Not a peach,
Not a plumb,
Not a stick of bubble gum.

Saw you with your boyfriend last night
How do you know?
Peaked through the window
Nosy
Didn’t do the dishes
Lazy
Ate all the cookies
Greedy!
Jumped out the window
Must be crazy!
That’s why I call you this!
(Repeat song)

My daughter is trying to learn how to play the hand clapping game so she can play it with the other kids in school. If anyone can help out with the actions, please let us know in the comments below. Thanks! Mama Lisa

Check out Mama Lisa’s World for more versions of Eenie Meenie Sicileeny.

Advertisement

This artilce was posted on Monday, April 27th, 2009 at 10:07 pm and is filed under American Kids Songs, Children's Songs, Countries & Cultures, Eenie Meenie Sicileeny, England, English, Hand Clapping Rhymes, Languages, Mama Lisa, Nursery Rhymes, Questions, USA. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

13 Responses to “Eenie Meenie Sicileeny – Hand Clapping Rhyme”

  1. Alexandra Says:

    I know a few different versions of this.

    The first goes something like this-

    Leader: Vee
    Group: Vee
    Leader: Vee-vye
    Group: Vee-vye
    Leader: Vee-vye voh
    Group: Vee-vye voh
    Leader: Vista
    Group: (gasps loudly as if shocked)

    Group: Oh, no, no, no, not the vista! (x2)

    Group:
    Eany-meany saula-meany
    Oh, walla-walla meany,
    Eany-meany saula-meany
    Oh, walla wah.

    Group:
    Ish-bidley otten-dotten
    Bo-bop ah deeten-dotten,
    Ish-bidley otten-dotten
    Bo-bop ah DEE!

    The second one was a bit different and worked fantastic for camp with all the bugs everywhere!

    Leader: Flea
    Group: Flea
    Leader: Flea fly
    Group: Flea fly
    Leader: Flea, fly, m’squito
    Group: (starts pretending to scratch all over)

    Leader: Cal-a-mine, cal-a-mine, cal-a-mine lo-tion
    Group: Cal-a-mine, cal-a-mine, cal-a-mine lo-tion
    Leader: Oh! No! Not the cal-a-mine lotion!
    Group: Oh! No! Not the cal-a-mine lotion!

    Leader: Itchy-itchy scratchy-scratchy got one on my backy-backy
    Group: Itchy-itchy scratchy-scratchy got one on my backy-backy
    Leader: Quick! Grab the bug-spray! I think he went that-a-way! (points, usually upwards to the right)
    Group: Quick! Grab the bug-spray! I think he went that-a-way!

    All: (makes long “sh” sound, pretending to spray the bug-spray left-to-right)

    Leader: (tempo slows)Calamine, calamine, calamine lo-tion

    The Calamine Lotion song as it was called, I learned at Arthritis Camp by the Arthritis Foundation at camp Wamatachik (I’ll be darned if I spelled that correctly). It was such a great time to be able to get away from the daily life of an ill child and be able to go to camp! Of course, the two gallon-size zip-lock bags of medications plus the methotrexate injections followed me there, along with the cane and walker, but a week without doctor appointments? Whoohoo! I’m sure the song’s been around a long time and around many campfires, but I just wanted to give them some credit anyways.

    You have quite a lovely site, by the way. I am 13 and hoping to learn some basic Spanish over the summer holiday, and have found that I have an easier time learning if I incorporate what I’m trying to learn into songs or rhymes. I came across your site and am very excited to start learning some of the nursery rhymes on your sites.

    God bless you, Mama Lisa,
    Alexandra

  2. Lisa Says:

    Thanks for posting those rhymes Alex! That’s a great idea for learning Spanish! If there are any songs on my site that don’t have mp3’s, you can check YouTube for videos and use the lyrics from Mama Lisa’s World. Let me know if you happen to find any good ones!

    Best wishes,

    Mama Lisa

  3. Toniann Says:

    The hand movements are: get a partner, Put your hands together, hit them back and forth twice, then stop, clap your hands, hit your partners hand above your left hand, using your right hand, clap again, hit your partners hand under your left hand, hold hands, then take your left hand, hit your partners hand under your right hand, hold hands, hit your right leg 2 times, then using your right hand, snap two times next to your head in the air, using your right hand, then slap your partners hand while your partners hand is slapping yours twice, then point at each other with right hand. Then continue on with the song repeating these movements.

  4. Lisa Yannucci Says:

    Thanks Toniann! I also found this video below explaining how to do the hand motions. Is that how you do it?

  5. Nia Says:

    I know another one I’m in middle school so it’s a bit more mean lol. Ennie meenie sicaleeny oh ah zambilini achi bachi liburache I hate u! take a peach take a plumb take a stick of bubble gum not a peach not a plumb but a stick of bubble gum saw u with ur bf last night staring at the ppl nosy didn’t flush the toilet nasty (repeat to I hate u) then whoever says I hate u and points first wins

  6. Alex Says:

    I sing
    Ernie meanie sicaleni
    Achi achi liberachi
    I love u

    Take a peach
    take a plum
    Take a stick of bubble gum

    No peach
    No plum
    No stick of bubble gum

    Saw u with ur bf last night
    How do u know?
    Peekin through ur window
    nosy
    Didn’t do the dishes
    lazy
    Didn’t wash it hands
    Nasty
    Jumped out the windowing be crazy!!
    That’s y I cal u…..!
    (then repeat)

  7. cassandra Says:

    i really like to thank you because you helped me and my friends. we usually just played the first verse over and over but thanks to you we dont have to so thank you so so much have a wonderful thanksgiving!!!!!! bye bye

  8. Alyssa Says:

    this is how I learned it at school:

    Eenie meenie sicileeny
    boo bop bop berenie
    education liberation
    we are cool

    take a peach
    take a plum
    take a strip of bubble gum

    not a peach
    not a plum
    not a strip of bubble gum

    Saw you last night with your boyfriend
    how do you know?
    peeked through the window
    nosy

    didn’t do the dishes
    lazy

    and that’s why the call me

    Eenie meenie sicileeny
    boo bop bop berenie
    education liberation
    we are cool
    (for the top part we try to go as fast as we can)

    the hand motions:
    put hands together
    go left, right, left and stop straight ahead of you
    do not move your left hand but take your right hand so you “clap” it
    go up (hitting the other person’s hand)
    go down (hitting your hand)
    and go down again (hitting the other person’s hand again)
    grab the person’s hand with your right hand
    grab the person’s hand with your left hand (not moving your right hand)
    take your right hand and hit your waist (twice and not letting go of your left hand)
    snap with your right hand (twice and still not letting go of your left hand)
    hit the other person’s hand ( ” )
    clap and repeat

  9. Anoushka Says:

    I’ve always known: Eeny meenie sicilini
    Ooh ah zombilini
    Atchi gatchi liberace I love you
    Take a peach take a poch take a stick
    of bubble gum
    No peach no poch no stick of bubble gum
    Saw you with your boyfriend last night
    How do I know? Looked out the window
    NOSY!Didn’t flush the toilet NASTY! Didn’t do your homework LAZY!
    Jumped out the window MUST BE CRAZY!
    That’s why they call me *repeat*

  10. Tiffany Says:

    I’m in middle school, and I know: Eenie meenie sicileeny oo ah no combileeny hatchy gratchy liberachie I love you. Take a peach, take a plum, take a stick of bubblegum. No peach, no plum, no stick of bubblegum. I saw you with your boyfriend lastnight. How do you know? I peeked through your window. NOSY. I ate all the doughnuts. GREEDY. I didn’t flush the toilet. NASTY. I jumped out the window. CRAZY. And that’s why they call me: Eenie meenie sicileeny oo ah no combileeny hatchy gratchy liberatchie I love you.

  11. Steph Says:

    Eeny meeny gypsoleeny
    Ooh bop bopoleeny
    Achi cachi Liberace
    I love you, tutti fruity
    Down down baby
    Down by the roller coaster
    Sweet sweet baby
    Never gonna let you go
    Shimmy shimmy co co pop, tutti fruity
    Caught ya with your boyfriend, naughty naughty
    Won’t give some candy, greedy greedy
    Won’t do the dishes, lazy lazy
    Jump out the window, crazy crazy
    Eeny meeny gypsoleeny
    Ooh bop bopoleeny
    Achi cachi Liberace
    I love you, tutti fruity

  12. A Says:

    This is how I learned it even though I don’t remember some:

    Eenie meenie sicileeny
    ooh op bopalini
    icy icy lemon icy
    I love you
    pick a peach
    pick a plum
    pick a stack of bubble gum
    no peach
    no plum
    no stack of bubble gum
    hanging on a roller coaster
    crazy
    don’t do the dishes
    lazy
    hanging with your boyfriend all night
    …… day and night

    The “……” part is where I don’t remember.

  13. Fatima Says:

    eenie meenie sicileeni ooh ah zombilini achi gachi liberachi i💛u
    Eat a peach eat a plumb chew a stick of bubble gum no more peach no more plum no more sticks of bubble gum saw u with your boy friend how did u see?watched u through your window nosy didn’t do the dishes lazy didn’t take a shower smelly jumped out the window crazy that’s why they call me eenie meeni sicileeni ooh ah zombilini achi Bach liberachi i💛u!!!

Leave a Reply

Subscribe without commenting

Advertisement
Mama Lisa Facebook Badge
Mama Lisa Twitter Badge
Mama Lisa Pinterest Badge

Help Support Mama Lisa's World
with just
$1.99

Find us on Google+

Help Support Mama Lisa's World
with just
$1.99