Patricia from Ontario referred to Yoki and the Kaiser as "a 50's skipping game we played using elastics". She wrote: "I believe it was originally a Korean children's game and the children of missionaries brought it back to Canada in 1939. The words we sang as children here in Ontario were..."


You can join a conversation about Yoki and the Kaiser on Mama Lisa's World Blog. There you'll find more info about the chant and additional versions of it.


Note: Some people think this chant came from a Japanese song.