A counting-out rhyme for choosing who's "It" in a game...

Ibbity, Bibbity, Zibbity, Zee - American Children's Songs - The USA - Mama Lisa's World: Children's Songs and Rhymes from Around the World  - Intro Image

You can hear 3 renditions of this rhyme in the recording below, all at different tempos.


Recording by Mama Lisa.

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Collected from Roche McClear, Whitmore Lake, Michigan. This rhyme can be found in "Journal of American Folklore," Volumes 30-31 (1917).

Image by scientist and illustrator Moses Harris (1731–1785). He painted accurate watercolour drawings of bumblebees in his "An Exposition of English Insects Including the Several Classes of Neuroptera, Hymenoptera, & Diptera, or Bees, Flies, & Libellulae" (1776–80).