This version of the song from North Germany was said as a counting out rhyme. It was collected in 1888.


Christina, who grew up in Germany, never heard of the song used this way in modern times. If anyone knows if this is still used as a counting out rhyme, please email me to let us know. Thanks! Mama Lisa

Thanks and Acknowledgements

This rhyme can be found in the book " The Counting-out Rhymes of Children (1888) by Henry Carrington Bolton.