In this version of "Ickle Ockle" the language has been modernized.


Listen Here. at Scottish Book Trust.

Another Scottish Version:

Eetle, peetle,
Black beetle,
You are out!

Game Instructions

You need an odd number of kids to play this game. Children form a circle with one child in the center. The kids go around in a circle and sing the song. At the end, everyone has to find a partner and the one in the center has to try to steal one of those partners. Whoever is left without a partner has to be the new person in the center or the one in the center has to stay there if she can't get a partner.