Becky Haegele wrote to us on the Mama Lisa Facebook Group asking for help with a tickling rhyme her grandmother would play and recite to her. Here’s her question:
Grandmother had a baby rhyme supposedly about cream and a mouse. She would circle her finger in the palm of baby’s hand saying something sounding like, “kreme kreme mauseline.” (We all remember that slightly differently and I am just sounding it out. “Kriebe, Kriebe” ) Say something for each finger then tickle up the arm. No one can remember and she has passed. I found the rhyme in Czech but it sounds different. I was hoping someone might recognize it. She spoke German and Hungarian so it could be either language.
Update from Becky: I think it’s German. I finally had my home video digitized in hopes that someone could transcribe and translate the little finger rhyme our grandmother did with our children. It is at 1:40:45. We would like to continue with the next generation but no one remembers the whole rhyme or what it means. Thank you for any assistance.
If anyone can help with this rhyme, please comment below or email me.
Thanks in advance!
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