Can Anyone Help with a Czech Finger Play?

Carol wrote asking for help with a childhood song…

I’m looking for a version of the Bohemian finger play song – Vařila myšička kašičku, but my mother-in-law sang it like this (it’s my english version, not written in Czech):

Sushalinka Gashegu
Namalinka Nedelegu
Smushle
Speck
Smushle
Speck
Gahlick
Gahlick
Gahlick

Do you know this one, can give the spelling and/or direct me to an audio of it or youtube?

Thanks for your site! Quite a find.

If anyone can help Carol, please comment below.

Mama Lisa

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One Response to “Can Anyone Help with a Czech Finger Play?”

  1. Vašek Says:

    VAŘILA MYŠIČKA KAŠIČKU
    Vařila myšička kašičku
    na zeleném rendlíčku,
    (mother circles with her finger on kid’s palm)
    tomu dala,
    (catches kid’s big finger)
    tomu taky,
    (catches kid’s index finger)
    tomu málo,
    (catches kid’s middle finger)
    tomu víc
    (catches kid’s ring finger)
    a na toho maličkého nezůstalo nic!
    (catches kid’s little finger)
    A tak utíkal honem do komůrky
    a tam se napapal.
    (mother runs with her fingers on kid’s arm into the armpit to tickle kid)
    http://andulka.wz.cz/rikanky.htm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G-ngOgDyxYA
    uses slightly different wording at the end with the littlefinger:
    A ten maličký,
    (catches kid’s little finger)
    crrr do komůrečky na homolečky
    a tam se napapal.
    (mother runs with her fingers on kid’s arm into the armpit to tickle kid)

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