Can Anyone Help with a Finger Game from the Country of Georgia that Ends with the Line, “Zagaloo, Zagaloo, Zagaloo”?

Rachel wrote asking for help with a rhyme/finger game her grandfather would play from Georgia. Here’s her email…

I am currently diving a bit more into my history, and I was wondering if you could help me find a certain nursery rhyme/finger game. My Grandfather was from Georgia during the Soviet Era, so he adopted many of the Russian traditions. In this children’s game, one would walk on a surface with their fingers (middle and index) from far away, slowly saying words I believe about a goat, but that could be wrong. Then at the end, while the child has been distracted by the walking fingers, the person will surprise them and tickle them saying something that sounds phonetically like “zagaloo, zagaloo, zagaloo.” Does this sound familiar to you in any way?

Thank you for your help!

All the best,
Rachel

If anyone can help Rachel, please comment below or email me.

Thanks in advance! Mama Lisa

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