Theresa wrote asking for help with a childhood rhyme that’s possibly of Russian or German origin:
Greetings from WA State.
My grandfather passed away years ago, and when I was a small girl, I remember him sitting little ones on his knee and bouncing them to a familiar sing-song. I DO NOT have any idea what it was and am the only person in our current family who even slightly remembers what it sounded like. Maybe you could give me a hint?
He would brush your chin and say: "Spitz spaddel"
Then your mouth: "mouse chaddel"
Then your mouth: "nospifila"
Then your one eye and then the other: "diegle, double dego"
Then tickle your forehead and say: "sveet, sveet."
Does this sound anything like the German / Russian man he was?
Thank you for your time.
If anyone can help with this rhyme, please comment below.
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