Joel wrote asking for help with an Italian rhyme game…
I’m doing some research about an old Italian child game a friend’s grandfather used to play. I saw your site and thought you might be able to help me out.
Basically it goes like this:
The child would hold his/her index finger straight up and down, while the adult would wave his hand perpendicular above the child’s finger in a circular motion. He would sing a little rhyme that SOUNDS like this:
Lompitta lomp uh utica comp una finoche mucha stoche.
(Sorry that’s the best I can come up with.)
At the end of rhyme on the word "Stoche", the grandfather would try to grab the child’s finger. See photo.
Have you heard of anything like this before?
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
If anyone can help with this rhyme game, please comment below.
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