Appalachia children Games Rhymes

Chickama, Chickama, Craney Crow

Today’s guest post was written by Charline Venturini. Chatter being silly – not sure if she was making herself a tail or gathering stuff for a playhouse Happy Saturday! 1. I was recently reading a very dry history of Rowan County, North Carolina for research, published long ago in that scholastic and flowery style in which writers prided themselves. In one section, the author mentioned pre-Revolution Era schoolyard games. What caught my attention was “Chickama, Chickama Craney Crow” (he spelled it…

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Appalachia Rhymes

Little Boy Blue

Little boy blue, Come blow your horn, The sheep’s in the meadow, The cow’s in the corn. But where is…

Appalachia Rhymes

This Old Man

This old man, he played one, He played knick-knack with his thumb, With a knick-knack, paddy whack, Give the dog…