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Children of resettlement families playing, 1939.

科罗拉多州阿拉摩沙郡 (
Alamosa) ,1939


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最普及的歌唱游戏是以调用及回应的方式进行;这样一来,即使参加者并不熟悉歌词内容,也可以多人同时参与;图片中的家庭共在玩乐;在剪辑内,您可以听到麦克当劳 (McDonald) 一家正在欢唱「狗身上的跳蚤」(Dog Flea)

(ring game song) ,游戏进行时,孩子们围成一圈站立,手牵手把一人围在圈中;当唱到「我被跳蚤咬了一下」 (dog flea is a bitin' me) 时,站在圈中的必须试着破圈而出,而在同时,围成圆圈的孩子们则回以「你不能从我这儿出去」 (don't keer caint git outa here) ;最后,当有人破圈而出时,所有的人会开始追逐那个人,直到那个人被抓住为止。

One very popular singing game was the kind with a call-and-response format. That way, the greatest number of people could participate, even if they weren't familiar with the lyrics. Here, an entire family took part in the fun. In this audio clip, you can hear the McDonald family sing "Dog Flea."

"Dog Flea" is a ring game song in which kids hold hands and circle around one person in the middle. That person tries to break out of the circle on the line "dog flea is a bitin' me," and the group responds, "don't keer caint git outa here." When someone finally does break out of the circle, everyone chases him or her until that person is caught.

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CREDIT: Rothstein, Arthur, photographer. "Children of Resettlement Families Playing in the Schoolyard, Community Building, San Luis Valley Farms, Alamosa, Colorado." October 1939. America from the Great Depression to World War II: Photographs from the FSA and OWI, ca. 1935-1945, Library of Congress.
AUDIO CREDIT: McDonald Family. "Dog Flea." May 27, 1939. Southern Mosaic: The John and Ruby Lomax 1939 Southern States Recording Trip, Library of Congress.