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One Two Three O’Leary [Monaghan]

One, two, three, O’Leary, rhyme [Monaghan] / Daphne Hillis, speech in English

One, two, three, O’Leary, rhyme [Monaghan] / Daphne Hillis, speech in English

Wall-bouncing one ball
One two three O’Leary
Four five six O’Leary
Seven eight nine O’Leary
Ten O’Leary
Catch the balls again

Wall-bouncing two balls
One two three and uppy
Four five six and uppy
Seven eight nine and uppy
Ten and uppy
Catch the balls again

One two three and undy…

Bouncing a ball on the ground
One two three and bouncy...

Notes from Hugh Shields

See Opie and Opie’s The lore and language of schoolchildren (1967:108, 115); JTR Ritchie’s The singing street (1964:37); L Daiken’s Children’s games throughout the year (1949:33, facing p 29). Wall-bouncing one ball.