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Mon Sep 23, 2019, 08:34 AM

'Stick 'em in the eye', play on DU cartoon thread--German count out-rhyme---

In English we have 'one, two, buckle my shoe---'

German---
'Eins, zwei, Polizei.
Drei, vier, Wein und Bier--'

One student of children's rhymes pointed out that kids in areas where several languages are spoken often redo the rhymes in one language to use several.

That's what I thought of when my son (8) redid the German cut-out rhyme as

Eins, zwei, poke you in the eye,
Drei, vier, kick you in the rear--

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Response to bobbieinok (Original post)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:11 AM

1. It's not a count-out rhyme for children... It's a techno-song from the 90s.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eins,_Zwei,_Polizei

As all german techno from that era goes, the beats are great and the lyrics are s**t.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:20 AM

2. Found and used this rhyme in 80s when teaching German to grade school kids in IA

Source lost in mists of time and many moves since then.

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Response to bobbieinok (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:33 AM

4. Didn't know. Thx.

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Response to DetlefK (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 23, 2019, 09:29 AM

3. Mo-Do (Fabio Frittelli) was Italian, not German, and committed suicide back in early 2013



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