"Rich Man, Poor Man (Handclapping Rhyme)"

Rich man, poor man,
Beggar man, thief,
Doctor, Lawyer,
Indian Chief.

(Buttons on shirt or blouse are used for fun and pointed to as chant is spoken. Whomever the chants ends on (depending on the amount of buttons) is who you will marry.

This chant is also used to find the first person to be "It" when beginning a game. All players put their fisted hands together in a circle and one person starts the chant by tapping each fist in succession. When "Indian Chief" is said, the person whose fist is tapped puts that fist behind their back. Then the chant starts again with the chanter starting with someone else in the cirle. As soon as one person has both hands out of the circle they are "It". )

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