Members of Carver School playing a game called "zoodio zoodio"- White Springs, Florida

Members of Carver School playing a game called "zoodio zoodio"- White Springs, Florida


Image Number

  • F8896150

Year

  • 1959

Date Note

  • Photographed in May 1959.

Series Title

General Note

  • Zoodio is an African American game with singing. The game, according to research, was often taught at Bible Schools. The game is played with at least eight people in an open space. According to a website, the game is played this way: Choose a partner; stand facing your partner; cross your arms in front of your waist and take your partnersgas right hand in your left hand (and vice versa). Slightly bend your knees like you are riding a bicycle and move your partner's arms back and forth to the beat in a scissors motion while sing/chanting the rhyme. On the words gbsStep back, Sallygcs, each partner jumps back four times to the beat (or, if the group agrees before hand, back and forth to the beat). On the words, gbsWalking down the alleygcs, the individual partners strut to the beat, each finding a new partner. The song then begins again.
  • The words to the song that accompanies the game are: Here we go Zoodio, Zoodio, Zoodio Here we go Zoodio, All night long; Step back, Sally, Sally, Sally, Step back, Sally All night long; Walkin through the alley, alley, alley, Walkin through the alley, All night long (repeat as many times as desired).

Rights

Photographer/Personal Author

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 4 x 5 in.

Subject Term

Geographic Term

Subject Meeting

Shelf Number

  • Shelf number: SN0189

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Members of Carver School playing a game called "zoodio zoodio"- White Springs, Florida
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Chicago Manual of Style

Leahey, Robert R., Collector, 1912-1969. Members of Carver School playing a game called "zoodio zoodio"- White Springs, Florida. 1959. Black & white photoprint, 4 x 5 in. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. <https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/106045>, accessed 16 December 2018.

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Leahey, Robert R., Collector, 1912-1969. Members of Carver School playing a game called "zoodio zoodio"- White Springs, Florida. 1959. Black & white photoprint. State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory. Accessed 16 Dec. 2018.<https://www.floridamemory.com/items/show/106045>.

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(State Archives of Florida/Leahey)