Dollar Dollar
(source: "Musical Fun With The Brownie Pack", Girl Guides Association, 1986.)

Thanks to Kim Arsenault and her Guides for teaching me this singing game!

The Song:

Dollar, dollar how you wander
From the one hand to the other
Is it fair, is it fair
To leave poor (name of girl in centre of circle) standing there?

The Game:

Have everyone stand in a circle, close together. One person stands in the middle of the circle. Everyone in the circle holds their left hands palm up, with the fingers curled slightly so that the person in the middle wouldn't be able to see objects hidden in the hand. One person in the circle is given a dollar coin (if you're not in Canada, substitute a quarter or whatever you'd like!). During the song, everyone pretends they're picking up the dollar from their left hand using their right hand, and passing it to the person on their right. Of course, whoever has the dollar coin actually does pass it along! When the verse is over, everyone pauses with their right hand hiding an imaginary object in their left hand (except for whoever's got the coin... they're actually hiding it!) The person in the middle of the circle has two chances to guess who has the coin. If she's right, she stays in the centre. If she's wrong, she trades places with whoever had the coin.