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Leafy

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Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« on: April 04, 2014, 05:48:45 AM »
Since I had my DD I've been singing along to a lot of nursery rhymes. I've noticed that I grew up with the incy wincy spider (climbed up the water spout etc) but I have heard versions that say the itsy bitsy spider.

I'm wondering which version is regional to which location. So, where are you from and which version do you sing?

For reference, I am in Western Australia.

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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2014, 05:53:51 AM »
US here, in New England. We sing "itsy bitsy," although I have heard recordings that use "incy wincy."
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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2014, 06:28:41 AM »
South East England - Incy Wincy.

I've always connected Itsy Bitsy with America. Don't know if that's accurate or not.

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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2014, 06:34:25 AM »
Itsy bitsy from U.S

Vall

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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2014, 06:36:55 AM »
I grew up in southern New Jersey in the US.  It was the Itsy Bitsy Spider.  I haven't heard of the Incy Wincy Spider.  Interesting!  I wonder what other nursery rhymes are different.

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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2014, 07:05:39 AM »
Itsty Bitsy here.  I'm in the DC Metro area

Psychopoesie

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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2014, 07:08:55 AM »
Incy wincy here.

Newcastle, NSW (where I learned it & where parents/grandparents were from).

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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2014, 07:19:59 AM »
Eency weency

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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2014, 07:35:21 AM »
Midwest US here; I sing "Itsy Bitsy" but one of DD's books says "Eensy Weensy."
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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2014, 07:52:22 AM »
US, Oregon (Northern West Coast), grew up with "itsy bitsy"

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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2014, 07:53:47 AM »
Incy wincy here.

Newcastle, NSW (where I learned it & where parents/grandparents were from).

Incy Wincy as well here.

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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2014, 08:09:18 AM »
Eency weency

This one. Thank you! I was looking at the other 2 thinking I'm pretty sure I never learnt either of those two but couldn't remember what I had learnt.
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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #12 on: April 04, 2014, 08:46:17 AM »
Itsy Bitsy (US)

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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #13 on: April 04, 2014, 08:54:46 AM »
Itsy Bitsy (US) though I've heard Eensy Weensy (though not Incy Wincy).

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Re: Incy wincy or itsy bitsy?
« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2014, 09:02:01 AM »
Canadian, here.  So both 'itsy bitsy' and 'eensy weensy'.
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