Folk Songs - Slovenia - Counting-out Rhyme
Counting-out rhyme is a play of spoken words - formulas (counting rhymes), (mostly) meaningless rhymes, or / and hand gestures used (mostly) by children. Their form is subordinate to rhyme and rhythm.
The one on whom the last word or syllable falls is eliminated. Some of the rhymes are remarkably similar from country to country.[VP IV/2020]