Haet a wummel ~ Orkney tickling rhyme
This Orkney tickling rhyme was demonstrated for us by Ola Gorie, whose many grandchildren have all loved it. It's a bit scary when you know that a wummel is a gimlet, and the rhyme starts by heating it! But that's a nursery rhyme for you - no holding back for the squeamish!
Your pointing index finger is the wummel. Circle it in the air as you teasingly select a place to tickle your victim with it.
Haet a wummel, Haet a wummel,
Bore a hoel,
Bore a hoel, Whar a piece?
Whar a piece?
In here in here in here!
(Heat a gimlet
Bore a hole
Traditional Orcadian play rhyme