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Up or down, down or up?
You may find me inside your cup.
Found or not, not or found,
I might be upon the ground.
Here or there, there or here,
You won't like me inside your ear.
Play or sit, sit or play,
What am I, do you say?

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  • $\begingroup$ Responses may be a little slow today, but I'll get to them (unless this is solved in five minutes). $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd Mar 27 '15 at 14:06
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You could be

water.

Up or down, down or up?

Could be a reference to "drink up" vs "down a drink", or maybe upstream and downstream.

You may find me inside your cup.

You might be drinking water from a cup.

Found or not, not or found,

Perhaps a reference to water diviners that purport to be able to sense water in the ground.

I might be upon the ground.

Puddles are certainly water on the ground.

Here or there, there or here,

Could be in reference to the phrase "water, water everywhere [and not a drop to drink]".

You won't like me inside your ear.

Nobody likes water in their ear.

Play or sit, sit or play,

I'm not sure about this one. I would have expected "stand" and "babble", maybe.

What am I, do you say?

You might be water.

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    $\begingroup$ Darn! I was literally about to post the same answer :) $\endgroup$ – SaturnsEye Mar 27 '15 at 14:11
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    $\begingroup$ Yep! I thought I gave a little too much away. I'll accept the answer when I can. $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd Mar 27 '15 at 14:12
  • $\begingroup$ This only seems to explain every other line. @AggieKidd is there any significance to the "down or up", "found or not", etc. parts? $\endgroup$ – Rand al'Thor Mar 27 '15 at 21:37
  • $\begingroup$ There is, but just clues as well. I'll definitely give a vote up to someone who gets those in as well. $\endgroup$ – Aggie Kidd Mar 27 '15 at 21:41
  • $\begingroup$ +1 for excellent answer, but I don't personally enjoy the reasons to each line. $\endgroup$ – Nai Jan 8 '16 at 5:28
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I am pretty sure that the answer for this riddle is

water

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