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CHILDREN'S RHYME: ANIMAL

DEAR OLD MR. FOX,
HE NEEDS A CHRISTMAS BOX,
A HAT AND A COAT,
AND A PAIR OF KHAKI SOCKS.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SCHOOL RHYME

DETENTION, DETENTION, DETENTION,
I'VE FORGOTTEN MY LATIN DECLENSION.
THE SECOND OR THE FIRST?
THE THIRD IS THE WORST.
DETENTION, DETENTION, DETENTION.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): PUNISHMENT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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EENY MEENY MAKARAKE
CHER A DOMINACKE
CHICK A CHOL A LOLLIPOPE
AM TAM TISH.

Where learned: VOLUNTEERED

Keyword(s): NONSENSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

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ENGINE, ENGINE, NUMBER NINE,
RAN ALONG THE RAILROAD LINE.
TOOT, TOOT, YOU'RE OUT
ENGINE, ENGINE, NUMBER NINE.

Where learned: VOLUNTEERED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

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FROM GHOULIES AND GHASTIES,
AND LING LEGGED BEASTIES,
AND ALL THINGS THAT GO THUMP IN THE NIGHT,
THE GOOD LORD PROTECT ME.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS RHYME WHILE IN GRADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PARODY PRAYER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief

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CHILDHOOD RHYME

FUZZY-WUZZY WAS A BEAR,
FUZZY-WUZZY HAD NO HAIR,
FUZZY-WUZZY WASN'T FUZZY,
WAS HE?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 03-01-1970

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GOD MADE THE BEES,
AND THE BEES MADE THE HONEY.
WE DO THE WORK,
AND THE TEACHER GETS THE MONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UTICA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

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TEASE

GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT,
DON'T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT,
DON'T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE.

Submitter comment: TOLD THIS BY PARENTS WHEN SENT TO BED AS A CHILD.

Where learned: OHIO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

Date learned: 00-00-1948

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CHILDREN'S RHYME

HE MET HER IN THE GARDEN,
THE MOON WAS SHINING BRIGHT.
SHE WAS A MARBLE STATE,
AND HE WAS DRUNK THAT NIGHT.
THEY SAT OUT ON THE BACK PORCH,
THEIR LIPS WERE TIGHTLY PRESSED.
THE OLD MAN GAVE THE SIGNAL,
THE BULLDOG DID THE REST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

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HI HO, HI HO,
I KICKED MY TEACHER'S TOE,
SHE KICKED ME BACK,
O, WHAT A CAT,
HI HO, HI HO.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD IN SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): PARODY ON SONG FROM "SNOW WHITE." ; TUNE OF "HI HO, HI HO, IT'S OFF TO WORK WE GO"

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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HI HO, HI, HO,
IT'S OFF TO SCHOOL WE GO,
TO STUDY JUNK,
THEN TO FLUNK,
HI HO, HI HO, HI HO.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD IN SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): PARODY ON SONG FROM "SNOW WHITE." ; TUNE OF "HI HO, HI HO, IT'S OFF TO WORK WE GO"

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CHILDREN'S VERSE

I HAD A WOODEN WHISTLE,
AND IT WOULDN'T WHISTLE.
I GOT A STEEL WHISTLE,
AND IT STILL WOULDN'T WHISTLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): ONOMATOPOEIA ; PUN=WOULDN'T WOODEN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

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CHILD'S VERSE

IF ALL THE WORLD WAS APPLE PIE,
AND ALL THE SEA WAS INK,
AND ALL THE TREES WERE BREAD AND CHEESE,
WHAT WOULD WE HAVE TO DRINK?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): FANTASY ; NURSERY RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 02-22-1970

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IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING,
THE OLD MAN IS SNORING.

Submitter comment: THIS VERSE IS SUNG BY A CHILD WHEN IT'S RAINING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTHROPORMORPHIC NAME FOR GOD. ; CHANT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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LYRICAL VERSE--CHILDREN'S RHYME

I WISH I WAS A LITTLE PIECE OF FUR.
I WISH I WAS A LITTLE PIECE OF FUR.
AND OH BY HECK, ALL THE GIRLS I'D NECK!
I WISH I WAS A LITTLE PIECE OF FUR.

Data entry tech comment: "NECK" MEANS "KISS" OR "MAKE LOVE TO."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 04-02-1968

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LYRICAL VERSE-CHILDREN'S RHYME

I WISH I WAS A LITTLE PIECE OF SOAP.
I WISH I WAS A LITTLE PIECE OF SOAP.
I'D SLIPPY AND I'D SLIDEY OVER EVERYBODY'S HIDEY,
I WISH I WAS A LITTLE PIECE OF SOAP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HIDEY=SKIN BODY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

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CHILDREN'S RHYME

JEREMIAH, PUFF THE FIRE,
PUFF, PUFF, PUFF.
FIRST, HE BLOWS IT GENTLY,
AND THEN HE BLOWS IT ROUGH.
JEREMIAH, PUFF THE FIRE.
PUFF, PUFF, PUFF.

Submitter comment: NO INFORMATION AS TO WHEN THIS WAS USUALLY RECITED.

Where learned: LETTER

Keyword(s): INCLUSION, SEXTET, CONTRAST ; INDIRECTION, CHARM, ADVICE ; METER: ROCHEE RHYME: ABCBAB ; ONOMATOPOEIA, REPETITION, REFRAIN ALLITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
SPEECH -- Onomatopoeia

Date learned: 11-06-1970

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JOHN JACOB JINGLE-HIMER SMITH (SCHMIDT)
THAT'S MY NAME, TOO,
WHENEVER I GO OUT, THE PEOPLE ALWAYS SHOUT,
"JOHN JACOB JINGLE-HIMER SMITH."
HURRAH HURRAH HURRAH FOR... (REPEAT)

Submitter comment: SHE NOTED IN THE WRITTEN COPY THAT SHE GAVE ME THAT THE
"I" IN "HIMER" WAS PRONOUNCED WITH A LONG SOUND AS IN
"HIGH."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMOROUS NAME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

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CHILDREN'S NURSERY RHYME

KIBBIE KA BY BEE HALL UDEE
YA KIBBE LA TID GUDIE
KIBBIE KA BY BEE KIB BOO HA
LA (A PERSON'S NAME) LA GUDOO HA

Submitter comment: THIS IS A LEBANESE NONSENSICAL NURSERY RHYME, WHICH IS OFTEN
RECITED BY MOTHERS TO THEIR CHILDREN.
TRANSLATED IT MEANS:
MEAT PATTIES THIS SIZE
MEAT PATTIES ARE FOR DINNER
MEAT PATTIES ARE FOR (PERSON'S NAME) TO EAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

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