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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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TAUNT AT TEAM GAMES

OE-SA-SA-SA,
OE-SA-SA-SA,
HIT 'EM IN THE HEAD
WITH A BIG KIELBASA!

Data entry tech comment:

KIELBASA=POLISH SAUSAGE

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHANT ; CHEER ; Kielbasa ; SPORTS

James Callow Keyword(s): CHEER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse in Other Group of Folklore C800.500

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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1,2,3,4, WHO ARE WE FOR,
BUS DRIVER, BUS DRIVER, RAH, RAH, RAH.
5,6,7,8, WHO DO WE THINK IS GREAT,
BUS DRIVER, BUS DRIVER, RAH, RAH, RAH
9,10,11,12, WHO DO WE THINK IS SWELL,
BUS DRIVER, BUS DRIVER, RAH, RAH, RAH.

Submitter comment:

KIDS SING THIS TO ENCOURAGE THEIR BUS DRIVER TO GO FAST SO THEY
WILL BE AT CAMP FIRST.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: CAMP

Keyword(s): CHILDREN ; l Chant ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; RHYME ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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IT IS VERY IMPORANT TO A JEWISH STORE-OWNER THAT THE FIRST
CUSTOMER ON A MONDAY MORNING MUST BUY SOMETHING, REGARDLESS
OF THE PRICE. IF AND WHEN THE CUSTOMER DOES BUY SOMETHING, IT
MEANS GOOD LUCK AND GOOD SELLING THE REST OF THE WEEK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Buy ; CUSTOM ; Customer ; Jewish ; Merchant ; Monday ; OMEN ; Purchase ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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CHILDREN'S CAMP SONG

CHORUS:
EDDIE CUCHIE CATCHIE CAMA TOSA ERA TOSA
NOMA SOMA CAMA WACKIE BROWN
FELL INTO THE WELL, FELL IN TO THE WELL
FELL INTO THE DEEP DARK WELL.
VERSES:
SUSIE JONES MILKING IN THE BARN SAW HIM FALL
AND RAN INSIDE TO TELL HER MA THAT (CHORUS)
SUSIE'S MA, MAKING CRACKLIN' BREAD
TOLD HER PA WHO HOBBLED INTO TOWN AND SAID THAT (CHORUS)
FROM THE TOWN, EVERYBODY CAME
WHAT A SHAME IT TOOK SO LONG TO SAY HIS NAME THAT(CHORUS)
AFTER SINGING THIS LAST CHORUS YOU SING "WHO?" AND REPEAT THE
CHORUS ONCE MORE AND THEN SAY "DROWNED"

Submitter comment:

THIS SONG IS SUNG AT CYO (CATHOLIC YOUTH ORGANIZATION) CAMPS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Port Sanilac

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; CHANT ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad Epic
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 06-00-1975

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FLYLEAF VERSE

HAIL, HAIL, BYRON'S IN JAIL.
TAFT IS ELECTED JUST AS WE EXPECTED.

Submitter comment:

THE ABOVE WAS FOUND IN MR. FINK'S "POWERS GRADED SPELLER"
COPYRIGHTED IN 1905, IN HIS OWN HANDWRITING ON THE BACK
COVER OF THE TEXT.

Data entry tech comment:

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHANT ; ELECTIONS ; INSULT ; POLITICIANS ; PRESIDENTS ; RIDICULE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Wisecracks, Gags, Silly Insults

Date learned: 09-17-1969

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MILITARY CHANT

SQUADRON "C" AND SQUADRON "A" (ECHO)
GOING HAND IN HAND ALL THE WAY. (ECHO)
SQUADRON "A" WAS A WOMEN'S AIR FORCE SQUADRON.

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE ; RANTOUL

Keyword(s): CHANT ; March ; MILITARY ; RHYME ; TAUNT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries

Date learned: 08-00-1966

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SOUTH KOREAN MILITARY CADENCE

KO-LING-GAY, KO-LING-GAY, KO-LING-GAY TOMMY WA.
(TROOPS ECHO)
OO-OO, AA-AH (LIKE WHEN TAKES A TOUGH SHIT).
(ECHO)
CHOP CHOP O-LING-GAY.
(ECHO)
KO-LING-GAY TOMMY WA.
(ECHO)
O-O A-AH.

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: NEVADA ; STEAD AIR FORCE BASE ; RENO

Keyword(s): CHANT ; March ; MILITARY ; RHYME ; SONG ; South Korea

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
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Date learned: 07-00-1968

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MILITARY DOUBLE-TIME DRILL CHANT

I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER.
I WANT TO GO TO VIETNAM.
I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
SO I CAN KILL ME A CHARLIE CONG. MM
ALL THE WAY.
ONE-TWO.
ALL THE WAY.
ONE-TWO.
UP THE HILL.
ONE-TWO.
DOWN THE HILL.
ONE-TWO.
OVER THE HILL (ETC.).

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; Cadence ; CHANT ; March ; Marching ; MILITARY ; Slur

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
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Date learned: 10-00-1970

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CHILDREN'S SONG

PLAYMATE,
COME OUT AND PLAY WITH ME.
AND BRING YOUR DOLLIES THREE.
CLIMB UP MY APPLE TREE.
SLIDE DOWN MY RAINBARREL.
HIDE IN MY CELLAR DOOR.
AND WE'LL BE JOLLY FRIENDS,
FOREVER MORE. MM
I'M SORRY PLAYMATE,
I CANNOT PLAY WITH YOU.
MY DOLLY HAS THE FLU.
BOO-HOO-HOO-HOO-HOO.
AIN'T GOT NO RAINBARREL.
AINT GOT NO CELLAR DOOR.
BUT WE'LL BE JOLLY FRIENDS,
FOREVER MORE!

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHANT ; Children's Song ; FRIENDS ; Play ; RHYME ; SONG

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

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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HAY-DE-HAY HAY-DE-HO
WIBLEY-WIBLEY-WABLY-WO
KEEP YOUR HEAD UP TO THE SKY........
TROUP 766 IS PASSING BY!

Submitter comment: THIS IS THE CHANT THE GIRL SCOUTS SING WHILE HIKING
AT CAMP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CADENCE CHANT ; GIRL SCOUTS

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

Date learned: 02-00-1984

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That's all right
That's o.k.
You're gonna work
For us someday!

Submitter comment: This cheer was learned by my sister, Jennifer, who
attended Northwestern University. The cheer was
used by Northwestern football fans when their opponents
were winning the game.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; Evanston ; Northwestern University

Keyword(s): Chant, humor, derision

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival Custom Festival

Date learned: 00001982CA

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I SCREAM
U (YOU) SCREAM
WE ALL SCREAM
FOR ICE CREAM!

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CHANT ; GAME ; ICE CREAM ; Jump Rope ; JUMP ROPE RHYME ; poem ; RHYME

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

Date learned: 05-00-1972

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1-2-3-4 WHO ARE WE FOR? (SOMEBODY'S NAME IS GIVEN) RAH, RAH, RAH
5-6-7-8 WHO DO WE APPRECIATE? (SOMEBODY'S NAME IS GIVEN) RAH,
RAH, RAH 9-10-11-12 WHO DO WE THINK IS SWELL?
(SOMEBODY'S NAME IS GIVEN) RAH, RAH, RAH. 13-14-15-16 WHO ARE
ALL THE GIRLS KISSING? (SOMEBODY'S NAME IS GIVEN) RAH, RAH, RAH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHANT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 10-13-1971

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Entertainment: Games

Chant From Calling In People Who Are Still Hidden in Hide and Seek:

"Come in oh, Come in, oh; If you don't come in, you're it."

Submitter comment:

The informant learned it from his friends.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C570] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHANT ; CHILD ; CHILDHOOD ; CHILDREN ; Diversion ; Entertainment ; GAME ; Play ; RHYME

Subject headings: -- .C750520

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Language

Vocabulary of Prejudiced Group:

During the first moon walk, prejudiced people in Flint would chant "Coon to the Moon."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Were they black or white or both?
All were white

sense of "coon to the moon?"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; SOUTH QUAD

Keyword(s): CHANT ; Coon ; FLINT ; Language ; MICHIGAN ; MOON ; Moonwalk ; PREJUDICE ; RACISM ; SLANG ; Space

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
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