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Teacher, teacher I declare
I can see your underwear.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

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

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God is great
God is good
Let us thank him
For our food.
For by his hands
We all are fed.
We thank him for
Our daily bread.


 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

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

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Now I lay me down to sleep
I pray the Lord my soul to keep
If I should die before I wake
I pray the Lord my soul to take

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

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

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Star light, star bright
First star I see tonight
I wish I may, I wish I might
Have the wish, I wish tonight

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

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

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Peas, porridge hot
Peas, porridge cold
Peas, porridge in the pot
Nine days old.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

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

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The bows and ribbons from shower gifts are saved and used to make bouquets for bride and bridesmaids to use in rehearsal.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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The number of seconds between a clap of thunder and a flash of lightning is equal to the number of miles away the lightning struck.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth

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To blow--to regurgitate

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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Blow off--college students' term for neglect. Example--to fail to attend class is to blow off a class.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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Turkey--college term referring to a person (usually male) lacking in grace, poise or sense.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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Jukin'--dancing, talking or listening around juke box always done in connection with beer drinking.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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Plushing--the elimination of undesirable candidates during fraternity rush.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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What's black and white and red (read) all over?

Answer--Newspaper

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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If you hold a dandelion blossom under your chin and a yellow spot can be seen it means you like butter.

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No Boggs number assigned. Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE ; Box 267

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