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TAUNT

BARRY'S MADE AND I'M GLAD,
AND I KNOW HOW TO PLEASE HIM.
A BOTTLE OF BEER AND A KICK IN THE REAR,
AND THREE LITTLE GIRLS TO PLEASE HIM.

Submitter comment: HEARD FROM HER DAD.

Where learned: SAINT MICHAEL GRADE SCHOOL

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

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STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES,
BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HURT ME.

Submitter comment:

REPLY TO A TAUNT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): BONES ; Defense ; poem ; Reverse Taunt ; RHYME ; SONG ; Sticks ; STONES ; TAUNT ; WORDS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- P870 P870.570

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PIOUS REFLECTION (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

IF YOU GET TO HEAVEN BEFORE I DO,/ DRILL A HOLE AND PULL ME THROUGH.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): INSTRUCTION ; RELIGION COUPLET ; RHYME: AA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

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VERSE AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

ROSES ARE RED,/ VIOLETS ARE BLUE/ WHEN I TAKE A SHOWER/ I THINK
OF YOU. DRIP, DRIP, DRIP SUSAN ADAMS

Where learned: AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; HOLY NAME GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): INSULT SLANG ; PARODY ; QUATRAIN FUNCTION ; RHYME: ABCBD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

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LOVE YOU LITTLE, LOVE YOU BIG,
LOVE YOU LIKE A GREAT BIG PIG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; GRADE SCHOOL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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GOD MADE THE OCEAN,
GOD MADE THE BEACH,
AND WHEN HE MADE (NAME)
HE SURE MADE A PEACH.
ASHES TO ASHES,
DUST TO DUST,
IF IT WASN'T FOR (PERSON'S NAME),
YOUR LIPS WOULD RUST.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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I THOUGHT AND THOUGHT
AND THOUGHT IN VAIN--
AND THEN I THOUGHT
I'D SIGN MY NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM ; GRADE SCHOOL ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 06-00-1961

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I THOUGHT AND THOUGHT, AND THOUGHT IN VAIN,
AND FINALLY DECIDED TO SIGN MY NAME.

Where learned: SAINT STANISLAUS GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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THE THING THAT GOES THE FARTHEST,
THE THING THAT'S MOST WORTHWHILE,
THE THING THAT COSTS THE LEAST AND DOES THE MOST,
IS JUST A PLEASANT SMILE.
(SIGNED) RICKY HOFFMAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM ; GRADE SCHOOL ; HOLY NAME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Chimney corner wisdom, advice, humorous fortune

Date learned: 06-00-1961

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE IN A HUT
SEND ME A PICTURE OF YOUR BABY'S BUTT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT MARTIN GRADE SCHOOL

James Callow Keyword(s): BUTTOCKS

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

Date learned: 00001958-1960

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND HAVE TWINS,
DON'T COME TO MY HOUSE FOR SAFETY PINS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT MARTIN GRADE SCHOOL

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

Date learned: 00001958-1960

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REMEMBER ME WITH A SMILE
REMEMBER ME WITH A FROWN,
REMEMBER ME AS THE ONE,
WHO SPOILED YOUR BOOK BY WRITING UPSIDE DOWN.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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REMEMBER GRANT, REMEMBER LEE,
HECK WITH THEM, REMEMBER ME.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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I WILL REMEMBER BARB
I WILL REMEMBER SUE,
BUT PUT THEM ASIDE,
AND I WILL REMEMBER YOU!

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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REMEMBER ME EARLY,
REMEMBER ME LATE
REMEMBER ME AT THE HEAVENLY GATE.

Where learned: SAINT STANISLAUS GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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YOU KNOW YOU'RE CUTE,
YOU KNOW YOU'RE SWEET,
YOU ARE A GIRL,
WHO IS REALLY NEAT.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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SWEET-PEA SUPERSTITION

ALL SWEET-PEA PLANTS MUST BE PLANTED ON GOOD FRIDAY IN ORDER FOR THEM
TO GROW.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT NEGLECTED TO DO SO ONE YEAR AND PLANTED THEM ONE WEEK LATE,
AND THEY DID NOT GROW THAT YEAR.

Where learned: SAINT MARYS AND GRAND ; GRADE SCHOOL ; REDFORD ; SAINT MARYS

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

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THE WORMS CRAWL IN

YOU SHOULD NEVER LAUGH AS THE HEARSE GOES BY
'CAUSE YOU MIGHT BE THE NEXT TO DIE.
THEY'LL PUT YOU IN A WOODEN BOX
AND COVER YOU UP WITH DIRT AND ROCKS.

ALL GOES FINE FOR ABOUT ONE WEEK
AND THEN THE COFFIN BEGINS TO LEAK.
THE WORMS CRAWL IN, THE WORMS CRAWL OUT,
THE WORMS PLAY PEANUCKLE ON YOUR SNOUT.
YOUR INSIDES TURN A SLIMY GREEN
AND PUSS FLOWS OUT JUST LIKE WHIPPED CREAM.
THE WORMS CRAWL IN, THE WORMS CRAWL OUT,
THE WORMS PLAY PEANUCKLE ON YOUR SNOUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRADE SCHOOL ; SAGINAW

Keyword(s): DECAY OF BODY AFTER DEATH ; GORE, GOTHIC HORROR ; PINOCHLE, A CARD GAME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Death
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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A GYPSY ELF

A LETTER IS A GYPSY ELF.
IT GOES WHERE I WOULD GO MYSELF
EAST OR WEST OR NORTH IT GOES
OR SOUTH PAST PRETTY BANGOLOES
OVER MOUNTAIN OVER HILL
ANY PLACE IT MUST OR WILL
IT FINDS GOOD FRIENDS THAT LIVE SO FAR
YOU CANNOT TRAVEL WHERE THEY ARE

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN ST. MICHAEL'S GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: SAINT MICHAEL GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): SONG

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

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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CHILDREN'S SONG

OH, CHRISTMAS TREE OH CHRISTMAS TREE
YOUR BRANCHES GREEN DELIGHT US.

OH CHRISTMAS TREE OH CHRISTMAS TREE
YOUR BRANCHES GREEN DELIGHT US

THEY'RE GREEN WHEN THE SUMMER DAYS ARE BRIGHT.
THEY'RE GREEN WHEN WINTER SNOW IS WHITE

OH CHRISTMAS TREE OH CHRISTMAS TREE
YOUR BRANCHES GREEN DELIGHT US.

Submitter comment: HEARD IN ST. MICHAEL'S SCHOOL.

Where learned: SAINT MICHAEL GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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