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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

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

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SCARE

SEE MY FINGER, SEE MY THUMB,
SEE MY FIST, YOU BETTER RUN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): BULLY ; ELLIPSIS, SURPRISE ENDING ; METER: ANAPESTIC ; MONOLOGUE UNDERSTATEMENT DIALECT FIGHTING ; RHYME: MASCULINE ; THREAT

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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GLORY, GLORY, ALLELUIA
TEACHER HIT ME WITH A RULER,
SO I HID BEHIND THE DOOR
WITH A LOADED 44,
AND SHE WON'T BOTHER ME ANY MORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): VIOLENCE PARODY: GLORY, GLORY, HALLELUJAH

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

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MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY
OF THE BURNING OF THE SCHOOL.
WE HAVE TORTURED ALL THE TEACHERS,
WE HAVE BROKEN ALL THE RULES.
BEATEN MOM AND DAD IN A DIRTY GAME OF POOL,
AND THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC PARODY

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

Date learned: 11-00-1969

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HOW DRY I AM, HOW WET I'LL BE
IF I DON'T FIND THE BATHROOM KEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): URINATION

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 11-00-1969

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IF YOU STEP ON A CRACK,
YOU'LL BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Submitter comment: THIS IS SUNG WHILE COMPETITORS AVOID CRACKS IN SIDEWALK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

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BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM IN A DISH
HOW MANY PIECES DO YOU WISH?
ONE, TWO, THREE, ...
THIS VERSE IS SAID TO ELIMINATE PLAYERS IN A GROUP AND
CHOOSE SOMEONE TO BE "IT" OR THE LEADER.

Submitter comment: SIMILAR TO "ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

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IBBITY, BIBBITY, SIBBITY, SAB, IBBITY, BIBBITY, CANNOBO, CANNOBO IN CANNOBO OUT, CANNOBO ROUND THE WATER SPOUT, OUT GOES YOU.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT USED THE RHYME WHEN HE WAS A CHILD IN BALTIMORE
IN THE THIRTIES.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

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COUNTING OUT

EENNIE, MEANNIE, MINNIE, MOE
CATCH A NIGGER BY THE TOE,
IF HE HOLLERS, LET HIM GO,
EENIE, MEANNIE, MINNIE, MOE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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JUMP ROPE

ONE GUM DROP, TWO GUM DROP,
THREE GUM DROP, FOUR.
ALL THOSE WHOSE NAME BEGINS
WITH (LETTER)GO OUT THE DOOR
IF YOU WISH TO RETURN
BRING US ALL BACK SOME MORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

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

Date learned: 11-00-1969

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AUTOGRAPH RHYME

GI HAIRCUTS, GI HATS, GI THIS AND GI THAT. GI LOVE YOU, GI DO, GI
WISH YOU'D LOVE ME TOO

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: AABB IMPERFECT RHYME

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

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AUTOGRAPH RHYME

A HEART IS NOT A PLAYTHING, A HEART IS NOT A TOY,
BUT IF YOU WANT IT BROKEN, GIVE IT TO A BOY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

MM[ YOU ASK ME TO WRITE IN YOUR AUTOGRAPH BOOK
PRAY TELL ME HOW TO BEGIN
THERE IS NOTHING ORIGINAL ABOUT ME
EXCEPT MY ORIGINAL SIN

Submitter comment: 1939, BIRCH TREE, MO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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SAILING DOWN LIFE'S RIVER,
IN A LITTLE BARK CANOE,
HOPE YOU HAVE A PLEASANT JOURNEY
AND ROOM ENOUGH FOR TWO.

Submitter comment: TOLD IN GROSSE POINTE, MICHIGAN
1939 BIRCH TREE, MISSOURI

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): METAPHOR

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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IN YOUR FRUITCAKE OF MEMORIES,
REMEMBER ME AS A NUT.

Submitter comment: TOLD IN GROSSE POINTE, MICHIGAN
1939 BIRCH TREE, MISSOURI

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): INSTRUCTIONS

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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NONE

I SEE YOU IN THE OCEAN,

I SEE YOU IN THE SEA,

I SEE YOU IN THE BATHTUB,

OOPS } PARDON ME }

Submitter comment: ENTRY DATED 03181960 IN HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): NUDITY ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): BATHTUB VERSE. ; INCREMENTS REPITION ; ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

HIGH UPON A MOUNTAIN
CARVED IN ROCK,
ARE THESE FOUR WORDS --
FOR GET ME NOT)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): EPITAPTH ; FRIENDSHIP ; SURPRISE ENDING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Forget me not

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

WHEN TWILIGHT DRAWS THE CURTAIN
AND PINS IT WITH A STAR
REMEMBER I WILL THINK OF YOU
NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE.
1939 BIRCH TREE, MO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; LOVE ; RHYME ABCB

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

ALWAYS THE SAME AS B/4
1939 BIRCH TREE, MO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): DIGITAL VERSE ; FRIENDSHIP ; PAST ; REMEMBERANCE ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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SOME LOVE ONE,
SOME LOVE TWENTY,
I LOVE YOU,
AND THAT'S A PLENTY.

Submitter comment: 1939, BIRCH TREE, MARYLAND

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYLAND ; GROSSE POINTE ; BIRCH TREE

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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