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"THE PRAISE SONG"

JESUS, JESUS,
JESUS

HOW I LOVE HIM
HOW I LOVE HIM
HOW I LOVE HIM
LOVE HIM, LOVE HIM
LOVE HIM

HE'S MY SAVIOUR
HE'S MY SAVIOUR
SAVIOUR, SAVIOUR
SAVIOUR

Submitter comment: THIS IS SUNG VERY FAST WITH LOTS OF MUSIC
CLAPPING OF HANDS, TAPPING OF FEET AND SUNG IN
A VERY LOUD VOICE. A LOT OF FEELING IS PUT
INTO IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 02-13-1971

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INNNOCENT HARE

SPORTSMAN AROUSE THE MORNING IS CLEAR,
THE LARKS ARE SINGING ALL IN THE AIR
SPORTSMAN AROUSE THE MORNING IS CLEAR,
THE LARKS ARE SINGING ALL IN THE AIR
GO TELL YOUR SWEET LOVER THE HOUNDS ARE OUT
GO TELL YOUR SWEET LOVER THE HOUNDS ARE OUT
SADDLE YOUR HORSE, YOUR SADDLE PREPARE,
WITH A WAY TO SOME COVER TO SEEK FOR OUR HARE.

WE SEARCHED THE WOODS, THE GROUNDS ALL ROUND
WE SEARCHED THE WOODS, THE GROUNDS ALL ROUND
THE TRAIL BEING OVER THE GAME IS FOUND
THEN UP SHE SPRINGS
THE TRAIL IS OVER THE GAME IS FOUND
THEN UP SHE SPRINGS
THROUGH THE BREAKS SHE FLY
THROUGH THE BREAKS SHE FLY
FOLLOW, FOLLOW THE MUSICAL HORN
SING FOLLOW HER FORWARD THE INNOCENT HARE.

THE HUNTSMAN BLOWS HIS JOYFUL SOUND
TALLY-HO ME BOY ALL OVER THE GROUND
THE HUNTSMAN BLOWS HIS JOYFUL SOUND
TALLY-HO ME BOY ALL OVER THE GROUND
FROM THE WOODS TO THE VALLEY SEE HOW SHE CREEPS
FROM THE WOODS TO THE VALLEY SEE HOW SHE CREEPS
FOLLOW, FOLLOW THE MUSICAL HORN
SING FOLLOW THE MUSICAL HARE
ALL ALONG THE GREEN TURF SHE PANTS FOR BREATH
THE HUNTSMAN HE CRIES OUT FOR DEATH
ALL ALONG THE GREEN TURF SHE PANTS FOR BREATH
THE HUNTSMAN HE CRIES OUT FOR DEATH
REALOUT, REALOUT, RETIRING HARE
REALOUT, REALOUT, RETIRING HARE
FOLLOW, FOLLOW THE MUSICAL HORN
SING FOLLOW HER FORWARD THE INNOCENT HARE.

THIS HARE HAS LEAD US A NOBLE RUN
SUCCESS TO SPORTSMAN EVERYONE
THIS HARE HAS LEAD US A NOBLE RUN
SUCCESS TO SPORTSMAN EVERYONE

FOR THE CHASE SHE HAS LED US,
FOUR HOURS OR MORE
FOR THE CHASE SHE HAS LED US,
FOUR HOURS OR MORE
WINE AND BEER WE WILL DRINK WITHOUT FEAR
WE WILL DRINK THE SUCCESS THE INNOCENT HARE.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME ; NEW YORK

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

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THE PEANUT SONG

FOUND A PEANUT, FOUND A PEANUT
FOUND A PEANUT JUST NOW
I HAVE JUST NOW FOUND A PEANUT
FOUND A PEANUT JUST NOW

CRACKED IT OPEN, CRACKED IT OPEN
CRACKED IT OPEN JUST NOW
I HAVE JUST NOW CRACKED IT OPEN
CRACKED IT OPEN JUST NOW

FOUND IT ROTTEN, ETC.

ATE IT ANYWAY, ETC

GOT SICK, ETC.

CALLED THE DOCTOR, ETC.

SAID I WOULDN'T DIE, ETC.

DIED ANYWAY, ETC.

WENT TO ______, ETC.

SHOVELIN' COAL, ETC.

BURNED MY FINGER, ETC.

NEED SOME WATER, ETC.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS SONG WHEN I WAS A GIRL SCOUT. IT WAS A GOOD SONG
TO SING WHEN WE WENT ON TRIPS, MAINLY BECAUSE OF ITS LENGTH.
SINCE IT IS SO LONG AND REPETITIOUS, THE FIRST LINE TO EACH
STANZA WILL ONLY BE LISTED AFTER THE SECOND STANZA. THEY ALL
FOLLOW THE SAME FORM AND MELODY. CO
I'M NOT SURE WHAT CAME AFTER THE LAST STANZA, BUT IT USUALLY
ENDED THERE WITH THE WORD "SPLASH".

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 12-00-1969

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ON SPRINGFIELD MOUNTAIN

ON SPRINGFIELD MOUNTAIN THERE DID DWELL,
A LOVELY YOUTH; I KNEW HIM WELL.
ONE DAY OUR YOUTH HE DID GO
DOWN TO THE MEADOW FOR TO MOW.
AS HE HAD MOWED HALF ROUND THE FIELD,
AN UGLY SERPENT BIT HIS HEEL.
THEY TOOK HIM HOME TO MOLLY DEAR,
WHICH MADE HIM FEEL SO VERY QUEER.
NOW MOLLY HAD TWO RUBY LIPS,
WITH WHICH THE POISON FOR TO SIP.
BUT MOLLY HAD A ROTTED TOOTH,
AND SO THE POISON KILLED THEM BOTH.

Submitter comment: RICHARD TOLD THIS TO ME ONE DAY WHEN I ASKED HIM IF HE KNEW ANY
VERSES OR ANYTHING TO DO WITH FOLKLORE.

Where learned: DETROIT

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

Date learned: 09-19-1969

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UKRANIAN KOLOMJYKA

WHEN I WAS JUST LITTLE, OH, HOW LITTLE I KNEW}
I SWORE I WOULD LOVE NOBODY, NO, NO, NO.
NOW I AM A BIG GIRL---A MARRIAGEABLE MISS,
AND I HAVE BROKEN MANY A LAD'S HEART, YES, YES.

Where learned: DETROIT

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

Date learned: 03-08-1971

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UKRANIAN KOLOMYJKA

I DO NOT SING OUT OF SHEER JOY,
IT IS NOT HAPPINESS THAT MAKES ME SING,
ON THE CONTRARY, I AM UNHAPPY,
AND THAT IS WHY I SING.

Where learned: DETROIT

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

Date learned: 03-08-1971

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THREE DRAGON SAILORS CROSSED THE RHINE,

THREE DRAGON SAILORS CROSSED THE RHINE, TABOO, TABOO,
THREE DRAGON SAILORS CROSSED THE RHINE, TABOO, TABOO,
THREE DRAGON SAILORS CROSSED THE RHINE,
TO FILL THEIR BELLIES FULL OF WINE,
TABOO, TABOO, TA-BOTTLE OF BOTTLE OF BOOZE.

THEY CAME UPON A WAYSIDE INN, TABOO, TABOO,
THEY CAME UPON A WAYSIDE INN, TABOO, TABOO,
THEY CAME UPON A WAYSIDE INN,
AND THEY DECIDED TO GO IN,
TABOO, TABOO, TA-BOTTLE OF BOTTLE OF BOOZE.

THE INNKEEPER HAD A DAUGHTER FAIR, TABOO, TABOO,
THE INNKEEPER HAD A DAUGHTER FAIR, TABOO, TABOO,
THE INNKEEPER HAD A DAUGHTER FAIR
WITH DARK AND WAVY LONG BROWN HAIR,
TABOO, TABOO, TA-BOTTLE OF BOTTLE OF BOOZE.

THEY LAID HER ON A FEATHER BED, TABOO, TABOO,
THEY LAID HER ON A FEATHER BED, TABOO, TABOO,
THEY LAID HER ON A FEATHER BED
PULLED THE BLANKETS ON OVER HER HEAD,
TABOO, TABOO, TA-BOTTLE OF BOTTLE OF BOOZE.

THREE DRAGON SAILORS WENT TO HELL, TABOO, TABOO,
THREE DRAGON SAILORS WENT TO HELL, TABOO, TABOO,
THREE DRAGON SAILORS WENT TO HELL,
WHERE THEY OOMPHED THE DEVIL'S WIFE AS WELL,
TABOO, TABOO, TA-BOTTLE OF BOTTLE OF BOOZE.

Submitter comment: A COLLEGE TUNE SUNG TO THE TUNE OF:
"THE YANKS ARE MARCHING HOME AGAIN"

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM (OOMPHED) FOR OBSCENE WORD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Emotion
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 11-20-1969

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THE LEPRECHAUN SONG

IN A SHADY NOOK ONE MOONLIT NIGHT,
A LEPRECHAUN I SPIED
WITH SCARLET CAP, AND COAT OF GREEN,
A CROOKSKEIN BY HIS SIDE.
'TWAS 'TICK 'TUCK 'TICK HIS HAMMER WENT,
UPON A WEENY SHOE.
OH, I LAUGH TO THINK OF A PURSE OF GOLD,
BUT THE FAIRY WAS LAUGHING TOO.

WITH TIPYTOE STEP AND BEATING HEART,
QUITE SOFTLY I DREW NIGH.
THERE WAS MISCHIEF IN HIS MERRY FACE,
A TWINKLE IN HIS EYE.
HE HAMMERED AND SANG WITH TINY VOICE,
AND DRANK HIS MOUNTAIN DEW.
OH, I LAUGHED TO THINK HE WAS CAUGHT AT LAST,
BUT THE FAIRY WAS LAUGHING TOO.

AS QUICK AS I THOUGHT I SEIZED THE ELF,
"YOUR FAIRY PURSE," I CRIED.
"THE PURSE," HE SAID, "TIS IN YOUR HAND
THAT LADY AT YOUR SIDE."
I TURNED TO LOOK THE ELF WAS OFF,
NOW WHAT WAS I TO DO?
OH, I LAUGHED TO THINK HOW HE FOOLED ME SO,
AND THE FAIRY WAS LAUGHING TOO.

Submitter comment: AN AUTHENTIC IRISH SONG SUNG EACH YEAR ON SAINT PATRICK'S DAY
AT THE GIRLS' BOARDING SCHOOL IN WISCONSIN THAT I WENT TO.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; SUN PRAIRIE

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

Date learned: 12-00-1968

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MISS LUCY

MISS LUCY HAD A BABY,
SHE CALLED HIM TINY TIM.
SHE PUT HIM IN THE BATHTUB,
TO SEE IF HE COULD SWIM.
HE DRANK UP ALL THE WATER,
HE ATE UP ALL THE SOAP,
HE WOULD HAVE EATEN THE BATHTUB,
BUT IT WOULDN'T FIT DOWN HIS THROAT.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): EXAGGERATION

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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BARROOM MOUSE

THE LIQUOR WAS SPILT ON THE BARROOM FLOOR,
AND THE BAR WAS CLOSED FOR THE NIGHT.
WHEN THE MOUSE CREPT FROM HIS HOLE IN THE WALL,
HE SAT IN THE PALE MOONLIGHT.
HE LICKED UP THE LIQUOR FROM THE BARROOM FLOOR
AND ON HIS HAUNCHES HE SAT.
AND ALL NIGHT LONG YOU COULD HEAR HIM CROAK,
BRING ON THE GODDAMN CAT}"

Where learned: DETROIT

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

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BAR

IT WAS LATE IN THE EVENING,
THE GUESTS WERE ALL LEAVING
O'LEARY WAS CLOSING THE BAR.
WHEN HE STEPPED UP AND SAID,
TO THE LADY IN RED,
"GO HOME, YOU CAN'T STAY WHERE YOU ARE,"
GENTLEMAN DAPPER STEPPED OUT OF THE CRAPPER,
AND THESE ARE THE WORDS THAT HE SAID,
"DID YOUR MOTHER NEVER TELL YOU,
ABOUT THE WAYS OF COLLEGE MEN...."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT CAN'T REMEMBER THE REST OF IT. IT IS A SONG.

Where learned: DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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OI, OI, OI

CHORUS:
OI, OI OI, OI
DELTA SIGMA PHOI-OI
LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE
TO MY LITTLE BABY BOY-OI-YA-OI,OI
DELTA SIGMA PHOI-OI

HEY, SEND MY BOY TO COLLEGE TO
LEARN TO READ AND WRITE
AND NOW HE'S DATING CHRISTIAN
GIRLS ON YOM KIPPER NIGHT.

CHORUS

HEY, SEND MY BOY TO COLLEGE TO
LEARN TO READ AND SPELL
AND NOW HE THINKS THAT RASH HASHAN
IS A COLLEGE YELL.

CHORUS

HEY, IF YOU'VE GOT A GIRL THAT'S ABLE
AND, YOU NEED A KITCHEN TABLE
I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE

CHORUS

HEY, IF YOU'VE GOT A GIRL THAT'S NIFTY
ONLY $37.50
I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE

CHORUS

HEY, IF YOU'RE CONTEMPLATING MARRIAGE
AND YOU NEED A BABY CARRIAGE
I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE

CHORUS

HEY, THIS IS A FRATERNITY
THAT GUARANTEES MATERNITY
I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE.

CHORUS

Submitter comment:

I LEARNED THIS SONG ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS, FROM DELTA SIGMA PHI
PARTIES WHICH I HAVE ATTENDED SINCE FALL OF 1962. AT EVERY PARTY
WE GATHER AROUND AND SING THESE SONGS.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; DELTA SIGMA PHI FRATERNITY HOUSE

Keyword(s): SATIRE OF JEWS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Emotion
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A POLISH SONG: THE LITTLE WIDE BRIDGE A BURDEN BEARS NOW

THE LITTLE WIDE BRIDGE BEARS NOW (REPEAT)
UNCUT IS THE GRASS WHICH IS GROWING THERE (REPEAT)
NOW IF I HAD CHARGE OF THIS TINY BRIDGE
HOW DIFFERENTLY WOULD I ARRANGE THINGS.
O RED AND WHITE ROSES I WOULD PLANT THERE
AND ANY MAID PASSING, I WOULD ESCORT
RIGHT UP TO THE TOWN I WOULD ESCORT HER.
ALAS AN ILL-OMENED PATROL MET ME.
IT MET ME, IT MET ME, AND IT TOOK ME,
TO FAR AWAY BATTLE THEY DID SEND ME.
MUSIC AND POLISH TEXT NOT KEYPUNCHED, SEE ORIGINAL 5X8 INCH CARD.

Submitter comment: THE TRANSLATION IS OF HARRIET PAWLAWSKA AND MUSIC TRANSCRIBED BY
GRACE ENGEL. I INCLUDED THE VERSES KNOWN BY OUR FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

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

Date learned: 12-00-1967

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SONG OF GOOD HUMOR

LAST NIGHT AS I LAY ON MY PILLOW,
LAST NIGHT AS I LAY ON MY BED,
I STUCK MY FEET OUT OF THE WINDOW
AND IN THE MORNING MY NEIGHBORS WERE DEAD.
BRING BACK, BRING BACK, BRING BACK MY NEIGHBORS TO ME. (SUNG TWICE)

Submitter comment:

SUNG TO THE TUNE OF, "MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN."

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): JOKE ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; PARODY ; SONG ; Tune

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

Date learned: 10-27-1971

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SOUP DE SOUP

WAY DOWN YONDER;
SOUP DE SOUP.
WHERE THE WHITE FOLKS LIVE;
SOUP DE SOUP.
TRY'IN TO MAKE A MESS
SOUP DE SOUP
THE BISCUITS ARE HOT;
SOUP DE SOUP.
AND THE CORNBREAD IS COLD;
SOUP DE SOUP.
THANK GOOD ALMIGHTY
SOUP DE SOUP.
JUST GIVE ME A LITTLE MORE.
SOUP DE SOUP.

Submitter comment: WE SANG THIS SONG JUST TO PASS THE TIME OF DAY.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; MERIDIAN

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

Date learned: 09-00-1960

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FRATERNITY SONG "BROTHERS OF THE GOLDEN HEART"

BROTHERS OF THE GOLDEN HEART,
MAY WE NEVER, NEVER PART.
LET US DRINK AND LET US BOAST,
TO OUR FRIENDSHIP RAISE A TOAST.
RAISE OUR GLASSES TO THE SKY,
WE'LL BE SIG EPS 'TIL WE DIE,
BROTHERS OF THE GOLDEN HEART,
BROTHERS OF THE GOLDEN HEART.

Submitter comment: THIS SONG SHOWS THE LOYALTY AND LOVE THE BROTHERS HAVE FOR THE
FRATERNITY. IT RAISES A TOAST TO THE BROTHERHOOD. ALSO
EXPRESSED IN THE SONG IS THE FACT THAT THE BROTHERS WILL
"NEVER, NEVER, PART." THIS IMPLIES THAT THE BROTHERS WILL
KEEP IN CLOSE CONTACT THROUGHOUT THEIR LIVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Emotion
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Love
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Joy Happiness
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Nostalgia

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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WHEN CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY WINS A FOOTBALL GAME, THE BAND
PLAYS A SONG TO A TREE. THE SONG IS THE SCHOOL FIGHT SONG, THE TREE
IS CALLED THE VICTORY TREE. WHEN THEY LOSE A FOOTBALL GAME,
THEY SING THE ALMA MATER TO THE VICTORY TREE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MOUNT PLEASANT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Emotion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-00-80

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SWIRLIES

WHEN SOMEONE IN THE FRATERNITY STARTS TO ACT TOO UPPITY, IT'S HIS
BIRTHDAY, OR ELSE JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT, WE GIVE HIM A "SWIRLY."
THAT IS WE PICK HIM UP, CARRY HIM INTO THE BATHROOM, PUT HIS HEAD
IN THE TOILET AND FLUSH IT. THIS REQUIRES A NUMBER OF MEN TO
DO AS THE RECIPIENT TENDS TO BE SOMEWHAT RELUCTANT TO GO
AND USUALLY PUTS UP A CONSIDERABLE STRUGGLE.
THERE IS A SONG THAT IS SUNG WHILE MOVING IN TO GRAB THE GUY: MM
JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN,
ALL THE LITTLE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD,
BE THEY YELLOW, BLACK, OR WHITE,
THEY ARE ALL HIS IN HIS SIGHT,
JESUS LOVES THE LITTLE CHILDREN OF THE WORLD.

Submitter comment: I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS SONG BECAME CONNECTED WITH GIVING A SWIRLY,
IT'S JUST A WAY OF LETTING THE GUY KNOW WHAT WE'RE UP TO AND THAT
THERE'S NO USE IN TRYING TO GET OUT OF IT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Emotion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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UKRAINIAN ANTHEM

THE UKRAINIAN ANTHEM, "UKRAINE HAS NOT YET PERISHED"
(SHCHE NE VMERLA UKRAINA) WAS ORIGINALLY A POEM. IT WAS
LATER ARRANGED TO MUSIC. IN THE ANTHEM, UKRAINIANS VOW
TO LAY DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR FREEDOM. LIKE ALL ANTHEMS,
IT IS SUNG BEFORE SPORTS EVENTS, AT CONCERTS, AT BANQUETS
AND IN UKRAINIAN SCHOOLS.

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; PASSAIC

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

Date learned: 00001960S

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CHUJESH MALA (LISTEN, LITTLE ONE)

CHUJESH, CHUJESH, CHUJESH MALA (LISTEN, LITTLE ONE
DOSTA SI VARALA YOU'VE BEEN FOOLING AROUND
CHUJESH, CHUJESH, CHUJESH MALA LONG ENOUGH.)
DOSTA SI VARALA, DOSTA SI VARALA.

Submitter comment:

THE LANGUAGE IS SERBO-CROATIAN, A BRANCH OF SOUTH SLAVIC

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): CROATIA

James Callow Keyword(s): ITERATION ; TAMBURITZA ; WARNING

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

Date learned: 00001979CA

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