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FRENCH LOVE SONG

AU CLAIR DE LA LUNE,
MON AMI PIERROT,
PRETE-MOI TA PLUME,
POUR ECRIRE UN MOT.
MA CHAUDELLE EST MORTE.
YE N' AI PLUS DE FEU,
OUIRES MOI TO PORTE.
POUR L'AMOUR DE DIEU.

Submitter comment: HEARD IN FRANCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

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

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RED RIVER VALLEY

FROM THIS VALLEY THEY SAY YOUR LEAVING,
WE WILL MISS YOUR BRIGHT EYES AND YOUR SWEET SMILE,
FOR THEY SAY YOU ARE TAKING THE SUNSHINE,
THAT HAS LIGHTENED OUR LIVES FOR AWHILE.

CHORUS:
COME AND SIT BY MY SIDE IF YOU LOVE ME.
DO NOT HASTEN TO BID ME ADIEU,
BUT REMEMBER THE RED RIVER VALLEY,
AND THE GIRL WHO HAS LOVED YOU IS TRUE.

I HAVE PROMISED YOU DARLING THAT NEVER,
WOULD A WORD FROM MY LIPS CAUSE YOU PAIN,
AND MY HEART IT WILL BE YOURS FOREVER,
IF ONLY YOU'D LOVE ME AGAIN.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM MY FATHER

Where learned: DETROIT

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

Date learned: 12-00-1967

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THE CRUEL WAR

THE CRUEL WAR IS RAGIN', JOHNNY MUST FIGHT,
THOUGH I WANT TO BE WITH HIM FROM MORNIN' TIL NIGHT.
I WANT TO BE WITH HIM, IT GRIEVES MY HEART SO.
WON'T YOU LET ME GO WITH YOU?
NO, MY LOVE, NO.

TOMORROW IS SUNDAY. MONDAY IS THE DAY,
WHEN YOUR CAPTAIN WILL CALL AND YOU MUST OBEY.
YOUR CAPTAIN WILL CALL YOU. IT GRIEVES MY HEART SO.
WONT YOU LET ME GO WITH YOU?
NO, MY LOVE, NO.

I'LL TIE BACK MY HAIR, MEN'S CLOTHING I'LL PUT ON,
AND I'LL PASS AS YOUR COMRADE AS WE MARCH ALONG.
I'LL PASS AS YOUR COMRADE; NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW.
WON'T YOU LET ME GO WITH YOU?
NO, MY LOVE, NO.

JOHNNY, OH JOHNNY, I FEAR YOU ARE UNKIND,
FOR I LOVE YOU FAR BETTER THAN ALL MANKIND.
I LOVE YOU FAR BETTER THAN WORDS CAN ERE EXPRESS.
WON'T YOU LET ME GO WITH YOU?
YES, MY LOVE, YES.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS SONG FROM A GIRL AT SACRED HEART HIGH SCHOOL.
I HAVE NEVER SEEN IT IN PRINT ANYWHERE AND DO NOT KNOW THE ORIGIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

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

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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MY BONNY

MY BONNY LIES OVER THE OCEAN
MY BONNY LIES OVER THE SEA
MY BONNY LIES OVER THE OCEAN
PLEASE BRING BACK MY BONNY TO ME
BRING BACK, OH BRING BACK
OH BRING BACK MY BONNY TO ME TO ME
BRING BACK, OH BRING BACK
PLEASE BRING BACK MY BONNY TO ME.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT HAS KNOWN THIS ALL HER LIFE AND THINKS SHE PROBABLY LEARNED
IT AS A GIRL IN ENGLAND FROM HER FAMILY. SHE USED TO SING IT TO US
WHEN WE WERE KIDS.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant is collector's mother.

Where learned: ENGLAND ; INFORMANT'S HOME

Keyword(s): SEPARATION ; SORROW

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

Date learned: 01-00-1964

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WHO'S GONNA BE YOUR MAN?

WHO'S GONNA SHOE YOUR PRETTY LITTLE FEET?
AND WHO'S GONNA GLOVE YOUR HANDS?
AND WHO'S GONNA KISS YOUR RED RUBY LIPS?
WHO'S GONNA BE YOUR MAN?

I DON'T NEED NO MAN.
I DON'T NEED NO MAN.
PAPA'S GONNA SHOE MY PRETTY LITTLE FEET,
I DON'T NEED NO MAN.

IF PAPA'S GONNA SHOE YOUR PRETTY LITTLE FEET,
THEN WHO'S GONNA GLOVE YOUR HANDS?
AND WHO'S GONNA KISS YOUR RED RUBY LIPS?
WHO'S GONNA BE YOUR MAN?

I DON'T NEED NO MAN.
I DON'T NEED NO MAN.
MAMA'S GONNA GLOVE MY PRETTY LITTLE HANDS,
I DON'T NEED NO MAN.

IF PAPA'S GONNA SHOE YOUR PRETTY LITTLE FEET,
AND MAMA'S GONNA GLOVE YOUR HANDS,
THEN WHO'S GONNA KISS YOUR RED RUBY LIPS?
WHO'S GONNA BE YOUR MAN?

I DON'T NEED NO MAN.
I DON'T NEED NO MAN.
BROTHER'S GONNA KISS MY RED RUBY LIPS,
I DON'T NEED NO MAN.

IF PAPA'S GONNA SHOE YOUR PRETTY LITTLE FEET,
AND MAMA'S GONNA GLOVE YOUR HANDS,
AND BROTHER'S GONNA KISS YOUR RED RUBY LIPS,
WHO'S GONNA BE YOUR MAN?

I DON'T NEED NO MAN.
I DON'T NEED NO MAN.
THE ONLY, ONLY MAN I EVER DID LOVE,
IS ON THAT TRAIN AND GONE.

THE LONGEST TRAIN I EVER DID SEE,
WAS A HUNDRED COACHES LONG.
AND ON THAT TRAIN WAS THE ONLY, ONLY MAN.
AND ON THAT TRAIN AND GONE.

Submitter comment:

I learned this at camp.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CAMP ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INCREMENTAL REPETITION ; QUESTION AND ANSWER STRUCTURE

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

Date learned: 10-05-1967

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GARDEN WHERE THE PRADDIES GROW

HAVE YOU EVER BEEN IN LOVE ME BOYS?
OR HAVE YOU EVER FELT THE PAIN
I'D SOONER BE IN JAIL ME SELF
THAN BE IN LOVE AGAIN
FOR THE GIRL I LOVED WAS BEAUTIFUL
AND I'LL HAVE YOU'SE ALL TO KNOW
I MET HER IN THE GARDEN WHERE THE PRADDIES GROW

CHORUS: SHE WAS JUST THE SORT OF CREATURE BOYS
THAT NATURE DID INTEND
TO WALK RIGHT THRU THE WORLD ME BOYS
WITHOUT A GRECIAN BEND
NOR DID SHE WEAR A SHE-NON
AND I'LL HAVE YOU'SE ALL TO KNOW
THAT I MET HER IN THE GARDEN WHERE THE PRADDIES GROW.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM HIS FATHER IN HIS EARLY YOUTH. IRISH FOLK SONG.

Data entry tech comment:

IRISH DIALECT

Where learned: TOP HAT SUPPER CLUB

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

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A POLISH SONG: THROUGH THE FIELDS I WANDER

GATHERING MY HARVEST
SUCH A GIRL I LOVE
THAT HAS LIGHT (FAIR) HAIR
THAT HAS LIGHT HAIR
AND BLUE EYES
I WOULD NOT TRADE HER
FOR A ROYAL SCEPTRE.

FOR A ROYAL SCEPTRE
LACKS THAT CERTAIN SWEETNESS
BUT A GIRL WILL SOMETIMES (REPEAT)
VOLUNTEER A SWEET KISS (REPEAT SECOND VERSE)
POLISHED TEXT NOT KEYPUNCHED. SEE ORIGINAL 5X8 INCH CARD.

Submitter comment: THIS SONG I LEARNED FROM POLISH GIRL SCOUTING FROM MY LEADER MRS.
BRONISLAWA MAREZUK OF DETROIT. THE MUSIC HAS BEEN TRANSCRIBED BY
GRACE ENGEL BUT THE WORDS AND TRANSLATION ARE AS I KNOW THEM.

Data entry tech comment: MUSIC LOCATED ON THE FILE CARD ALONG WITH VERSE IN POLISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A POLISH SONG: A RED APPLE

CUT IN QUARTERS
WHY DO YOU, MY GIRL
LOOK DOWN ON ME?
GEESE ON THE OTHER BANK
DUCKS ON THE OTHER BANK
CAREFUL GIRL, OR THEY WILL BITE YOU
I WILL KISS YOU, YOU WILL KISS ME.
I WILL NEVER GIVE YOU AWAY, YOU WLL ALWAYS KEEP ME.

A RED APPLE
ROLLING ON THE TABLE
SUCH A GIRL I LOVE
THAT HAS BLACK EYES
POLISH TEXT NOT KEYPUNCHED. SEE ORIGINAL 5X8 INCH CARD.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A KUJAWIAK MELODY, FROM THE KUJAROY REGION OF POLAND. IT IS
A COURTING SONG AND VERY POPULAR. I,VE KNOWN IT SINCE CHILDHOOD.

Data entry tech comment: VERSES IN POLISH LOCATED ON FILE CARD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): BIRDS

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A POLISH SONG: THE PRINCESS

ONCE A FAIR-HAIRED PRINCESS
HAD A BEAUTIFUL DREAM
THAT SHE BRAIDED WHITE ROSES
INTO HER FLAXEN HAIR
AND JOHNNY CAME TO HER.
ON HIS VIOLIN HE PLAYED
AND SAID "LET'S GO PRINCESS
TO PICK WHITE LILIES OF THE VALLEY."
(REPEAT ""LET,S GO....)

THE FAIR HAIRED ONE AWOKE
THE SPELL OF NIGHT WAS GONE
TWAS ALREADY MORNING AND ON THE SKY
THE SUN,S GOLDEN BEAMS WERE SEEN.
SHE CLOSES HER BEAUTIFUL EYES
AND WISHES TO SLEEP AGAIN
WHEN A REAL PRINCE BEFORE HER STANDS
THE SAME HANDSOME ONE.
(REPEAT "LET,S GO...)

THEY WENT TOGETHER FAR INTO THE WOODS,
WHERE THE LILIES ARE.
HE CHARMED THE WOOD FAIRIES
PLAYING ON HIS VIOLIN.
THEN SOME BUTTERFLIES APPEARED
WITH SHINY, COLORFUL WINGS.
AND THEY TOOK THEIR HANDS
AND SURROUNDED HER.
(REPEAT"LET,S GO...")

Submitter comment: THIS SONG I LEARNED AT A SUMMER SESSION IN POLISH CULTURE AT
ALLIANCE COLLEGE IN PA. IN 1964.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): POWER OF MUSIC

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A POLISH SONG: BEYOND THE MOUNTAINS, BEYOND THE WOODS.

BEYOND THE HILLS, BEYOND THE WOODS,
BEYOND THE VALLEYS,
TWO MOUNTAINEERS WERE FIGHTING
WITH THEIR ALPENSTACKS

CHORUS

HEY THERE MOUNTAIN BOYS.
DON'T FIGHT.
THE GIRL HAS TWO BRAIDS
WHICH SHE'LL DIVIDE BETWEEN YOU TWO.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A POPULAR MOUNTAINEER SONG. THESE ARE THE WORDS I REMEMBER
FROM MY CHILDHOOD, AS I LEARNED FROM MY FAMILY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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LINGER

OOOO I WANT TO LINGER
OOO A LITTLE LONGER
OOO A LITTLE LONGER HERE WITH YOU
OOOO IT'S SUCH A PERFECT NIGHT
OO IT DOESN'T SEEM QUITE RIGHT
OO THAT THIS SHOULD BE OUR LAST GOODBYE
OOOO AND COME DECEMBER
OOO I WILL REMEMBER
OOOO THE CAMPING DAYS AND FRIENDSHIPS TRUE
OOOO AND AS THE YEARS GO BY
OO I'LL THINK OF YOU AND SIGH
OO THIS IS GOODNIGHT AND NOT GOODBYE
OOOO I WANT TO LINGER
OOO A LITTLE LONGER
OOO A LITTLE LONGER HERE WITH YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Love
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Nostalgia

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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EACH CAMPFIRE LIGHTS ANEW, THE
FLAME OF FRIENDSHIP TRUE, THE JOY WE'VE
HAD IN KNOWING YOU, WILL LAST OUR
WHOLE LIFE THROUGH.
AND AS THE EMBERS FADE AWAY, WE WISH
THAT WE MIGHT EVER STAY, BUT SINCE WE
CANNOT HAVE OUR WAY, WE'LL COME AGAIN
SOME OTHER DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Love
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Nostalgia

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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CAMPSONG SUGAR BUSH

SUGARBUSH I LOVE YOU SO, I WILL NEVER LET YOU GO,
DON'T LET YOUR MOTHER KNOW, SUGARBUSH I LOVE YOU SO.
CHOCOLATE YOU ARE SO SWEET, YOU YES YOU I'D LOVE TO EAT,
WHEN I EAT YOU WHAT A TREAT, CHOCOLATE YOU ARE SO SWEET.
SUGAR BUSH I LOVE YOU SO, LET THE OTHER FELLOWS GO,
DON'T YOU LET YOUR MOTHER KNOW, SUGARBUSH I LOVE YOU SO.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT DOES NOT KNOW WHAT SUGARBUSH IS.
SHE GUESSES SUGARBUSH IS SOME MAGICAL EDIBLE PLANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Love
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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CAMPSONG KIAWITA

KIAWITA OH HOW WE LOVE YOU AND ALL THE THINGS YOU HAVE STOOD FOR.
KIAWITA WE WON'T FORGET YOU BUT AWAY WE'RE BOUND AWAY,
KIAWITA WE LONG TO STAY.
KIAWITA WE LOVE YOUR LAUGHTER AND HEARD IT RINGING TRUE,
OUR COUNSELORS COULD NE'ER BE BETTER
FOR WE LOVE THEM AS DEAR AS YOU,
GREAT COUNSELORS LIKE THEM ARE FEW.
KIAWITA WE LONG TO TELL YOU OF ALL THE FUN WE'VE HAD HERE, OF ALL THE
FRIENDS THAT WE HAVE MET HERE, BUT AWAY WE'RE BOUND AWAY,
KIAWITA WE LONG TO STAY.

Submitter comment: SING TO THE TUNE OF SHENANDOAH

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Love
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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LOVE RHYME

I LOVE YVETTE
I'LL GIVE HER SOME
BUT I THINK SHE LOVES
MY BUBBLEGUM

Where learned: DETROIT

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

Date learned: CA0001969

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ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS

OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S THE CHEESE, THE CHEESE, THE CHEESE THAT MAKES THE MOUSE GO
'ROUND. (REPEAT VERSE TWICE).
IT'S THE CHEESE THAT MAKES THE MOUSE GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S THE MOUSE, THE MOUSE, THE MOUSE THAT MAKES THE CAT GO 'ROUND.
(REPEAT VERSE TWICE).
IT'S THE MOUSE THAT MAKES THE CAT GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S THE CAT, THE CAT, THE CAT THAT MAKES THE DOG GO 'ROUND
(REPEAT TWICE).
IT'S THE CAT THAT MAKES THE DOG GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S THE DOG, THE DOG, THE DOG THAT MAKES THE BOY GO 'ROUND (REPEAT
TWICE).
IT'S THE DOG THAT MAKES THE BOY GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S THE BOY, THE BOY, THE BOY THAT MAKES THE GIRL GO 'ROUND
(REPEAT TWICE).
IT'S THE BOY THAT MAKES THE GIRL GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S THE GIRL, THE GIRL, THE GIRL THAT MAKES THE LOVE GO 'ROUND
(REPEAT TWICE).
IT'S THE GIRL THAT MAKES THE LOVE GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS.
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.
IT'S LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THAT MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND (REPEAT TWICE)
IT'S LOVE THAT MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND.
...... CHORUS......
OH, ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS, ROLLING OVER THE SEAS,
ROLLING OVER THE BILLOWS OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; FAIRFAX

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

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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FRATERNITY SONG "DEAR OLD FRATERNITY"

DEAR OLD FRATERNITY,
ALL MY LIFE THROUGH,
I'LL LOVE AND CHERISH,
THE MEM'RY OF YOU.
SHOULD HARM BETIDE ME,
THOU E'ER WILL GUIDE ME,
SIGMA, DEAR SIGMA,
PHI EPSILON TRUE.

Submitter comment: THIS SONG IS SUNG AT PARTIES TO SHOW THE LOVE A PERSON HAS
FOR HIS FRATERNITY. IS IS SUNG VERY SLOWLY, AND IT HAS A
SENTIMENTAL VALUE TO ALL OF THE BROTHERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 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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FRATERNITY SONG "RUM, RUM"

RUM, RUM, THE FOOTSTEPS COMING,
BEAT LIKE THE SOUNDS OF DRUMMING,
BEAT FOR OUR VOICES HUMMING,
SIG EPS ARE WE.
WE MARCH THE ROAD TOGETHER,
AND WE WILL SING FOREVER,
THIS BOND WILL NEVER SEVER,
SIG EPS ARE WE.
MIGHTY WE'LL ALWAYS BE,
A BROTHERHOOD OF UNITY,
GLORY TO THE GOLDEN HEART OF OUR FRATERNITY.
TO SIGMA, OUR HEARTS ARE CLINGING,
PHI, THROUGH THE AIR GOES RINGING,
EPSILON, WE'LL KEEP ON SINGING,
SIG EPS ARE WE.

Submitter comment: AGAIN, THIS SONG IS SUNG AT PARTIES. THIS SONG SIGNIFIES THE
LOVE A PERSON HAS FOR HIS FRATERNITY. HIS PRIDE AND JOY
FOR THE FRATERNITY IS EXEMPLIFIED BY THIS SONG.
IT IS SUNG WITH A FAST BEAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 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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FRATERNITY SONG "SWEETHEART SONG"

OF ALL THE GIRLS OF COLLEGE YEARS,
THERE'S ONE THAT I'VE LOVED LONG.
FOR ME SHE WEARS THE GOLDEN HEART,
FOR HER I SING THIS SONG.
MY SIGMA PHI EPSILON SWEETHEART,
WONDERFUL SIG EP GIRL.
TRUE AS THE HEART THAT YOU ARE WEARING,
YOU SET MY HEART IN A WHIRL.
VIOLETS AND ROSES, MY HEART DISCLOSES,
SAY THAT YOU LOVE ME TRUE.
MY SIGMA PHI EPSILON SWEETHEART,
WONDERFUL SIG EP GIRL.

Submitter comment: THIS SONG IS DEDICATED TO THE FRATERNITY SWEETHEART. IT IS
TO SHOW THE LOVE THE BROTHERS HAVE FOR THEIR SWEETHEART.
INDIRECTLY, THE SONG SHOWS APPRECIATION TO THE SWEETHEART.
THE SONG IS SUNG AT PARTIES, WITH THE SWEETHEART
BEING ESCORTED AROUND THE CIRCLE OF BROTHERS
BY THE PRESIDENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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FRATERNITY SONG-"SIG EP SAM"

DOWN IN THE CELLAR UNDERNEATH THE GROUND,
SIGMA PHI EPSILON'S FLOATING ALL AROUND.
SOME ARE DRUNK AND SOME ARE DRY,
SOME DON'T DRINK BUT THE OTHERS DON'T MIND.
SINGING, SAM, SAM, SIG EP MAN,
SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SKULL AND BONES CLAN.
HAD INITIATION, REALLY WAS A RIOT,
DRUNK AND NOISY AND NEVER WAS QUIET.
FIRST A HEALTHY WHACK WAS HEARD,
FOLLOWED BY THE CLATTER OF THE SIG EP HERD,
WHAM, BAM, IS THAT YOU SAM?
HOT DAMN, I'M A MAN, I'M A MAN,
I'M A SIG EP MAN. YEAH!

Submitter comment: THIS IS A SONG WITH A FAST MELODY. IT SHOWS THE LOVE
AND PRIDE THE BROTHERS HAVE FOR THEIR FRATERNITY. THE
SONG HAS A SENTIMENTAL VALUE TO IT, BUT IT IS
HARD TO RECOGNIZE WHEN COMPARED TO OTHER FRATERNITY SONGS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Love
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Joy Happiness

Date learned: 10-00-1977

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