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"GIVE ME A HOME IN MONTANA"

WHENEVER MY DADDY AND HIS FRIENDS GOT TOGETHER TO ENJOY DADDYS
BATHTUB GIN DURING PROHIBITION, THEY WOULD ALWAYS SING THIS
SONG. THE LYRICS WENT:
GIVE ME A HOME IN MONTANA
A COWBOY FROM MONTANA
AND SEE HOW HAPPY ILL BE.
GIVE ME AN OL HICKRY CABIN
AND I WONT BE GRABBIN
LET THAT MONTANA MOON SHINE ON ME.
ITS A TRUE PARADISE
NEATH THOSE BLUE MOUNTAIN SKIES
I NEVER MORE WILL ROAM.
GIVE ME A HOME IN MONTANA
A COWBOY FROM MONTANA
AND SEE HOW HAPPY ILL BE.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; SAINT JOSEPH

Subject headings: 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

Date learned: 10-05-1976

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AUNT SALLY

MY AUNT SALLY'S JUST AS GOOD AS
ANYBODY,
MY AUNT SALLY'S JUST AS GOOD AS
YOU}

Submitter comment: ( NOTE: THIS SONG WAS SUNG IN A CATCHY TUNE
AS MY GRANDMOTHER BOUNCED ME ON
HER KNEE. SHE DID IT WITH MY DAD
AS WELL AS MY BROTHERS AND SISTERS
SHE SAID SHE LEARNED FROM HER
FATHER ETC. )

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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" THE GOBLET SONG "

GET OUT THE OLD SILVER GOBLET
WITH THE SIGMA PI UPON IT
AND WE'LL OPEN UP ANOTHER KEG OF BEER
FOR IT'S A DAMN FINE COLLEGE
BUT WE DIDN'T COME FOR KNOWLEDGE
SO WE'LL RAISE HELL WHILE WE'RE HERE.

BRING OUT THE OLD SILVER GOBLET
WITH THE SIGMA PI UPON IT
AND WE'LL OPEN UP ANOTHER KEG OF BEER
THERE'S ENOUGH FOR ALL THE BROTHERS
SO TO HELL WITH ALL THE OTHERS
AND WE'LL RAISE HELL WHILE WE'RE HERE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): COLLEGE FRATERNITY DRINKING SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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CHUG SONG

HERE'S TO ( NAME OF DRINKER ) HE'S TRUE BLUE.
HE'S A DRUNKARD THROUGH AND THROUGH
SO DRINK CHUG A LUG
SO DRINK CHUG A LUG
HOORAY FOR ( DRINKER'S NAME )
HOORAY AT LAST
HOORAY FOR ( DRINKER'S NAME )
HE'S A HORSES ASS.

Where learned: TOLD AT A PARTY

Keyword(s): DRINKING SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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TRI SIGMA BORN

I'M TRI SIGMA BORN
I'M TRI SIGMA BRED
AND WHEN I DIE
I'LL BE TRI SIGMA DEAD

RA-RA FOR SIGMA SIGMA
RA-RA FOR SIGMA SIGMA
RA-RA FOR SIGMA TRI.

Submitter comment: SONG OF SIGMA TRI
BETA TAU CHAPTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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OH SUZANNAH

CHORUS: OH, TRI SIGMA, OH HOW WE HONOR THEE,
FOR I'M JUST A LITTLE PLEDGE WITH
A PLEDGE PIN PINNED ON ME.

WITH SPIRIT AND WITH FORTITUDE
THESE SEVEN WEEKS WE TRY,
TO LEARN TO BE THE KIND OF GIRL
THAT RATES WITH SIGMA TRI.
CHORUS
AS PLEDGES WE WILL DO OUR BEST
TO TRY TO SATISFY.
IN HOPES THE BONDS OF SISTERHOOD
WILL HOLD US TILL WE DIE
CHORUS
SONG OF SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA
BETA TAU CHAPTER

Data entry tech comment: WILL WE HOLD US...

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): OLD SUSANNAH ; SORORITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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" COME GATHER ROUND THE FIRESIDE "

COME GATHER ROUND THE FIRESIDE BRIGHT
IN BONDS OF BROTHERHOOD TONIGHT
AND RAISE YOUR VOICES LUSTILY
TO SING OF OUR FRATERNITY.

THE CIRCLE CHANGES WITH THE YEARS
THE BROTHERS COME AND DISAPPEAR
BUT STILL THE FIRE IS BURNING BRIGHT
UPON THE CHAPTER HEARTH TONIGHT.

CHORUS:
LONG MAY SHE LIVE. AND MAY THERE BE
TRUE FELLOWSHIP ETERNALLY.
ONCE MORE WE PLEDGE OUR LOYALTY
TO SIGMA PI FRATERNITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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HYMN

DEAREST SAINT LOOK DOWN FROM HEAVEN
FROM THY THRONE OF GLORY THERE
ON THY CHILDREN WE ARE RAISING
UNTO THEE THEIR SONG SECOND PRAYER.

BLESSED SAINT WENCESLAUS
THRONED IN HEAVENLY GLORY
BRIGHT IS THE CROWN THAT
ENCIRCLES THY BROW.

Where learned: IMMACULATE CONCEPTION SCHOOL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Religious

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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A CHILD OF GOD

(1) PRAISE THE LORD. MY HEART WITH HIS LOVE IS BEAMING,
I AM A CHILD OF GOD. HEAVEN'S GOLDEN LIGHT OVER
ME IS STEAMING. I AM A CHILD OF GOD.

(2) SAVED FROM SIN TODAY, EVERY BAND IS RIVEN, I AM
A CHILD OF GOD, THERE THE TESTS OF LIFE I HAVE PEACE
FROM HEAVEN.

CHORUS
I AM A CHILD OF GOD, I AM A CHILD OF GOD, I HAVE WASHED
MY ROBES IN THE CLEANSING FOUNTAIN, I
AM A CHILD OF GOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Religious

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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SUNSHINES

YOU ARE OUR SUNSHINES,
OUR ONLY SUNSHINES
TRI SIGMA MEMBERS WE LOVE YOU
WE DO RESPECT YOU
ANYTHING YOU SAY WE'LL DO.
WE ARE YOUR PLEDGES
YOUR LOWLY PLEDGES.
RIGHT NOW WE'RE SILLY, GOOFY TOO.
BUT AFTER PLEDGING, NO LONGER FLEDGLINGS
WE'LL BE MEMBERS JUST LIKE YOU.

YOU GIVE DEMREITS
OH YES, DEMERITS
WHEN WE ARE BAD OR MISBEHAVE.
BUT SIGMA MEMBERS, WE DO NOT MIND IT.
YOU'RE OUR MASTERS, WE ARE SLAVES.

STILL YOU'RE OUR SUNSHINES
OUR ONLY SUNSHINES
TRI SIGMA MEMBERS WE LOVE YOU
WE DO RESPECT YOU,
WE WON'T NEGLECT YOU
ANYTHING YOU SAY WE'LL DO.

Submitter comment: SONG OF SIGMA SIGMA
SIGMA BETA TAU CHAPTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRATERNITY SONG ; SORORITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Initiation rite Hazing

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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SIGMA-RATION

SIGMA, SIGMA, SIGMA,-RATION
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE'RE THE BEST IN ALL THE NATION,
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE HAVE EARNED A REPUTATION
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE CREATE AN ADMIRATION
(DA-DA-DA-DA)

WE ARE
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
TRI SIGMA
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE ARE SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA
GO, GO, GO, GO,...
REPEAT: SIGMA, SIGMA, SIGMA-RATION...

Submitter comment: SONG OF SIGMA TRI:
BETA TAU CHAPTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; SORORITY OR FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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SCHOONER TOW SONG

WE LEAVES DETROIT BEHIND US,
WE SETS OUR CANVAS TIGHT;
THE TUG SLOWS UP AND CASTS US OFF,
OLD ERIE HEAVES IN SIGHT}

SO WE WATCH OUR TILLER CLOSER,
WE KEEPS OUR SHEET ROPES CLEAR;
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS STIDDY WIND
ALONG LAKE ERIE HERE.

Submitter comment: CIRCA 1890

Where learned: GREAT LAKES SHIPWRECKS ; SURVIVALS ; PAGE 133

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Work

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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WHITE CORAL BELLS UPON A SLENDER STALK,
LILLIES OF THE VALLEY DECK MY GARDEN WALK.
OH, DON'T YOU WISH THAT YOU COULD HEAR THEM RING?
THAT WILL HAPPEN ONLY WHEN THE FAIRIES SING.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RESIDENCE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FLOWERS ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; RHYME ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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BACK OF THE BREAD

BACK OF THE BREAD IS THE FLOUR
AND BACK OF THE FLOWER IS THE MILL
AND BACK OF THE MILL IS THE SUN AND THE RAIN
AND THE FATHER'S WILL.

Submitter comment:

LEARNED IN GIRL SCOUTS, ST. THERESA GRADE SCHOOL, DET., MI.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHAIN SONG ; GIRL SCOUTS ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation

Date learned: 10-15-1967

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1,2,3,4, WHO ARE WE FOR,
BUS DRIVER, BUS DRIVER, RAH, RAH, RAH.
5,6,7,8, WHO DO WE THINK IS GREAT,
BUS DRIVER, BUS DRIVER, RAH, RAH, RAH
9,10,11,12, WHO DO WE THINK IS SWELL,
BUS DRIVER, BUS DRIVER, RAH, RAH, RAH.

Submitter comment:

KIDS SING THIS TO ENCOURAGE THEIR BUS DRIVER TO GO FAST SO THEY
WILL BE AT CAMP FIRST.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: CAMP

Keyword(s): CHILDREN ; l Chant ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; RHYME ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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A POLISH SONG: WAY OVER THERE, NEAR THE WOODS

WAY OVER THERE NEAR THE WOODS
SOMETHING FLASHES FROM AFAR.
A BAND OF GYPSIES
BUM STAREE RAREE (ETC., THREE TIMES)

A GYPSY DOESN'T SOW
A GYPSY DOESN'T PLOW
ARE STARTING A FIRE.
WHERE E'ER HE LOOKS
THERE HE WILL SETTLE

(REFRAIN)

A GYPSY IS WITHOUT WATER.
A GYPSY IS WITHOUT A COTTAGE,
A GYPSY IS HAPPY,
ALTHOUGH HE ISN'T RICH.

Submitter comment:

THIS SONG I KNOW FROM CHILDHOOD FROM MY PARENTS. THERE ARE MANY
SONGS AND TALES ABOUT GYPSIES IN POLISH FOLKLORE
AS THE GYPSY WAS, AND IS, A COMMON SIGHT IN POLAND.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): Folk Muysic ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; POLAND ; POLISH ; RHYME ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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A POLISH SONG: YES WE ARE JUST SUCH BOYS

YES, WE ARE JUST SUCH BOYS
BOYS FROM CRACAW THAT IS
WITH A RED CAP
ONE INCH THICK HEELS ON BOOTS
AND A WHITE SHIRT

DANA MY DANA}
A NAVY BLUE COAT
WHICH I,VE WORN IN PARADES
LINED WITH SILK
AND STITCHED WITH FINE DESIGNING
COME AND DANCE AROUND US
MY DEAR ONE (REPEAT)
HEY, HA}

Submitter comment:

THIS SONG IS A KRAKOWIAK MELODY FROM THE REGION OF CRACOW. THE
MUSIC IS TRANSCRIBED BY SISIGMUND SLOKOWSKI WHILE THE WORDS AND
TRANSLATION ARE OF MY OWN AS I LEARNED THEM FROM MY PARENTS.

Data entry tech comment:

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Scanning of music in progress

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): Lyrics ; MUSIC ; POLAND ; POLISH ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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A POLISH SONG: A HUNDRED YEARS

100 YEARS
100 YEARS
MAY HE LIVE
LIVE FOR US (REPEAT)

ONCE AGAIN
ONCE AGAIN
MAY HE LIVE
LIVE FOR US
MAY HE LIVE
FOR US. (SLOW AND LOUD)

Submitter comment:

THIS IS A SONG VERY WELL KNOWN BY ANY POLISH PERSON SINCE IT IS
SUNG TO HONOR SOMEONE. IT IS USED AT BIRTHDAYS OR WHEN TOASTING
A CELEBRITY'S HEALTH. THE MUSIC HAS BEEN TRANSCRIBED BY
MICHAEL WOZNY BUT THE WORDS AND TRANSLATION ARE AS I KNOW THEM,
AND MY FAMILY DOES TOO.

Data entry tech comment:

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Scanning of original music in progress

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): Lyrics ; MUSIC ; POLAND ; POLISH ; SONG ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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A POLISH SONG: IN THE WOODLAND

HEY, IN THE WOODLND,
WHAT GLEAMS WITH WONDER?
A LEGIONNAIRE BAND SETS FIRES OF THUNDER. REFRAIN

FAITH IT EMBRACES
WITH FLAMES THAT CARRY,
RINGING THROUGH SPACES,

THEIR SONG SO MERRY. REFRAIN
RINGING THROUGH VAST PLAINS,
RINGING IN GREEN LANES,
OUR SONG POLANIE,
OUR SONG BELOVED. REFRAIN

REFRAIN:
RAM TAI RAJ,
RAM TAI RAJ,
RAM TAI RAJ,
U HA HA
RAM TAI RAJ. (THREE TIMES)
BEC.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: DETROIT ; INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): Lyrics ; MUSIC ; POLAND ; POLISH ; RHYME ; SONG ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation

Date learned: 10-18-1971

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THE DAWNING OF THE DAY

ONE MORNING EARLY AS I WALKED FORTH
BY THE MARGIN OF LOUGH LIEN (LANE).
THE SUN SHONE BRIGHT THE TREES IN GREEN
AND SUMMER BLOOMED AGAIN.
I LEFT THE TOWN AND WANDERED ON
THROUGH THE FIELDS I WENT MY WAY
AND WHO DID I MEET BUT COLLEEN D HAS
BY THE DAWNING OF THE DAY.
NO SHOE NOR STOCKING CAP NOR CLOAK
DID THIS LOVELY MAIDEN WEAR
HER HAIR IN LOVELY RINGLETS RARE
DOWN TO THE GRASS IN GOLD.
A MILKING PAIL WAS IN HER HAND
SHE WAS LOVELY, YOUNG AND FAIR
SHE BARE THE PSALM OF VENUS BRIGHT
BY THE DAWNING OF THE DAY.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): Lyric ; MUSIC ; SONG ; Tune ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation

Date learned: 11-18-1970

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