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PEAS PORRIDGE HOT, PEAS PORRIDGE COLD,
PEAS PORRIDGE IN THE POT, NINE DAYS OLD.
SOME LIKE IT HOT, SOME LIKE IT COLD.
SOME LIKE IT IN THE POT, NINE DAYS OLD.

SECOND VERSE--SUBSTITUTE "ONE DAY OLD" FOR "NINE DAYS OLD"

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.522

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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DAPPLE GRAY
HAD A LITTLE PONY, I NAMED HIM DAPPLE GRAY/ I LOANED HIM TO A
LADY TO RIDE A MILE AWAY./ SHE WHIPPED HIM, SHE LASHED HIM
SHE RODE HIM THROUGH THE MIRE, AND I WOULDN'T LOAN THAT PONY FOR ALL
THE LADY'S HIRE." (A KNEE BOUNCING SONG)

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.522
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Prose Narrative C820.442

Date learned: 00001954-00001958

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"MISS LUCY HAD A BABY"

MISS LUCY HAD A BABY, SHE NAMED IT TINY TIM.
SHE PUT IT IN THE BATHTUB TO SEE IF IT COULD SWIM.
IT DRANK UP ALL THE WATER, IT ATE UP ALL THE SOAP.
IT TRIED TO EAT THE BATHTUB, BUT IT WOULDN'T GO DOWN HIS THROAT.
MISS LUCY CALLED THE DOCTOR, MISS LUCY CALLED THE NURSE.
MISS LUCY CALLED THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.
IN WALKED THE DOCTOR, IN WALKED THE NURSE,
IN WALKED THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.
"MUMPS!" SAID THE DOCTOR. "MEASLES!" SAID THE NURSE.
"NOTHING," SAID THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS A CHANT TO WHICH A CLAPPING GAME WAS PLAYED. TWO
PLAYERS WOULD CLAP THEIR OWN HANDS TOGETHER AND THEN SLAP
THE OTHER PLAYER'S OPPOSITE HAND. THIS WAS ALSO SUNG OR
SHOUTED WITHOUT THE CLAPPING MOVEMENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.522
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.523

Date learned: 00-00-1976

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This little piggy went to the market.
This little piggy stayed home.
This little piggy had roast beef.
This little piggy had none.
This little piggy cried wee, wee all the way home.

Submitter comment: I learned this song from my older brother and sisters. When I was
a baby they played this verse with me to make me laugh and keep me
from crying. As I've gotten older I heard that this verse is to
combat sibling rivalry. It teaches a child that sometimes things
don't seem fair, but that everyone experiences it.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVICE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.522
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00001970S

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BAKER MAN

I DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE BAKER, NO MORE, MORE MORE.
THERE A BIG POLICEMAN AT THE DOOR, DOOR, DOOR.
HE'LL CATCH YOU BY YOUR COLLAR AND MAKE YOU PAY A DOLLAR.
SO I DON'T WANT TO GO TO THE BAKER NO MORE, MORE, MORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.522

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