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IF YOU SEE A MONKEY IN A TREE,
DON'T THROW STICKS, IT MIGHT BE ME.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 11-14-1968

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POOR LITTLE GREGORY
SITTING ON A FENCE
TRYING TO MAKE A DOLLAR
OUT OF 99 CENTS.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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WHEN YOU GET OLD
AND THINK YOU'RE SWEET
JUST TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES
AND SMELL YOUR FEET.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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WHEN ROSES ARE RED THEY'RE READY FOR PICKING
WHEN CHICKENS ARE FAT THEY'RE READY FOR PLUCKING
BUT WHEN GIRLS ARE EIGHTEEN THEY'RE READY FOR
.....COLLEGE.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND GROW OUT OF SHAPE,
REMEMBER GIRDLES ARE STILL $2.98.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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PA MOSES SHOT A SKUNK
MA MOSES FRIED A CHUNK
BABY MOSES ATE A HUNK
HOLY MOSES, HOW THEY STUNK.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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WINTER, SPRING, SUMMER AND FALL,
YOU LOOK LIKE A WALKING BASKETBALL.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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I HAD A LITTLE MONKEY
I SENT HIM TO THE FARM
ALONG CAME A COPPER
AND SHOT HIM IN THE ARM.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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WHEN YOU DIE IN TENNESSEE,
I'LL SHIP YOUR BODY C.O.D.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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GRANDMA HAS A HABIT OF CHEWING IN HER SLEEP
SHE CHEWS ON GRANDPA'S WISKERS
AND THINKS IT'S SHREDDED WHEAT.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): CEREAL

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB,
THE DOCTORS WERE SURPRISED.
BUT THEY WERE EVEN MORE SURPRISED,
WHEN MAC DONALD HAD A FARM.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK ; WILLIAMSVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRTH CONNOTATION

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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ONCE I HAD A MONKEY
I TIED HIM TO A HEATER,
AND EVERYTIME HE TURNED AROUND,
HE BURNED HIS LITTLE SEATER.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): BUTTOCKS

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

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SAW YOU IN THE OCEAN,
SAW YOU IN THE SEA,
SAW YOU IN THE BATHTUB,
OPPS, 'SCUSE ME.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

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

Date learned: 02-09-1960

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I WISH I HAD YOUR PICTURE
I THINK IT VERY NICE
I'D PUT IT IN MY ATTIC
TO SCARE AWAY THE MICE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

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

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IF YOU SEE A MONKEY
PULL ITS TAIL AND THINK OF ME.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

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

Date learned: 02-08-1960

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GRANNY HAS A HABIT OF CHEWING IN HER SLEEP;
SHE CHEWS ON GRANDPA'S WHISKERS
AND THINKS THEY'RE SHREDDED WHEAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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I SAW YOU IN THE OCEAN,
I SAW YOU IN THE SEA,
I SAW YOU IN THE BATHTUB,
OOPS, PARDON ME!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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IN JAIL THEY SERVE YOU COFFEE,
IN JAIL THEY SERVE YOU TEA.
IN JAIL THEY SERVE YOU EVERYTHING,
EXCEPT THAT DARN OLD KEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 01-03-1963

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OVER THE PILLOW, OVER THE SHEET,
A 50 YARD DASH TO THE TOILET SEAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 01-03-1963

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IF IN HEAVEN WE DO NOT MEET,
HAND IN HAND WE'LL STAND THE HEAT.
AND IF THAT HEAT GETS EXTREMELY HOT,
PIPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SODA POP HELL

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

Date learned: 01-03-1963

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