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BIRDS

SOUTH OR NORTH, SALLY FORTH,
WEST OR EAST, TRAVEL LEAST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533

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Belief: Children's Song

WHEN WALKING DOWN THE STREET SOME CHILDREN WILL CAREFULLY WATCH
WHERE THEY STEP AND SAY, "IF YOU STEP ON A CRACK YOUR MOTHER'S
GOT A BROKEN BACK, AND IF YOU STEP ON A LINE YOUR FATHER DRINKS
WINE.

Submitter comment:

I USED TO PLAY THIS GAME.

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Keyword(s): ALCOHOL ; Back ; BELIEF ; CHILDHOOD ; CHILDREN ; Crack ; Father ; GAME ; Line ; MOTHER ; RHYME ; SONG ; Spine ; SUPERSTITION ; VERSE ; Wine

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.520
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief

Date learned: 00001958-00001966

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STEP ON A CRACK, BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Submitter comment: THIS SAYING WAS SAID WHILE WALKING DOWN A SIDEWALK, MOSTLY WHILE
WALKING TO SCHOOL. BACK THEN AND EVEN NOW IT IS CONSIDERED BAD
LUCK TO STEP ON A CRACK IN THE CEMENT.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00001960S EARLY

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STEP ON A CRACK, BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS WHENEVER HE SEES A CRACK IN THE PAVEMENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief

Date learned: 02-00-1975

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A POEM TO ME MUDDER

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WHEN MY PRAYERS WERE POORLY SAID
WHO TUCKED ME IN MY WIDDLE BED?
AND SPANKED ME TILL ME ASS WAS RED,
ME MUDDER.
WHO TOOK ME FROM MY COZY COT,
WHO PUT ME ON THE ICE COLD POT,
AND MADE ME PEE IF I COULD NOT?
ME MUDDER.
AND WHEN THE MORNING LIGHT WOULD COME,
AND IN ME CRIB ME DRIBBLE SOME,
WHO WIPED ME TIDY WIDDLE BUM?
ME MUDDER.
WHO WOULD ME HAIR SO NEATLY PART,
AND HUG ME GENTLY TO HER HEART,
SOMETIMES SQUEEZE ME TILL ME FART?
ME MUDDER.
WHO LOOKED AT ME WITH EYEBROW KNIT,
NEARLY HAD A KING SIZE FIT,
WHEN IN ME SUNDAY PANTS ME SHIT?
ME MUDDER.
WHEN AT NIGHT THE BED WOULD SQUEEK,
ME RAISED ME HEAD TO HAVE A PEEK,
WHO YELLED AT ME TO GO TO SLEEP?
ME FADDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): BABY TALK ; SCATOLOGY ; SLANG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533

Date learned: CA00001977

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED
AND YOUR HUSBAND GETS CROSS,
PICK UP THE BROOM
AND SAY I'M THE BOSS.

Submitter comment:

FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1935

Data entry tech comment:

LINES DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; AUTOGRAPH ; Boss ; BROOM ; HUSBAND ; MARRIAGE ; Positive ; RHYME: ABCB ; Wife

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.345
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533

Date learned: 00-00-1935

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FROM 20 TO 30, IF A MAN FEELS RIGHT,
IT'S ONCE IN THE MORNING AND ONCE AT NIGHT.
FROM 30 TO 40, IF HE STILL FEELS RIGHT,
HE CUTS OUT THE MORNING OR HE CUTS OUT THE NIGHT.
FROM 40 TO 50 IT'S JUST NOW AND THEN.
FROM 50 TO 60 IT'S GOD KNOWS WHEN}
FROM 60 TO 70, IF HE STILL FEELS INCLINED,
DON'T LET HIM KID YOU, IT'S ALL IN HIS MIND.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT FELT THIS WAS QUITE HUMOROUS AND LAUGHED WHILE RECITING IT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE ; EUPHEMISM ; FREQUENCY OF SEXUAL INTERCOURSE ; LOVERS

Subject headings: 730 730.328
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.545
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Date learned: 02-05-1980

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A CHILDHOOD SAYING GOES:
TWO'S A COUPLE,
THREE'S A CROWD,
FOUR ON THE SIDEWALK
IS NEVER ALLOWED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECITED THIS TO ME AS A TRAFFIC RULE.

Where learned: GRADE SCHOOL ; ON THE WAY HOME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.539

Date learned: 00001957 CA.

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STOP, LOOK, AND LISTEN BEFORE YOU CROSS THE STREET. ALWAYS USE YOUR
EYES, USE YOUR EARS AND IMPORTANTLY YOUR FEET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533

Date learned: 11-12-1987

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