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DRINKING STROHS BEER, MORE SO THAN INBIBING ANY OTHER BREW, WILL
RESULT IN THE PERSON GETTING A HANGOVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; PROPAGANDA

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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"BAR TIME" IS THE TIME ON CLOCKS IN BARS AND LOUNGES. IT IS ALWAYS
FAST, USUALLY TEN OR FIFTEEN MINUTES SO. THIS IS TO PROVIDE
INSURANCE THAT THE BARTENDER DOES NOT SERVE ANY DRINKS AFTER THE
TIME SPECIFIED BY THE LIQUOR LAWS OF THE LOCALE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Common law
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS NOT ALLOWED ENTRANCE INTO A DRINKING
ESTABLISHMENT BECAUSE OF SOME PREVIOUS MISDOINGS IS SAID TO BE
"BARRED" FROM THE PREMISES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; SLANG

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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A "SHELL" IS A GLASS OF DRAFT BEER. WHEN DRAFT BEER IS POURED IN
LARGER GOBLET LIKE GLASSES IT IS CALLED A "BOOMBA."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PAT SULLIVANS TAVERN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; SLANG

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Kind of Food and Its Preparation
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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MOUNTAIN DEW

CHORUS: THEY CALL IT THAT GOOD OLD MOUNTAIN DEW, DEW, DEW,
AND THEN MEN THAT REFUSE IT ARE FEW, MIGHTY FEW,
I,LL SHUT UP MY MUG, IF YOU,LL FILL UP MY JUG WITH THAT
GOOD OL, MOUNTAIN DEW. MM
MY UNCLE BILL HAS A STILL ON THE HILL AND ROLLS OUT A BARREL OR TWO
THE BUZZARDS IS THE SKY GET SO DRUNK THAT THEY CANNOT FLY,
JUST FROM SMELLIN' THAT GOOD OL' MOUNTAIN DEW}

MY UNCLE WILL LIVES ON THE HILL
MARRIED TO MY AUNTIE LOU
HE,LL GET UP AND RUN IF YOU,LL GIVE HIM A GUN
AND SOME OF THAT GOOD OL, MOUNTAIN DEW.
MY COUSIN MORT WAS SAWED OFF IN SHORT,
MEASURES ABOUT FIVE FOOT TWO.
HE,LL ACT LIKE A GIANT IF YOU,LL GIVE HIM A PINT
OF THAT GOOD OL, MOUNTAIN DEW.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC DRINK ; DRINKING SONG ; Entertainment ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Sorrow Unhappiness

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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IF YOU'RE GOING TO DRINK AND DRIVE, DON'T FORGET YOUR CAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL POOR ADVICE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NO DATE RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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"O'LEARY'S BAR"

'TWAS A COLD WINTER'S EVENING.
THE GUESTS WERE ALL LEAVING.
O'LEARY WAS CLOSING THE BAR,
WHEN HE TURNED AND HE SAID TO THE LADY IN RED,
"GET OUT! YOU CAN'T STAY HERE NO MORE."
SHE WEPT A SAD TEAR IN HER BUCKET OF BEER
AS SHE THOUGHT OF THE COLD NIGHT AHEAD,
WHEN A GENTLEMAN DAPPER STEPPED OUT OF THE PHONE BOOTH
AND THESE ARE THE WORDS THAT HE SAID:
"YOUR MOTHER NEVER TOLD YOU
THE THINGS A YOUNG GIRL SHOULD KNOW
ABOUT THE WAYS OF COLLEGE MEN AND HOW THEY COME AND GO--
MOSTLY GO!!!!!"
NOW AGE HAS TAKEN HER BEAUTY
AND SIN HAS LEFT ITS SAD SCAR.
SO, REMEMBER YOUR MOTHERS AND SISTERS, BOYS,
AND LET HER SLEEP UNDER THE BAR
NEXT TO THE GIN,
WITH HIRAM WALKER,
IN SOUTHERN COMFORT.
AND THERE WAS GRANNY SWINGING ON THE OUTHOUSE DOOR
WITHOUT HER NIGHTIE
AND GRANDPA YELLING, "MORE, MORE, MORE!"
SHE WORE PAJAMAS.

Submitter comment: WHEN THIS IS SUNG BY MEMBERS OF KAPPA BETA GAMMA SORORITY, THE
PARTS OF THE "LADY IN RED" AND THE "GENTLEMAN DAPPER" ARE
ACTED OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON BRAND NAMES OF ALCOHOLIC DRINKS

Subject headings: Shadow / Pantomime
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad, Song, Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 09-00-1985

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ICE COLD BEER MAKES YOU WANNA CHEER,
ICE COLD GIN MAKES YOU WANNA WIN,
ICE COLD DUCK (CLAP THREE TIMES)
MAKES YOU WANNA SCORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; BASKETBALL GAME

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC DRINKS ; INITIAL ITERATION ; INTERNAL RHYME

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

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IT ISN'T THE "EIN" OR THE "ZWEI", BUT THE "DREI" MARTINI
THAT GETS HIM LIT.

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: EAST DETROIT, MICHIGAN

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IT'S BETTER TO GLOW
THAN TO KNOW;
IT'S BETTER TO DRINK
THAN TO THINK.

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL IGNORANCE

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

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WHEN HE DONATES BLOOD TO THE RED CROSS, THERE'S SO
MUCH ALCOHOL IN IT, THEY USE IT TO STERILIZE THE
INSTRUMENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLISM ; DRINKING ; HUMOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF IT WASN'T FOR THE PRETZELS, HE'D BE ENTIRELY ON A
LIQUID DIET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLISM ; BEER ; DRINKING ; HUMOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THERE'S MORE OLD DRUNKARDS, THAN OLD DOCTORS.

Submitter comment: COLLECTED FROM MRS. M. L. WITTEY IN CONVERSATION
ABOUT FOLK SAYINGS. IMPLIES THAT THE GAY, EASY LIFE
IS MORE HEALTHFUL THAN THE HIGH TENSION LIFE OF A
DOCTOR

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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THOUSANDS DRINK THEMSELVES TO DEATH BEFORE ONE DIES OF THIRST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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THE TRUTH IS IN THE WINE.

Submitter comment: ITALIAN: IN VINO VERITAS

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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TOM SWIFTIE

"WE'RE OUT OF BOOZE," SAID TOM, SOBERLY.
"WE DON'T EVEN HAVE ANY WATER," HE ADDED, DRILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL DRINK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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Belief: Children's Song

(1) DON'T STEP ON A CRACK OR YOU'LL BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.
(2) IF YOU STEP ON A LINE YOUR MOTHER DRINKS WINE.

Submitter comment:

MY BLACK NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOORS TOLD ME THESE TALES WHEN I WAS A KID.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 12-01-2010 / Motifs and Keywords added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FRANKLIN VILLAGE

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

James Callow Keyword(s): NEGRO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief

Date learned: 00001960S

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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.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 12-01-2010 / Motifs and Keywords added by TRD

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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Proverb

Draft beer not students.

Submitter comment:

Sit-ins.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

[Common saying at sit-ins and picket lines.]

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

KW:5ZM

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL ; BEER ; Beverages ; COLLEGE ; DRINK ; DRINKING ; Picket Line ; Protest ; Sit-In ; Students

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Retort

Get off the table Maude. The quarter is for the beer.

Submitter comment:

This remark is sometimes said to a person who is under the influence of alcohol, such as at a party.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

What does this mean?

Where learned: ONTARIO ; Chatham

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL ; BEER ; COIN ; COMEBACK ; DRUNK ; Innuendo ; INSULT ; MONEY ; Quarter ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Stipper ; Table ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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