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SONG

TWAS ON A MONDAY MORNING
WHEN I FIRST SAW MY DARLING
A HANGING OUT THE FAMILY CLOTHES,
A HANGING OUT THE CLOTHES.

TWAS ON A TUESDAY MORNING
WHEN I FIRST SAW MY DARLING
A TAKING IN THE FAMILY CLOTHES.
A TAKING IN THE FAMILY CLOTHES.

WEDNESDAY: FOLDING UP THE CLOTHES.
THURSDAY: IRONING OUT THE CLOTHES.
FRIDAY: MENDING OF THE CLOTHES.
SATURDAY: PUTTING AWAY THE CLOTHES.
SUNDAY: " TWAS ON A SUNDAY MORNING,
WHEN ALL THE FAMILY WENT TO CHURCH.
A-WEARING THEIR SUNDAY CLOTHES,
A-WEARING THEIR SUNDAY CLOTHES.

Data entry tech comment: SEE AARNE-THOMPSON TALE TYPE 2012D

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHAIN SONG

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad Epic
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C330

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WORK SONG

THIS IS THE WAY WE WASH OUR CLOTHES,
WASH OUR CLOTHES, WASH OUR CLOTHES;
THIS IS THE WAY WE WASH OUR CLOTHES,
SO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

THIS IS THE WAY WE IRON OUR CLOTHES,
IRON OUR CLOTHES, IRON OUR CLOTHES;
THIS IS THE WAY WE IRON OUR CLOTHES,
SO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

THIS IS THE WAY WE CLEAN OUR WINDOWS,
CLEAN OUR WINDOWS, CLEAN OUR WINDOWS;
THIS IS THE WAY WE CLEAN OUR WINDOWS,
SO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

THIS IS THE WAY WE SWEEP OUR FLOORS,
SWEEP OUR FLOORS, SWEEP OUR FLOORS;
THIS IS THE WAY WE SWEEP OUR FLOORS,
SO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

THIS IS THE WAY WE MAKE OUR BEDS,
MAKE OUR BEDS, MAKE OUR BEDS;
THIS IS THE WAY WE MAKE OUR BEDS;
M SO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

THIS IS THE WAY WE SCRUB OUR FLOORS,
SCRUB OUR FLOORS, SCRUB OUR FLOORS;
THIS IS THE WAY WE SCRUB OUR FLOORS,
SO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

THIS IS THE WAY WE GO TO CHURCH,
GO TO CHURCH, GO TO CHURCH;
THIS IS THE WAY WE GO TO CHURCH,
SO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHAIN SONG ; DAYS OF THE WEEK

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

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SONG

THE ANTS GO MARCHING ONE BY ONE. HURRAH} HURRAH}
(REPEAT TWICE)
THE LITTLE ONE STOPPED TO HAVE SOME FUN.
AND THEY ALL GO MARCHING DOWN THE EARTH
TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN.
BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM
BOOM BOOM BOOM BOOM (REFRAIN)

THE ANTS GO MARCHING TWO BY TWO. HURRAH} HURRAH}
(REPEAT TWICE)
THE LITTLE ONE STOPPED TO TIE HIS SHOE.
AND THEY ALL GO MARCHING DOWN THE EARTH
TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN.
(REFRAIN)

THE ANTS GO MARCHING THREE BY THREE. HURRAH} HURRAH}
(REPEAT TWICE)
THE LITTLE ONE STOPPED TO CLIMB A TREE.
AND THEY ALL GO MARCHING DOWN THE EARTH
TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN.
(REFRAIN)

AND THE ANTS GO MARCHING FOUR BY FOUR
THE ANTS GO MARCHING FOUR BY FOUR. HURRAH} HURRAH}
(REPEAT TWICE)
THE LITTLE ONE STOPPED TO CLOSE A DOOR.
AND THEY ALL GO MARCHING DOWN THE EARTH
TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN.
(REFRAIN)

THE ANTS GO MARCHING FIVE BY FIVE. HURRAH} HURRAH}
THE LITTLE ONE STOPPED AND GOT SQUASHED ALIVE.
AND THEY ALL GO MARCHING DOWN THE EARTH
TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN.
(REFRAIN)

THE ANTS GO MARCHING SIX BY SIX. HURRAH} HURRAH}
(REPEAT TWICE)
THE LITTLE ONE STOPPED TO PICK UP SOME STICKS.
AND THEY ALL GO MARCHING DOWN THE EARTH
TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN.
(REFRAIN)

THE ANTS GO MARCHING SEVEN BY SEVEN. HURRAH} HURRAH}
(REPEAT TWICE)
THE LITTLE ONE STOPPED TO VISIT HEAVEN.
AND THEY ALL GO MARCHING DOWN THE EARTH
TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN.
(REFRAIN)

THE ANTS GO MARCHING EIGHT BY EIGHT. HURRAH} HURRAH}
(REPEAT TWICE)
THE LITTLE ONE STOPPED AND BROKE A SLATE.
AND THEY ALL GO MARCHING DOWN THE EARTH.
TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN.
(REFRAIN)

THE ANTS GO MARCHING NINE BY NINE. HURRAH} HURRAH}
(REPEAT TWICE)
THE LITTLE ONE STOPPED AND BROKE HIS SPINE,
AND THEY ALL GO MARCHING DOWN THE EARTH
TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN
REFRAIN

THE ANTS GO MARCHING TEN BY TEN. HURRAH} HURRAH}
(REPEAT TWICE)
THE LITTLE ONE STOPPED AND DID IT AGAIN.
AND THEY ALL GO MARCHING DOWN THE EARTH
TO GET OUT OF THE RAIN.

REFRAIN

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHAIN SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 11-29-1967

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THERE'S A HOLE IN MY BUCKET

THERE'S A HOLE IN MY BUCKET, DEAR HENRY, DEAR HENRY, THERE'S A
HOLE IN MY BUCKET, DEAR HENRY, A HOLE.
WELL FIX IT, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, WELL FIX IT, DEAR LIZA,
DEAR LIZA, FIX IT.
WITH WHAT SHALL I FIX IT, DEAR HENRY, DEAR HENRY, WITH WHAT
SHALL I FIX IT, DEAR HENRY, WITH WHAT?
WITH STRAW, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, WITH STRAW, DEAR LIZA,
DEAR LIZA, WITH STRAW.
WITH SHALL I CUT IT, DEAR HENRY, DEAR HENRY, WITH WHAT SHALL
I CUT IT, DEAR HENRY, WITH WHAT?
WITH A KNIFE, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, WITH A KNIFE, DEAR
LIZA, DEAR LIZA, A KNIFE.
WITH WHAT SHALL I SHARPEN IT, DEAR HENRY, DEAR HENRY, WITH WHAT
SHALL I SHARPEN IT, DEAR HENRY, WITH WHAT?
WITH A STONE, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, WITH A STONE,
DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, A STONE.
WITH WHAT SHALL I WET IT, DEAR HENRY, DEAR HENRY, WITH WHAT
SHALL I WET IT, DEAR HENRY, WITH WHAT?
WITH WATER, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, WITH WATER, DEAR
LIZA, DEAR LIZA, WATER
WITH WHAT SHALL I FETCH IT, DEAR HENRY, DEAR HENRY, WITH
WHAT SHALL I FETCH IT, DEAR HENRY, WITH WHAT?
WITH A BUCKET, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, WITH A BUCKET,
DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, A BUCKET.
THERE'S A HOLE IN MY BUCKET, DEAR HENRY, DEAR HENRY, THERE'S
A HOLE IN MY BUCKET, DEAR HENRY, A HOLE.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS SONG IN THE DAY CAMPS IN THE CHICAGO AREA.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DORMS

Keyword(s): CHAIN SONG ; PURE DIALOGUE ; QUESTION AND ANSWER STRUCTURE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Work
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

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100 BOTTLES OF BEER

100 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL- 100 BOTTLES OF BEER
IF ONE OF THOSE BOTTLES SHOULD HAPPEN TO FALL
99 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL-99 BOTTLES OF BEER
IF ONE OF THOSE BOTTLES SHOULD HAPPEN TO FALL
98 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL. - (REPEATED DOWN
TO) 1 BOTTLE OF BEER ON THE WALL- ONE BOTTLE OF BEER
IF THAT BOTTLE OF BEER SHOULD HAPPEN TO FALL
0 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN: JOHNSTOWN, PENNSYVANIA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHAIN SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C360

Date learned: 10-06-1967

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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:

Updated by TRD

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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CHILDREN'S SONG

THIS OLD MAN, HE PLAY ONE, HE PLAY NICKKNACK ON MY THUMB,
WITH A NICKKNACK PATTY WACK GIVE A DOG A BONE, THIS OLD MAN CAME
ROLLING HOME.

THIS OLD MAN, HE PLAY TWO, HE PLAY NICKKNACK ON MY SHOE,
WITH A NICKKNACK PATTY WACK GIVE A DOG A BONE, THIS OLD MAN CAME
ROLLING HOME.

Submitter comment: THIS TUNE KEEPS GOING THROUGH AS MANY NUMBERS AS YOU WISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHAIN SONG

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 10-15-1968

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FISHY, FISHY IN THE BROOK
PAPA CAUGHT HIM ON A HOOK.
MAMMA FRIED HIM IN A PAN
BABY ATE HIM LIKE A MAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHAIN SONG

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

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POOR MARINE

THE FIRST MARINE, HE FOUND THE BEAN, PARLEZ VOUS.
THE SECOND MARINE, HE COOKED THE BEAN, PARLEZ VOUS.
THE THIRD MARINE, HE ATE THE BEAN AND RAN ALL OVER
THE SUBMARINE, HINKEY DINKEY PARLEZ VOUS.

Submitter comment: THIS CHILD'S SONG IS SUNG TO THE TUNE OF "MADEMOISELLE FROM
ARMENTIERES."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHAIN SONG

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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Ten Red Balloons

Ten red balloons waving in the air,
One went pop and nine were there.
Nine red balloons waving in the air,
One went pop and eight were there.
Eight red balloons waving in the air,
One went pop and seven were there.
Seven red balloons waving in the air,
One went pop and six were there.
Six red balloons waving in the air,
One went pop and five were there.
Five red balloons waving in the air,
One went pop and four were there.
Four red balloons waving in the air,
One went pop and three were there.
Three red balloons waving in the air,
One went pop and two were there.
Two red balloons waving in the air,
One went pop and one was there.
One red balloon waving in the air,
One went pop and none were there.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CHAIN SONG

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

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