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(BLANK) IS A FRIEND OF MINE.
HE RESEMBLES FRANKENSTEIN.
WHEN HE DOES THE IRISH JIG,
HE LOOKS JUST LIKE PORKY PIG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INSULT DANCING ; PORKY PIG=WALT DISNEY CHARACTER IN MOVIES ; QUATRAIN RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE BOY STOOD ON THE BURNING DECK,
HIS TRUNK WAS PACKED FOR JERUSALEM.
THE WIND BLEW ALL AROUND HIS FACE,
HIS NAME WAS AL METHUSALEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LEXINGTON

Keyword(s): PARODY ; PUN BIBLICAL CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 09-14-1969

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL

REMEMBER GRANT, REMEMBER LEE, THE HECK WITH THEM, REMEMBER ME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HISTORICAL CHARACTERS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

JESUS WAS AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JESUS WAS AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JESUS WAS AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
OEDIPUS WAS A MOTHER FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO OEDIPUS WAS A MOTHER FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO OEDIPUS WAS A MOTHER FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
SAMPSON HAD A RANGER HAIRCUT,
YOU'LL GET ONE TOO SAMPSON HAD A RANGER HAIRCUT,
YOU'LL GET ONE TOO SAMPSON HAD A RANGER HAIRCUT,
YOU'LL GET ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
DAVID WAS A SMALL ARMS EXPERT,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO DAVID WAS A SMALL ARMS EXPERT,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO DAVID WAS A SMALL ARMS EXPERT,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
HEROD WAS A BABY KILLER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO HEROD WAS A BABY KILLER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO HEROD WAS A BABY KILLER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
MOSES MADE A RIVER CROSSING,
YOU'LL MAKE ONE TOO MOSES MADE A RIVER CROSSING,
YOU'LL MAKE ONE TOO MOSES MADE A RIVER CROSSING,
YOU'LL MAKE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
MOSES LOW CRAWLED UP THAT MOUNTAIN,
YOU'LL LOW CRAWL TOO MOSES LOW CRAWLED UP THAT MOUNTAIN,
YOU'LL LOW CRAWL TOO MOSES LOW CRAWLED UP THAT MOUNTAIN,
YOU'LL LOW CRAWL TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
JUDAS WAS A BUDDY FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JUDAS WAS A BUDDY FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JUDAS WAS A BUDDY FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
JONAH WAS A SUBMARINER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JONAH WAS A SUBMARINER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JONAH WAS A SUBMARINER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPOUND VERB: LOW CRAWL ; INCEST INFANTICIDE BIBLICAL CHARACTERS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN. BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN.
DAGWOOD BOUGHT THE DAILY NEWS AND THIS IS WHAT IT SAID:
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN, IF YOU MISS YOU TAKE THE END.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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DIRTY BILL

DIRTY BILL, DIRTY BILL, LIVED ON TOP OF A GARBAGE HILL,
NEVER WASHED AND NEVER WILL, HACK AND SPIT, DIRTY BILL!!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CHARACTERS

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL

REMEMBER GRANT, REMEMBER LEE, THE HECK WITH THEM, REMEMBER ME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HISTORICAL CHARACTERS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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SHIRLEY TEMPLE

SHIRLEY TEMPLE SAT ON A PIN/
HOW MANY INCHES DID IT GO IN/ 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100. ROPE
IS SKIPPED ONCE FOR EACH NUMBER RECITED.
A RHYME RECITED WHILE JUMPING ROPE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING ; MOVIE CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TO TOWN

BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TO TOWN/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN/
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES/ AND ALEXANDER BOUGHT THE NEWS/ THIS
IS WHAT THE HEADLINES SAID/ CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN/ IF YOU
MISS YOU TAKE THE END/

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS

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

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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DONALD DUCK

A RHYME RECITED WHILE JUMPING ROPE.
DONALD DUCK IS A ONE-LEGGED
ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED DUCK/ DONALD DUCK IS A TWO-LEGGED/ TWO-LEGGED
TWO-LEGGED DUCK./ DONALD DUCK IS A THREE-LEGGED/ THREE-LEGGED, THREE-
LEGGED DUCK/ DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR-LEGGED/ FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED
DUCK/ JUMP OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): CARTOON AND COMIC STRIP CHARACTER ; CHAIN COUNTING

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

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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RIDDLE

HOW DID KATY WINTERS DIE?
FROZEN ARMPITS

Where learned: BIRMINGHAM ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ADVERTISEMENT FICTIONAL CHARACTER

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-10-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
BATMAN
BATMAN WHO?
SEE HOW EASILY THEY FORGET

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTER TELEVISION CHARACTER

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-18-1971

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OLD

HE IS AS OLD AS JOB.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY MOTHER

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL

Keyword(s): BIBLICAL CHARACTER ; OLD AGE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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THIN LIPS DENOTE CRUELTY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER TRAITS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 01-29-1970

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SMALL MOUTH DENOTES STINGINESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER TRAITS ; MISERLY. ; STINGY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: 01-29-1970

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LARGE EARS DENOTES A GENEROUS NATURE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER TRAITS ; HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear

Date learned: 01-29-1970

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IF YOU HAVE BIG EARLOBES YOU ARE GENEROUS.
IF YOU HAVE SMALL EARLOBES YOU ARE STINGY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER TRAITS ; HOMEOPATHIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Ears, noise in ear

Date learned: 11-07-1968

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I CAN READ YOU LIKE A BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER PERCEPTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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POLISH JOKE

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WHO WEARS A POLKA DOT TIE, AN OUTRAGEOUSLY STRIPED VEST
AND CHECKERED PANTS, AND SITS ON A WALL? HUMPTY DUMBROWSKI.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): NURSERY RHYME CHARACTER: HUMPTY DUMPTY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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(sung to the tune of "Jingle Bells")
Jingle bells, Batman smells,
Robin laid an egg.
Batmobile lost a wheel,
And Joker got away. MM
Jingle bells, Batman smells,
Fifty miles away.
He blows his nose in cheerios,
And eats them right away!

Submitter comment: This is only one of many such "gross" songs that the
elementary school boys love to sing.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): Parody, Cartoon character, humor, Christmas

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 00001987ca

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