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Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Robin laid an egg.
Batmobile lost its wheel, and the Joker got away!

Submitter comment: Sung to the tune of Jingle Bells.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

James Callow Keyword(s): Comic strip character

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

Date learned: 00001970S

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Humorous "Jingle Bells"

Jingle Bells, Batman smells./ Robin laid an egg./ The
batmobile lost its wheel/ And the Joker got away. This song is
sung to the tune of "Jingle Bells."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): Comic book characters

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

Date learned: 00-00-1981

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IF YOU GO INTO A CLOSET AND SHUT THE DOOR AND SAY
"MARY WORTH" THIRTY-ONE TIMES WHILE CONCENTRATING
VERY HARD ON HER, YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOUR ARM
OR YOUR LEG IS COMING OFF.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A PASTIME TRIED BY MYSELF WHEN I WAS YOUNGER,
AND ONE WHICH MORE CHILDREN TRY).

Where learned: ZX

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTER=MARY WORTH

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

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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ALABAMA BUSCHA, KING OF THE JEWS,
BOUGHT HIS WIFE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
WHEN THOSE SHOES BEGAN TO WEAR, ALABAMA BUSCHA BEGAN TO SWEAR, WIFE,
WIFE GO UPSTAIRS, WIFE, WIFE TOUCH THE FLOOR, RED HOT PEPPERS

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME, SPEED-JUMP ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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ALABAMA BUSKA, KING OF THE JEWS BOUGHT HIS WIFE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
WHEN THE SHOES BEGAN TO WEAR
ALABAMA BUSKA BEGAN TO SWEAR. WIFE, WIFE,
GO UP STAIRS, WIFE, WIFE COME DOWNSTAIRS.
WIFE TOUCH THE GROUND E

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): ACTION-JUMP ; CHARACTER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C70 C70.560

Date learned: 03-17-1970

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ALABAMA BUSKA, KING OF THE JEWS. BOUGHT HIS WIFE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
WHEN THE SHOES BEGAN TO WEAR, ALABAMA BUSKA BEGAN TO SWEAR- WIFE,WIFE
TURN AROUND, WIFE, WIFE TOUCH THE GROUND, WIFE, WIFE LEAVE TOWN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

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ALA BARA BUSKA KING OF THE JEWS.
BOUGHT HIS WIFE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
WHEN THE SHOES BEGAN TO WEAR, ALA BABA BUSKA BEGAN TO SWEAR. WIFE,
WIFE TURN AROUND, WIFE, WIFE.
TOUCH THE GROUND. WIFE, WIFE SHINE MY SHOES
SHINE MY SHOES. WIFE, WIFE YOU'D BETTER SKADOO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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ALI BABA, KING OF THE JEWS BOUGHT HIS WIFE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
WHEN THE SOLES BEGAN TO WEAR, ALI BABA BOUGHT HER ANOTHER PAIR.
WHEN THOSE SHOES BEGAN TO WEAR, ALI BABA BEGAN TO SWEAR- WIFE, WIFE
TOUCH THE GROUND. WIFE, WIFE TURN AROUND.
WIFE WIFE, GET OUT OF TOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 10-12-1969

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BETTY, BETTY STUMPED HER TOE/ ON THE WAY TO MEXICO/ ON THE WAY BACK
SHE BROKE HER BACK/ SLIDING ON THE RAILROAD TRACK.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-26-1967

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BETTY BOOP/ ISN'T SHE CUTE?/ ALL SHE EATS IS VEGETABLE SOUP.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD GOING DOWN TOWN/ BLONDIE BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES/
DOGWOOD BOUGHT THE MORNING NEWS/ AND THIS IS WHAT IT SAID:
ONE, TWO,...

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECOTR.

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN./ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN,/
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES./ COOKIE BOUGHT THE EVENING NEWS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN./ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN,/
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES,/ COOKIE BOUGHT THE DAILY NEWS,/ CLOSE
YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN, / IF YOU MISS, TAKE THE END.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN./ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN./
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES,
COOKIE BOUGHT THE EVENING NEWS./ THIS
IS WHAT IT SAID- LADY ON ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT,/ LADY ON TWO
FEET, TWO FEET, TWO FEET,
LADY ON THREE FEET, THREE FEET, THREE FEET,
LADY ON FOUR FEET, FOUR FEET, FOUR.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN/
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES / COOKIE BOUGHT THE EVENING NEWS/
LADY ON ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT, / LADY ON TWO FEET, TWO FEET,
TWO FEET, / LADY ON THREE FEET, THREE FEET, THREE FEET, (AND HAND)/
LADY ON FOUR FEET, FOUR FEET, FOUR FEET,
(TWO HANDS) LADY ON FIVE FEET,
FIVE FEET, FIVE FEET, (AND HEAD)/ LADY PIGEON-TOED, PIGEON-TOED,
PIGEON-TOED,/ LADY BOW-LEGGED, BOW-LEGGED, BOW-LEGGED,/ LADY STUPID
LOOKING, STUPID LOOKING, STUPID LOOKING,/ AND THAT'S WHY I'M GETTING
OUT OF HERE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM THE CHILDREN OF HER NEIGHBORHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN./ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN./
DAGWOOD BOUGHT AN EVENING PAPER,
THIS IS WHAT IT SAID: CLOSE YOUR EYES
AND COUNT TO 10.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TOWNTOWN/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN/
DAGWOOD BOUGHT THE SUNDAY NEWS/ AND HERE IS HOW IT READ: JUMP HOT
PEPPER, OR YOU ARE DEAD.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-30-1967

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN/
SUZIE BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES/ DAGWOOD BOUGHT THE EVENING NEWS/ AND
THIS IS WHAT IT SAID: "SHUT YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN, UNLESS YOU
WANT TO BE A BIG FAT HEN."

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TO TOWN./ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN./
COOKIE BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES./ DAGWOOD BOUGHT THE EVENING NEWS AND
THIS IS WHAT IT SAID TO DO./ "CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN AND IF
YOU MISS, TAKE AN END.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 11-13-1970

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TO TOWN,/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN./
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES,/ ALEXANDER BOUGHT THE NEWS,/ AND IN
THE NEWS IT SAID: "CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN, IF YOU MISS YOU
TAKE AN END.

Where learned: TOLD AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 02-00-1970

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