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Language: Rhyme

When you get married and live in a truck,

Order your children from Sears Roebuck.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): CHILDREN ; Language ; Married ; poem ; RHYME ; Roebuck ; Sears ; TRUCK ; VERSE ; Vocabulary

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

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Entertainment: Games

Chant From Calling In People Who Are Still Hidden in Hide and Seek:

"Come in oh, Come in, oh; If you don't come in, you're it."

Submitter comment:

The informant learned it from his friends.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C570] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHANT ; CHILD ; CHILDHOOD ; CHILDREN ; Diversion ; Entertainment ; GAME ; Play ; RHYME

Subject headings: -- .C750520

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Special Memory Quilts

A lot of mothers made "memory quilts" that was pieces of material from dresses or skirts of all in the family like-a scrap of Baby's first colored dress or their first year in school dress, little boys first year, and first year school shirt. Any occassion that meant a lot to them, they would enter the material of what that person wore-no pattern, just sew any shape togehter. It was called "Memories' Crazy Quilt"

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Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Babies ; CHILDREN ; Craft ; Domestic ; Heirloom ; Keepsake ; MEMORIES ; Quilting ; Textiles

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Finished Product

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Prose Narrative Tale

Prose Narrative Tale:

Folktale of New England -- The Gingerbread Man.

Children's story of a runaway cookie including repeated theme: "rubn, run, as fast as you can. Can't catch me, I'm the Gingerbread man."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; Bookhouse Volume One

Keyword(s): CATCH ; CHILDREN ; Cookie ; Fast ; Gingerbread ; Gingerbread Man ; Legend ; Narrative ; New England ; Prose ; REGIONAL ; Run ; Tale

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale

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Custom

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

When you fart if you don't call "Safeties," Everyone calls "Sluggers" and everyone gets to slug you.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F530] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BODILY FUNCTIONS ; CHILDHOOD ; CHILDREN ; CUSTOM ; Fart ; GAME ; Gas ; Play ; SAFETY ; Slugger ; tradition

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Language: Rhyme

Hickup Hickup go away
Come again another day
Hickup Hickup when I bake
I'll bake you a CAKE

Submitter comment:

Pastime.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Children sing this when they get the hiccups. Verse?

Original BN [C500, C730] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Bake ; Cake ; CHILDREN ; GAME ; HICCUP ; Hickup ; Language ; Nursery ; RHYME ; SONG ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Little pitchers have big ears.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Already Under V200, Who Said? Said to children who hear things they shouldn't.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Big ; CHILDREN ; EARS ; Eavesdrop ; EUPHEMISM ; Little ; METAPHOR ; Overhear ; Pitchers ; SIMILE ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Childrens' Rhyme

Everyday we go to shop
At the bakery, I like to stop
And point my finger and say "let's try it."
But my mother replies, "You're on a diet."

Oh, how happy I will be
When Mother no longer says to me:

"You can't eat this, You can't eat that,
Cause this and that will make you fat."

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Bakery ; CHILDREN ; Eat ; Fat ; Language ; MOTHER ; RHYME ; Shop ; SONG ; VERSE

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

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NOBODY LOVES ME,
EVERYBODY HATES ME.
THINK I'LL EAT SOME WORMS!
BIG, FAT, JUICY ONES
LITTLE, SLIMY, SKINNY ONES
ROUND AND HAIRY WORMS!

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): CHILD ; CHILDREN ; KIDS ; RHYME ; SONG ; WORMS

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

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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I HAD A LITTLE CHICKEN WHO WOULDN'T LAY AN EGG
SO I RUBBED HOT WATER UP AND DOWN HER LEG.
THE LITTLE CHICKEN CRIED
AND THE LITTLE CHICKEN BEGGED

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Chicken ; CHILD ; CHILDREN ; Children's Song ; Egg ; Hard Boiled ; Kid ; RHYME ; SONG

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

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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ONE, TWO, THREE
TICKA, TOCKA, TEE
SING A SONG FOR ---- (NAME)
SING A SONG FOR ME!

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CHILDREN ; Children's Song ; RHYME ; SONG

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

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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JUST PLANT A WATERMELON ON MY GRAVE
AND LET THE JUICE SLIP THROUGH.
JUST PLANT A WATERMELON ON MY GRAVE
THAT'S ALL I ASK OF YOU!

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): CHILDREN ; Children's Song ; Grave ; Juice ; RHYME ; Watermelon

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

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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"I'M A NUT"

LITTLE ACORN FAT AND ROUND
LAYING ON THE COLD, COLD GROUND
EVERYBODY STEPS ON ME
THAT'S WHY I'M CRACKED YOU SEE!
I'M A NUT (CLAP, CLAP)
I'M A NUT (CLAP, CLAP)
I'M A GREAT (CLAP, CLAP)
BIG NUT (CLAP, CLAP).

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Acorn ; Children's Song ; NUT ; RHYME

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

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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"HANGMAN"

HANGMAN, HANGMAN SLACK YOUR ROPE.
HANGMAN, HANGMAN SLACK YOUR ROPE.
SLACK IT FOR A K-K-K-K- ( SOUND AS IF CHOKING).

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Children's Song ; Hangman ; RHYME ; Rope ; SONG

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

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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EDDIE-COOCHA-CACHA-GAMMA
TOASTA-NARA-TOASTA-NOVA.
SAMMY-WAMMY-WAAACKI BROWN
FELL INTO THE WELL AND DROWN(ED).

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Children's Song ; RHYME ; SONG ; Well

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

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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STEP ON A CRACK AND YOU'LL BREAK THE DEVIL'S DISHES.
VARIATION: STEP ON A CRACK AND YOU'LL BREAK YOUR
MOTHER'S BACK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): Back ; CHILDREN ; Crack ; DEVIL ; Dishes ; GAME ; RHYME ; SUPERSTITION

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

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Entertainment: Song

Lady bug, lady bug fly away home
There's a fire in the kitchen and the kids are all alone.

Submitter comment:

Learned from childhood

Data entry tech comment:

Entry by TRD

Keyword(s): CHILDREN ; Entertainment ; Ladybug ; RHYME ; SONG ; WARNING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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CHILDREN'S SONG

PLAYMATE,
COME OUT AND PLAY WITH ME.
AND BRING YOUR DOLLIES THREE.
CLIMB UP MY APPLE TREE.
SLIDE DOWN MY RAINBARREL.
HIDE IN MY CELLAR DOOR.
AND WE'LL BE JOLLY FRIENDS,
FOREVER MORE. MM
I'M SORRY PLAYMATE,
I CANNOT PLAY WITH YOU.
MY DOLLY HAS THE FLU.
BOO-HOO-HOO-HOO-HOO.
AIN'T GOT NO RAINBARREL.
AINT GOT NO CELLAR DOOR.
BUT WE'LL BE JOLLY FRIENDS,
FOREVER MORE!

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHANT ; Children's Song ; FRIENDS ; Play ; RHYME ; SONG

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

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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Rhyme

The Ants

The ants go marching one by one: Hurrah! Hurrah!
The ants go marching one by one, Hurrah! Hurrah!

Chorus:*

The ants go marching one by one, the little one stops to shoot his gun, and they all go marching down to the earth, to get out of the rain, Boom Boom Boom!

The ants go marching two by two...the little one stops to tie his shoe...

three by three...climb a tree

four by four...slam the door

five by five...do the jive

six by six...pick up sticks

even by seven...go to heaven

eight by eight...shut the gate

nine by nine...check the time

ten by ten...shout THE END!

Data entry tech comment:

Entered by TRD

Keyword(s): Ants ; Children's Song ; COUNTING ; GAME ; MEMORY ; RHYME ; SONG

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

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EAST SIDE, WEST SIDE
ALL AROUND THE TOWN,
THE TOTS SANG "RING A ROSIE",
"LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN."
BOYS AND GIRLS TOGETHER,
ME AND MAMIE O,ROURKE,
TRIPPED THE LIGHT FANTASTIC,
ON THE SIDEWALKS OF NEW YORK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHILDREN ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; RHYME ; SONG ; Tune ; VERSE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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