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AH, AH, KOTKI DWA, SZARE BURE OBY DWA. TRANSLATION: OH, OH, KITTENS
TWO, GRAY AND BLACK ARE THE TWO

Submitter comment: RECITED WHILE ROCKING INFANT TO SLEEP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; COLORS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.366
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 09-20-1974

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RED-RED YOU PEE IN THE BED./GREEN-GREEN YOU'RE
CLEAN./PINK-PINK, YOU STINK, BLACK-BLACK SIT ON A TACK, PURPLE-PURPLE
YOU WEAR A GIRDLE/BROWN-BROWN STICK AROUND/ WHITE-WHITE YOU'RE RIGHT
BLUE-BLUE I LOVE YOU."
A JUST FOR FUN RHYME.

Submitter comment: I USED TO RECITE THIS AS A CHILD.

James Callow Keyword(s): COLORS

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00001960S

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: WHAT S BIG AND YELLOW AND FULL OF KIDS?
A: A SCHOOLBUS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; PERSONS (Q) COLORS ; TRANSPORTATION (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 02-02-1970

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR LOVER AND YOU.

IF YOUR SWEETHEART SENDS YOU YELLOW ROSES, IT IS A SIGN THAT LOVE
IS FADING. IF YOUR SWEETHEART SENDS YOU RED ROSES, IT IS A SIGN
OF HIS STEADY LOVE FOR YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COLORS PLANTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Color
SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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PINCH OF THE DEAD

WHEN YOU FIND A BLACK AND BLUE MARK ON YOUR BODY AND
YOU DO NOT KNOW WHERE IT IS FROM, IT MEANS THAT SOMEONE
WHO IS CLOSE TO YOU AND THAT DIED, NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS
AND HAS COME BACK TO TELL YOU THIS. THE BLACK AND BLUE MARK.
IS A SIGN THAT HE HAS PINCHED YOU TO TELL OF HIS NEED.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COLORS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
SPEECH -- Extra Corporal Means of Communication

Date learned: 03-31-1970

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TRAFFIC RULE

RED LIGHT ON A TRAFFIC SIGNAL MEANS STOP
YELLOW LIGHT ON A TRAFFIC SIGNAL MEANS CAUTION
GREEN LIGHT ON A TRAFFIC SIGNAL MEANS PROCEED WITH CAUTION

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILES ; COLORS SYMBOLS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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THREE LITTLE ANGELS

THREE LITTLE ANGELS, ALL DRESSED IN WHITE,
TRIED TO GET TO HEAVEN ON THE END OF A KITE,
BUT THE KITE STRING BROKE AND DOWN THEY FELL,
INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN THEY WENT TO...
TWO LITTLE ANGELS, ALL DRESSED IN WHITE,
TRIED TO GET TO HEAVEN ON THE END OF A KITE,
BUT THE KITE STRING BROKE AND DOWN THEY FELL,
INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN THEY WENT TO...
ONE LITTLE ANGEL...
...
INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN HE WENT TO... MM
THREE LITTLE DEVILS, ALL DRESSED IN RED,
TRIED TO GET TO HEAVEN ON THE END OF A THREAD,
BUT THE THREAD-STRING BROKE AND DOWN THEY FELL,
INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN THEY WENT TO...
TWO LITTLE DEVILS ALL DRESSED IN RED...
... MM
THREE LITTLE DEMONS, ALL DRESSED IN BLACK,
TRIED TO GET TO HEAVEN IN A CADILLAC,
BUT IT RAN OUT OF GAS AND DOWN THEY FELL,
INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN THEY WENT TO...
TWO LITTLE...
...
(LAST TIME) INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN THEY WENT TO...
DON'T GET EXCITED, DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD,
INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN THEY WENT TO BED.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; KANSAS CITY

James Callow Keyword(s): CHAIN OF COLORS ; ELLIPSES IN LINES 4, 8, ETC. ; EUPHEMISM FOR HELL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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BLACK AMERICAN

MARRIED IN WHITE, YOU HAVE CHOSEN RIGHT;
MARRIED IN RED, YOU'RE BETTER OFF DEAD;
MARRIED IN YELLOW, ASHAMED OF THE FELLOW;
MARRIED IN BLUE, YOUR LOVER IS TRUE;
MARRIED IN GREEN, ASHAMED TO BE SEEN;
MARRIED IN BLACK, YOU'LL RIDE IN A HACK;
MARRIED IN PINK, YOUR SPIRITS WILL SINK;
MARRIED IN BROWN, YOU'LL LIVE OUT OF TOWN;
MARRIED IN GREY, YOU'LL BE SAD EVERY DAY.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI

James Callow Keyword(s): COLORS

Subject headings: 860 Belief
Observation
Favorites
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 09-15-1985

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LEMON AND LIME

LEMON AND LIME GOTTA BE ON TIME.
CUZ ORANGE AND GRAY SAY DON'T BE LATE.
JUMP-ROPE RHYME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COLORS

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

Date learned: 00001980S

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PINK, PINK YOU STINK
YELLOW, YELLOW KISS A FELLOW
BLUE, BLUE GOD LOVES YOU
RED, RED WET THE BED
WHITE, WHITE GET MARRIED TONIGHT
BROWN, BROWN WEAR YOUR BRITCHES UPSIDE DOWN
BLACK, BLACK SIT ON A TACK
GOLD, GOLD YOU LOOK LIKE A MOLE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): COLORS ; INTERNAL RHYME

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

Date learned: 10-28-1973

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RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOUR LOVER AND YOU.

IF YOUR SWEETHEART SENDS YOU YELLOW ROSES, IT IS A SIGN THAT LOVE IS FADING.

IF YOUR SWEETHEART SENDS YOU RED ROSES, IT IS A SIGN OF HIS STRONG LOVE FOR YOU.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COLORS ; PLANTS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Color
SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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