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RHYME

FIRST THEY HIRED ME,
THEN THEY FIRED ME,
THEN BY GOLLY I LEFT MY WIFE AND 23 CHILDREN TO DIE OF STARVATION
AND THOUGH IT WAS RIGHT. {THOUGHT?}

Submitter comment: THIS IS SAID WHILE WALKING, WITH THE BEAT COINCIDING WITH THE PACE
OF THE WALK. THE INDIVIDUAL SAYS THE FIRST WORK OF THE RHYME
WHILE STEPPING DOWN WITH HIS LEFT FOOT, AND FINISHES SO THAT WHEN
HE SAYS "RIGHT," HE LANDS ON HIS RIGHT FOOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): MILITARY CADENCE?

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.349

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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HAY-DE-HAY HAY-DE-HO
WIBLEY-WIBLEY-WABLY-WO
KEEP YOUR HEAD UP TO THE SKY........
TROUP 766 IS PASSING BY!

Submitter comment: THIS IS THE CHANT THE GIRL SCOUTS SING WHILE HIKING
AT CAMP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CADENCE CHANT ; GIRL SCOUTS

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

Date learned: 02-00-1984

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JODY CADENCE

JODY WAS HOME WHEN YOU LEFT.
(TROOPS ECHO) YOUR RIGHT.
YOUR MOTHER WAS HOME WHEN YOU LEFT.
(TROOPS) YOUR RIGHT.
YOUR FATHER WAS HOME WHEN YOU LEFT.
(TROOPS) YOUR RIGHT.
SOUND OFF.
(TROOPS) ONE! TWO!
SOUND OFF.
(TROOPS) THREE! FOUR!
CADENCE COUNT.
(TROOPS) ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR.
(TROOPS) ONE, TWO.
(TROOPS) THREE, FOUR!

Submitter comment:

The words "troops" and "echo" added by me

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): Cadence ; March ; MILITARY ; RHYME ; SONG

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

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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"JODY" CADENCE

MAINLY CADENCE IS USED TO HELP KEEP STEP WHEN THE TROOPS
ARE MARCHING AND TO KEEP STEP WITH THE MARCH AND THE COUNT.
THE DRILL INSTRUCTOR OR THE PERSON IN CHARGE OF THE PLATOON
OR THE ELEMENT, WHATEVER IT WAS, WOULD CALL CADENCE, JUST
TO KEEP YOU IN STEP AND IT KIND OF PASSES THE TIME AND I
MEAN, AH, IT DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A DRAG. EVERYBODY'S GOT THEIR
FAVORITE CADENCES, AND HERE'S A FEW OF MINE.
AS YOU START OUT, EVERYONE STARTS MARCHING WITH THEIR
LEFT FOOT. YOUR LEFT FOOT IS "ONE," YOUR RIGHT FOOT IS
"TWO," LEFT FOOT "THREE," RIGHT FOOT "FOUR;" "ONE, TWO,
THREE, FOUR." SO THEN THEY WOULD START OUT WITH, "JODY
WAS HOME WHEN YOU LEFT, YOUR RIGHT." AND EVERYONE WOULD SAY,
"YOUR RIGHT." AND THE MAIN PART OF THE CADENCE WAS CALLED
BY THE DRILL INSTRUCTOR AND EVERYONE WOULD SOUND OFF WITH
EITHER "YOUR LEFT" OR "YOUR RIGHT," WHICHEVER FOOT THEY
WERE ON, OR THEY'D SOUND OFF WITH "ONE," "TWO," "THREE,"
OR "FOUR."

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): Cadence ; Keep Time ; Marching ; MILITARY ; RHYME ; SONG

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

Date learned: 10-00-1970

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MILITARY DOUBLE-TIME DRILL CHANT

I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER.
I WANT TO GO TO VIETNAM.
I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
SO I CAN KILL ME A CHARLIE CONG. MM
ALL THE WAY.
ONE-TWO.
ALL THE WAY.
ONE-TWO.
UP THE HILL.
ONE-TWO.
DOWN THE HILL.
ONE-TWO.
OVER THE HILL (ETC.).

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; Cadence ; CHANT ; March ; Marching ; MILITARY ; Slur

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
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Date learned: 10-00-1970

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