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SOCIAL REUNION: THE SOUSE FAMILY

DRINK, DRINK, DRINK, DRINK; DRINK, DRINK, DRINK, DRINK,
DRUNK LAST NIGHT, DRUNK THE NIGHT BEFORE,
GONNA GET DRUNK TONIGHT LIKE I NEVER GOT DRUNK BEFORE;
FOR WHEN I'M DRUNK I'M AS HAPPY AS CAN BE,
FOR I AM A MEMBER OF THE SOUSE FAMILY;
AND THE SOUSE FAMILY IS THE BEST FAMILY;
THAT EVERY CAME OVER FROM OLD GERMANY.

THERE'S THE HIGHLAND DUTCH, AND THE LOW LAND DUTCH,
AND THE ROTTERDAM DUTCH, AND THE GODDAMN DUTCH,

CHORUS: SINGING; GLORIOUS, GLORIOUS, ONE KEG OF BEER FOR THE FOUR
CHORUS: OF US.
OH, GLORY BE TO GOD THAT THERE ARE NO MORE OF US,
FOR ONE OF US COULD DRINK IT ALONE, DAMN NEAR.
OH, WHAT'S THAT SMELL ON THE EVENING BREEZE,
IT'S THE GODDAMN DUTCH EATING LIMBERGER CHEESE.
CHORUS:
OH, THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS IS A HELL OF A PLACE TO BE,
THE TEMPERATURE IN THE SHADE IS A HUNDRED AND NINETY THREE;
THERE ISN'T ANY WATER, AND THERE ISN'T GRASS,
JUST A LOT OF CACTUS TO PRICK YOU IN THE....... CHORUS.

Where learned: SAILING CLUB PARTY ; SUNG AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ASS ; DRINKING SONG ; ELLIPSIS ; LIMBURGER CHEESE

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

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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NEW YEAR CUSTOM

THERE IS A GREEK TRADITION WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BRING
GOOD LUCK. THERE IS A PASTRY CALLED PETA WHICH IS BAKED
IN A SQUARE PAN. BEFORE IT IS BAKED THE COOK PUTS
MONEY RANGING FROM A NICKEL TO FIFTY CENTS. IT USED TO BE
A FIFTY CENT PIECE BUT NOW THAT MONEY IS PRECIOUS IT'S GETTING
SMALLER AND SMALLER. ANYWAYS, THEY PUT THIS COIN IN THE DOUGH
AND BAKE IT. THE PERSON WHO GETS THE PIECE WITH THE COIN
WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK THAT WHOLE YEAR. THE CEREMONY HAPPENS ON
NEW YEAR'S DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DOUGH CALLED "FILO" ; GIFTGIVING ; GREEK CHEESE IS CALLED "FETA"

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.0101
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Pastry Sweet Dessert
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 02-23-1972

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Food: Recipe

Cottage Cheese:

Let the milk clabber then strain through a cheesecloth. heat the solid (left in cheesecloth0 in a skillet with a little bit of butter until its warm to hand. Make into a large patty and slice. This can then be baked in a warm oven.

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Keyword(s): Cheese ; COOK ; Cottage ; FOOD ; RECIPE

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Animal product Cheese

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhymes:

This page is yellow, so is cheese, well!

What's a kiss, without the squeeze.

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Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Cheese ; KISS ; RHYME ; Signature ; Squeeze ; VERSE

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

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Verse:

Yours till the moon turns to cheese and the rats refuse to eat it.

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Cheese ; Devotion ; MOON ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Rats ; Signature ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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