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PROVERB

ANYONE WHO GOES TO A PSYCHIATRIST SHOULD HAVE HIS HEAD EXAMINED.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ASCRIBED TO SAM ; CIRCULAR REASONING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 01-30-1970

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THERE'S A HOLE IN THE BUCKET

1. THERE'S A HOLE IN THE BUCKET, DEAR IVAN, DEAR IVAN,
THERE'S A HOLE IN THE BUCKET, DEAR IVAN, A HOLE.
2. THEN PATCH IT DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA,
THEN PATCH IT DEAR LIZA, DEAR LIZA, PATCH IT.
3. WITH WHAT SHALL I PATCH IT, DEAR IVAN, DEAR IVAN?
WITH WHAT SHALL I PATCH IT, DEAR IVAN, WITH WHAT?
4. WITH A STICK, DEAR LIZA ,ETC.
5. BUT THE STICK IS TOO LONG, DEAR IVAN, ETC.
6. THEN CHOP IT DEAR LIZA, ETC.
7. WITH WHAT SHALL I CHOP IT, DEAR IVAN, ETC.
8. WITH THE AX, DEAR LIZA,ETC.
9. BUT THE AX IS TOO DULL, DEAR IVAN, ETC.
10. THEN SHARPEN IT, DEAR LIZA, ETC.
11. WITH WHAT SHALL I SHARPEN IT, DEAR IVAN, ETC.
12. WITH THE STONE, DEAR LIZA, ETC.
13. BUT THE STONE IS TOO DRY, DEAR IVAN, ETC.
14. THEN WET IT, DEAR LIZA, ETC.
15. WITH WHAT SHALL I WET IT, DEAR IVAN, ETC.
16. WITH WATER, DEAR LIZA, ETC.
17. WITH WHAT SHALL I FETCH IT, DEAR IVAN, ETC.
18. WITH THE BUCKET, DEAR LIZA, ETC.
19. THERE'S A HOLE IN THE BUCKET, DEAR IVAN, ETC.
ETC...........

Submitter comment:

THIS CAMPFIRE SONG IS ONE OF THOSE CYCLIC SONGS THAT END WHERE THEY
BEGAN AND SO GO FOREVER.

Remembered from the days when I was a Boy Scout.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOY SCOUTS ; REMEMBERED

Keyword(s): CIRCULAR FORM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest

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PROVERB

ALL THAT'S REQUIRED IN ENJOYING SAUSAGES OR LOVE IS ENJOYMENT.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS SAID AS A TYPE OF JOKE. A TYPE OF SIMILIE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): CIRCULAR REASONING ; ZEUGMA

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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STRAIGHT DOUBLE TALK PROVERB

IF IT HAPPENS AGAIN DON'T LET IT HAPPEN AGAIN.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): CIRCULAR REASONING ; ROUND

Subject headings: Favorites
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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IF YOU REALLY WANT TO FIND TROUBLE, COMPLAIN FOR NOTHING AND THAT
WILL MAKE TROUBLE AND THEN YOU WILL HAVE SOMETHING TO COMPLAIN ABOUT

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER, NELLY CARPE SAID THIS WHEN INFORMANT WAS A CHILD
INFORMANT CLAIMED HER GRANDMOTHER ALSO SAID THIS TO HER MOTHER,
NELLY CARPE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PONTIAC

Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

James Callow Keyword(s): CIRCULAR REASONING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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Verse

Narrative Verse: (Circular):

That's Tough! What's Tough?

Life. What's Life? A Magazine.

How much? 10 cents. Only have 5cents.

That's Though! What's Tough?

Life. What's Life? A Magazine.

How Much? 10 cents. Only have 5.

That's Tough! etc.etc.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C720] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Really a Verse?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): A Round ; Answer ; Circular ; GAME ; Language ; LIFE ; MAGAZINE ; MONEY ; QUESTION ; Tough ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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