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TAUNT

NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL GOOD MEN
TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR PLANET.

Submitter comment: THE TIME IS NOW FOR MEN TO WAKE UP AND REALIZE WHAT
HAS TO BE DONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

Keyword(s): ANAPESTS ; GOOD MEN TO COME TO THE AID OF THEIR COUNTRY. ; PARODY: ON TYPING EXERCISE: NOW IS THE TIME FOR ALL

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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ONE FOR THE MONEY,
TWO FOR THE SHOW,
THREE TO GET READY,
AND FOUR TO GO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COUNTING RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.524

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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COUNTING OUT

ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO, THREE POTATO, FOUR,
FIVE POTATO, SIX POTATO, SEVEN POTATO, MORE.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A COUNTING SONG PERFORMED BY A GROUP OF PERSONS
WHO HAVE EXTENDED THEIR HANDS SHAPED INTO FISTS TO A PERSON
WHO COUNTS AS HE SAYS THE RHYME. THE PERSON WHOSE FIST IS
TOUCHED ON THE WORD EIGHT MUST PUT THAT FIST BEHIND HIS
BACK AS THE PROCESS OF COUNTING CONTINUES. THIS IS A
GAME USED AS A PROCESS OF ELIMINATION TO SEE WHO IS
"IT" FOR A GAME OF TAG.

Where learned: HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): ON THE COUNT OF EIGHT,--ON THE WORD "MORE"--PUT YOUR FIST BEHIND YOUR BACK.

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

Date learned: 01-22-1968

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

1, 2, 3, ALARRY;
4, 5, 6, ALARRY;
7, 8, 9, ALARRY;
10 ALARRY, KINGDOM COME.

Submitter comment: SPELLING OF ALARRY CAME FROM INFORMANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING

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

Date learned: 10-16-1974

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TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT

TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT
WHO DO WE APPRECIATE
OUR TEAM, OUR TEAM
RAH, RAH, RAH!

TWO, FOUR, SIX, EIGHT
WHO DO WE REALLY HATE?
THEIR TEAM, THEIR TEAM
RAH, RAH, RAH!

TWO FOUR, SIX, EIGHT, TEN
(NAME OF YOUR SCHOOL)'S GOING TO DO YOU IN.
O-O-O-H A-A-A-H
WE GOT THE POWER!

Submitter comment: ALTHOUGH THESE ARE REALLY THREE SEPARATE CHEERS I COMBINED THEM
INTO ONE ITEM BECAUSE OF THEIR SIMILARITY TO EACH OTHER. THE
FIRST ONE IS THE TRADITIONAL CUB SCOUT BASEBALL CHEER FOR OUR AREA.
THE SECOND CHEER IS ALSO SAID BY THE CUB SCOUTS AND THEIR FANS IF
THEY ARE FEELING IN A PARTICULARLY NASTY MOOD. THE THIRD CHEER (AS
THE GREATER AMOUNT OF NUMBERS USED INDICATES)
IS SAID BY A SLIGHTLY
HIGHER EDUCACATIONAL GROUP. I'VE HEARD IT SAID MOST FREQUENTLY
AT HIGH SCHOOL GAMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING

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

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RHYME OF DERISION

TEACHER, TEACHER, I DECLARE
I SEE (SO-AND-SO'S) UNDERWEAR
MIGHT BE PINK, MIGHT BE WHITE,
MIGHT BE FULL OF DYNAMITE.

I SAW LONDON, I SAW FRANCE
I SAW (SO-AND-SO'S) UNDERPANTS
MIGHT BE WHITE, MIGHT BE PINK,
I DON'T KNOW, BUT THEY SURE STINK.

Submitter comment: THIS IS USED BY CHILDREN WHEN THEY SEE SOMEONE ELSE'S UNDERWEAR.
IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE A "HINT" TO TUCK IN YOUR SHIRT, OR PULL UP
YOUR FLY, AND IS USED BY BOTH BOYS AND GIRLS. USUALLY ONE OR THE
OTHER VERSE IS USED, BUT SOMETIMES THEY ARE BOTH USED IN SUCCESSION.
THE LAST STANZA OF EACH VERSE IS OFTEN SUBSTITUTED IN THE OTHER,
SINCE IT DOES NOT AFFECT THE RHYME.

Where learned: OHIO ; MASSILLON

James Callow Keyword(s): METAPHOR: NAMES OF COUNTRIES FOR BODY PARTS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
SPEECH -- Formula
SPEECH -- Place

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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Belief: Children's Song

WHEN WALKING DOWN THE STREET SOME CHILDREN WILL CAREFULLY WATCH
WHERE THEY STEP AND SAY, "IF YOU STEP ON A CRACK YOUR MOTHER'S
GOT A BROKEN BACK, AND IF YOU STEP ON A LINE YOUR FATHER DRINKS
WINE.

Submitter comment:

I USED TO PLAY THIS GAME.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 12-01-2010 / Motifs and Keywords added by TRD

Keyword(s): ALCOHOL ; Back ; BELIEF ; CHILDHOOD ; CHILDREN ; Crack ; Father ; GAME ; Line ; MOTHER ; RHYME ; SONG ; Spine ; SUPERSTITION ; VERSE ; Wine

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.520
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief

Date learned: 00001958-00001966

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CINDERELLA DRESSED IN YELLER

CINDERELLA DRESSED IN YELLER/
WENT UPSTAIRS TO KISS HER FELLOW/ ON THE WAY HER GIRDLE BUSTED/ HOW
MANY PEOPLE WERE DISGUSTED?/ 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100/ ROPE IS
SKIPPED ONCE FOR EACH NUMBER RECITED.
A RHYME RECITED WHILE JUMPING ROPE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING

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

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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SHIRLEY TEMPLE

SHIRLEY TEMPLE SAT ON A PIN/
HOW MANY INCHES DID IT GO IN/ 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100. ROPE
IS SKIPPED ONCE FOR EACH NUMBER RECITED.
A RHYME RECITED WHILE JUMPING ROPE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING ; MOVIE CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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JUDGE, JUDGE, TELL THE JUDGE

JUDGE, JUDGE, TELL THE JUDGE/
MAMA HAD A NEW BORN BABY/ IT ISN'T A BOY, IT ISN'T A GIRL/ JUST
PLAIN ORDINARY BABY/ WRAP IT UP IN TOILET PAPER/ SEND IT DOWN THE
ELEVATOR/ FIRST FLOOR, SECOND FLOOR, THIRD FLOOR, STOP.
A RHYME RECITED WHILE JUMPING ROPE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): CHAIN COUNTING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.542

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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JOHNNY OVER THE OCEAN

JOHNNY OVER THE OCEAN, JOHNNY OVER THE SEA/ JOHNNY BROKE A MILK
BOTTLE AND BLAMED IT ON ME/ I TOLD MA, MA TOLD PA/ AND JOHNNY GOT A
LICKIN/ SO HA HA HA/ HOW MANY LICKINS DID HE GET/ 5,10,15,20,25,30,
35,40,45,50,55,60,65,70,75,80,85,90,95,100/ A RHYME RECITED WHILE
JUMPING ROPE. SKIP ROPE ONCE FOR EACH NUMBER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): CHAIN COUNTING

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

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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DONALD DUCK

A RHYME RECITED WHILE JUMPING ROPE.
DONALD DUCK IS A ONE-LEGGED
ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED DUCK/ DONALD DUCK IS A TWO-LEGGED/ TWO-LEGGED
TWO-LEGGED DUCK./ DONALD DUCK IS A THREE-LEGGED/ THREE-LEGGED, THREE-
LEGGED DUCK/ DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR-LEGGED/ FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED
DUCK/ JUMP OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): CARTOON AND COMIC STRIP CHARACTER ; CHAIN COUNTING

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

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

DONALD DUCK IS A ONE LEGGED DUCK. DONALD DUCK IS A TWO LEGGED
DUCK. DONALD DUCK IS A THREE LEGGED DUCK.
DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR LEGGED DUCK.
DONALD DUCK IS A PIGEON TOED DUCK.
DONALD DUCK IS A BOW LEGGED DUCK, DONALD DUCK IS A ONE LEGGED,
TWO LEGGED, THREE LEGGED, FOUR LEGGED, PIGEON TOED BOW
LEGGED DUCK.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; SAVANNAH

James Callow Keyword(s): CUMULATIVE COUNTING CHAIN

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

Date learned: 06-03-1970

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CHOOSING SIDES

BEFORE A BASEBALL GAME TWO CHILDREN TOSS A BASEBALL BAT
BETWEEN THEM AND THEN PUT FIST OVER FIST UP TO TOP TO SEE
WHO CHOOSES A TEAMMATE FIRST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING OUT

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

Date learned: 11-09-1972

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YOUR'S UNTIL RUSSIA GETS HUNGARY,
AND FRIES TURKEY IN GREECE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS ON NAMES OR COUNTRIES

Subject headings: Z210

Date learned: 10-16-1972

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CHANGE YOUR LUCK (COLLECTOR,S TITLE) ; CONVERSION: WALKING COUNTERCLOCKWISE (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE)

IF A PERSON IS HAVING A STREAK OF BAD LUCK IN A GAME SUCH AS BINGO,
ALL TYPES OF CARD GAMES, OR IN A GAME IN WHICH A PLAYER IS SEATED,
HE CAN CHANGE HIS LUCK BY WALKING AROUND THE CHAIR COUNTER-CLOCKWISE.
OF COURSE, IF THIS PROCEDURE DOES NOT WORK THE FIRST TIME IT SHOULD
BE REPEATED UNTIL A CHANGE OF LUCK TAKES PLACE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WESTLAND

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Bingo ; CUSTOM ; DIRECTION: COUNTERWISE ; Entertainment ; GAMES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P833 P833.6

Date learned: 09-15-1969

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THE HATCHET MAN

TWO GIRLS WENT TO THE BEACH FOR THE SUMMER WHERE THEY RENTED A
COTTAGE. PEOPLE AROUND THE AREA WARNED THEM ABOUT THE HATCHET MAN
WHO COMES OUT ON THE BEACH EACH SUMMER AND HAS ALREADY KILLED THREE
PEOPLE THIS SEASON. THE GIRLS FIGURED THEY WOULD BE ALRIGHT IF THEY
LOCKED THE DOORS EACH NIGHT. ONE NIGHT ONE OF THE GIRLS HAD A DATE
AND SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO MEET THE GUY ON THE BEACH. TO BE SAFE, THEY
DECIDED TO WORK OUT A SIGNAL SO THAT THE GIRL LEFT INSIDE THE HOUSE
WOULD KNOW WHEN TO OPEN THE DOOR. LATER ON IN THE EVENING THE
GIRL HEARD SOME NOISES AT ONE OF THE WINDOWS. THEN THE NOISE WENT
AWAY. BUT AFTER A FEW MINTUES SHE HEARD THE NOISE AGAIN, THIS TIME
AT THE FRONT DOOR. SHE HEARD SOMETHING SCRATCHING AT THE DOOR AND
IT KEPT GETTING LOUDER AND LOUDER. SHE SCREAMED AND TOLD IT TO GO
AWAY. THE SCRATCHING SLOWLY FADED AWAY. AFTER A WHILE THE GIRL FELL
ASLEEP. WHEN SHE AWOKE THE NEXT MORNING SHE OPENED THE DOOR AND FOUND
DEEP SCRATCH MARKS IN IT, BLOOD ON THE PORCH AND HER GIRLDFRIEND,S
PURSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS ; COLLECTORS HOME

Keyword(s): INATTENTION TO WARNINGS-SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT ; MURDER OF GIRL

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 11-18-1970

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

LADYBUG, LADYBUG, TURN AROUND, LADYBUG, LADYBUG, TOUCH THE GROUND,
LADYBUG, LADYBUG, SHINE YOUR SHOES, LADYBUG LADYBUG, READ THE NEWS,
LADYBUG, LADYBUG, HOW OLD ARE YOU? ONE, TWO, THREE...

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING

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

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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AUTOGRAPH RHYME

RUSSIA FRIES TURKEY IN GREECE AND SERVES IT ON CHINA IN THE USA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): PUN ON GREASE FOOD COUNTRIES

Subject headings: Z210

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR
WHO ARE WE FOR
(FITZGUALD THAT'S WHO)
FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT
WHO DO WE HATE
(NAME OPPOSING TEAM)

Submitter comment: FOOTBALL VERSE OR ANY OTHER GAME.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COUNTING

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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