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CHILDREN'S SONG

DID YOU EVER TAKE A WALK ON A HOT SUMMER DAY
DOWN BY THE RIVER JUST TO PASS THE TIME AWAY?
PUT YOUR HANDS IN YOUR POCKET AND YOUR
POCKETS IN YOUR PANTS, AND WATCH THE LITTLE
FISHEES DO THE HOOTCHIE-HOOTCHIE DANCE.
OH AN OLD CROW FLEW IN A COUNTRY STORE
AND HE PTTTT ON THE COUNTER AND HE PTTTT ON THE
FLOOR, AND HE PTTTT IN THE COFFEE AND HE PTTTT IN
THE TEA. AND IF I HADNA' RUN, HE'D A PTTTT ON ME.
IF FROGS HAD WINGS AND TOADS HAD HAIR
AUTOMOBILES COULD FLY IN THE AIR. IF PUMPKINS
GREW ON WATERMELON VINES, YOU OUGHTA HAVE
SNOW IN THE SUMMERTIME.

PTTTT-DA-DEE-YA-DA-PTTT-DING

Where learned: DEARBORN ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): BIRD DUNG ; LUBBERLAND ; MARVELS ; ONOMATOPOEIA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad Epic
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C360
SPEECH -- Onomatopoeia

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BIRDIE IN THE SKY

BIRDIE, BIRDIE IN THE SKY
DROPPED SOME WHITE WASH IN MY EYE
I'M NOT A SISSY, I DON'T CRY
I'M JUST GLAD THAT COWS DON'T FLY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; EUPHEMISM: WHITEWASH FOR BIRD DUNG ; RHYME: AAAA

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

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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BIRDIE, BIRDIE IN THE SKY,
DROP A WHITE WASH IN MY EYE,
ME NO WORRY,
ME NO CRY,
ME JUST HAPPY COWS DON'T FLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; BABY TALK ; EUPHEMISM: WHITEWASH FOR BIRD DUNG ; RHYME: AABAA ; SUGGESTION COW DUNG

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse

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FEET

AN OLD COUNTRY CURE FOR SORE FEET IS TO FIND A FRESH COW POD
AND STICK YOUR FEET IN IT UNTIL IT DRIES.
YOUR FEET ARE SUPPOSED TO FEEL BETTER.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): DUNG ; MANURE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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LET'S SAY YOU ARE GOING WITH A YOUNG MAN FOR ONE OR TWO
YEARS AND ALL AT ONCE, YOU CHANGED YOUR MIND AND YOU GOT
ANOTHER GUY. ON A CERTAIN NIGHT, THE JOKERS WOULD MAKE
A WOMAN (AND WE RAISE A LOT OF FLOCKS), THEY WOULD GO
AND GET THE OUTSIDE OF THE FLOCKS AND SPREAD THE STUFF
STARTING WITH THE CLOSEST STREET TO THE GUYS HOUSE TO
HIS HOUSE, AT THE END OF THE STUFF WOULD BE THE WOMAN.
THEN EVERYONE WOULD COME OUT AND HAVE A LAUGH. THEY
WOULD DO THE SAME IF IT HAPPENED TO A GIRL.

Submitter comment: I TRIED TO REPEAT THIS AS MR. VALKEN RELATED THE
STORY TO ME.

Data entry tech comment: FINE, BUT IT MAKES NO SENSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DUNG

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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IF A PERSON BITES YOU, RUB SOME CHICKEN DO-DO ON THE SPOT
AND HIS TEETH WILL ROTTEN. (ROT)

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; GEORGETOWN

Keyword(s): FECAL FECES

James Callow Keyword(s): DUNG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SHEEP BALL TEA

GO OUT IN A SHEEP PASTURE AND YOU GET "WHAT'S IN A SHEEP
PASTURE" AND YOU BOIL IT, THEN DRINK IT AND IT CURES YOU.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT DOESN'T KNOW WHAT IT CURES. OTHER SOURCES SAY
FEED IT TO A BABY TO CURE DIARRHEA.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM ; SHEEP DUNG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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