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HANDSHAKE

"HOW DO YOU DO, I'M FROM THE UNITED SCREW CORPORATION"

Submitter comment: AS YOU ARE SHAKING THE PERSON'S HAND
YOU ROTATE YOUR OWN HAND TO SIMULATE THE TURNING OF A SCREW

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAK PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): ENDURANCE TEST

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00001970S

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LEGEND OF ST. LAWRENCE

IT IS BELIEVED THAT WHILE ST. LAWRENCE WAS LITERALLY BEING BURNED ON
A RED HOT GRILL FOR HIS CHRISTIAN FAITH, HE SAID TO ONE OF THE
SOLDIERS, WHO WAS WATCHING HIM ROAST, "PLEASE, TURN ME OVER FOR I'M
DONE ON THIS SIDE."

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; RELIGION

James Callow Keyword(s): BRAVERY ; ENDURANCE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CUPS AND SAUCERS, DISHES AND PLATES, HOW MANY DISHES DID YOU BREAK?
1, 2, 3, ETC. THE JUMPER KEEPS JUMPING UNTIL HE MISSES.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 10-04-1967

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"A" MY NAME IS ALICE, MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS ALFRED, WE COME FROM
ALABAMA, AND HE SELLS APPLES. "B" MY NAME IS BETTY MY HUSBAND'S NAME
IS BOB, WE COME FROM BOSTON AND HE SELLS BANANAS.
THE RHYME CONTINUES WITH EACH LETTER OF THE ALPHABET.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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"A" MY NAME IS ALICE, MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS ALFRED, WE LIVE IN ALBANY
AND WE SELL APPLES. "B" MY NAME IS BARBARA,
MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS BOBBY,
WE LIVE IN BUFFALO, AND WE SELL BREAD. "C" MY NAME IS CHRIS, MY
HUSBAND'S NAME IS CHARLES, WE LIVE IN CHICAGO, AND WE SELL CARROTS.
CONTINUES THROUGH THE ALPHABET.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER
NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYMATES IN EUCLID, OHIO.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TO TOWN,/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN./
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES./ COOKIE STAYED HOME TO READ THE NEWS
AND THIS IS WHAT SHE SAW: (COUNT UNTIL YOU MISS)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 00001950'S

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CHING, CHANG CHINAMAN, SITTING ON A FENCE/ TRYING TO MAKE A DOLLAR
OUT OF FIFTEEN CENTS.
HE MISSED, HE MISSED, HE MISSED LIKE THIS, 1, 2,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 11-02-1970

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Jump Rope Rhyme

I like coffee
I like tea
I like boys and boys like me
Yes, No, Maybe so.


 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE JUMP

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

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Jump-Rope Rhyme

CINDERELLA DRESSED IN YELLOW
WENT DOWN THE STAIRS AND MET A FELLOW.
HOW MANY KISSES DID SHE RECEIVE?
1,2,3,4, . . . . (CONTINUE COUNT UNTIL PERSON MISSES)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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Jump-Rope Rhymes

Ice cream soda, ginger ale pop,
tell me the initial of your sweet heart.
(Start to count.)

 

Submitter comment:

This is said when children are playing jump rope. Children count until they miss.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; East 204

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE JUMP

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

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JUMP ROPE CHANT

A, B, C, ETC. DOES HE LOVE YOU? WITH EACH JUMP THE GROUP
WOULD CHANT A LETTER OF THE ALPHABET UNTIL THE JUMPER STOPPED ON ONE
OF THE LETTERS. THEN THE JUMPER WOULD HAVE TO NAME A BOY WHOSE NAME
BEGAN WITH THAT LETTER. THE JUMPER WOULD THEN BEGIN TO JUMP AGAIN
AS THE GROUP CHANTS, DOES HE LOVE YOU? ETC.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 02-22-1970

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ROPE-JUMPING RHYME

RIN TIN TIN SAT ON A PIN.
HOW MANY INCHES DID IT GO IN?
1, 2, 3, 4,...

Submitter comment: HE REMEMBERED THIS FROM HIS SISTERS' ROPE JUMPING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE

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

Date learned: 10-05-1967

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(T) SCHOOL
FIRST GRADE: JUMP ONCE/ SECOND GRADE: JUMP TWICE/ THIRD GRADE JUMP
THREE TIMES/ FOURTH GRADE: JUMP FOUR TIMES/ FIFTH GRADE: JUMP FIVE
TIMES ON ONE FOOT, SIXTH GRADE: JUMP SIX TIMES ON OTHER FOOT, SEVENTH
GRADE: JUMP SEVEN TIMES WITH ONE EYE CLOSED, EIGHT GRADE: JUMP EIGHT
TIMES WITH OTHER EYE CLOSED. NINTH GRADE: JUMP NINE TIMES TOUCHING
THE GROUND WITH ONE HADN. TENTH GRADE: JUMP TEN TIMES TOUCHING THE
GROUND WITH OTHER HAND. ELEVENTH GRADE: JUMP ELEVEN TIMES WITH BOTH
EYES CLOSED. TWELFTH GRADE: JUMP TWELVE TIMES TOUCHING THE GROUND
AND WITH BOTH EYES CLOSED

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; ENDURANCE ; ENDURANCE-MUMP ; Jump

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

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Rope- Skipping Rhyme

Ice cream, soda, ginger ale, pop

Tell me the initial of your sweetheart

A, B,C, etc.

See saw, Margie Daw

Evie, ivy, over

Submitter comment:

Roper is swung back adn forth on each word and over the head on th word over.
 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PONTIAC

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

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Jump Rope Rhyme

Ice cream, soda, ginger ale pop.

Tell me the initials of your sweetheart.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750 .560

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Jump Rope Rhyme

Ice cream soda

Ginger- ale pop

Tell me the mission your sweet heart

( Then all of the letters are said)
 

Where learned: Collected at my house

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TO TOWN./BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN./
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES./ SONNY BOUGHT THE EVENING NEWS. AND
IN IT THEY READ: CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN/ IF YOU MISS YOU
MUST TAKE THE END.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT IS A 10 YEAR OLD GIRL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 02-27-1967

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Jump Rope Rhyme

DOCTOR, DOCTOR, DO YOUR DUTY.
HERE COMES _____ THE BATHING BEAUTY.
SHE WIGGLES WHEN SHE WALKS
SHE CAN DO THE SPLIT
SHE WEARS HER SKIRT ABOVE HER KNEES
HOW MANY INCHES ABOVE HER KNEES?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION ; CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-06-1967

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Children's Jump Rope

CINDERELLA DRESSED IN YELLA
WENT UPSTAIRS TO KISS A FELLA
MADE A MISTAKE AND KISSED A SNAKE
THEN CAME DOWN WITH A BELLY ACHE.
HOW MANY DOCTORS DID IT TAKE?

(THEN PROCEED TO COUNT THE NUMBER OF DOCTORS BY COUNTING THE NUMBER OF TIMES THE CHILD JUMPS IN THE ROPE.)

 

Where learned: INFORMANT'S HOME

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE JUMP

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

Date learned: 01-21-1968

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN/
SUZIE BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES/ DAGWOOD BOUGHT THE EVENING NEWS/ AND
THIS IS WHAT IT SAID: "SHUT YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN, UNLESS YOU
WANT TO BE A BIG FAT HEN."

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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