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COUNTING -OUT RHYMES

TWO FOUR SIX EIGHT/
JOHNNY HAD A LITTLE SNAKE/
THE SNAKE DIED/
JOHNNY CRIED/
TWO FOUR SIX EIGHT

Submitter comment: THIS WAS LEARNED IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; Sterling Heights

James Callow Keyword(s): ENVELOPE STRUCTURE

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

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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SONG

TAKE ME BACK TO TEXAS,
I'M TOO YOUNG TO MARRY.
WHITE MAN MAKE GET TO TAKE THE MONEY,
NEGRO MAKE THE COTTIN.
TAKE ME BACK TO TEXAS,
I'M TOO YOUNG TO MARRY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ENVELOPE PARALLELISM ; NEGRO WANTS TO RETURN SOUTH?

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

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS ROUND ON THE END AND HIGH IN THE MIDDLE?
A: C-H-I-C

Data entry tech comment: ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; PARTICULAR AREAS (A) ; STATES OF BEING (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): ENVELOPE PARALLELISM ; OHIO

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CHILDREN,S VERSE

COWARDY, COWARDY CUSTARD,
FELL IN HIS MOTHER,S MUSTARD;
THE MUSTARD WAS HOT,
HE SWALLOWED THE LOT,
COWARDY, COWARDY CUSTARD.

Data entry tech comment: SIC: COWARDY

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ENVELOPE STRUCTURE ; FEMININE RHYME ; REFRAIN ; RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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FISHY

I WISH I WAS A FISHY IN THE BROOK/I WISH I WAS A FISHY IN THE BROOK/
FOR I'D SWIM IN MY NUDIE/ WITHOUT A BATHING SUITIE/ OH, I WISH I WAS
A FISHY IN THE BROOK }

Where learned: MICHIGAN

Keyword(s): ENVELOPE STRUCTURE ; FEMININE RHYME IMPERFECT RHYME ; HUMOROUS RHYME ; REPETITION FIRST PERSON ; RHYME: AABBA

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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LITTLE BAR OF SOAP

I WISH I WAS A LITTLE BAR OF SOAP/ I WISH I WAS A LITTLE BAR OF SOAP
FOR I'D SLIPPIE AND I'D SLIDDIE/ DOWN EVERYBODY'S HIDDY/ OH, I WISH
I WAS A LITTLE BAR OF SOAP}

Where learned: MICHIGAN

Keyword(s): BATHTUB VERSE ; ENVELOPE STRUCTURE ; FEMININE RHYME NEOLOGISM ; REPETITION FIRST PERSON ; RHYME: AABBA

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 10-02-1965

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MAILING PROCEDURES

WHEN YOU PLACE THE STAMP UPSIDE DOWN ON AN ENVELOP WHEN MAILING IT,
THIS MEANS "I LOVE YOU" TO THE RECIPIENT OF THE LETTER FROM THE
SENDER.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ENVELOPE

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: 11-13-1965

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HAND CLAPPING RHYME

YOU SING THIS RHYME WHILE CLAPPING HANDS WITH ANOTHER PERSON.
ITY BITY BOPSY DITY OOH BOP BOP SIDITY
EDUCATION OPERATION I LOVE YOU TUTI FRUTI
DOWN DOWN BABY, DOWN BY THE ROLLERCOASTER
SWEET SWEET BABY, NO PLACE TO GO.
SHAMROCK, SHAMROCK, SHAMROCK
CAUGHT YOU WITH YOUR BOYFRIEND NAUGHTY, NAUGHTY
DIDN'T DO THE DISHES LAZY, LAZY
JUMPED OUT THE WINDOW CRAZY, CRAZY
STOLE A PIECE OF CANDY GREEDY, GREEDY
ITY BITY BOPSY DITY OOH BOP BOP SIDITY
EDUCATION OPERATION I LOVE YOU TUTI FRUTI!

Submitter comment: MY SISTERS AND I WOULD DRIVE MY PARENTS NUTS BY ALWAYS SINGING
THIS RHYME. IT WAS ONE OF OUR FAVORITES I GUESS!

James Callow Keyword(s): ENVELOPE STRUCTURE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1982

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