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IF IN HEAVEN WE DON'T MEET,
HAND-IN-HAND WE'LL STAND THE HEAT.

Submitter comment: I FIRST HEARD THIS IN OHIO IN THE 1950'S

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM FOR HELL

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00001950'S

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THREE LITTLE ANGELS

THREE LITTLE ANGELS, ALL DRESSED IN WHITE,
TRIED TO GET TO HEAVEN ON THE END OF A KITE,
BUT THE KITE STRING BROKE AND DOWN THEY FELL,
INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN THEY WENT TO...
TWO LITTLE ANGELS, ALL DRESSED IN WHITE,
TRIED TO GET TO HEAVEN ON THE END OF A KITE,
BUT THE KITE STRING BROKE AND DOWN THEY FELL,
INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN THEY WENT TO...
ONE LITTLE ANGEL...
...
INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN HE WENT TO... MM
THREE LITTLE DEVILS, ALL DRESSED IN RED,
TRIED TO GET TO HEAVEN ON THE END OF A THREAD,
BUT THE THREAD-STRING BROKE AND DOWN THEY FELL,
INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN THEY WENT TO...
TWO LITTLE DEVILS ALL DRESSED IN RED...
... MM
THREE LITTLE DEMONS, ALL DRESSED IN BLACK,
TRIED TO GET TO HEAVEN IN A CADILLAC,
BUT IT RAN OUT OF GAS AND DOWN THEY FELL,
INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN THEY WENT TO...
TWO LITTLE...
...
(LAST TIME) INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN THEY WENT TO...
DON'T GET EXCITED, DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD,
INSTEAD OF GOING TO HEAVEN THEY WENT TO BED.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; KANSAS CITY

James Callow Keyword(s): CHAIN OF COLORS ; ELLIPSES IN LINES 4, 8, ETC. ; EUPHEMISM FOR HELL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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DRINKING SONG

WHENEVER ANY ONE IS MADE TO DRINK A SHOT OR CHUG A BEER, HE
RECEIVES IT ALONG WITH THIS SONG:
HERE'S TO (NAME), HE'S TRUE BLUE,
HE'S A DRUNKARD THROUGH AND THROUGH,
HE'S A DRUNKARD SO THEY SAY,
THOUGHT HE WENT TO HEAVEN BUT HE WENT THE OTHER WAY.
SO DRINK CHUG-A-LUG, CHUG-A-LUG, CHUG-A-LUG,
SO DRINK CHUG-A-LUG, CHUG-A-LUG, CHUG-A-LUG...

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM FOR HELL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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