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BASEBALL TALES

OLD BASEBALL PLAYERS NEVER TELL TALES BUT ONLY LIES

Where learned: NBC TELEVISION

James Callow Keyword(s): DISTORTION ; EXAGGERATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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MISS LUCY

MISS LUCY HAD A BABY,
SHE CALLED HIM TINY TIM.
SHE PUT HIM IN THE BATHTUB,
TO SEE IF HE COULD SWIM.
HE DRANK UP ALL THE WATER,
HE ATE UP ALL THE SOAP,
HE WOULD HAVE EATEN THE BATHTUB,
BUT IT WOULDN'T FIT DOWN HIS THROAT.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): EXAGGERATION

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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