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I AM A BEAVER,
YOU ARE A BEAVER,
WE ARE ALL BEAVERS,
WHEN WE'RE IN TROUBLE,
WE GIVE THE BEAVER CALL.
KISSING SOUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL

THERE ARE WARSHIPS,, THERE ARE SCHOLARSHIPS BUT THE BEST SHIP
IS OUR "FRIENDSHIP"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION INITIAL ITERATION WORD PLAY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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VERSE

FATHER MOSES KILLED A SKUNK, MOTHER MOSES COOKED THE SKUNK,
BABY MOSES ATE THE SKUNK, HOLY MOSES! HOW THEY STUNK!

Submitter comment: THIS ENTRY INTO THE INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK WAS SIGNED BY CONNIE
KEYSE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: AAAA FINAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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AUTOGRAPH RHYME (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

MARY ONCE, MARY, ALWAYS,/ SCHNEIDER ONCE, BUT NOT ALWAYS.

Submitter comment: WRITTEN IN INFORMANT'S EIGHTH GRADE AUTOGRAPH BOOK IN 1934 (OCT.25)
IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN. INFORMANT'S MAIDEN NAME WAS SCHNEIDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MARRIAGE ; MEDIAL AND FINAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABAB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Girl changing her name

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

A SAILOR WENT TO SEA, SEA, SEA,
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD SEE, SEE, SEE.
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD SEE, SEE, SEE,
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD AFRICA,
A SAILOR WENT TO AFRICA,
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD AFRICA,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP {MISSING WORDS}
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD HAWAII,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP, BLUE, HAWAII.
A SAILOR WENT TO CHINA,
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD CHINA,
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD CHINA,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP BLUE CHINA.
A SAILOR WENT TO SEA, SEA, SEA, CHINA, AFRICA, HAWAII,
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD SEA, SEA, SEA, CHINA, AFRICA, HAWAII,
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD SEA, SEA, SEA,
CHINA, AFRICA, HAWAII,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP, BLUE, SEA, SEA, SEA,
CHINA, AFRICA, HAWAII.
SEA, CHINA, AFRICA, HAWAII, WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP, BLUE SEA,
SEA, SEA, CHINA, AFRICA, HAWAII.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

OH MARY MACK, MACK, MACK, ALL DRESSED IN BLACK, BLACK, BLACK,
WITH SILVER BUTTONS, BUTTONS, BUTTONS, ALL DOWN HER BACK,/
BACK, BACK,
SHE ASKED HER MOTHER, MOTHER, MOTHER,
FOR FIFTY CENTS, CENTS, CENTS,
TO SEE THE ELEPHANTS, ELEPHANTS, ELEPHANTS,
JUMP OVER THE FENCE, FENCE, FENCE,
THEY JUMPED SO HIGH, HIGH, HIGH, THEY TOUCHED THE SKY, SKY, SKY,
THEY NEVER CAME BACK, BACK, BACK,
TILL THE FOURTH OF JU-LY-LY-LY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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SINGING, DANCING, AND CLAPPING GAME

A SAILOR WENT TO SEA, SEA, SEA.
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD SEE, SEE, SEE,
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD SEE, SEE, SEE,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP, BLUE, SEA, SEA, SEA.
A SAILOR WENT TO CHOP, CHOP, CHOP.
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD CHOP, CHOP, CHOP,
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD CHOP, CHOP, CHOP,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP BLUE CHOP, CHOP, CHOP,
A SAILOR WENT TO KNEE, KNEE, KNEE,
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD KNEE, KNEE, KNEE,
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD KNEE, KNEE, KNEE,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP BLUE KNEE, KNEE, KNEE.
A SAILOR WENT TO OOH-WHAT-CHEW-COT,
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD OOH-WHAT-CHEW-COT,
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD OOH-WHAT-YOU-COT,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP BLUE, OOH-WHAT-CHEW-COT.
A SAILOR WENT TO SEA, CHOP, KNEE, OOH-WHAT-CHEW-COT,
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD SEA, CHOP, KNEE, OOH-WHAT-CHEW-COT,
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD SEA, CHOP, KNEE, OOH-WHAT-CHEW-COT,
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP, BLUE, SEA,
CHOP, KNEE, OOH-WHAT-CHEW-COT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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MORTUARY SLOGANS

I, AT ONE TIME DELIVERED FLOWERS FOR A FLORIST
AS A PART-TIME JOB,
DURING WHICH TIME I RAN ACROSS A NUMBER OF MORTUARY SLOGANS. "YOU
STAB 'EM, WE SLAB 'EM."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.537
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.400
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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MORTUARY SLOGANS

THE INFORMANT AT ONE TIME DELIVERED FLOWERS FOR A }
FLORIST AS A PART-TIME
JOB, DURING WHICH TIME HE RAN ACROSS A NUMBER OF
MORTUARY SLOGANS. "YOU KILL 'EM, WE CHILL 'EM."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.537
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.400
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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VERSE

FATHER MOSES KILLED A SKUNK, MOTHER MOSES COOKED THE SKUNK,
BABY MOSES ATE THE SKUNK, HOLY MOSES! HOW THEY STUNK!

Submitter comment: THIS ENTRY INTO THE INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK WAS SIGNED BY CONNIE
KEYSE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION ; RHYME: AAAA

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

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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KILMA TOAST

NOWHERE ARE THE WOMEN SO DIVINE AS IN VIRGINIA
NOWHERE ARE THE MEN SO REFINED AS IN VIRGINIA.
COMMENT - THERE IS MORE BUT COULDN'T BE REMEMBERED; SUPPOSED TO BE
QUITE BEAUTIFUL

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; KILMARNOCK

James Callow Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION FINAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 11-27-1972

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL

THERE ARE WARSHIPS,, THERE ARE SCHOLARSHIPS BUT THE BEST SHIP
IS OUR "FRIENDSHIP"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION INITIAL ITERATION ; WORD PLAY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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OLD LADY MACK

OLD LADY MACK MACK, MACK, ALL DRESSED IN BLACK, BLACK, BLACK. WITH
SILVER BUTTONS, BUTTONS, BUTTONS, ALL DOWN HER BACK, BACK, BACK.
SHE ASKED HER MOTHER, MOTHER, MOTHER, FOR FIFTEEN CENT, CENT, CENT.
TO SEE THE ELEPHANT, ELEPHANT, ELEPHANT, JUMP THE FENCE, FENCE,
FENCE. SHE JUMPED SO HIGH, HIGH, HIGH, TILL HE TOUCH THE SKY, SKY
SKY. AND HE NEVER CAME BACK, BACK, BACK, TILL THE FOURTH OF JULY-
LY-LY. I REMEMBER PLAYING THIS HAND GAME WHEN I WAS ABOUT TEN YEARS
OLD. IT TAKES TWO PEOPLE, BOTH FACING EACH OTHER. WE CLAP OUR
HANDS TOGETHER TO THE RHYME UNTIL WE PICKED UP A GOOD RHYTHM. THE
FIRST ONE TO LOSE THE RHYTHM WAS OUT.

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION

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

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WHEN BABIES ARE BORN

ON THE GROWING OF THE FULL MOON
AND THE FALLING OF THE FULL MOON,
BABIES ARE BORN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION ; NONSENSE VERSE?

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.453
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.542
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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TRUE RIDDLE

Q: UP ON A HILL IS A GREEN HOUSE,
IN THE GREEN HOUSE IS A WHITE HOUSE,
IN THE WHITE HOUSE IS A RED HOUSE WITH A LOT OF COLORED BABIES,
WHAT IS IT?
A: A WATERMELON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): ACTIONS (Q) ; BUILDINGS (Q) ; EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; PERSONS (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): CUMULATIVE VERSE ; FINAL ITERATION ; INITIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle C890.400
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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RIDDLE VERSE

Q: I HAVE A LITTLE SISTER/ THEY CALL HER PEEP, PEEP;/ SHE WADES THE
THE WATERS DEEP, DEEP, DEEP;/ SHE CLIMBS THE MOUNTAINS/ HIGH,
HIGH, HIGH; / POOR LITTLE CREATURE, SHE HAS BUT ONE EYE.
A: A STAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENOMENA (Q) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PERSONS (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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PROVERB

ALL IS WELL THAT ENDS WELL.

Submitter comment: SOURCE NOT REMEMBERED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION ; RATIONALIZATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-14-1967

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THE FROG

THE FROG IS A FUNNY ANIMAL
WHEN HE WALK HE RUN ALMOST,
WHEN HE HOP HE JUMP ALMOST,
WHEN HE SIT HE STAND ALMOST,
HE HAS NO TAIL HARDLY.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; FINAL ITERATION ; HUMOR ; INITIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABBBC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.440

Date learned: 09-12-1965

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CHILDREN'S SONG

A SAILOR WENT TO SEA, SEA, SEA
TO SEE WHAT HE COULD SEE, SEE, SEE;
BUT ALL THAT HE COULD SEE, SEE, SEE
WAS THE BOTTOM OF THE DEEP BLUE SEA, SEA, SEA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION ; HOMOPHONES ; SONG ; SPONDEES

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

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC "LUCY"

LUCY MET THE TRAIN
THE TRAIN MET LUCY
THE TRACK WAS JUICY
THE JUICE WAS LUCY

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS ; EUPHEMISM ; FEMININE RHYME ; FINAL ITERATION ; INITIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABBC

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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