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BEANS, BEANS, THE MUSICAL FRUIT;
THE MORE YOU EAT, THE MORE YOU TOOT,
THE MORE YOU TOOT, THE BETTER YOU FEEL,
SO LET'S HAVE BEANS FOR EVERY MEAL.

Submitter comment: FROM GRANDFATHER.
RECITED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): METER: ANAPESTIC ; MONOLOGUE OVERSTATEMENT FOOD ; RHYME: MASCULINE, IMPERFECT, AABB

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NEVER INDULGE IN ONIONS, UNLESS YOUR LOVE EATS ONIONS TOO.
FOR YOUR SCENTED BREATH WILL BE THE DEATH
OF THE LOVE, HE BEARS, FOR YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BLOOMFIELD

Keyword(s): FOOD SEX ; MONOLOGUE INDIRECTION ADVICE ; QUATRAIN? ; RHYME: IMPERFECT, ABCA ; RHYME: INTERNAL, MASCULINE

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

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SITTIN' BY THE ROADSIDE ON A SUMMER DAY,
CHATTING WITH MY MESS MATES, PASSING TIME AWAY,
LAYING IN THE SHADOW UNDERNEATH THE TREE,
GOODNESS, HOW DELICIOUS EATING GOOBER PEAS!

CHORUS: PEAS, PEAS, PEAS, PEAS,
GOODNESS HOW DELICIOUS EATING GOOBERPEAS!

Submitter comment: INFORMANT RECITED IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; FOOD, EATING ; GOOBERS=PEANUTS ; IT MAY ALSO BE SUNG. ; METER: IAMBIC, ANAPESTIC ; RHYME: AABB

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

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CHEER

UMBA SASSA, UMBA SASSA,
HIT 'EM IN DA HEAD WITH A BIG KILBASA.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT USED IN POLISH HIGH SCHOOL.

Data entry tech comment: KIELBASA=POLISH SAUSAGE

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): DIALECT, SLANG THREAT FOOD ; METER: TROCHAIC ; RHYME: FEMININE

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

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YOU SCREAM, I SCREAM,
WE ALL SCREAM FOR ICE CREAM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): METER: IAMBIC ANAPESTIC ; REPETITION FOOD REFRAIN CACOGRAPHY ; RHYME: MASCULINE

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

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CHILDREN'S RHYME

MOTHER, MOTHER, NELLY, NELLY,
MAKE A CAKE TO FILL MY BELLY.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): FOOD ; STOMACH

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PRACTICAL JOKE (PIMP)

PUT CELLOPHANE WRAP UNDER THE TOILET SEAT AND OVER THE TOILET BOWL
IN A GIRL'S BATHROOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY ; EAST LANSING

James Callow Keyword(s): SARAN WRAP (CLEAR, PLASTIC FOOD-WRAP)

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 00-00-1973

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WATERMELON CHEER

THERE IS A NARRATOR. HE STARTS OUT BY SAYING "HERE IS A WATERMELON."
EVERYONE PRETENDS THEY ARE HOLDING A WATERMELON. NARRATOR: "SLICE
IT IN HALF." EVERYONE PRETENDS THEY ARE SLICING IT IN HALF LENGTHWISE
WHILE MAKING A SLICING NOISE. NARRATOR: "EAT IT." EVERYONE PRETENDS
THEY ARE EATING IT, MAKING CHOMPING NOISES. NARRATOR: "SPIT OUT
THE SEEDS." EVERYONE TURNS TO THE SIDE OF THEM AND SPITS OUT THE
SEEDS, MAKING A SPITTING OUT NOISE.

Submitter comment: I WATCHED THIS CHEER BEING DONE AT A CAMPFIRE. AFTER A SONG WAS SUNG,
EVERYONE WOULD DO A CHEER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GATLINBURG

James Callow Keyword(s): FOOD FRUIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dramatic
SPEECH -- Formula
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 08-00-1974

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POLISH EASTER CUSTOM - WIGILIA

ON EASTER SATURDAY A BASKET CONTAINING KIELBASA (SAUSAGE),
SALT AND PEPPER, VINEGAR, WATER, EGGS, BUTTER, HAM, BACON AND
HORSERADISH IS TAKEN TO THE CHURCH AND BLESSED BY THE PRIEST.
THEN ON EASTER SUNDAY MORN A SOUP IS MADE FROM ALL OF THESE
INGREDIENTS AND EATEN BY THE FAMILY.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS DONE IN INFORMANT'S HOME AS A CHILD AND IS STILL DONE
AS A PARENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FOOD

Subject headings: 663 Holy Saturday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 10-15-1974

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WORMS

NOBODY LIKES ME EVERYBODY HATES ME GUESS I'LL GO EAT WORMS,
BIG, FAT, JUICY ONES, LITTLE BITTY SCRAWNY ONES, SEE HOW THEY
WRIGGLE AND SQUIRM. BITE THEIR HEADS OFF SUCK THEIR JUICES
THROW THE SKINS AWAY. NOBODY KNOWS HOW MAN CAN THRIVE ON
WORMS
THREE TIMES A DAY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS SAID IN A POUTY, SING-SONG FASHION.

James Callow comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): GORE: WORMS AS FOOD

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

Date learned: 11-00-1972

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GRAFFITI

FLUSH TWICE, IT'S A LONG WAY TO THE MESS HALL.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR ; WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF QUALITY OF FOOD IN THE INSTITUTION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 09-24-1972

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CAN FOOD

DON'T CAN FOOD WHEN YOU ARE ON YOUR PERIOD.
BECAUSE THE FOOD WILL GO TO WASTE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MENSTRUAL TABU AGAINST PRESERVING FOOD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

AN ADULT IS ONE WHO SCOLDS HIS CHILDREN FOR ATTEMPTING TO ESCAPE
REALITY, WHILE HE ORDERS HIS THIRD MARTINI.

Data entry tech comment: SONNY ELIOT IS A LOCAL TV WEATHERMAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; HYPOCRISY ; LIQUOR ; OBSERVATION ; PARADOX

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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AN APPLE

AN APPLE A DAY KEEPS THE DOCTOR AWAY.

Submitter comment:

THIS IS A SAYING THAT SHE ALWAYS SAYS. SHE HEARD IT WHEN SHE WAS
YOUNG FROM HER PARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; RHYME

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-27-1967

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PARODY OF A PROVERB

AN APPLE A DAY IS A PENNY SAVED.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR? ; NONSEQUITUR? ; PARODY

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

AN APPLE A DAY WILL KEEP THE DOCTOR AWAY.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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PROVERB

THE APPLE DOESN'T FALL FAR FROM THE TREE.

Submitter comment:

FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): FOOD ; PLANT

James Callow Keyword(s): HEREDITY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERB

AN APPLE NEVER FALLS FAR FROM THE TREE.

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM LITHUANIAN

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE

Keyword(s): FOOD ; PLANT

James Callow Keyword(s): HEREDITY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 04-00-1971

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PROVERB

APPLE PIE WITHOUT THE CHEESE
IS LIKE A KISS WITHOUT A SQUEEZE!

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM AN ASHTRAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; DEFINITION ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; GO-TOGETHERS MATES ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-15-1967

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COMPARISON

APPLE PIE WITHOUT SOME CHEESE
IS LIKE A KISS WITHOUT A SQUEEZE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; DEFINITION ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; DEFINITION ; GO-TOGETHERS MATES ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.700
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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