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LIMERICK

THERE WAS A YOUNG ROSE OF TRALEE
WHO LET HERSELF GO ON A SPREE.
NOW SHE WRITES TO THE PAPERS,
CONDEMING SUCH CAPERS,
AND SIGNS HERSELF MOTHER OF THREE.

Submitter comment: THESE LIMERICKS WERE LEARNED OF IN A SIXTH GRADE ENGLISH CLASS
AT SAINT HEDWIG GRADE SCHOOL. THE BOOK THEY WERE TAKED FROM
IS NOT KNOWN BY ME BECAUSE THEY WERE TOLD BY THE TEACHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): METAPHOR: FLOWER (ROSE) FOR GIRL ; PERSONALITY CHANGE

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

Date learned: 00001960S

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BIRTH BELIEF

A PREGNANT WOMAN WHO IS CARRYING AN ACTIVE CHILD IS USUALLY
CARRYING A BOY.

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS TOLD TO THE INFORMANT BY HER MOTHER, SHE ACTUALLY
BELIEVES THIS.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC ; PASSIVE GIRLS?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 02-20-1971

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THE HOOKED HAND

A GUY AND HIS GIRL WERE PARKED IN HIS CAR IN A DESERTED AREA.
LISTENING TO THE RADIO, THEY HEARD A GUY HAD ESCAPED FROM A NEARBY
INSANE ASYLUM. THE ESCAPEE HAD A HOOK FOR ONE OF HIS HANDS. THE
GIRL GOT REALLY SCARED AND SAID SHE WANTED TO LEAVE. HER BOYFRIEND
SAID NO, EVERYTHING WAS OKAY. SHE INSISTED AGAIN AND AGAIN HE SAID
NO. ON MORE TIME SHE SAID' "COME ONE, I,M REALLY SCARED." HER
BOYFRIEND GOT REALLY MAD, JAMMED ON THE CAR AND THE CAR JERKED OFF.
WHEN THEY GOT TO HER HOUSE, HE GOT OUT OF THE CAR AND WALKED OVER TO
HER SIDE TO OPEN HER DOOR. HANGING FROM THE DOOR HANDLE ON HER
DOOR WAS A HOOK.

Submitter comment: EVEN THOUGH I HAVE TOLD THIS STORY DOZENS OF TIMES, IT NEVER FAILS TO
TERRIFY ME. AS I TYPE THIS I AM LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): THREE REQUESTS FROM GIRL

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Physically handicapped Deformed
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Dating Courtship
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails

Date learned: CA00001967

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BROWNIE SONG:
I'VE GOT SOMETHING IN MY POCKET THAT BELONGS ACROSS
MY FACE,
I KEEP IT VERY CLOSE IN HAND IN A MOST CONVENIENT PLACE.
I'M SURE YOU'LL NEVER GUESS IT IF YOU GUESS
A LONG, LONG WHILE
SO I'LL TAKE IT OUT AND PUT IT ON
IT'S A GREAT BIG BROWNIE SMILE}

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): GIRL SCOUTS

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

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I,VE GOT SOMETHING IN MY POCKET THAT BELONGS ACROSS MY FACE.
I KEEP IT VERY CLOSE TO ME IN A MOST CONVENIENT PLACE.
I,M SURE YOU,LL NEVER GUESS IT, IF YOU GUESS A LONG, LONG WHILE,
I'LL TAKE IT OUT AND PUT IT ON, IT'S A GREAT BIG BROWNIE SMILE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: LIBRARY

Keyword(s): BROWNIES-GIRL SCOUTS ; Campfire Music ; Lyrics ; RHYME ; RIDDLE IN SONG ; SMILE ; SONG ; Tune ; VERSE

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

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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THE HATCHET MAN

TWO GIRLS WENT TO THE BEACH FOR THE SUMMER WHERE THEY RENTED A
COTTAGE. PEOPLE AROUND THE AREA WARNED THEM ABOUT THE HATCHET MAN
WHO COMES OUT ON THE BEACH EACH SUMMER AND HAS ALREADY KILLED THREE
PEOPLE THIS SEASON. THE GIRLS FIGURED THEY WOULD BE ALRIGHT IF THEY
LOCKED THE DOORS EACH NIGHT. ONE NIGHT ONE OF THE GIRLS HAD A DATE
AND SHE WAS SUPPOSED TO MEET THE GUY ON THE BEACH. TO BE SAFE, THEY
DECIDED TO WORK OUT A SIGNAL SO THAT THE GIRL LEFT INSIDE THE HOUSE
WOULD KNOW WHEN TO OPEN THE DOOR. LATER ON IN THE EVENING THE
GIRL HEARD SOME NOISES AT ONE OF THE WINDOWS. THEN THE NOISE WENT
AWAY. BUT AFTER A FEW MINTUES SHE HEARD THE NOISE AGAIN, THIS TIME
AT THE FRONT DOOR. SHE HEARD SOMETHING SCRATCHING AT THE DOOR AND
IT KEPT GETTING LOUDER AND LOUDER. SHE SCREAMED AND TOLD IT TO GO
AWAY. THE SCRATCHING SLOWLY FADED AWAY. AFTER A WHILE THE GIRL FELL
ASLEEP. WHEN SHE AWOKE THE NEXT MORNING SHE OPENED THE DOOR AND FOUND
DEEP SCRATCH MARKS IN IT, BLOOD ON THE PORCH AND HER GIRLDFRIEND,S
PURSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS ; COLLECTORS HOME

Keyword(s): INATTENTION TO WARNINGS-SHOULD BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT ; MURDER OF GIRL

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 11-18-1970

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PROSE NARRATIVE

MY SISTER, WHO IS A NURSE, SINCERELY BELIEVES THAT ONE OF HER
FRIENDS KNOWS ANOTHER NURSE WHO HAD TROUBLE ONE KNIGHT ON THE
FRIENDS KNOWS ANOTHER NURSE WHO HAD TROUBLE ONE NIGHT ON THE
EXPRESSWAY. THE NURSE WAS DRIVING HOME AFTER THE AFTERNOON SHIFT.
SHE WAS DRIVING ON THE EXPRESSWAY WHEN A TRUCKDRIVER KEPT POINTING
AT THE CAR. HE DID NOT GIVE UP. BY THIS TIME THE NURSE WAS SO
FRIGHTENED THAT SHE BLEW THE HORN AS SHE DROVE UP
THE DRIVEWAY. SHE CONTINUED TO BLOW THE HORN UNTIL HER HUSBAND
CAME OUT OF THE HOUSE. THE TRUCKDRIVER DROVE UP BEHIND HER.
AS IT TURNED OUT A MAN WAS SITTING IN THE BACK SEAT OF THE
NURSE'S CAR WAITING TO ATTACK HER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE ; TRUCKDRIVER SAVES GIRL FROM ATTACK

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Legend

Date learned: 12-00-1965

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COLLEGE FOLKLORE

WHEN THE CLOCK-TOWER STRIKES 10 P.M.-A LIVE STAGE SHOW CAN BE SEEN
PERFORMING IN THE WINDOWS OF THE HOLDEN HALL'S RESIDENCE FACING THE
MEN'S RESIDENCE WINDOWS AT RENO HALL.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMOR COLLEGE FUN

James Callow Keyword(s): I ASKED COLLECTOR ABOUT THIS. HE SAID THE GIRLS PUT THIS ON FOR ; THE BOYS' BENEFIT.

Subject headings: --

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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HAY-DE-HAY HAY-DE-HO
WIBLEY-WIBLEY-WABLY-WO
KEEP YOUR HEAD UP TO THE SKY........
TROUP 766 IS PASSING BY!

Submitter comment: THIS IS THE CHANT THE GIRL SCOUTS SING WHILE HIKING
AT CAMP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CADENCE CHANT ; GIRL SCOUTS

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

Date learned: 02-00-1984

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THE PORPOISES

SEEMS THAT THERE WAS THIS ZOOLOGIST WHO WAS DEEPLY INVOLVED
IN THE STUDY OF KEEPING PORPOISES ALIVE INDEFINITELY.
SEEING AS THAT THE SEA-GULL IS THEIR MAIN FOOD, HE RAISED
THEM, IN HUNDREDS, ON A FARM NEAR THE LABORATORY. SO
EVERY DAY, HE WOULD TAKE A LOAD OF THESE BIRDS FROM THE
FARM, DOWN THE ROAD PAST THE ZOO, TO HIS LAB. WELL, ONE
DAY, AS HE WAS PASSING THE ZOO, A LION, WHO HAD ESCAPED
EARLIER, RAN OUT IN FRONT OF HIS TRUCK. HE COULDN'T
STOP, SO HE HIT IT BROADSIDE. WELL, IT WAS JUST HIS LUCK
THAT A STATE TROOPER WAS PASSING BY AT THAT POINT. THE
OFFICER GOT OUT, SURVEYED THE MESS, AND DECIDED TO TAKE
THE ZOOLOGIST BACK TO THE STATION. WHEN ASKED WHAT THE
CHARGE WAS, HE REPLIED, "YOU ARE GUILTY OF TRANSPORTING
YOUNG GULLS ACROSS A STATE LION FOR IMMORTAL PURPOISES."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TRANSPORTING YOUNG GIRLS ACROSS A STATE LINE FOR IMMORAL

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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THE PORPOISES

SEEMS THAT THERE WAS THIS ZOOLOGIST WHO WAS DEEPLY INVOLVED
IN THE STUDY OF KEEPING PORPOISES ALIVE INDEFINITELY.
SEEING AS THAT THE SEA-GULL IS THEIR MAIN FOOD, HE RAISED
THEM, IN HUNDREDS, ON A FARM NEAR THE LABORATORY. SO
EVERY DAY, HE WOULD TAKE A LOAD OF THESE BIRDS FROM THE
FARM, DOWN THE ROAD PAST THE ZOO, TO HIS LAB. WELL, ONE
DAY, AS HE WAS PASSING THE ZOO, A LION, WHO HAD ESCAPED
EARLIER, RAN OUT IN FRONT OF HIS TRUCK. HE COULDN'T
STOP, SO HE HIT IT BROADSIDE. WELL, IT WAS JUST HIS LUCK
THAT A STATE TROOPER WAS PASSING BY AT THAT POINT. THE
OFFICER GOT OUT, SURVEYED THE MESS, AND DECIDED TO TAKE
THE ZOOLOGIST BACK TO THE STATION. WHEN ASKED WHAT THE
CHARGE WAS, HE REPLIED, "YOU ARE GUILTY OF TRANSPORTING
YOUNG GULLS ACROSS A STATE LION FOR IMMORTAL PURPOISES."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TRANSPORTING YOUNG GIRLS ACROSS A STATE LINE FOR IMMORAL PURPOSES. A FELONY.

Subject headings: 6677 Formula Tale

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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Proverb

Pennsylvania Dutch Proverb:

Girls with fat cheeks have hearts like flint.

Submitter comment:

Heard in Steelton, PA. about 1920.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Comparison?

Original BN [V200 : 700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Cheeks ; DUTCH ; Emotions ; ETHNIC ; Fat ; Female ; FLINT ; Girl ; HEART ; LOVE ; PENNSYLVANIA ; Region

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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Play on Words

Nudist Colony:

There once was a girl who got kicked out of a nudist colony becasue she had something on her mind.

Submitter comment:

A joke widely circulated at Sacred Heart Seminary.

Data entry tech comment:

Motif added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Girl ; HUMOR ; Mind ; Nude ; Nudist Colony ; PUN ; Thought

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Woman

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Play on Words

Its very easy for a girl to be poor on history but great on dates.

Submitter comment:

He heard it from a friend. A girlfriend I might add.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Dates ; DATING ; Girl ; HISTORY ; HUMOR ; PUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B300

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Play on Words

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

Traveling Salesman:

There once was a salesman who was forced to take the train home one night. While sleeping in his bunk the beautiful young girl in the bunk below him asked him if he would get an extra blanket for her. He leaned over and opened her curtains and with a wise look said, "would you like to play like we are married?"

"O.K." she said, blushing.

"Well then," he quickly answered. "Go get it yourself."

Submitter comment:

I remember it from Awrey Bakery, where I worked last summer.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Blanket ; Consent ; Favor ; Girl ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; MARRIAGE ; Married ; PUN ; Salesman ; SEX ; Train

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
Filter - Mature Content

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Play on Words

Women's Clothes:

It's come to the point where you can't judge a girl by her clothes...There isn't enough evidence.

Submitter comment:

I heard this at Awrey Bakery, where I worked last summer.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): CLOTHING ; Fashion ; Female ; Girl ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; Judge ; PUN ; Woman

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B300

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Play on Words

Girls:

One of the most expensive things in this world can be a girl who says she is free for the evening.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): DATE ; DATING ; Expense ; Expensive ; Free ; Girl ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; MONEY ; PUN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B300

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Play on Words

It's no fun to kiss a girl over the phone unless you happen to be in the same booth.

Submitter comment:

He heard this at work

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Booth ; Boy ; DATING ; Girl ; KISS ; Phone

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Play on Words

The reason the modern girl's bathing suit is real cool is that most of it is real gone.

Submitter comment:

Heard it at Awrey's Bakery where I worked last summer.

Data entry tech comment:

 

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Bathing Suit ; Bikini ; Fashion ; Female ; Girl ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; MODERN ; PUN ; Woman

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Play on Words

Women's Clothing:

Nothing can replace today's women's bathing suit; in fact, it already has.

Submitter comment:

Heard this at Awrey's Bakery where I worked last summer.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission card located in pile marked These don't sound traditional - Do Not File Yet.

Keyword(s): Bathing Suit ; Bikini ; Fashion ; Female ; Girl ; HUMOR ; JOKE ; PUN ; WOMEN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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