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NURSERY RHYME

THERE WAS AN OLD CROW SAT UPON A CLOD
THAT'S THE END OF MY SONG. THAT'S ODD.

Submitter comment: THIS RHYME WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITES WHEN I WAS SMALL. IT IS NOT
VERY COMMON, BUT IT IS SOMEWHAT HUMOROUS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): NUTSHELL NARRATIVE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

MISS LUCY HAD A TUGBOAT. THE TUGBOAT HAD A BELL.
THE TUGBOAT WENT TO HEAVEN AND MISS LUCY WENT TO HELLO,
OPERATOR, I'LL TELL YOU NO MORE LIES. MISS LUCY TOLD ME
ALL OF THIS THE NIGHT BEFORE SHE DIED.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM: HELLO FOR HELL

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

Date learned: CA00001960S

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JOHN AND MARY SITTING IN A TREE
K-I-S-S-I-N-G
FIRST COMES LOVE
THEN COMES MARRIAGE
THEN COMES JOHN
IN A BABY CARRIAGE.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS DONE IN GRADE SCHOOL AS A TEASE ABOUT A COUPLE
EXPERIENCING PUPPY LOVE. KISSING WAS SPELLED OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): NUTSHELL NARRATIVE

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 04-11-1979

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UNKNOWN

IF YOU DIE HAVING A PROBLEM OR CONFLICT WITH ANOTHER PERSON YOU WILL
HAVE TO RESOLVE IT BEFORE YOU CAN REST IN PEACE.

Where learned: PUERTO RICO

James Callow Keyword(s): HEAVEN- HELL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION.

IF IN HEAVEN WE DON'T MEET,
HAND IN HAND WE'LL STAND THE HEAT,
AND IF IT GETS VERY HOT,
COCA-COLA HITS THE SPOT.

Submitter comment: THE ABOVE IS AN UNDATED ENTRY IN KATHY CRACCHIOLO'S AUTOGRAPH
BOOK KEPT IN ST. CLAIR SHORES, MICH. IN 1968.

Data entry tech comment: COCA-COLA IS A SOFT DRINK.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; TOLD AT ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP. ; RHYME: AABB

James Callow Keyword(s): HELL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 02-27-1971 ; 00-00-1968

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GRAFFITI

GOD SEES ALL

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): RELIGION NUTSHELL NARRATIVE

James Callow Keyword(s): GOD AS OMNISCENT, ALL-SEEING

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

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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MARINE PROVERB

IF YOU MUST RAISE HELL, DO IT AT LEAST A MILE AWAY FROM THE FLAGPOLE

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; TO RAISE HELL: SLANG FOR CAUSING A DISTURBANCE OR TROUBLE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-24-1965

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

IF IN HEAVEN WE DON'T MEET, TOGETHER WE CAN STAND THE HEAT
AND IF IT GETS REALLY HOT, PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): INDIRECTION FOR HELL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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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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"M'AN COCO POTE D'ENFER" IS A WOMAN WHO LIVES IN AN UNDERWATER
CAVE, AND IT IS BELIEVED THAT SHE ATTACKS FISHERMEN AND DIVERS.

Submitter comment: SOME PEOPLE SAID THAT THEY HAVE BEEN IN HER UNDERWATER CAVE, AND
WHAT THEY SAW WAS A HUGE TABLE FULL OF DISHES.

Where learned: GUADELOUPE

Keyword(s): "M'AN COCO" MEANS "MADAME COCO". "POTE D'ENFER" MEANS "HELL'S GATE" ; SUPPOSELY THAT IS WHERE SHE LIVES. ; WHICH IS THE NAME OF THE NORTHERN EXTREMITY OF GUADELOUPE, AND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Supernatural Being

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN-
ALL GOOD CHILDREN GO TO HEAVEN.
WHEN THE ANGEL RINGS THE BELL-
ALL BAD CHILDREN GO TO-
WE'RE FROM BATAVIA, AND WE DON'T GIVE A
GOBBLE WOBBLE- SIS BOOM BAM!

Where learned: NEW YORK ; BATAVIA

James Callow Keyword(s): HELL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1910

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" Miss Susie had a tugboat, the tugboat had a bell,
Miss Susie went to heaven, the tugboat went to
Hello operator, please ring me number nine,
And if you disconnect me, I'll kick you right behind
The 'frigerator, there was a piece of glass,
Miss Susie fell upon it, and broke her little
Ask me no more questions, I'll tell you no more lies,
Miss Susie told me all of this,
The day before she died."

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Kenmore

James Callow Keyword(s): ASS ; HELL ; REFRIGERATOR

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

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Miss Susie had a steamboat. The steamboat had a bell.
Miss Susie went to heaven. The steamboat went to hell(o)
Operator connect me number nine, and if you disconnect me,
I'll kick you right behind the fridgerator, there laid a
piece of glass. Miss Susie fell upon it and broke her
little ass(k) me no more questions. Tell me no more lies.
Miss Susie told me all of this the day before she died
her hair all purple. She died her hair all pink. She died
her hair all polka dots, and washed it down the sink me
in the ocean, sink me in the sea, sink me in the toilet,
but please don't pee on me.

Submitter comment: Sometimes this song is sung just by school aged children,
and at other times two girls will do an alternating, hand
clapping rhythm with each other.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

James Callow Keyword(s): Hello Hell Ass Ask Dyed ; PEE=URINATE

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

Date learned: 00001980S

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"Miss Suzy Had A Steamboat"

Miss Suzy had a steamboat, the steamboat had a bell/ Miss
Suzy went to heaven, the steamboat went to.../ Hello operator,
give me number nine/ And if you disconnect me I'll kick you
from.../Behind the refrigerator, there was a piece of glass, and
if you slip upon it, it'll break your little.../ Ask me no more
questions, tell me no more lies, Miss Suzy told me all of this the
day before she.../ Died her hair in purple, she died her hair in
pink, she died her hair in polka dots and washed it down the
sink.

Keyword(s): HELL

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad, Song, Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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Peanut Song

I used to sing this song to my children as a lullaby.
"Found a peanut, found a peanut,
Found a peanut just now.
I just now found a peanut, found a peanut just now.
I cracked it open, cracked it open,
Cracked it open just now.
I just now cracked it open, cracked it open just now.
Found it rotten, found it rotten,
Found it rotten just now.
Just now found it rotten, found it rotten just now.
Ate it anyway, ate it anyway,
Ate it anyway just now.
I just now ate it anyway, ate it anyway just now.
Got sick, got sick,
Got sick just now.
Just now got sick, got sick just now.
Called the doctor, called the doctor,
Called the doctor just now.
I just now called the doctor, called the doctor just now.
Died anyway, died anyway,
Died anyway just now.
Just now died anyway,died anyway just now.
Called the preacher, called the preacher,
Called the preacher just now.
Just now called the preacher, called the preacher just now.
Went to heaven, went to heaven,
Went to heaven just now.
I just now went to heaven, went to heaven just now.
Played a harp, played a harp,
Played a harp just now.
I just now played a harp, played a harp just now.
Broke a string, broke a string,
Broke a string just now.
I just now broke a string, broke a string just now.
Went the other way, went the other way,
Went the other way just now.
I just now went the other way, went the other way just now.
Shovelled coal, shovelled coal,
Shovelled coal just now.
Just now shovelled coal, shovelled coal just now.
Burnt my finger, burnt my finger,
Burnt my finger just now.
Just now burnt my finger, burnt my finger just now."

Submitter comment: The simple tune allows the use of almost any repeated phrase.
Substitutions or additions may be used to the meaning. Generally
plays as a camp song therefore allowing everyone to participate by
adding their own verse. Another version of the song that Grace
has heard replaces the lines "played a harp" and "broke a string"
with "met an angel" and "met St. Peter."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp in Caseville

Keyword(s): HELL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad Epic
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 00-00-1956

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IT'S BAD LUCK NOT TO SPEAK TO A RABBIT THAT CROSSES IN FRONT
OF YOU.

Submitter comment: MRS. WHITEHEAD SAID THAT MANY TIMES SHE HAD SAID, "HIDDY, MR.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

Keyword(s): HELLO HOWDY HI-DEE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals
SPEECH -- Phonology Phonetics
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 06-19-1970

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TALE

WHILE HUNTING IN THE UPPER PENINSULA ONE SEASON, I CLIMBED A TREE
TO GET A BETTER VIEW OF THE TERRAIN. THE BRANCH I SAT ON BROKE
AND I FELL INTO WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A HOLLOW TREE WITH BEAR CUBS
IN IT. KNOWING THAT THE MOTHER BEAR WOULD SOON BE BACK, I TRIED
MY BEST TO CLIMB OUT OF THE TREE, TO NO AVAIL. SO I GRABBED MY
KNIFE AND WAITED FOR HER. JUST THEN, I HEARD HER SCRATCHING HER
WAY UP THE TREE. I SAW HER AT THE TOP OF THE TREE CLIMBING INTO
THE HOLE REAR FIRST, SO I GRABBED HER TAIL AND JABBED MY KNIFE
INTO HER BEHIND. SHE SHOT UP THE TREE, PULLING ME WITH HER. AS
SOON AS WE WERE OUT, I PICKED UP MY GUN AND SHOT HER.

Where learned: NORTHERN MICHIGAN

Keyword(s): SEE ROBERTS' SOUTH FROM HELL-FOR-SATAN, TALE 71.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale

Date learned: 08-15-1969

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TALE

WHILE HUNTING IN THE UPPER PENINSULA ONE SEASON, I CLIMBED A TREE
TO GET A BETTER VIEW OF THE TERRAIN. THE BRANCH I SAT ON BROKE
AND I FELL INTO WHAT TURNED OUT TO BE A HOLLOW TREE WITH BEAR CUBS
IN IT. KNOWING THAT THE MOTHER BEAR WOULD SOON BE BACK, I TRIED
MY BEST TO CLIMB OUT OF THE TREE, TO NO AVAIL. SO I GRABBED MY
KNIFE AND WAITED FOR HER. JUST THEN, I HEARD HER SCRATCHING HER
WAY UP THE TREE. I SAW HER AT THE TOP OF THE TREE CLIMBING INTO
THE HOLE REAR FIRST, SO I GRABBED HER TAIL AND JABBED MY KNIFE
INTO HER BEHIND. SHE SHOT UP THE TREE, PULLING ME WITH HER. AS
SOON AS WE WERE OUT, I PICKED UP MY GUN AND SHOT HER.

Where learned: NORTHERN MICHIGAN

Keyword(s): SEE ROBERTS' SOUTH FROM HELL-FOR-SATAN, TALE 71.

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale

Date learned: 08-15-1969

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WHEN A LITTLE GIRL WHISTLES, THE DEVIL DANCES.

Submitter comment: THIS SAYING WAS USED FREQUENTLY BY THE INFORMANT'S GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HELL MUSIC CHILDREN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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