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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL

THE HIGHER THE MOUNTAIN
THE COOLER THE BREEZE
THE YOUNGER THE COUPLE
THE TIGHTER THEY SQUEEZE

Submitter comment: AUTOGRAPH BOOK, 1943

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): COURTSHIP ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): HUG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1943

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A BRILLIANT DEDUCTION

BUTTER IS BUTTER
CHEESE IS CHEESE,
WHAT IS A KISS
WITHOUT A SQUEEZE.

Data entry tech comment: TAKEN FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Where learned: OVER THE TELEPHONE ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): COURTSHIP ; FOOD ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): HUG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 08-06-1964

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

THE SMALLER THE TREE
THE TIGHTER THE BARK
THE YOUNGER THE COUPLE
THE MORE THEY SPARK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COURTSHIP ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): SLANG: SPARKING FOR KISSING AND HUGGING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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Quarters

This is a drinking game that I first learned during
my high school years. It is usually played with
beer, although any alcoholic beverage may be
substituted. Two or more people are needed in order
to play, with the ideal number of players being four
or five. Players sit in a circle around a table,
such as a kitchen table. A glass of beer is placed
in the center of the table. One player is randomly
selected to begin. The object of the game is to
bounce a quarter against the table and get it to land
in the glass of beer. If the player accomplishes
this task he then selects one of the other players
around the table who must drink the entire glass of
beer in one gulp, being careful of course not to
swallow the quarter. The glass is then refilled and
the same player again attempts to bounce the quarter
into the glass of beer. The game continues in this
fashion until this player does not get the quarter
into the glass. Once this occurs, this player has
two choices: He can end his turn by giving the
quarter to the player on his left; or he can
"Chance-it". This term means that this player is
given a second chance to bounce the quarter into the
glass. If unsuccessful, however, he himself must drink
the entire glass of beer in one gulp. His turn is
now over, and the player on his left tries his luck.
If this first player is able to bounce the quarter
into the glass on his second try, he again selects
a player to drink the glass of beer, and play
continues as before, with player one again trying to
bounce the quarter into the glass of beer. One
additional rule, that I forgot to mention, is if a
player bounces the quarter and it hits the top rim of
the glass (a "Rimmer"), but does not go in the glass,
the player gets another free chance to bounce it in.
Even though there is no true winner to this game, the
losers are the players who drink so much that they
throw up. The game ends either when players choose
to end it, or when there is only one conscious player
remaining.

Submitter comment: This game provided us with hours of entertainment on
several occasions.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Chug-a-lug

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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CHUGGING CONTESTS

A FAVORITE PASTIME AT PARTIES IS FOR EVERYONE TO GET
A MUG FULL OF BEER AND SEE WHO CAN CHUG IT DOWN THE
FASTEST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHUG=SWALLOW, WITHOUT STOPPING.

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

Date learned: 03-29-1968

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CATEGORIES

A GAME PLAYED WITH THE RHYTHM OF HAND-CLAPPING. IT IS
OFTEN PLAYED AT COLLEGE PARTIES. THE OBJECT IS AFTER A
CATEGORY HAS BEEN NAMED, EACH PERSON AROUND A CIRCLE
NAMES AN OBJECT IN THE CATEGORY. WHEN A PERSON MISSES,
HE MUST SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF CHUGGING HIS GLASS
OF BEER, AND THE GAME BEGINS ANEW, USUALLY WITH A
NEW CATEGORY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): CHUGGING=DRINKING ALL AT ONCE.

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

Date learned: 11-20-1967

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CRUCIAL MOMENT OF LIFE CUSTOM

WHEN A FRATERNITY BROTHER OF MY FRATERNITY GETS MARRIED,
GRADUATES, OR GETS PINNED, WE TOAST HIM BY INTERLOCKING
OUR ARMS WITH THE DRINKS IN OUR HANDS, WE CLINK THE
GLASSES BACKWARDS AND CHUG THE DRINK.

Submitter comment: HE COMMENTS THAT THIS PROBABLY SOUNDS STUPID, BUT
THEY ALWAYS DO IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SLANG: CHUG=DRINK IT ALL AT ONCE.

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
Food Drink -- Drink
SPEECH -- Drinking

Date learned: 11-02-1970

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Entertainment: Song

I love you a bushel and a peck.
A bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck.

(then hug the person around the neck)

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Keyword(s): CHILDHOOD ; Entertainment ; HUG ; RHYME ; SONG

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

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