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JOHN JACOB JINGLE-HIMER SMITH (SCHMIDT)
THAT'S MY NAME, TOO,
WHENEVER I GO OUT, THE PEOPLE ALWAYS SHOUT,
"JOHN JACOB JINGLE-HIMER SMITH."
HURRAH HURRAH HURRAH FOR... (REPEAT)

Submitter comment: SHE NOTED IN THE WRITTEN COPY THAT SHE GAVE ME THAT THE
"I" IN "HIMER" WAS PRONOUNCED WITH A LONG SOUND AS IN
"HIGH."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMOROUS NAME

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

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SONG

JOHN JACOB JINGLES IRISH SMITH
THAT'S MY NAME TOO.
WHENEVER WE GO OUT
THE PEOPLE ALWAYS SHOUT
THERE GOES JOHN JACOB JINGLES IRISH SMITH.
TRA LA LA LA LA LA LA.

Submitter comment: THE VERSE IS SUNG SIX TIMES. EACH TIME IT IS SUNG THE SINGER'S
VOICE BECOMES A LITTLE SOFTER (EXCEPT FOR THE LAST TWO LINES WHICH
ARE ALWAYS SHOUTED) UNTIL THE WORDS ARE JUST MOUTHED FOR THE LAST
SINGING.
HEARD IN ROYAL OAK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): HUMOROUS NAME

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

Date learned: 00001964 SUMMER

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I work with a teacher by the name of Penny Coin.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOROUS NAME

Subject headings: Person / Nickname
SPEECH -- FamilyGroup

Date learned: 03-22-1992

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THE HAND OF GOD

ONCE THIS OLD COUPLE WHO LIVED ON A FARM AWOKE ONE MORNING
TO FIND A HORSE MISSING. NOW ON THE FARM THEY HAD A
HIRED MAN NAMED TOMMY LYTLE EDGAR WHITAKER JOHN KNOX
FREEMAN WYNN, AND AS HE SAID "AND COOPER COMES IN THAR
SOMEWHAR." SO THEY SENT THIS MAN OUT TO LOOK FOR THE
HORSE, WITH HIS FATHER. IN A FIELD THEY FOUND THE HORSE
UNDER A DEAD TREE THAT HAD BEEN STRUCK BY LIGHTNING AND
FALLEN ON THE ANIMAL, KILLING HIM. THE FATHER OF THE
HIRED MAN SUMMED UP THE SITUATION IN THIS WAY, "YOU TAKE
GOD UP ONE SIDE AND DOWN T'OTHER AND HE DOES JUST ABOUT
AS MUCH HARM AS HE DOES GOOD."

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): GOD EVALUATED, FOUND EQUALLY HELPFUL AND HARMFUL ; HUMOROUS NAME

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Gods
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 08-12-1968

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