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OOEY GOOEY WAS A WORM,
A MIGHTY WORM WAS HE.
HE CRAWLED UPON THE RAILROAD TRACKS.
A TRAIN HE DID NOT SEE.
OOEY GOOEY}

Submitter comment: HE GAVE THIS TO ME WHILE WALKING ON A RAINY NIGHT.
I MENTIONED THAT THE NIGHTCRAWLERS WERE OUT ON THE SIDEWALK.
RECITED, NOT SUNG

Where learned: WALKING

Keyword(s): INDIRECTION EUPHEMISM ; MOCK EPIC

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

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OOGIE GOOIE

HE SAT UPON A RAILROAD TRACK, A TRAIN HE DID NOT SEE.
OOGIE GOOIE}

Submitter comment: NOT SUNG, BUT SING - SONGEY VERSE

Where learned: TOLD IN ; MONROE

Keyword(s): INDIRECTION EUPHEMISM ; RHYME: AAA

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

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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MULE IN THE BARNYARD TIRED AND SICK
BOY WITH A PIN ON THE END OF A STICK
BOY JABS MULE, MULE GIVES A LURCH
SERVICES MONDAY AT THE CORNER CHURCH.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS IS A FAVORITE POEM RIDDLE OF HIS MOTHER'S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT FRANCIS CLUB

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; INDIRECTION EUPHEMISM ; MISTREATMENT OF ANIMALS, PUNISHMENT FOR ; POETIC VUSTICE ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 03-20-1972

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OOEY GOOEY WAS A WORM,
A MIGHTY WORM WAS HE.
HE SAT UPON A RAILROAD TRACK,
THE TRAIN HE DID NOT SEE.
OOOEY GOOOEY}

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

Keyword(s): INDIRECTION EUPHEMISM ; INTERNAL RHYME ; MOCK EPIC ; RHYME: ABCBB

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

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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