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BLUEBELLS, COCKERSHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY OVER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM HER NEIGHBORHOOD ON
THE WEST SIDE OF DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LIBRARY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-30-1967

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BLUEBELLS, COCKERSHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY OVER.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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BLUEBELLS, COCKERSHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY, OVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW LOTHROP

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-02-1968

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BLUEBELLS, COCKLESHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY, OVER.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

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BLUEBELLS, COCKLESHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY OVER.
(SWING ROPE BACK AND FORTH ON THE GROUND AND OVER ON "OVER."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-00-1968

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BLUE BELLS COCKLE SHELLS,/ BLUE BELLS COCKLE SHELLS, EEVY, IVY OVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLAIN JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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BLUE BELLS, COCKER SHELLS, EEVY, IVY, OVER
THE CHILDREN HOLDING THE
ENDS OF THE ROPE, SWAY THE ROPE BACK AND FORTH. THE PERSON WHO IS TO
JUMP, STANDS ALONG SIDE OF THE ROPE AND THEN
THOSE HOLDING THE ENDS OF
THE ROPE BEGIN TO SWAY IT BACK AND FORTH WHILE CHANTING THE VERSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

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BLUE BELLS,/ COCKLE SHELLS,/ EEVY IVY OVER. ( TWO PEOPLE SWING THE
ROPE BACK AND FORTH WHILE SOMEONE IS JUMPING OVER IT. THEN ON "OVER"
THE END PEOPLE START TURNING THE ROPE AND THE PERSON IN THE MIDDLE
JUMPS TIL HE MISSES.)

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 02-01-1971

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BLUE BELLS, COCKLE SHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY, OVERHEAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 02-25-1968

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BLUE BELLS COCKLE SHELLS/ EEVY, IVY OVERS. GINNY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 09-19-1969

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BLUE BELLS, COCKLE SHELLS,/ EEVY IVY OVER. / HERE COMES TEACHER WITH
A BIG BLACK STICK/ BETTER KNOW MY ARITHMETIC.

Where learned: THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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BLUEBELLS, COCKLE SHELLS/ EEVY IVY OVER/ I WENT DOWNTOWN TO SEE MR.
BROWN./ HE GAVE ME A NICKLE, I BOUGHT A FLOWER.
THE FLOWER WAS YELLOW.
I GAVE IT TO MY FELLOW./ MY FELLOW WAS SICK, I GAVE HIM A KICK/ AND
THAT'S THE END OF THE DIRTY OLD TRICK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN THE PARMA, OHIO

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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BLUE BELLS COCKER SHELLS/ EEVY IVY OVER/ I WENT DOWN TOWN TO SEE MISS
BROWN/ SHE GAVE ME A NICKLE TO BUY A PICKLE.
THE PICKLE WAS SOUR/ SHE GAVE ME A FLOWER/ THE FLOWER WAS DEAD/ SHE
GAVE ME SOME THREAD/ THE THREAD WAS THIN/ SHE GAVE ME A PIN/ THE PIN
WAS SHARP/ SHE GAVE ME A HARP/ THE HARP BEGAN TO SING: A MINNIE AND A
MINNIE AND A HA HA HA.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; ALPENA ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-04-1970

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BLUE BELLS, COCKLE SHELLS/ EEVY, IVY, OVER/ JANUARY, FEBRUARY, ETC.
(UNTILL THE MONTH IN WHICH THE PERSON WAS BORN) ONE, TWO, THREE ETC.
(UNTIL THE MONTH IN WHICH THE PERSON WAS BORN) ONE, TWO, THREE ETC.
( TO THE DAY ON WHICH THE PERSON WAS BORN.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY ; COLLECTED AT INFORMANTS HOME

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-21-1967

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BUCKINGHAM

"BUCK THE KING/AND EAT THE HAM
THAT'S THE WAY YOU SPELL BUCKINGHAM."

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-04-1965

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CHARLIE CHAPMAN WENT TO FRANCE/ JUST TO SEE THE WIGWAM DANCE/ FIRST
ON HEELS, THEN ON TOES, THEN ON HANDS AND AWAY WE GO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; AGE 11

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 08-11-1964

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN SAT ON A FENCE
TRYING TO MAKE A DOLLAR OUT OF FIFTEEN
CENTS.

Where learned: NEIGHBORHOOD

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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CHING CHANG CHINAMAN SITTING ON A FENCE TRIED TO MAKE A DOLLAR OUT OF
FIFTY-TWO CENTS. HE MISSED, HE MISSED, HE MISSED LIKE THIS. (JUMPER
JUMPS UNTIL HE MISSES.)

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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CHING, CHANG CHINAMAN/ SITTING ON A BENCH/ HE MADE A BUCK OUT OF 15
CENTS./ HE MISSED./ HE MISSED./ HE MISSED LIKE THIS.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-01-1967

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CHING, CHANG CHINAMAN, SITTING ON A FENCE/ TRYING TO MAKE A DOLLAR
OUT OF FIFTEEN CENTS.
HE MISSED, HE MISSED, HE MISSED LIKE THIS, 1, 2,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 11-02-1970

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