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SEE SEE MY PLAYMATE

THIS SONG WAS SUNG WHILE PLAYING A GAME:
SEE SEE MY PLAYMATE
COME OUT AND PLAY WITH ME
AND BRING YOUR DOLLY SWEET
CLIMB UP MY APPLE TREE
SLIDE DOWN MY RAINBOW
INTO MY CELLAR DOOR
AND WE'LL BE JOLLY FRIENDS
FOR EVER MORE, MORE, MORE.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THE SONG WHILE SHE WAS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights ; WHILE GROWING UP

Keyword(s): PLAYMATE

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

Date learned: 00001970'S

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"Say Say O' Playmate

Say say o' playmate come out and play with me. / You and your
dolly three, climb up my apple tree. / Slide down my rainbow, into
my cellar door, / and we'll be jolly friends for ever more, more,
more, more, more.
So sorry playmate, I cannot play with you. / My dolly has
the flu, she spit up on her toe. / Ain't got no rainbow, ain't
got no cellar door. / But we'll be jolly friends for ever more,
more, more, more, more.

Submitter comment: The first paragraph is the part the first child would sing
to the other child. Then the second child would reply to the
first paragraph with the answer. This was a hand clapping game
for children to play and also was used sometimes as a jump rope
chant.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sandusky

Keyword(s): O Little Playmate

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.360
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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IN OBERAMERGAUE, GERMANY DURING CHRISTMAS TIME, THEY
HOLD A PASSION PLAY, DEPICTING THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD.

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

Keyword(s): BIRTH OF OUR LORD=CHRISTMAS. ; SOME CONTRADICTION HERE--PASSION PLAY=CRUCIFIXION.

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas Season See F645.2 for Advent Season.

Date learned: 12-00-1967

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IN OBERAMERGAUE, GERMANY DURING CHRISTMAS TIME, THEY
HOLD A PASSION PLAY, DEPICTING THE BIRTH OF OUR LORD.

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

Keyword(s): BIRTH OF OUR LORD=CHRISTMAS. ; SOME CONTRADICTION HERE--PASSION PLAY=CRUCIFIXION.

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Christmas Season See F645.2 for Advent Season.

Date learned: 12-00-1967

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COLOR TAG

A PERSON IS IT. HE LOOKS AROUND THE AREA THE
PLAYERS ARE SITTING (IN) AS FAR AS HE CAN SEE.
HE DECIDES ON SOME OBJECT IN VIEW AND SAYS TO THE
OTHERS, "I'M THINKING OF A COLOR AND IT'S (WHATEVER COLOR
THE OBJECT IS)." THE OTHER PLAYERS TAKE TURNS
TRYING TO GUESS WHAT OBJECT IN VIEW IT IS. THE
FIRST TO DO SO, WAS "IT" NEXT TIME. IF EVERYONE
GAVE (UP) THEN THE PERSON WHO WAS IT HAD ANOTHER
TURN.

Submitter comment: PLAYED BY THE KIDS ON MY BLOCK WHEN I WAS 6-9 YEARS OLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE OF PLAYERS

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

Date learned: 04-00-1967

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Language: Rhyme

Jump Rope Rhyme:

Down in the meadow where the green grass grows, there sat ____ sweet as a rose.

Along came ____ and kissed her on the cheek: How many kisses did she get?

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Entertainment ; Jump ; Jump Rope ; Language ; Play ; RHYME ; Rope

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

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Language

Grace Parody:

Our Heavenly Fahter

Holy Ghost

Whoever eats the fastest

Gets the most!

Submitter comment:

Found in autograph book from the 1880's

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Eat ; GRACE ; JOKE ; Language ; PARODY ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PRAYER ; PUN ; RHYME ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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NOT GIVEN

I PHELTA DELTA
I ATA BETA
I PHELTA THIGH

Submitter comment: THESE ARE FICTITIOUS SORORITY NAMES WHICH ALL COLLEGE
BOYS ARE FAMILIAR WITH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): WORDPLAY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

"I SEE," SAID THE BLIND MAN, AS HE PICKED UP HIS HAMMER
AND SAW.

Submitter comment: THERE IS AN INTERNAL CONTRADICTION HERE. A BLIND MAN CANNOT
SEE. SO THE PERSON WHO UTTERS THIS STATEMENT MEANS THAT HE
DOESN'T SEE OR UNDERSTAND SOMETHING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): IRONY WORDPLAY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 02-13-1972

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

ROAMIN (ROMAN) HANDS AND RUSHIN (RUSSIAN) FINGERS!

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): WORDPLAY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 05-03-1969

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

WATCH OUT FOR FALLING ROCK, HE'S BOLDER THAN YOU THINK.

Submitter comment: THIS IS WHAT YOU SAY WHEN YOU PAST (PASS) THE SIGN ON THE
HIGHWAY THAT SAYS "WATCH FOR FALLING ROCK" OR "FALLEN ROCK
ZONE." FIRST YOU READ THE SIGN OUT LOUD, THEN SAY "WATCH
OUT . . . ." AND THEN LAUGH REAL LOUD. EVERYBODY ELSE
GOES "OHHHHH." GIVEN TO ME BY LYNN FISHER, WHEN SHE WAS
NINE YEARS OLD, LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY, 1968 SUMMER.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Keyword(s): WORDPLAY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 06-00-1968

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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A STOVEPIPE AND A CRAZY DUTCHMAN?
ONE'S A SILLY HOLLANDER AND THE OTHER'S A HOLLOW CYLINDER.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK

Keyword(s): WORD PLAY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BUS DRIVER AND A BAD COLD?
ONE KNOWS THE STOPS, AND THE OTHER STOPS THE NOSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WORD PLAY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A SIGH, A HOME, AND A DONKEY?
A SIGH IS "OH, DEAR"; A HOME IS "SO DEAR"; AND A DONKEY IS "YOU DEAR"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WORD PLAY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TEACHER AND A TRAIN?
THE TEACHER SAYS, "TAKE THAT GUM OUT OF YOUR MOUTH"; THE TRAIN
SAYS, "CHOO, CHOO".

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WORD PLAY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-10-1967

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WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MILK AND BREAD?
IF YOU DON'T KNOW, I WOULDN'T SEND YOU TO THE STORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WORD PLAY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00001967 WINTER

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BIRD WITH ONE WING AND A BIRD WITH
TWO WINGS? A DIFFERENCE OF A PINION.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A TYPE OF JOKE THAT I HAVE HEARD MORE THAN ONCE FROM MORE
THAN ONE PERSON IN THE UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT CHORUS. IT IS NOT
INTENDED TO STAND ALONE, BUT TO RATHER TYPIFY THE TYPR OF WIT THAT
RUNS LOOSE IN THE CHORUS. I HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND A
CLASSIFICATION FOR THINKING, BUT IF FOLKLORE CAN COVER CUSTOMS AND
HABITS, I FEEL IT SHOULD ALSO COVER THE THINKING PATTERNS BEHIND
THESE HABITS BECAUSE IN MANY CASES THEY ARE UNIQUE TO THE
PARTICULAR PEOPLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WORK PLAY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A HOUSE ON ONE SIDE OF A FIELD AND
A HOUSE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FIELD? A LOT.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): WORD PLAY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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Play on Words

Play on Words:

Paradox: Casey and Kildare...

(Pair of doc's)

Submitter comment:

Val Zelnick. Heard long ago in grade-school. It is a way of remembering the word and its meaning, besides being a play on words.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [S300] crossed out. Nothing is written to replace it.

Submission card located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Keyword(s): Doctors ; MNEMONIC ; Mnemonic Device ; PARADOX ; SATIRE OF DOCTORS ; Wit ; WORDPLAY

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

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Fun

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Fun, Fun, Fun.

Fun, Fun, Fun.

Fun, Fun, Fun

Worry, Worry, Worry

(The absence of period after final "fun" is the crux of the joke.)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN [S682] submitted by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [W200] crossed out. V300? written at bottom of card.

Submission card located in pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): ALLUSION TO SEXUAL INTERCOURSE ; JOKE ; PREGNANCY ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Games Riddles Jokes
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
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