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TULIPS IN THE GARDEN,
TULIPS IN THE PARK,
BUT THE TULIPS YOU LIKE THE BEST,
ARE THE TWO LIPS IN THE DARK,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEDIAL ITERATION ; PUN: TULIPS AND TWO LIPS ; RHYME: ABCB ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-17-1972

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

IN JAIL YOU GET COFFEE
IN JAIL YOU GET TEA
IN JAIL YOU GET EVERYTHING
BUT THE DARN OLD KEY

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): INCREMENTAL REPETITION INITIAL ITERATION MEDIAL ITERATION

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

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

COLUMBUS DISCOVERED AMERICA
IN 1492.
AND I DISCOVERED A GREAT FRIEND,
WHEN I DISCOVERED YOU.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): MEDIAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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CHILDREN'S SONG

MY BOYFRIEND GAVE ME PEACHES
MY BOYFRIEND GAVE ME PEARS
MY BOYFRIEND GAVE ME FIFTY CENTS
AND KICKED ME DOWN THE STAIRS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT TOLD ME THAT MANY OF HER FRIENDS AND HER SISTERS USED
TO SING THIS WITH HER WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG. SHE ALSO TOLD ME THAT
THIS CAN ALSO BE USED WITH A CLAPPING BEAT OF WHATEVER THE SINGER
THINKS WILL GO WITH THE SONG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): FRUIT AS GIFTS ; INITIAL ITERATION MEDIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 09-25-1972

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TULIPS IN THE GARDEN,
TULIPS IN THE PARK,
BUT THE TULIPS YOU LIKE THE BEST,
ARE THE TWO LIPS IN THE DARK,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEDIAL ITERATION ; PUN: TULIPS AND TWO LIPS ; RHYME: ABCB ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-17-1972

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SILLY SALLY RIDDLE

Q: SILLY SALLY LIKES APPLES, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE FRUIT.
SILLY SALLY LIKES GLASS, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE WINDOWS.
SILLY SALLY LIKES JEFF, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE JOHN.
SILLY SALLY LIKES BOOKS, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE PAGES.
SILLY SALLY LIKES HIPPIES, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE BEATNIKS.
SILLY SALLY LIKES COOKIES, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE CRACKERS.
SILLY SALLY LIKES SKIING, BUT SHE DOES NOT LIKE SNOW.
SILLY SALLY LOVES MISSISSIPPI.
WHAT DOES SILLY SALLY LIKE?
A: SILLY SALLY LIKES WORDS WITH DOUBLE LETTERS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM CLASSMATES

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): ENTERTAINMENT AND SPORT GOODS (Q) ; HARDWARE (Q) ; PARTICULAR

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; INITIAL ITERATION ; MEDIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle
RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-12-1967

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THERE WAS A LITTLE GREEN HOUSE - RIDDLE

Q: THERE WAS A LITTLE GREEN HOUSE,/ AND IN THE LITTLE GREEN HOUSE/
THERE WAS A LITTLE BROWN HOUSE,/ AND IN THE LITTLE BROWN HOUSE/
THERE WAS A LITTLE YELLOW HOUSE,/ AND IN THE LITTLE YELLOW HOUSE/
THERE WAS A LITTLE WHITE HOUSE,/ AND IN THE LITTLE WHITE HOUSE/
THERE WAS A LITTLE HEART.
A: A WALNUT.

Submitter comment: I FOUND THIS IN AN OLD MOTHER GOOSE COLORING BOOK WHICH WAS IN THE
ATTIC. THE COVER AND SOME PAGES WERE MISSING. IT IS AT LEAST TEN
YEARS OLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUILDINGS (Q) COLOR ; EATABLES AND DRINKS ; PART OF THE BODY (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): CUMULATIVE VERSE ; INITIAL ITERATION ; MEDIAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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SAYING

BORN OF THE GUN; DIES OF THE GUN.

Submitter comment: CORRUPTION OF BORN OF THE SWORD, DIES OF THE SWORD.

Data entry tech comment: SON OF A GUN.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUSE AND EFFECT ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; MEDIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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SAYING

BORN OF THE SWORD; DIES OF THE SWORD.

Submitter comment: TRADITIONAL

Data entry tech comment: CORRUPTION OF BORN OF THE GUN..

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): ANIMATED NATURE

James Callow Keyword(s): CAUSE AND EFFECT ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; MEDIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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VERSE

KISS ME CUTE,
KISS ME CUNNING,
KISS ME QUICK
MY DADDY'S COMING.

Where learned: LIBRARY

Keyword(s): COMMAND ; FEMININE RHYME ; HUMOR ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; INITIAL ITERATION ; MEDIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

IN JAIL YOU GET COFFEE
IN JAIL YOU GET TEA
IN JAIL YOU GET EVERYTHING
BUT THE DARN OLD KEY

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): INCREMENTAL REPETITION ; INITIAL ITERATION ; MEDIAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 00-00-1974

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

COLUMBUS DISCOVERED AMERICA
IN 1492.
AND I DISCOVERED A GREAT FRIEND,
WHEN I DISCOVERED YOU.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): MEDIAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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PRAYER

GOD BE IN MY HEAD AND IN MY UNDERSTANDING,
GOD BE IN MY EYES AND IN MY LOOKING,
GOD BE IN MY MOUTH AND IN MY SPEAKING,
GOD BE IN MY HEART AND IN MY THINKING,
GOD BE IN MY END AND IN MY DEPARTING.

Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION MEDIAL ITERATION RELIGION

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 03-07-1970

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

HAPPY HAVE WE MET
HAPPY HAVE WE BEEN,
HAPPY MAY WE PART,
AND HAPPY MAY WE MEET AGAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION ; MEDIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABCB ; SLANT RHYME

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

Date learned: 00-00-1933

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BLOOD ON THE RISERS

HE WAS JUST A ROOKIE TROOPER,
AND HE SURELY SHOOK WITH FRIGHT.
HE CHECKED OFF HIS EQUIPMENT,
AND MADE SURE HIS PACK WAS TIGHT.
HE HAD TO SIT AND LISTEN TO THOSE
AWFUL ENGINES ROAR.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) GORY, GORY WHAT A HELLUVA WAY TO DIE.
GORY, GORY WHAT A HELLUVA WAY TO DIE.
GORY, GORY WHAT A HELLUVA WAY TO DIE.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
IS EVERYBODY HAPPY,
CRIED THE SERGEANT LOOKING UP?
OUR HERO FEEBLY ANSWERED, YES,
AND THEN THEY STOOD HIM UP.
HE JUMPED INTO THE ICY BLAST,
HIS STATIC LINE UNHOOKED.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) MM
HE COUNTED LOUD, HE COUNTED LONG,
HE WAITED FOR THE SHOCK.
HE FELT THE WIND, HE FELT THE COLD,
HE FELT THE AWFUL DROP.
HE JERKED THE CORD, THE SILK SPILLED OUT,
AND WRAPPED AROUND HIS LEGS.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) MM
THE RISERS SWUNG AROUND HIS NECK,
CONNECTORS CRACKED HIS DOME.
SUSPENSION LINES WERE TIED IN KNOTS,
AROUND HIS SKINNY BONES.
HIS CANOPY BECAME HIS SHROUD,
AND HE HURLED INTO THE EARTH.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) MM
THE DAYS HE LIVED AND LOVED AND LAUGHED,
KEPT RUNNING THROUGH HIS MIND.
HE THOUGHT ABOUT THE GIRLS BACK HOME,
THE ONES HE LEFT BEHIND.
HE THOUGHT ABOUT THE MEDICS,
AND HE WONDERED WHAT THEY'D FIND.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) MM
THE AMBULANCE WAS ON THE SPOT.
THE JEEPS WERE RUNNING WILD.
THE MEDICS JUMPED AND SCREAMED WITH GLEE,
AND ROLLED THEIR SLEEVES AND SMILED.
FOR IT HAD BEEN A WEEK OR SO
SINCE LAST A CHUTE HAD FAILED.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) MM
HE HIT THE GROUND, THE SOUND WAS SPLAT.
HIS BLOOD WENT SPURTING HIGH.
HIS COMRADES THEN WERE HEARD TO SAY,
WHAT A HELLUVA WAY TO DIE.
HE LAY THERE ROLLING TO AND FRO,
IN THE WELTER OF HIS GORE.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS) MM
THERE WAS BLOOD UPON THE RISERS.
THERE WAS BRAIN UPON THE CHUTE.
INTESTINES WERE A'DANGLIN' FROM
THIS PARATROOPER'S BOOTS.
THEY PICKED HIM UP STILL IN THE CHUTE,
AND POURED HIM FROM HIS BOOTS.
AND HE AIN'T GONNA JUMP NO MORE. MM
(CHORUS)

Submitter comment: THIS IS A MARCHING CADENCE SUNG TO THE TUNE
OF "BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC." UNITED
STATES ARMY AIRBORNE SCHOOL IS A THREE-WEEK
COURSE OF INSTRUCTION AT FORT BENNING,
GEORGIA. THE FIRST TWO WEEKS OF INSTRUCTION
CONSIST OF GROUND AND TOWER TRAINING. THE
THIRD WEEK CONSISTS ENTIRELY OF SUCCESSFULLY
COMPLETING FIVE PARACHUTE JUMPS FROM AN AIRCRAFT
IN FLIGHT. AFTER SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION OF
GROUND AND TOWER TRAINING, BUT PRIOR TO JUMP
WEEK, "BLOOD ON THE RISERS" RECORDINGS ARE
PLAYED ON LOUDSPEAKERS THROUGHOUT THE STUDENT
COMPANY AREA AS A FORM OF GOOD-NATURED INTIMIDATION
BY THE CADRE.
"RISERS" REFERS TO HEAVY NYLON STRAPS WHICH
EXTEND FROM THE PARACHUTE HARNESS TO THE SUSPENSION
LINES. "STATIC LINE" IS A CORD WHICH IS SNAPPED
TO A WIRE RUNNING THE LENGTH OF THE INTERIOR OF
THE AIRCRAFT, AND WHICH OPENS THE CHUTE
AUTOMATICALLY AS THE JUMPER EXITS THE AIRCRAFT.
THE "COUNT" REFERS TO THE JUMPER'S SILENTLY
COUNTING TO FOUR AND AWAITING THE OPENING SHOCK
OF THE PARACHUTE, LETTING HIM KNOW THAT THE
PARACHUTE HAS DEPLOYED SAFELY. THE "CONNECTORS"
ARE HEAVY ALUMINUM CLIPS WHICH ATTACH THE RISERS
SECURELY TO THE PARACHUTE HARNESS AT CHEST LEVEL.
"SUSPENSION LINES" ARE THE SEVERAL NARROW NYLON
CORDS WHICH RUN FROM THE RISERS TO THE EDGE OF
THE PARACHUTE CANOPY.
THE SONG IS SUNG BY THE STUDENT COMPANY
AT THE GRADUATION CEREMONY AS THE PARACHUTIST
WINGS ARE PINNED ON AFTER THE FIFTH QUALIFYING
JUMP.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; FORT BENNING

James Callow Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION (STANZA 3). ; MEDIAL ITERATION (STANZA 3).

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad, Song, Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

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TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR TURN AROUND,
TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR TOUCH THE GROUND.
TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR TURN OUT THE LIGHT,
TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR SAY GOOD-NIGHT.
TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR GO UPSTAIRS,
TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR SAY YOUR PRAYERS.

Data entry tech comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED BY STUDENT EDITOR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

James Callow Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION ; MEDIAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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ARABIAN SAYING

MY BROTHER AND I FIGHT AGAINST OUR COUSIN;
OUR COUSIN AND WE FIGHT AGAINST OUR ENEMY.

Submitter comment: EXPLANATION OF HOW THE ARAB NATIONS COULD UNITE AGAINST THE
ISRAELI PEOPLE DESPITE THEIR INTERNAL STRIFE.

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

James Callow Keyword(s): MEDIAL ITERATION ; RELATIVES UNITE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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PROVERB

MILK FOR THE YOUNG,
MEAT FOR THE MAN,
BEER FOR THE AGED.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THIS AS HE PULLED A BEER FROM THE ICEBOX.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEDIAL ITERATION ; OBSERVATION

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

Date learned: 09-00-1971

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