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ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI

ON TOP OF SPAGHETTI,
ALL COVERED WITH CHEESE,
I LOST MY POOR MEATBALL.
WHEN SOMEBODY SNEEZED.

IT ROLLED OFF THE TABLE , AND ONTO THE FLOOR.
THEN MY POOR MEATBALL ROLLED OUT OF THE DOOR.
IT ROLLED INTO THE GARDEN AND UNDER A BUSH
AND NOW MY POOR MEATBALL IS NOTHING BUT MUSH.

Submitter comment: TUNE: ON TOP OF OLD SMOKEY

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): MOCK EPIC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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SONG ABOUT MEATBALLS.

ON TOP OF SPAGETTI
ALL COVERED WITH CHEESE
I LOST MY TWO MEATBALLS
WHEN SOMEBODY SNEEZED.
THEY ROLLED OFF THE TABLE
AND ON TO THE FLOOR.
THE LAST TIME I SAW THEM
THEY ROLLED OUT THE DOOR.
A TRUCK RAN THEM OVER.
THEY DIED THE NEXT DAY--
WE'LL HONOR THEM TRULY
ON " MEMORIAL DAY "

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S LINES HAVE BEEN BROKEN INTO METRICAL UNITS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MOCK EPIC ; SPAGHETTI

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

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CHINKATEE CHUU CHUU PAN

ONCE THERE LIVED A CHINA MAN
HIS NAME WAS CHINKATEE CHUU CHUU PAN
HIS LEGS WERE LONG
HIS FEET WERE SHORT
POOR LITTLE CHINK COULD HARDLY WALK
AT LAST ONE DAY HE DID DIE
AND IN HIS COFFIN HE DID LIE
THEY SENT HIS BODY TO JAPAN
AND THAT WAS THE END OF THE CHINA MAN.
CHINKATEE, CHINKATEE CHUU CHUU PAN
ALA GA WAL A GA, STUN OF A LULA GA
AND THAT WAS THE END OF THE CHINA MAN.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HIS UNCLE IN NEW YORK MANY YEARS AGO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONTRAST: LONG AND SHORT ; HUMOR ; MOCK EPIC ; NONSENSE REFRAIN ; RHYME: AABCDEEAAAFA

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

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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CHILDREN'S RHYME

OOOY GOOY WAS A WORM/ A NOBLE WORM WAS HE=
HE CRAWLED UPON THE RAILROAD TRACKS/ THE TRAIN HE DID NOT SEE,/
OOOY GOOY}

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM ; MOCK EPIC ; RHYME:ABCB

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

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VERSE

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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CHILDHOOD DITTY

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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Entertainment: Catch Tale

TELL VICTIM YOU CAN MAKE A MATCH BURN TWICE. LIGHT MATCH, AND BLOW
OUT. THEN STICK THE TIP INTO THE VICTIM'S HAND.

Data entry tech comment:

Edited on 11-30-2010/ added Motifs,Keywords,BN. -TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CATCH ; Catch Riddle ; CATCH TALE ; Diversion ; Entertainment ; MATCH ; MATCHES ; MOCK EPIC FIRE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 11-16-1968

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MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY YULE,
TAKE A FRIEND AND GO TO SHULE.

Submitter comment: YULE IS AT CHRISTMAS TIME, AND SHULE IS A JEWISH HOUSE
OF WORSHIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAK PARK

Keyword(s): HOLIDAYS ; MOCK EPIC ; PARODY OF SONG ; RELIGIOUS ; RELIGIOUS OR PIOUS MOCK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.642

Date learned: 10-03-1971

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