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(BLANK) IS A FRIEND OF MINE.
HE RESEMBLES FRANKENSTEIN.
WHEN HE DOES THE IRISH JIG,
HE LOOKS JUST LIKE PORKY PIG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INSULT DANCING ; PORKY PIG=WALT DISNEY CHARACTER IN MOVIES ; QUATRAIN RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

SHAVE AND A HAIRCUT
SIX BITS,
WHO IS THE BARBER?
TOM MIX.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): TOM MIX=OLD TIME MOVIE STAR

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

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

SHIRLEY TEMPLE WENT TO FRANCE
TO TEACH THE GIRLS THE WATUSI DANCE.
FIRST ON THE HEEL THEN ON THE TOE.
SPLIT THE ROPE AND AROUND SHE GOES.
SALUTE TO YOUR PARTNER, CURTSEY TO THE QUEEN,
TOUCH THE BOTTOM OF THE SUBMARINE.
I LIKE COFFEE, I LIKE TEA
I LIKE A WHITE BOY AND HE LIKES ME.
HEY, WHITE BOY, YOU DON'T SHINE.
HERE COMES A COLORED BOY TO BEAT YOUR BEHIND!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MOVIE STAR ; NEGRO

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME AND CHEER

CHARLEY MCCARTHEY,
DOROTHY LAMOUR,
MAMA'S LITTLE BABY GONNA ROCK TONIGHT
HEY BOB-A-REE-BA--FIGHT, FIGHT
HEY BOB-A-REE-BA--FIGHT, FIGHT
MAMA'S LITTLE BABY GONNA ROCK TONIGHT

Submitter comment: THIS WAS USED BY MY SISTER AND HER CHILDHOOD FRIENDS PRIMARILY
FOR JUMP-ROPE, BUT ALSO AS A CHEER. BEFORE THEY WERE CORRECTED, SOME
OF THE GIRLS (INCLUDING MY SISTER,) USED TO SAY "DOROTHY MAMOOR"
BECAUSE OF THEIR UNFAMILIARITY WITH HER.

Where learned: OHIO ; MASSILLON

James Callow Keyword(s): RADIO AND MOVIE PERSONALITIES

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

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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SHIRLEY TEMPLE

SHIRLEY TEMPLE SAT ON A PIN/
HOW MANY INCHES DID IT GO IN/ 10,20,30,40,50,60,70,80,90,100. ROPE
IS SKIPPED ONCE FOR EACH NUMBER RECITED.
A RHYME RECITED WHILE JUMPING ROPE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING ; MOVIE CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
DON AMECHE
DON AMECHE WHO?
I'LL BE DON AMECHE ( DOWN TO MEET YA ) IN THE CAB HONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MOVIE PERSONALITY ; SONG TITLE: DARKTOWN STRUTTERS BALL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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A CHANT

TARZAN THE MONKEY MAN
SWINGIN ON A RUBBER BAND
ALONG CAME SUPERMAN
AND KNOCKED HIM IN THE GARBAGE CAN.

Where learned: COLLECTED AT HOME

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; MOVIE, TELEVISION, AND COMIC BOOK HEROES ; RHYME: AAAA ; RHYME: ABAA

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

Date learned: 10-13-1971

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MOCKERY RHYME

------------ IS A FRIEND OF MINE,
SHE RESEMBLES FRANKENSTEIN.
WHEN SHE DOES THE IRISH JIG,
SHE RESEMBLES PORKY PIG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIRE SHORES, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): MOVIE CHARACTHR ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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BEER-HUNTER

THIS DRINKING GAME REQUIRES A SIX-PACK WITH THE OLD PULL TABS.
THERE IS TO BE ONE BEER FOR EVERY PLAYER. PLACE THEM IN THE MIDDLE
OF THE GROUP, BUT TAKE ONE AND SHAKE IT UP REAL GOOD. PUT IT BACK
IN THE PILE AND MIX THEM AROUND SO THAT NO ONE KNOWS WHICH CAN IS
THE "LOADED" ONE. AT EACH PLAYER'S TURN HE TAKES A BEER OUT OF THE
PILE AND HOLDS IT UP TO THE SIDE OF HIS HEAD WITH THE OPENING
FACING HIM. HE THEN PULLS THE TAB AND IF IT WAS THE "LOADED" BEER
HE GETS DRENCHED, BUT IF IT WAS A SAFE ONE THEN HE HAS TO CHUG IT.
THE GAME CONTINUES UNTIL ALL THE BEERS ARE GONE.

Submitter comment: THIS GAME GETS ITS NAME FROM AN EPISODE IN THE MOVIE "THE DEER-
HUNTER" WHERE A GROUP OF PRISONERS OF WAR WERE FORCED TO PLAY
RUSSIAN ROULETTE AQAINST EACH OTHER.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): "THE DEERHUNTER," A MOVIE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN SAT ON A PIN.
HOW MANY INCHES DID IT GO IN?
ONE, TWO, THREE,...

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; CHARLIE CHAPLIN, MOVIE STAR ; COUNTING

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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SHIRLEY TEMPLE WENT TO FRANCE
TO TEACH THE CHILDREN HOW TO DANCE.
HEEL AND TOE AND AROUND YOU GO,
HEEL AND TOE AND AROUND YOU GO.
SALUTE THE CAPTAIN,
BOW TO THE KING,
TURN YOUR BACK ON THE UGLY OLD QUEEN.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): CHARACTER MOVIE STAR

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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MOVIE STAR LEGEND

THIS IS A LEGEND ABOUT MOVIE STARS.
WHEN A FAMOUS MOVIE STAR DIES, TWO MORE WILL DIE IN A SHORT
WHILE. A MOVIE STAR DOESN'T DIE ALONE, BUT ALWAYS DIES IN THREE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH ; Hollywood ; MOVIE STAR ; THREE ; Triple

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

Did you hear that the K.K.K. bought the movie rights to
"Roots"?
They're going to play it backwards so it will have a happy ending.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

"Roots," the novel by Alex Haley, was also a highly successful
television series. It began with slavery and moved toward
emancipation.

Where learned: DETROIT ; OFFICE

Keyword(s): African American ; Black ; JOKE ; KKK ; Movie ; Offensive ; Pop Culture ; RACISM ; Racist ; RIDDLE ; Slavery ; Stereotype ; Tasteless

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 01-00-1990

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