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SPARKLE, STARKLE, LITTLE TWINK,
WHO THE TELL YOU ARE I HINK.
I'M NOT IMBRICATED,
I'M NOT AS DRUNK AS SOME TINKLE PEEP I AM.
I'VE ONLY HAD TEA MARTOONIES,
ANYWAY I'VE ALL DAY SOBER TO SUNDAY UP IN.
I FOOL SO FEELISH, I DON'T KNOW WHO IS ME YET,
BUT THE DRUNKER I STAND HERE,
THE LONGER I GET.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN GRADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: OHIO

Keyword(s): CONTRADICTIONS MONOLOGUE HUMOR ; EUPHEMISM PARODY DRINKING ; NONSENSE WORDS METER TROCHEE ; TANGLETALK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1948

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SINGING, DANCING AND CLAPPING GAME.

EENIE-MEENIE GYPSA-LEENIE, WHO SHOT AHMALEENIE? AHCHEE-KAHCHEE,
LIBERACE, I LOVE YOU. TOO-TOO. I SAW YOU WITH YOUR BOYFRIEND LAST
NIGHT. HOW DO YOU KNOW? I PEEKED THROUGH THE KEYHOLE, NOSY! WASH
THOSE DISHES, LAZY! JUMP OUT THE WINDOW, CRAZY! GIVE ME SOME CANDY
STINGEY! SO EENIE-MEENIE, GYPSA-LEENIE, WHO SHOT AHMALEENIE?
AHCHEE-KAHCHEE, LIBERACE, I LOVE YOU. TOO-TOO::

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NONSENSE WORDS ; TELEVISION PERSONALITY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Singing Dancing Marching

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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COUNTING OUT RHYME

AKA BAKA SODA CRACKER;
AKA BAKA BOO.
AKA BAKA SODA CRACKER,
OUT GOES YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NONSENSE WORDS

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

Date learned: CA00001961

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SONG

THE PIGGITY POOR, OLD SLIGGITY SLAVE.
HAS GIDDILY GONE TO RIGGITY REST,
I NIGGITY KNOW THAT HIGGITY HO,
IS FIRGGITY-0- FREE FREE.
HIS PIGGITY POOR, OLD BIGGITY BONES,
DISTURB HIM NIGGITY NOT,
WAY D-DOWN IN T-TENNESSEE-O-SEE-SEE.

Submitter comment: WHEN WE WERE CHILDREN WE USED TO SING THIS, I DO NOT
RECALL WHERE I EXACTLY HEARD IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): NONSENSE WORDS ; STUTTERING

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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KE-MO KI-MO KIT E A ME WAY
ME-HI ME-HO
ME IN COME PERRIWINKLE
IN COME NIPCAT, HIT HIM WITH A BRICK-BAT
SING SONG KIT-A-CATCH-A-KI-ME-O

Submitter comment: PART OF A SONG I LEARNED AS A LITTLE BOY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NONSENSE WORDS

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

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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RAMM SAM SAM

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NONSENSE WORDS

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

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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ELIMINATING GAME

EENIE MEENIE, TWIPSEY TWEENEY
APPLE JACK AND JONNIE SWEENEY
EYCHIE, PYCHIE, DAMAN EYCHIE
OUT GOES YOU

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

James Callow Keyword(s): NONSENSE WORDS.

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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RAH, RAH, REE,
KICK HIM IN THE KNEE;
RAH, RAH, RASS,
KICK HIM IN THE...

Submitter comment: WHEN ASKED BY THE INSTRUCTOR IF THIS ITEM WAS A CHEER, THE COLLECTOR
SAID IT WAS.

Data entry tech comment: I LEARNED A VARIANT OF THIS CHEER AT ST. ELIZABETH'S GRADE SCHOOL IN
DETROIT IN THE LATE 1960'S:
RAH RAH REE
KICK 'EM IN THE KNEE;
RAH RAH RASS
KICK 'EM IN THE...OTHER KNEE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ELLIPSIS ; HUMOR ; NONSENSE WORDS ; REPETITION ; SPORTS ; SURPRISE ENDING

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

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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COUNTING-OUT RHYME

ACKA BACKA,
SOWED THE CROCKA,
ACKA BACKA BOO.
IN COMES UNCLE SAM,
AND OUT GOES Y*O*U}}

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS FROM PENNSYLVANIA

Data entry tech comment: IN THE LATE 1960'S
I LEARNED A VARIANT OF THIS COUNTING-OUT RHYME AS A CHILD IN DETROIT
ACKA BACKA SODA CRACKA
ACKA BACKA BOO
IF YOUR FATHER CHEWS TOBACKA
OUT GOES YOU.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): NONSENSE WORDS ; REPETITION ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): SODA CRACKER

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

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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