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MT[ VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

I KNOW A GIRL ALL DRESSED IN RED,
SHE'S GOT A PARKING METER BY HER BED.

Submitter comment: SOME OF THESE ITEMS ARE FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION FOLKLORE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ELIZABETH ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLUSION TO PROSTITUTION

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 12-00-1973

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PROVERB

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CONFUCIUS SAY: WIFE WHO PUT MAN IN DOG HOUSE, MAY FIND HIM IN CAT
HOUSE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): SEX

James Callow Keyword(s): PARODY ; PUN ; WHOREHOUSE PROSTITUTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SILLY BELIEF

IT WAS A BELIEF IN THE 8TH GRADE THAT THE PHONE NUMBER
777-7777 WAS THE NUMBER OF A WHOREHOUSE.

Submitter comment:

I REMEMBER ONCE TRYING TO FIND OUT FOR SURE, BUT THE
NUMBER WAS NON-EXISTENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBER ; PROSTITUTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- School

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

THERE IS A HOUSE IN NEW ORLEANS
THEY CALL THE RISING SUN
AND ITS BEEN THE RUIN OF
MANY A POOR BOY (GIRL) AND
GOD, I KNOW I,M ONE.

MY MOTHER WAS A TAILOR
SOLD MY BRAND NEW JEANS
MY FATHER WAS A GAMBLING
MAN WAY DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS.

(CHORUS)

NOW THE ONLY THING WITH
GAMBLING IS YOU GET AWFULLY DRY.
AND THE ONLY TIME HE IS SATISFIED
IS WHEN HE,S ROARING DRUNK


(CHORUS)
OL MOTHER, TELL YOUR CHILDREN (DAUGHTERS)
NOT TO DO WHAT I HAVE DONE.
SPEND YOUR LIFE IN SIN
AND MISERY, IN THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN.

(CHORUS)

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

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

Keyword(s): Band ; Classic Rock ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; PROSTITUTION ; The Animals

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

Date learned: 10-18-1967

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GENTLEMAN'S DUTY

WHEN A COUPLE IS WALKING ON A SIDEWALK THE MAN SHOULD BE ON THE
OUTSIDE. IF THE WOMAN IS ON THE OUTSIDE THE MAN IS SELLING HER TO
THE FIRST MAN AROUND.

Where learned: PUERTO RICO

James Callow Keyword(s): PROSTITUTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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MR. MURPHY WAS WARNED NEVER TO GO ADVENTURING IN THE WILD
TOWN OF HURLEY, WISCONSIN., WHEN HE WAS A TEENAGER. MANY
STORIES WENT AROUND, NONE OF WHICH HE CAN REMEMBER
EXPLICITLY, BUT HE DOES REMEMBER MANY TIMES HEARING
OF THE LUMBERJACKS THAT WENT THERE, GOT DRUNK, WENT
TO A "CAT HOUSE" AND WOKE UP THE NEXT MORNING IN THE
MIDDLE OF THE STREET, BROKE AND HALF FROZEN. HE ALSO
HEARD MANY TALES OF MEN WHO HAD GOTTEN INTO FIGHTS
AND BEEN KILLED AND WHOSE BODIES WEREN'T FOUND UNTIL THE
SPRING THAW, BECAUSE THEY HAD JUST BEEN TAKEN OUT AND
DUMPED IN THE DEEP SNOW.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): HOUSE OF ILL REPUTE ; PROSTITUTION

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Lie Tall tale

Date learned: 05-22-1965

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IF A GIRL WEARS RED CLOTHES ON FRIDAY, SHE IS SUP-
POSED TO BE SELLING HER BODY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PROSTITUTION

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress
BELIEF -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 11-17-1968

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Caught

Three men: a Catholic, Jew and Protestant; were digging a ditch in front of a house of inequity. They looked up and saw the Rabbi coming down the street. The Rabbi stopped in front of the house, looked both ways and ran up the steps. When this happened the Catholic and Protestant really gave it to the Jew. A little later, the Protestant minister came down the street, stopped in front of the house, looked both ways and ran up the steps. Well now it was the Protestant's turn to be razzed. A little later the three saw a Catholic priest walk up to the front of the house, look both ways and run up the steps. The Catholic man yelled "There must be somebody sick in there!"

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLUSION TO PROSTITUTION ; Catholic ; HUMOR ; Jewish ; JOKE ; PROSTITUTION ; Protestant ; RELIGION

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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A prostitute is a busy lady.

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Motifs and BN added by TRD.

James Callow comment:

Original BN [W200, P666] crossed out. Nothing written to replace them.

Submission card was located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; PROSTITUTE ; PROSTITUTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V566

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SILLY BELIEF

IT WAS A BELIEF IN EIGHTH GRADE THAT THE PHONE NUMBER
777-7777 WAS THE NUMBER OF A WHOREHOUSE.

Submitter comment:

I REMEMBER ONCE TRYING TO FIND OUT FOR SURE, BUT THE
NUMBER WAS NON-EXISTENT.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBER ; PROSTITUTION

Subject headings: 686 686.1
BELIEF -- School

Date learned: 10-20-1971

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