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PROVERB

THE SQUEALING WHEEL GETS THE MOST GREASE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPLAINING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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PROVERB

THE AXLE THAT SQUEAKS THE LOUDEST GETS THE GREASE.

Data entry tech comment: END OF A SECTION

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): ATTITUDE ; COMPLAINERS ; OBSERVATION ; PERSISTENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 04-06-1971

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WHILE BOB WAS VISITING IN PENNSYLVANIA HE HEARD A TALE
ABOUT A HILL AND IF YOU DROVE YOUR CAR UP THE HILL AND
STOPPED JUST BEFORE THE TOP, PUT YOUR CAR IN NEUTRAL
AND GOT OUT OF THE CAR, THE CAR WOULD NOT ROLL BACK
AS IT SHOULD. SO BOB DECIDED TO GO AND TRY IT FOR HIMSELF.
IT WORKED! MANY SCIENTISTS HAVE GONE THERE AND TRIED
TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MAKES THIS HAPPEN AND NO ONE
CAN EXPLAIN IT.

Submitter comment: HE IS MY STEPFATHER

Where learned: WHILE VISITING RELATIVES

Keyword(s): UNEXPLAINABLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B479

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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CHICAGO

A CHICKEN IN A CAR, AND THE CAR CAN'T GO. THAT'S THE WAY TO SPELL
CHICAGO

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C70 C70.560

Date learned: 10-04-1965

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"A" MY NAME IS ALICE, MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS ALFRED, WE COME FROM
ALABAMA, AND HE SELLS APPLES. "B" MY NAME IS BETTY MY HUSBAND'S NAME
IS BOB, WE COME FROM BOSTON AND HE SELLS BANANAS.
THE RHYME CONTINUES WITH EACH LETTER OF THE ALPHABET.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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"A" MY NAME IS ALICE, MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS ALFRED, WE LIVE IN ALBANY
AND WE SELL APPLES. "B" MY NAME IS BARBARA,
MY HUSBAND'S NAME IS BOBBY,
WE LIVE IN BUFFALO, AND WE SELL BREAD. "C" MY NAME IS CHRIS, MY
HUSBAND'S NAME IS CHARLES, WE LIVE IN CHICAGO, AND WE SELL CARROTS.
CONTINUES THROUGH THE ALPHABET.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER
NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYMATES IN EUCLID, OHIO.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE ; Jump ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

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ACCA BACCA SODA CRACKER. ACCA BACCA BOO IF YOUR FATHER CHEWS TOBACCO
HE'S A REGULAR JEW. OUT GOES THE CAT, OUT GOES THE RAT, OUT GOES YOU.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; STUDENT UNION

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-31-1970

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ANDY SPANDY SUGARDY CANDY, FRENCH ALMOND ROCK, BREAD AND BUTTER FOR
FOR YOUR SUPPER, ALL YOUR MOTHER'S GOT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD CHILDREN SAYING THIS WHILE SKIPPING ROPE
IN SUSSEX, ENGLAND

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 02-18-1970

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APPLES, PEACHES, PUMPKIN PIE, WHOSE NOT READY HOLLER "I".

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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BELL BOTTOM TROUSERS, COATS OF NAVY BLUE, LOOSE AROUND THE ANKLES
TIGHT AROUND THE AS-K ME NO QUESTIONS AND I WILL TELL NO LIES, IF YOU
DON'T BELIEVE ME YOU CAN GO TO HELL-O OPERATOR GIVE ME NUMBER NINE
IF HE DOESN'T ANSWER, GIVE ME BACK MY DIME.

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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BETTY, BETTY STUMPED HER TOE/ ON THE WAY TO MEXICO/ ON THE WAY BACK
SHE BROKE HER BACK/ SLIDING ON THE RAILROAD TRACK.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-26-1967

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BETTY BOOP/ ISN'T SHE CUTE?/ ALL SHE EATS IS VEGETABLE SOUP.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

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BIRDIE, BIRDIE IN THE SKY/ DROPPED SOME WHITE WASH IN MY EYE,/ ME NO
BABY, ME NO CRY/ ME JUST GLAD THAT COWS DON'T FLY.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLAIN -JUMP

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

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN./ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN,/
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES./ COOKIE BOUGHT THE EVENING NEWS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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BLUEBELLS, COCKERSHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY OVER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM HER NEIGHBORHOOD ON
THE WEST SIDE OF DETROIT.

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

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-30-1967

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BLUEBELLS, COCKERSHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY OVER.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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BLUEBELLS, COCKERSHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY, OVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW LOTHROP

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-02-1968

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BLUEBELLS, COCKLESHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY, OVER.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

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BLUEBELLS, COCKLESHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY OVER.
(SWING ROPE BACK AND FORTH ON THE GROUND AND OVER ON "OVER."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-00-1968

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BLUE BELLS COCKLE SHELLS,/ BLUE BELLS COCKLE SHELLS, EEVY, IVY OVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLAIN JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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