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ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE,/ GOING DOWN CHICAGO LINE./ IF THE TRAIN
FELL OFF THE TRACK,/ DO YOU WANT YOUR MONEY BACK?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE,/ RUNNING ALONG THE CHICAGO LINE/ ENGINE
ENGINE NUMBER NINE WHEN SHE'S POLISHED SHE WILL SHINE.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE / RUNNING DOWN CHICAGO LINE,/ IF THE TRAIN
SHOULD JUMP THE TRACK/ DO YOU WANT YOUR MONEY BACK? YES, Y-E-S SPELLS
YES. (NO, N-O SPELLS NO) AND YOU ARE NOW OUT.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; ON A PLAYGROUND ; JOHNSTOWN ; WORKING

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

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

Date learned: 10-06-1967

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FAR UPON A HILL ON A MOUNTAIN TOP/ LIVED A LITTLE GIRL CALLED HER
RAGMOP/ LET HER SCRUB THE FLOOR LET HER BAKE BREAD/ WOULDN'T BE HER
RATHER'D BE DEAD)

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED THIS FROM HER NEIGHBORHOOD PLAYMATES IN PARMA, OHIO

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-30-1967

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FIRST FLOOR MISS, SECOND FLOOR MISS, THIRD FLOOR MISS, FOURTH FLOOR
MISS, FIFTH FLOOR MISS, SIXTH FLOOR DO NOT MISS, CAUSE A BABY WAS
BORN AT HALF PAST SIX."

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; TOLD AT ; Mount Clemens

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE./ MOMMY HAS A NEW BORN BABY./ IT'S NOT
A BOY, IT'S NOT A GIRL, / IT IS JUST A NEW BORN BABY./ WRAP IT UP IN
TISSUE PAPER,/ PUT IT ON THE ELEVATOR./ FIRST FLOOR: MISS, SECOND
FLOOR: MISS, THIRD FLOOR: MISS (RUN OUT ON THE SIXTH FLOOR)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE/ MOTHER HAD A BABY/ NOT A BOY , NOT A
GIRL/ JUST AN ORDINARY BABY./ WRAP IT UP IN TISSUE PAPER / SEND IT
DOWN TEH ELEVATOR./ FIRST FLOOR: MISS , SECOND FLOOR: MISS, ETC UP TO
THE TENTH FLOOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; 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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FUDGE, FUDGE, TELL THE JUDGE/ MAMA'S GOT A NEW BORN BABY/ IT ISN'T A
BOY,/ IT ISN'T A GIRL/ IT'S JUST A NEW BORN BABY/ WRAP IT UP IN
TISSUE PAPER/ SEND IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR/ FIRST FLOOR, SECOND FLOOR,
THIRD FLOOR: OUT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED ON THE PLAYGROUND IN CHICAGO, ILL.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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FUDGE, FUDGE CALL THE JUDGE./ MOMMY HAD A BABY,/ PAPPY GOING CRAZY./
WRAP IT UP IN TOILET PAPER/ SEND IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR./ FIRST FLOOR
MISSED. SECOND FLOOR MISSED. THIRD FLOOR MISSED. FOURTH FLOOR MISSED.
FIFTH FLOOR MISSED, SIXTH FLOOR MISSED.
SIXTH FLOOR YOU HAD BETTER NOT
MISS BECAUSE THE BABY WAS BORN AT HALF PAST SIX.

Where learned: KEATING SCHOOL

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE/ MOMMA'S GOT A NEW BORN BABY/ IT ISN'T
A GIRL, IT ISN'T A BOY/ IT'S JUST AN ORDINARY BABY/ WRAP IT UP IN
TISSUE PAPER/ PUT IT ON THE ELEVATOR/ FIRST FLOOR: MISS ETC. UP TO
THE SIXTH FLOOR: DON'T MISS CAUSE THE BABY WAS BORN AT HALF PAST SIX.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE./ MAMA'S GONNA HAVE A BABY./ IT AIN'T NO
BOY./ IT AIN'T NO GIRL./ IT'S JUST A PLAIN OLD BABY.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; HAMTRAMCK ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-11-1971

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FUDGE, FUDGE CALL THE JUDGE./ MAMA'S GOT A NEW BORN BABY.
IT ISN'T A BOY, IT ISN'T A GIRL./ IT'S JUST AN ORDINARY BABY.
WRAP IT UP IN TISSUE PAPER,/ SEND IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR.
FIRST FLOOR-STOP (THE ROPE STOPS)
(ROPE BEGINS) SECOND FLOOR-STOP (ROPE STOPS)
(ROPE BEGINS) THIRD FLOOR, BABY FLOOR, ALL OUT.

Submitter comment: THIS IS FOR A GROUP TO JUMP TO. UPON REACHING "THIRD FLOOR" EVERYONE
MUST JUMP FROM THE TURNING ROPE.

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

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME ; CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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FUDGE, FUDGE CALL THE JUDGE/ MOMMA HAD A BABY./ IT'S A BOY, IT'S A
GIRL/ PAPPA'S GOIN' CRAZY./ WRAP IT UP IN TISSUE PAPER/ SEND IT DOWN
THE ELEVATOR.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MCKEESPORT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-03-1968

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FUDGE, FUDGE, TELL THE JUDGE/ MAMA HAS A NEW BORN BABY./ IT ISN'T A
GIRL, IT ISN'T A BOY/ IT'S JUST A NEW BORN BABY.
WRAP IT UP IN TISSUE
PAPER/ SEND IT UP THE ELEVATOR.
FIRST FLOOR: MISS,/ SECOND FLOOR: MISS/
THIRD FLOOR: KICK IT OUT THE DOOR/ MAMA AIN'T GOT THE BABY ANYMORE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 01-29-1968

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FUDGE, FUDGE CALL THE JUDGE,
MOMMA HAD A NEW BORN BABY/ IT'S NOT A BOY,
IT'S NOT A GIRL/ IT'S JUST AN ORDINARY BABY./ FIRST FLOOR: STOP),
SECOND FLOOR: STOP./ THIRD FLOOR: STOP. ETC.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN DETROIT IN GRADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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FUDGE FUDGE CALL THE JUDGE/ MA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BABY/ IT'S NOT A
BOY/ IT'S NOT A GIRL/ IT'S JUST AN ORDINARY BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; STERLING

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; 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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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE,/ MAMA GOT A NEW BORN BABY./ IT ISN'T A
GIRL, IT ISN'T A BOY,/ IT'S JUST A PLAIN OLD BABY.
WRAP IT UP IN TISSUE PAPER,/ SEND IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR: FIRST FLOOR:
MISS, SECOND FLOOR: MISS. THIRD FLOOR MISS,
FOURTH FLOOR: MISS, FIFTH
FLOOR : MISS . SIXTH FLOOR: DO NOT MISS" CAUSE THE BABY WAS BORN AT
HALF PAST SIX.

Submitter comment: FROM THE CHILDREN OF HER NEIGBORHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: SUMMER 00001964

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE,
MOTHER'S GOT A NEW BORN BABY,/ IT'S NOT
A BOY, IT'S NOT A GIRL,/ JUST AN ORDINARY BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; 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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FUZZY, WUZZY WAS A BEAR./ FUZZY WUZZY HAD NO HAIR.
FUZZY WUZZY WASN'T
VERY FUZZY, WUZZY?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 09-10-1969

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HELLO BILL./ WHERE YOU GOIN' BILL?/ DOWNTOWN BILL?/ WHAT FOR BILL?/ T
PAY MY GAS BILL?/ HOW MUCH BILL?/ A TEN DOLLAR BILL?

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

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