RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME BLACKBOARD MY UDMERCY
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for Poetry returned 5 results.

showing 5 items

LIMERICK ON A FAMILY TRIP

THERE ONCE WAS A GIRL NAMED CHER,
WHO WAS ALWAYS BRUSHING HER HAIR.
ONE DAY PEOPLE SAY
HER HAIR BLEW AWAY.
AND NOW POOR CHER'S HEAD IS BARE.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A POEM THAT MY SISTER MADE UP WHILE WE WERE PLAYING
A GAME IN THE CAR ON A FAMILY TRIP. THE GAME CONSISTS
OF EVERYBODY MAKING UP A FIVE-LINE POEM WITH A PERSON'S
NAME IN IT. AT THE END THE PERSON WITH THE BEST LIMERICK
GETS A PRIZE OF SOME SORT. USUALLY THE PRIZE TURNED OUT TO
BE A MILKSHAKE AT MCDONALD'S RESTAURANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): IMPROMPTU COMPOSITION OF POETRY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1983

View just this record

LIMERICK ON A FAMILY TRIP

THERE ONCE WAS A GIRL NAMED JULIE.
HER HAIR WAS TANGLED AND UNRULY.
HER MOM HAD IT SHORN.
HOW JULIE DID MOURN.
FOR THE MICE HAD NO HOME WITHOUT JULIE.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS A LIMERICK MADE UP IN THE GAME PLAYED ON A
FAMILY TRIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): IMPROMPTU OF POETRY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1983

View just this record

LIMERICK ON A FAMILY TRIP

THERE ONCE WAS A BOY NAMED BILL
WHO SWALLOWED AN ATOMIC PILL.
HE STARTED TO COUGH.
THE BOMB WENT OFF.
THEY FOUND HIS HEAD IN BRAZIL.
THERE WAS ALSO A GIRL NAMED JANE
WHO ALWAYS HAD A VERY STRANGE PAIN.
SHE TOOK ONE OF BILL'S PILLS
NEVER KNOWING IT KILLS,
AND WAS NEVER HEARD FROM AGAIN.
SO DON'T FOOL AROUND WITH A PILL,
UNLESS YOU ARE MENTALLY ILL.
FOR THE PILL THAT YOU TAKE
COULD BE THE MISTAKE
OF ENDING YOUR LIFE WITHOUT WILL.

Submitter comment: THIS LIMERICK WAS MADE UP IN A GAME PLAYED IN THE CAR ON
A FAMILY TRIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): IMPROMPTU OF POETRY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1980

View just this record

GERMAN SONG

DU, DU LIEGHT MIR IN HERZON.
DU, DU LIEGHT MIR IN HERZEN,
DU, DU LIEGST MIR IM SINN.
DU, DU MAEHST MIR VIEL SCHMER-ZEN,
WEIST NICHT WIE GUT ICH DIR BIN;
JA, JA, JA, JA WEIST NIGHT, WIE GUT ICH DIR BIN! MM
YOU, YOU ARE IN MY HEART.
YOU, YOU ARE IN MY HEART,
YOU, YOU ARE IN MY MIND.
YOU, YOU GIVE ME MUCH PAIN,
DON'T YOU KNOW HOW GOOD I AM TO YOU.
YES, YES, YES, YES DON'T YOU KNOW HOW GOOD I AM TO YOU!

Submitter comment:

FIRST VERSE OF TWO VERSES. SUNG WHILE A CHILD IN FREEPORT,
MINNESOTA (NEAR ST. CLOUD).

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; FREEPORT ; NEAR ST CLOUD

Keyword(s): GERMAN ; LOVE ; Lyrics ; Poetry ; RHYME ; SONG

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

Date learned: 11-00-1971

View just this record

GERMAN SONG

DU, DU LEAGST MIR IN HERTSAN
DU, DU LEAGST MIR IN SINN
DU, DU MACHTS MIR FIEL SMERTZEN.
WEISS NIHT WIE GUT ICHT DIR BINN
YA, YA, YA WEISS NICHT GUT ICHT DIR BINN.
DANN, DANN LIEBE AUCH DICH, DANN DANN
WOLL ICH SOLL GERNE DAS UNS DIE LIEBE VAIRINT. MM
YOU, YOU ARE IN MY HEART AGAIN.
YOU, YOU ARE IN MY MIND AGAIN.
YOU, YOU MAKE MUCH SORROW.
YOU DON'T KNOW HOW GOOD I AM TO YOU.
YES, YES YOU DON'T KNOW HOW GOOD I'VE BEEN.
THEN, THEN I LOVE YOU; THEN, THEN I WISH THAT OUR LOVE WOULD
UNITE.

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Keyword(s): GERMAN ; LOVE ; Lyrics ; Poetry ; SONG

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

Date learned: 09-00-1968

View just this record

showing 5 items

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.