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

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: KNEW IT AS A LITTLE CHILD, WALLED LAKE, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WALLED LAKE

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; REFRAIN, OBSERVATION ; RHYME: AAAA ; RHYME: MASCULINE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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VERSE

FATHER MOSES KILLED A SKUNK, MOTHER MOSES COOKED THE SKUNK,
BABY MOSES ATE THE SKUNK, HOLY MOSES! HOW THEY STUNK!

Submitter comment: THIS ENTRY INTO THE INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK WAS SIGNED BY CONNIE
KEYSE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: AAAA FINAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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REMEMBER THIS DOT (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

REMEMBER THIS DOT..../ REMEMBER THIS BLOT... /FORGET ME NOT.

Data entry tech comment: THE PERIODS ENDING LINE TWO ARE FOLLOWED WITH A BLOT

Where learned: WRITTEN IN YEARBOOK

Keyword(s): RHYME: AAA ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Forget me not

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SMILE AWHILE

SMILE

AWHILE

AND WHILE YOU SMILE

ANOTHER

SMILES,

AND SOON THERE'S MILES MM[
AND MILES

OF SMILES

AND LIFE'S WORTH WHILE

BECAUSE YOU SMILE.

Submitter comment: VERSE PRINTED ON DECORATED POSTCARD.

Where learned: DETROIT ; POSTCARD COLLECTION ; CIRCA 1910

Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; RHYME: AAABAAAAAA

James Callow Keyword(s): CHIASMUS

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

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VERSE

FATHER MOSES KILLED A SKUNK, MOTHER MOSES COOKED THE SKUNK,
BABY MOSES ATE THE SKUNK, HOLY MOSES! HOW THEY STUNK!

Submitter comment: THIS ENTRY INTO THE INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK WAS SIGNED BY CONNIE
KEYSE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION ; RHYME: AAAA

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

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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THREE, SIX, NINE
THE GOOSE DRANK WINE.
THE MONKEY CHEWED TOBACCO ON THE STREET CAR LINE. THE LINE BROKE. THE MONKEY GOT CHOKED. THEY ALL WENT TO HEAVEN IN A LITTLE ROW BOAT.

Submitter comment: THIS IS USED BOTH AS A HAND CLAPPING RHYME AND AS A JUMP ROPE
RHYME

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): IMPERFECT RHYME ; INITIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: AAA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1957

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CRY, BABY, CRY.
STICK YOUR FINGER IN YOUR EYE.
TELL YOUR MOTHER IT WASN'T I.

Submitter comment: THIS IS RECITED TO SHAME CHILDREN WHO ARE CRYING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; RHYME: AAA ; VERBAL IRONY

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

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THE FOLLOWING IS A SONG THAT IS SUNG WHILE DRINKING BEER:
"IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER,
THAT'S WHY WE DRINK IT HERE.
AND WHEN WE ARE GONE FROM HERE
OUR FRIENDS WILL BE DRINKING ALL THE BEER."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; CHIASMUS ; DRINKING SONG ; RHYME: AAAA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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BIRDIE IN THE SKY

BIRDIE, BIRDIE IN THE SKY
DROPPED SOME WHITE WASH IN MY EYE
I'M NOT A SISSY, I DON'T CRY
I'M JUST GLAD THAT COWS DON'T FLY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; EUPHEMISM: WHITEWASH FOR BIRD DUNG ; RHYME: AAAA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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A CHANT

TARZAN THE MONKEY MAN
SWINGIN ON A RUBBER BAND
ALONG CAME SUPERMAN
AND KNOCKED HIM IN THE GARBAGE CAN.

Where learned: COLLECTED AT HOME

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; MOVIE, TELEVISION, AND COMIC BOOK HEROES ; RHYME: AAAA ; RHYME: ABAA

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

Date learned: 10-13-1971

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GOD BLESS THE MOON AND GOD BLESS ME.
GOD BLESS THE SOMEBODY I WANT TO SEE.
GOD BLESS THE MOON AND GOD BLESS ME.
AND GOD BLESS THE SOMEBODY I WANT TO SEE.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION ; PRAYER ; RHYME: AAAA

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

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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RHYME

JIMMY'S IT, / CAUGHT A FIT, / AND CAN'T GET OVER IT.

Submitter comment: CHILDREN USE THIS VERSE TO TAUNT THE ONE WHO'S IT.

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; MINNEAPOLIS

Keyword(s): RHYME: AAA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.524

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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OOGIE GOOIE

HE SAT UPON A RAILROAD TRACK, A TRAIN HE DID NOT SEE.
OOGIE GOOIE}

Submitter comment: NOT SUNG, BUT SING - SONGEY VERSE

Where learned: TOLD IN ; MONROE

Keyword(s): INDIRECTION EUPHEMISM ; RHYME: AAA

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

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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EPITAPH, FOUND IN BOOT HILL

HERE LIES LESTER MOORE
SIX SLUGS FROM A .44
NO LESS, NO MORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH FROM GUNSHOT ; PUN ON PERSONAL NAME ; RHYME: AAA

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

Date learned: 09-16-1969

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LYRICAL VERSE- CHILDREN'S RHYME:

STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT,
FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT.
I WISH I MAY, I WISH I MIGHT
HAVE THIS WISH I WISH TONIGHT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL 204

Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; ITERATION ; RHYME: AAAA

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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SPELLING RHYME

A KNIFE AND A FORK,
A BOTTLE AND A CORK,
THAT'S THE WAY YOU SPELL NEW YORK}

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAID THIS WHEN YOUNG IN THE 1920,S

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): RHYME: AAA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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CHILDREN'S RHYME

BIRDIE, BIRDIE IN THE SKY / DROPPED SOME WHITEWASH IN MY EYE.
AREN'T YOU GLAD THAT COWS DON'T FLY?

Data entry tech comment: LINES HAVE BEEN DIVIDED BY THE KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTION HUMOR WISH METER EUPHEMISM ; RHYME: AAA

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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REMEMBER THIS DOT (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; FORGET ME NOT (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

REMEMBER THIS DOT..../ REMEMBER THIS BLOT... /FORGET ME NOT.

Data entry tech comment: THE PERIODS ENDING LINE TWO ARE FOLLOWED WITH A BLOT

Where learned: WRITTEN IN YEARBOOK

Keyword(s): RHYME: AAA ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Forget me not

Date learned: 06-00-1966

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SMILE AWHILE

SMILE
AWHILE
AND WHILE YOU SMILE
ANOTHER
SMILES,
AND SOON THERE'S MILES
AND MILES
OF SMILES
AND LIFE'S WORTH WHILE
BECAUSE YOU SMILE.

Submitter comment: VERSE PRINTED ON DECORATED POSTCARD.

Where learned: DETROIT ; POSTCARD COLLECTION ; CIRCA 1910

Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; RHYME: AAABAAAAAA

James Callow Keyword(s): CHIASMUS

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

Date learned: C00001910

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I SCREAM
YOU SCREAM
WE ALL SCREAM
FOR ICE CREAM.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 105

Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION ; FOOD ; RHYME: AAAA

James Callow Keyword(s): AMPHIBRACH (LINES 3 AND 4) ; TROCHAIC MONOMETER (LINES 1 AND 2)

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

Date learned: 11-06-1971

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