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VERSE FROM MURDER

LIZZY BORDON TOOK AN AX/
AND GAVE HER MOTHER FORTY WHACKS/
WHEN SHE SAW WHAT SHE HAD DONE/
SHE GAVE HER FATHER FORTY-ONE.

Submitter comment: THE FOLLOWING VERSE CAME ABOUT AFTER A FAMOUS MURDER TOOK PLACE.
I AM NOT SURE OF THE SPELLING OF THE NAME.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING CORRECTED BY KETPUNCHER

Where learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ANTICLIMAX ; NARRATIVE VERSE JUMP ROPE RHYME ; NONSEQUITUR ; RHYME: AABB ; SURPRISE ENDING

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

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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LIMERICK

THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY FROM LYNN
WHO WAS EXCEEDINGLY THIN.
THAT ONE DAY IN THE SHADE,
WHILE SIPPING LEMONADE,
SHE SLIPPED THROUGH THE STRAW AND FELL IN.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CATHERINE, CATHERINE, IN THE TUB
YOUR MOTHER FORGOT TO PULL THE PLUG
OH MY GOSH OH MY SOUL
THERE GOES CATHERINE DOWN THE HOLE.

Submitter comment: YOU CAN USE ANY NAME IN PLACE OF CATHERINE.

Data entry tech comment: LINES HAVE BEEN DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Keyword(s): IMPERFECT RHYME ; NARRATIVE VERSE VOCABULARY GAME ; RHYME: AABB ; RHYME: ABCC

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CHILDREN,S VERSE

COWARDY, COWARDY CUSTARD,
FELL IN HIS MOTHER,S MUSTARD;
THE MUSTARD WAS HOT,
HE SWALLOWED THE LOT,
COWARDY, COWARDY CUSTARD.

Data entry tech comment: SIC: COWARDY

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ENVELOPE STRUCTURE ; FEMININE RHYME ; REFRAIN ; RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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A CUSTOMER DINING ON STEW
TOOK A BITE AND BEGAN TO TURN BLUE,
SAID A WAITRESS, NEARBY
AS SHE SWIPED AT A FLY:
"HE BIT OFF MORE THAN HE COULD CHEW"

Submitter comment: WHILE A CUB SCOUT DEN MOTHER IN THE EARLY 1950,S, ONE OF HER SCOUTS
RECITED THIS PROJECT. TO THIS DAY SHE REMEMBERS IT IN HER HEART.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LIMERICK ; RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: 11-14-1971

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BUST EXERCISE VERSE

WE MUST, WE MUST, WE MUST INCREASE OUR BUST.
FOR FEAR, FOR FEAR, FOR FEAR IT WILL GO TO THE REAR.

Data entry tech comment: I OFTEN SAID THIS IN THE BAHAMAS WHILE EXERCISING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANAPEST ; ITERATION ; RHYME: AA ; RHYME: AABB

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00-00-1966

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SCHOOLYARD VERSE

HERE COMES THE BRIDE / ALL DRESSED IN WHITE / STEPPED ON A TURTLE /
AND DOWN FELL HER GIRDLE.

Data entry tech comment: I OFTEN SAID THIS AS A CHILD IN THE BAHAMAS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; PARODY ; RHYME: AABB ; RHYME: ABCC

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

Date learned: 09-16-1968

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VERSE

LAST NIGHT, THE NIGHT BEFORE,/ TWENTY - FOUR ROBBERS AT MY DOOR./
I GOT UP, LET THEM IN,/ HIT THEM IN THE HEAD WITH A ROLLING PIN.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED

Keyword(s): RHYME: AABB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse C720.328

Date learned: 09-16-1968

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AN INNOCENT MAIDEN FROM BUTTE
THOUGHT A BIG CITY SLICKER WAS CUTE.
NOW SHE'S IN, YOU MIGHT GUSS,
A MATFRNITY DRESS AND HE'S IH A PATERNITY SUIT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S FAMILY OWNS A BAR AND THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS
SHE REMEMBERED FROM A CUSTOMER.
INFORMANT'S DAMILY OWNS A BAR AND THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS
SHE REMEMBERED FROM A CUSTOMER.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LIMERICK ; RHYME: AABBA ; SEDUCTION ; TRIPLE RHYMES ; WORD PLAY

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

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MULE IN THE BARNYARD TIRED AND SICK
BOY WITH A PIN ON THE END OF A STICK
BOY JABS MULE, MULE GIVES A LURCH
SERVICES MONDAY AT THE CORNER CHURCH.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS IS A FAVORITE POEM RIDDLE OF HIS MOTHER'S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT FRANCIS CLUB

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; INDIRECTION EUPHEMISM ; MISTREATMENT OF ANIMALS, PUNISHMENT FOR ; POETIC VUSTICE ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 03-20-1972

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LIMERICK

THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY OF NORWAY
WHO CASUALLY SAT IN A DOORWAY.
WHEN THE DOOR SQUEEZED HER FLAT
SHE EXCLAIMED, "WHAT OF THAT?"
THIS COURAGEOUS YOUNG LADY OF NORWAY.

Where learned: LETTER ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): IMPUSSIBLE SPEECH ; RHYME: AABBA

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

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LIMERICK

THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN OF AUSTRALIA,
WHO PAINTED HIS BUM LIKE A DAHLIA.
THE DRAWING WAS FINE,
THE COLOR DIVINE,
THE SCENT - AH}THAT WAS A FAILURE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): BUTTOCKS ; IMPERFECT RHYME: DAHLIA/FAILURE ; RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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MOCKERY RHYME

------------ IS A FRIEND OF MINE,
SHE RESEMBLES FRANKENSTEIN.
WHEN SHE DOES THE IRISH JIG,
SHE RESEMBLES PORKY PIG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIRE SHORES, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): MOVIE CHARACTHR ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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LYRICAL VERSE- CHILDREN'S RHYME:

SPRING, SPRING, SPRING
THE BIRD IS ON THE WING.
ABSURD, ABSURD, ABSURD
THE WING IS ON THE BIRD.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL

Keyword(s): ITERATION ; RHYME: AABB ; SATIRE OF IDIOM

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

Date learned: 03-23-1968

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THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY FROM GUAM
WHO SAID, "NOW THE OCEANS SO CALM
I WILL SWIM FOR A LARK."
SHE ENCOUNTERED A SHARK
LET US SING THE 90TH PSALM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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LIMERICK

THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY OF CRETE
WHO WAS EXCEEDINGLY NEAT.
WHEN SHE GOT OUT OF BED
SHE STOOD ON HER HEAD
TO MAKE SURE OF NOT SOILING HER FEET.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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LIMERICK

THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN FROM JAPAN
WHOSE POETRY NEVER WOULD SCAN.
THEY TOLD HIM THE THING
DOESN'T GO WITH A SWING.
THAT'S BECAUSE I TRY TO GET ALL THE WORDS IN THE LAST LINE THAT
I POSSIBLY CAN.

Submitter comment: (MRS. CASE HEARD THIS IN HIGH SCHOOL)

Where learned: HOME ; LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): ALEXANDRINE ; RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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CHILDREN,S VERSE

SAM, SAM THE DIRTY OLD MAN,
WASHED HIS FACE IN A FRYIN' PAN;
COMBED HIS HAIR WITH A DONKEY'S TAIL,
SCRATCHED HIS BELLY WITH A PIG'S TOE-NAIL.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): COMPARE "OLD DAN TUCKER" ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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POEM

TWO LITTLE HANDS, SO SOFT AND WHITE
THIS IS MY LEFT AND THIS IS MY RIGHT
IF IT SHOULD GROW AS BIG AS YOU,
MANY LITTLE THINGS THESE HANDS WILL DO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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LIMERICK

A SENIOR AT LUNCH AT PURDUE/DISCOVERED A MOUSE IN HIS STEW.
SAID THE WAITER, "DON'T SHOUT/AND DISPLAY IT ABOUT.
OR THE PROFS WILL BE WANTING ONE TOO."

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): 4 LINE STANZA HUMOR LIMERICK FOOD ; RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY THE COLLECTOR

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