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THERE WAS AN OLD LADY FOM WOOSTER/WHO WAS OFTEN ANNOYED BY A ROOSTER.
SHE CUT OFF HIS HEAD/ UNTIL HE WAS DEAD/ AND NOW HE CAN'T CROW LIKE
HE USETER.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; NONSENSE ANTICLIMAX ; RHYME: AABBA ; SLANG

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

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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THERE WAS AN OLD MAN OF PERU/ WHO DREAMED HE WAS KISSING HIS SHOE.
HE AWOKE IN THE NIGHT/ IN A TERRIBLE FRIGHT,/ AND FOUND IT WAS
PERFECTLY TRUE }

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD

Keyword(s): RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY THE COLLECTOR

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LADY FROM TELLER

THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY FROM TELLER/ SHE SAT ON A BOW-LEGGED FELL'ER
SHE MADE A MISHAP/ AND SHE FELL FROM HIS LAP/ AND SHE FOUND HERSELF
DOWN IN THE CELLAR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM HER FATHER MANY YEARS AGO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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THERE WAS A YOUNG LADY NAMED SUE/WHO SAW A STRANGE BEAST AT THE ZOO.
WHEN SHE ASKED, IS IT OLD?/ SHE WAS SMILINGLY TOLD,/ IT'S NOT AN OLD
BEAST, BUT A GNU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; DIALOGUE ; PUN ; RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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TOO MUCH CHEESE

THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN NAMED NED,/WHO, JUST BEFORE GOING TO BED,
ATE VERY MUCH/ OF A CHEESE THAT WAS DUTCH__/ AND WHEN HE WOKE UP HE
WAS DEAD }

Submitter comment: ORIGIN: AUNT MARY WHO LIVES IN ST. LOUIS, MO. USED TO SAY THIS RIME
TO HIM BEFORE GOING TO BED.

Where learned: FITZGERALD PLAYGROUND ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: 07-29-1964

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