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THERE WAS A YOUNG WOMAN NAMED BRIGHT,
WHOSE SPEED WAS MUCH FASTER THAN LIGHT.
SHE SET OUT ONE DAY,
IN A RELATIVE WAY,
AND RETURNED ON THE PREVIOUS NIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): HUMOR, FIRST PERSON NARRATIVE ; INDIRECTION LIMERICK ; METER: ANAPESTIC TETRAMETER ; QUATRAIN CONTRADICTIONS ; RHYME: MASCULINE, AABBA ; RIDICULE NONSENSE

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

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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RENT

RUFAS, RASTUS, JOHNSON BROWN
WHAT YOU GONNA DO WHEN THE RENT COMES ROUND?

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND OF MINE, AND HE REMEMBERS THIS FROM HIS
CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): IMPERFECT RHYME ; RHYME: AA ; RIDICULE OF NAME

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

Date learned: 00001971 SPRING

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GEORGE

GEORGIE PORGIE, PUDDNIN' PIE,
KISSED THE GIRLS AND MADE THEM CRY.

DAN

DAN, DAN, THE DIRTY OLD MAN,
WASHED HIS FACE IN A FRYIN' PAN.

DAVID

DAVIE, DAVIE, FIE FOR SHAME,
KISSED THE GIRLS IN A RAILWAY TRAIN.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): TAUNT RIDICULE OF A NAME

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech C870.582

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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FLYLEAF VERSE

HAIL, HAIL, BYRON'S IN JAIL.
TAFT IS ELECTED JUST AS WE EXPECTED.

Submitter comment:

THE ABOVE WAS FOUND IN MR. FINK'S "POWERS GRADED SPELLER"
COPYRIGHTED IN 1905, IN HIS OWN HANDWRITING ON THE BACK
COVER OF THE TEXT.

Data entry tech comment:

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHANT ; ELECTIONS ; INSULT ; POLITICIANS ; PRESIDENTS ; RIDICULE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Wisecracks, Gags, Silly Insults

Date learned: 09-17-1969

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

LOVE IS LIKE AN ONION
WE TASTE IT WITH DELIGHT
BUT AFTER WHILE WE WONDER
WHAT EVER MADE US BITE.

Submitter comment: ENTRY DATED 11141930 IN ALBERTA LARABELL'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK IN DETROIT,
1930-33

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; OBSERVATION ; RHYME: ABCB ; RIDICULE OF LOVE ; SIMILE

James Callow Keyword(s): PESSIMISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 11-14-1930

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AUTOGRAPH

I LOVE YOU
I LOVE YOU
I LOVE YOU SWELL
IF I HAD A PEANUT
I'D GIVE YOU THE SHELL)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PALMER PARK

Keyword(s): FOOD ; HUMOROUS INSULT ; RHYME: ABCDC ; RIDICULE OF LOVE

James Callow Keyword(s): ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 06-03-1959

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Ethnic Joke: Misc.

One fellow advising another to buy Fisher Price Toy MFG.Co. stock, because they were planning to marker a new item that was expected to go great. It was a boxed jigsaw puzzle made expressly for (Poles, or Italians, or Irish, etc.) with instructions which would eliminate any confusion by saying "open either end."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Submission located in pile marked [?]

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK ; Collection

Keyword(s): BUSINESS ; Entertainments ; ETHNIC ; GAMES ; Investment ; Italian ; Jewish ; Mockery ; POLISH ; RIDICULE ; Stereotype ; Stock

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

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Language: Rhyme

DAN, DAN A DIRTY OLD MAN
WASHED HIS FACE IN THE FRYING PAN
HE COMBED HIS HAIR WITH THE LEG OF A CHAIR
DAN, DAN THE DIRTY OLD MAN.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT SAYS IT HAS A TUNE BUT SHE CAN'T REMEMBER IT.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD 02-22-2011

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

Keyword(s): Dan ; Dirty ; Man ; NAME ; Old ; Pan ; RHYME ; RIDICULE ; Tucker

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

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Language: Rhyme

Ridicule Rhyme:

Tattle Tale, Tattle Tale
Hang your britches on a nail,
Hang them high, hang them low,
Hang them in a picture show.
Hang them 'till your fanny shows.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BRITCHES ; Entertainment ; Fanny ; Hang ; High ; Language ; Low ; Nail ; Picture Show ; rat ; RHYME ; RIDICULE ; Tattle Tale

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

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