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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

JESUS WAS AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JESUS WAS AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JESUS WAS AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
OEDIPUS WAS A MOTHER FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO OEDIPUS WAS A MOTHER FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO OEDIPUS WAS A MOTHER FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
SAMPSON HAD A RANGER HAIRCUT,
YOU'LL GET ONE TOO SAMPSON HAD A RANGER HAIRCUT,
YOU'LL GET ONE TOO SAMPSON HAD A RANGER HAIRCUT,
YOU'LL GET ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
DAVID WAS A SMALL ARMS EXPERT,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO DAVID WAS A SMALL ARMS EXPERT,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO DAVID WAS A SMALL ARMS EXPERT,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
HEROD WAS A BABY KILLER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO HEROD WAS A BABY KILLER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO HEROD WAS A BABY KILLER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
MOSES MADE A RIVER CROSSING,
YOU'LL MAKE ONE TOO MOSES MADE A RIVER CROSSING,
YOU'LL MAKE ONE TOO MOSES MADE A RIVER CROSSING,
YOU'LL MAKE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
MOSES LOW CRAWLED UP THAT MOUNTAIN,
YOU'LL LOW CRAWL TOO MOSES LOW CRAWLED UP THAT MOUNTAIN,
YOU'LL LOW CRAWL TOO MOSES LOW CRAWLED UP THAT MOUNTAIN,
YOU'LL LOW CRAWL TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
JUDAS WAS A BUDDY FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JUDAS WAS A BUDDY FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JUDAS WAS A BUDDY FUCKER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON
JONAH WAS A SUBMARINER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JONAH WAS A SUBMARINER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO JONAH WAS A SUBMARINER,
YOU'LL BE ONE TOO LOOK AWAY BEYOND THE BLUE HORIZON

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPOUND VERB: LOW CRAWL ; INCEST INFANTICIDE BIBLICAL CHARACTERS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535
SPEECH -- Trade & commerce
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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ONE HUNDRED NOTHINGS

ONE HUNDRED NOTHINGS KILLED THE JACK ASS

Submitter comment: STORY EXPLAINING PROVERB

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; STRAW THAT BROKE THE CAMEL'S BACK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number P686.1.100
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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BABY TRAINS

WHY CAN'T BIG TRAINS HAVE LITTLE TRAINS?
BECAUSE THE NEW YORK CENTRAL ALWAYS PULLS OUT ON TIME.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): INTERCOURSE WITHDRAWAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 11-17-1967

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CAUSE OF ILLNESS

IF YOU EAT TOO MANY STRWBERRIES,
YOU WILL GET A STRAWBERRY MARK ON YOUR NECK.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Keyword(s): FOOD ; PUNISHMENT FOR IMMODERATE EATING. ; STRAWBERRY ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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TICK, TACK, TOE
AND AROUND WE GO
AND WHERE WE STOP
NOBOBY KNOWS.
THE PERSON CLOSES HIS EYES AS HE RECITES THIS VERSE.
HE CIRCLES THE CHART WITH A POINTER AND WHERE THE
VERSE ENDS, HE POINTS TO THE PLACE WHERE HE STOPS.
AS MANY POINTS HE POINTS TO, THAT'S THE AMOUNT HE
GETS. AT THE END OF THE GAME, THE PERSON WITH THE
MOST POINTS WINS.

Submitter comment: I USED TO PLAY THIS WHEN I WAS SMALL, IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SEE NUMBERED, WHEEL-CHART, DRAWN ON 5 X 8 CARD.

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime C500.750

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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Superstition

Superstition:

Pregnant women should not look at strawberries because then their children will develop red blotches on themselves (which look like strawberries).

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Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Reference

Original BN [P740] crossed out. replaced with current classification

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BABY ; BIRTH ; Birthmark ; CURSE ; jinx ; Mark ; Offspring ; Old Wives Tale ; PREGNANCY ; STRAWBERRY ; SUPERSTITION

James Callow Keyword(s): Reference

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

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Autograph Rhyme

I wish you luck, I wish you joy, I wish you first a baby boy.

And when his hair begins to curl, I wish you then a baby girl.

And when her hair is straight and thin, I wish you next a set of twins.

And when they're crawling on the floor, for heanev's sake, don't have any more!

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; BABY ; Boy ; Crawl ; Curl ; Floor ; Girl ; HAIR ; poem ; RHYME ; Signature ; Straight ; THIN ; TWINS ; VERSE

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

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Joke

WHAT DID ONE STRAWBERRY SAY TO THE OTHER?
IF YOU HADN'T BEEN SO SWEET WE WOULDN'T HAVE GOTTEN
IN THIS JAM.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Jam ; JOKE ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; STRAWBERRY ; Sweet ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 02-00-1972

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( ANIMAL BELIEF )

IF YOU ATE AN ANIMAL RAW, YOU COULD NEVER GET THE BLOOD OFF.

Data entry tech comment:

The collector has written ["To Kill a Mockingbird," Harper Lee] on the card.

Updated by TRD

Where learned: ALABAMA

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BLOOD ; Clean ; Consume ; Eat ; FOOD ; meat ; Raw

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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