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HE LIT A MATCH,
TO CHECK HIS TANK.
THAT'S WHY THEY CALL HIM
SKINLESS FRANK.
BURMA SHAVE!

Data entry tech comment:

THESE SMALL, ONE LINE SIGNS, USED TO BE DISPLAYED AT INTERVALS
ALONG THE ROAD, SO THAT ONE COULD EASILY READ THEM WHILE
DRIVING ALONG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

Keyword(s): ADVERTISING FOR MEN'S SHAVING PRODUCT ; ADVICE ; HUMOR, SATIRE ; METER: TROCHAIC ; QUATRAIN ; RHYME: MASCULINE, ABCAD ; ROADSIDE ADVERTISING

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

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THREE WISE MEN OF GOTHAM, WENT TO SEA IN A BOWL; IF THE BO; HAD BEEN STRONGER,

Submitter comment: HEARD IN SCHOOL.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): ACCIDENT NONSENSE ; NUTSHELL NARRATIVE QUATRAIN ; RHYME: ABCC ; RHYME: FEMININE, REPETITION ; SATIRE UNDERSTATEMENT EPITAPH LAMENT

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

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O ALMIGHTY DOLLAR, THY SHINING FACE
THAT SPEAKS THY MIGHTY POWER
IN MY POCKET, FIND A RESTING PLACE,
FOR I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR.
AMEN.

Where learned: SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE MONOLOGUE QUATRAIN ; INDIRECTION SATIRE MONEY ; METER: IAMBIC, ANAPESTIC ; MOCK-PIOUS ; RHYME: MASCULINE, IMPERFECT, ABAB

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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HI HO, HI HO

HI HO, HI HO,
IT'S OFF TO SCHOOL WE GO
WE LEARN SOME JUNK
AND THEN WE FLUNK
HI HO, HI HO, HI HO.
HI HO, HI HO
IT'S OFF TO CHURCH WE GO
WITH A BOTTLE OF BEER
AND A KICK IN THE REAR
HI HO, HI HO, HI HO.
HI HO, HI HO
I BIT THE TEACHER'S TOE
THE DIRTY RAT
SHE BIT ME BACK
HI HO, HI HO, HI HO.

Submitter comment: CLAIRE SAYS SHE LEARNED THESE SONGS AT GIRL SCOUT CAMP. I ALSO
HEARD THE LITTLE GIRL I BABYSIT FOR SINGING THE THIRD ONE.
HER MOTHER TRIED TO STOP HER BY SAYING' "YOU SHOULDN'T SING SONGS
LIKE THAT. HOWEVER' I DON'T THINK THE MOTHER'S ADMONITION FAZED
THE LITTLE GIRL MUCH. IT WILL PROBABLY ONLY HELP TO IMPRINT THIS
SONG ON HER MIND.

James Callow comment: HI HO= SONG FROM WALT DISNEY MOVIE "SNOW WHITE"
CK[ SATIRE OF EDUCATION

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF EDUCATION

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

Date learned: 00-01-1974

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT IS A BIGAMIST?
A: AN ITALIAN FOG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF ITALIAN PRONUNCIATION OF ENGLISH

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- W4OO

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HELEN KELLER AND THE WARREN
COMMISSION? A: HELEN KELLER KNOWS BRAILLE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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GRANDPA REMEMBERS WHEN HIS MOTHER DIDN'T HAVE SUPPER ON TIME
USUALLY THE EXCUSE WAS THE BUTCHER GAVE HER A TOUGH PIECE OF
MEAT. OF COURSE, THE OVER THE FENCE GOSSIPING WITH NEIGHBORS
ALL AFTERNOON HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH IT.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF WOMEN SEXISM

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.

Date learned: 10-07-1972

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GRAFFITI

FLUSH TWICE, IT'S A LONG WAY TO THE MESS HALL.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR ; WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF QUALITY OF FOOD IN THE INSTITUTION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: 09-24-1972

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RIDDLE QUESTION

WHAT'S BLACK OUTSIDE AND WHITE INSIDE?
DEARBORN

Submitter comment: HEARD FROM CLASSMATE AT ST. ALPHONOUS
HIGH SCHOOL IN DEARBORN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ETHNIC ; EXCLUSION OF BLACKS FROM DEARBORN, MICHIGAN HOUSING ; RACE SEGREGATION ; SATIRE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question
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Date learned: 09-27-1967

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

HE WHO FEARS NOTHING STILL FEARS PEOPLE LAUGHING AT HIM.

Where learned: WESTERN RUSSIA

Keyword(s): DERISION SCORN, SATIRE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V233

Date learned: 00001898 - 1905

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OI, OI, OI

CHORUS:
OI, OI OI, OI
DELTA SIGMA PHOI-OI
LOOK WHAT YOU'VE DONE
TO MY LITTLE BABY BOY-OI-YA-OI,OI
DELTA SIGMA PHOI-OI

HEY, SEND MY BOY TO COLLEGE TO
LEARN TO READ AND WRITE
AND NOW HE'S DATING CHRISTIAN
GIRLS ON YOM KIPPER NIGHT.

CHORUS

HEY, SEND MY BOY TO COLLEGE TO
LEARN TO READ AND SPELL
AND NOW HE THINKS THAT RASH HASHAN
IS A COLLEGE YELL.

CHORUS

HEY, IF YOU'VE GOT A GIRL THAT'S ABLE
AND, YOU NEED A KITCHEN TABLE
I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE

CHORUS

HEY, IF YOU'VE GOT A GIRL THAT'S NIFTY
ONLY $37.50
I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE

CHORUS

HEY, IF YOU'RE CONTEMPLATING MARRIAGE
AND YOU NEED A BABY CARRIAGE
I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE

CHORUS

HEY, THIS IS A FRATERNITY
THAT GUARANTEES MATERNITY
I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE.

CHORUS

Submitter comment:

I LEARNED THIS SONG ALONG WITH MANY OTHERS, FROM DELTA SIGMA PHI
PARTIES WHICH I HAVE ATTENDED SINCE FALL OF 1962. AT EVERY PARTY
WE GATHER AROUND AND SING THESE SONGS.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; DELTA SIGMA PHI FRATERNITY HOUSE

Keyword(s): SATIRE OF JEWS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Emotion
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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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CAMPSONG SARAH THE WHALE

IN FRISCO BAY THERE WAS A WHALE, THEY FED HER OYSTERS BY THE PAIL,
BY BATHTUB, BY TEACUP, BY THIMBLE AND BY SCHOONER.
HER NAME WAS SARAH AND WHEN SHE SMILED,
SHE SHOWED HER TEETH FOR MILES AND MILES,
AND TONSILS, AND SPARE RIBS AND THINGS TOO FIERCE TO MENTION.
OH, WHAT YOU DO WITH A WHALE LIKE THAT? OH, WHAT WOULD YOU DO
IF SHE SAT ON YOUR HAT? OR YOUR TOOTHBRUSH, OR YOUR COUNSELOR,
OR ANYTHING'S THAT'S USEFUL LIKE THAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Mount Clemens

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF CAMP COUNSELOR

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

Date learned: 04-00-1979

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GRAFFITO

"THE U.S. ARMY CONSISTS OF THE UNEDUCATED LEADING THE UNWILLING
IN THE PERFORMANCE OF THE UNNECESSARY."

Where learned: SOUTH VIETNAM ; Vietnam ; ARMY LATRINE ; AHN KHE

James Callow Keyword(s): PARAMOION: REPETITION AT THE BEGINNINGS OF WORDS ; SATIRE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture

Date learned: CA00001969

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LEGEND

AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY THERE IS A TOWER CALLED BEAUMONT
IN WHICH THERE ARE TWO STEEPLES, EVERY TIME A VIRGIN
IS GRADUATED FROM THIS SCHOOL, ONE OF THE TWO STEEPLES
ARE KNOCKED DOWN TO HONOR HER. THESE TWO STEEPLES HAVE BEEN
THERE SINCE 1865.

Submitter comment: FROM ROOM MATE.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S SPELLING CORRECTED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: DORM ; MICHIGAN STATE

James Callow Keyword(s): ANTIFEMINISM ; PESSIMISM ; SATIRE ; VIRGINITY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-01-1967

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CAT BURIAL JOKE

A WOMAN BROUGHT HER DEAD CAT TO THE LOCAL CATHOLIC CHURCH AND
ASKED THE PRIEST TO HAVE A BURIAL SERVICE FOR HIM. THE PRIEST
SAID, "WE DO NOT BURY CATS. YOU WILL HAVE TO TAKE HIM TO ANOTHER
CHURCH." SHE SAID, "I WAS GOING TO SPEND $35,000 ON THE
FUNERAL." THE PRIEST SAID, "WHY DIDN'T YOU TELL ME YOUR CAT WAS
CATHOLIC."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAMTRAMCK

Keyword(s): CAT ; CATHOLIC CHURCH ; FUNERAL PREPARATION ; HUMOR ; PRIEST ; RELIGION ; SURPRISE ENDING

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF MERCENARY CATHOLIC PRIESTS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 10-09-1971

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CHANT

KENNEDY'S IN THE WHITE HOUSE EATING PORK AND BEANS.
NIXON'S IN THE BATHTUB SINKING SUBMARINES.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS A CHANT USED BY THE CHILDREN AT MY GRADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): PRESIDENTS JOHN F. KENNEDY AND RICHARD M. NIXON ; SATIRE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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CONFUCIUS SAY:
MAN WHO SCREW GIRL IN STRAWBERRY PATCH FIND HIMSELF IN JAM.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RESIDENCE HALLS

Keyword(s): HUMOR SATIRE OBSCENE SEX

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture
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HOW MANY PSYCHIATRISTS DOES IT TAKE TO CHANGE A LIGHT BULB.
ONE, BUT THE LIGHT BULB REALLY HAS TO WANT TO CHANGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE ON PSYCHIATRY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN LYNDON BAINES JOHNSON
AND LSD?
ANSWER: THERE ISN'T ANY DIFFERENCE, ONE IS A DOPE AND THE OTHER
IS A DRUG.

Data entry tech comment: LSD (LYSERGIC ACID DIETHYLAMIDE) IS A STRONG HALLUCINOGENIC ;

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LINCOLN PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): SATIRE OF THE PRESIDENT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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