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HI HO, HI HO,
I KICKED MY TEACHER'S TOE,
SHE KICKED ME BACK,
O, WHAT A CAT,
HI HO, HI HO.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD IN SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): PARODY ON SONG FROM "SNOW WHITE." ; TUNE OF "HI HO, HI HO, IT'S OFF TO WORK WE GO"

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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HI HO, HI, HO,
IT'S OFF TO SCHOOL WE GO,
TO STUDY JUNK,
THEN TO FLUNK,
HI HO, HI HO, HI HO.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD IN SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): PARODY ON SONG FROM "SNOW WHITE." ; TUNE OF "HI HO, HI HO, IT'S OFF TO WORK WE GO"

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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LIVE TILL I DIE

I'LL EAT WHEN I'M HUNGRY AND DRINK WHEN I'M DRY,
IF A TREE DON'T FALL ON ME, I'LL LIVE TILL I DIE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SONG?

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse in Other Group of Folklore C800.500

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AUTOGRAPH

IT'S THE SONGS YOU SING AND THE SMILES YOU WEAR,
THAT PUT THE SUNSHINE EVERYWHERE.

Data entry tech comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED BY KEYPUNCHER
LINE DIVISION CHANGED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: ALASKA

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; COUPLET ; OBSERVATION ; SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)

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BAR SONG

AT THE BAR, AT THE BAR,
WHERE I SMOKED MY FIRST CIGAR,
AS THE NICKLES AND THE DIMES ROLLED AWAY.
IT WAS THERE BY CHANCE,
THAT I LOST MY SUNDAY PANTS,
AT THE BAR, AT THE BAR ONE DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): APPARENTLY A MILITARY SONG

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

WOAH, WOAH, WOOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOOAH.
WOAH, WOAH, WOOAH, WOAH, WOAH, WOOAH.
SGT., SGT., CAN'T YOU SEE?
THIS OL' DRILL IS KILLING ME.
SGT., SGT., CAN'T YOU SEE?
THIS OL' DRILL IS KILLING ME.
MISERY, MISERY.
MISERY, MISERY.
MISERY, MISERY.
THAT'S ALL THIS TRAINING MEANS TO ME

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): MILITARY TRAINING BASIC TRAINING ; SERGEANT SONG, LIKE CAPTAIN SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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POETIC VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

OH COME ALL YE BEATNICKS
AND LISTEN TO ME
DON'T PLAY YOUR GUITARS
UP IN THE TREE.
FOR THE BIRDS THEY WILL HEAR YOU,
AMD PECK OUT YOUR EYES
AND THEN THEY'LL DRIVE BLIND YOU
FROM UP IN THE SKIES.
YOU'LL TRY TO FIGHT THEM
BUT ALL IN VAIN
YOU'LL FALL TO THE GROUND
SCREAMING IN PAIN.
THE WOLF HE WILL SEE YOU,
AND POUNCE ON YOUR BACK
HE'LL SINK HIS TEETH IN YOU,
AND HOWL FOR THE PACK
THE PACK THEY WILL EAT YOU,
AND THEN THEY'LL GET SICK,
FOR NOTHING CAN STAND
TO EAT A BEATNICK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; RESIDENCE HALLS

James Callow Keyword(s): SONG PARODY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C700A

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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POLISH JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

Q: HOW DOES A POLLACK SPELL FARM ?
A: E I E I O

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): REFRAIN FROM "OLD MC DONALD HAD A FARM," A CHILDREN'S SONG

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 06-00-1972

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THE FOLLOWING IS A SONG THAT IS SUNG WHILE DRINKING BEER:
"IN HEAVEN THERE IS NO BEER,
THAT'S WHY WE DRINK IT HERE.
AND WHEN WE ARE GONE FROM HERE
OUR FRIENDS WILL BE DRINKING ALL THE BEER."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; CHIASMUS ; DRINKING SONG ; RHYME: AAAA

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

Date learned: 10-00-1975

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I WANT A BEER

I WANT A BEER JUST LIKE THE BEER
THAT PICKLED DEAR OLD DAD.
IT WAS THE BEER AND THE ONLY BEER
THAT DADDY EVER HAD;
A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED BEER WITH A HEAD OF FOAM.
IT TOOK TEN MEN TO CARRY DADDY HOME.
OH, I WANT A BEER, JUST LIKE THE BEER
THAT PTICKLED MY OLD MAN.

Submitter comment: SUNG TO THE TUNE OF " I WANT A GIRL
JUST LIKE THE GIRL THAT MARRIED
DEAR OLD DAD".

Where learned: PARTY ; SIGMA PI

Keyword(s): FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cries of street vendor

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PARODIES OF SONGS

WE GOT RATS, WE GOT MICE.
WE GOT COLD BEER ON ICE
IN THE CELLARS OF OLD---HIGH

DRINK IT DOWN
TAKE YOUR SHIRT AND WIPE IT UP
IN THE CELLARS OF OLD --HIGH
FOR THE FIELDS OF CHIVALRY.

SHOUT OUT YOUR NUMBERS LOUD AND STRONG.
MORE BEER.

Submitter comment: SUNG TO THE TUNE OF "AS THE CAISSONS GO ROLLING ALONG."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): DRINKING SONG

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

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SOCIAL REUNION: RIPPLE SONG

RIPPLE, RIPPLE R-I-DOUBLE P-L-E
RIPPLE, RIPPLE R-I-DOUBLE P-L-E
SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT RIPPLE'S JUST JUNK
BUT FOR 79 CENTS, IT'S A HELL OF A DRUNK.

RIPPLE IS NEAT AND RIPPLE IS COOL
I WISH I HAD RIPPLE IN MY SWIMMING POOL.

YOU CAN DRINK IT FROM A BOTTLE, YOU CAN DRINK IT FROM A GLASS
ANY WAY YOU DRINK IT, IT'LL KNOCK YOU ON YOUR ASS.

SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT RIPPLE'S JUST CRAP
BUT I ALWAYS KEEP RIPPLE IN MY STRAP.

WELL IT COMES IN RED AND PAGAN PINK
AND IT'LL KNOCK YOU ON YOUR ASS AFTER JUST ONE DRINK.

Where learned: SAILING CLUB PARTY ; SUNG AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): DRINKING SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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FRATERNITY DRINKING SONG

HERE'S TO BROTHER (NAME), BROTHER (NAME), BROTHER (NAME)
HERE'S TO BROTHER (NAME) WHO'S WITH US TONIGHT.
HE EATS IT, HE BEATS IT, HE EVEN MISTREATS IT,
HERE'S TO BROTHER (NAME) WHO'S WITH US TONIGHT.
SO DRINK CHUG-A-LUG, DRINK CHUG-A-LUG, DRINK CHUG-A-LUG,
DRINK CHUG-A-LUG (CONTINUES UNTIL THE BROTHER FINISHES DRINKING)
HERE'S TO BROTHER (NAME) WHO'S WITH US TONIGHT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRATERNITY SONG ; OBSCENE DRINKING SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion
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SONG

GIVE A CHEER, GIVE A CHEER,
FOR THE BOYS WHO DRINK THE BEER
IN THE CELLAR OF OLD ROBERT'S SCHOOL
THEY ARE BRAVE, THEY ARE BOLD,
FOR ALL THE LIQUOR THEY CAN HOLD
IN THE CELLAR OF OLD ROBERT'S SCHOOL
AND IT'S GUZZEL, GUZZEL GUZZEL,
AS IT TRICKLES DOWN THEIR MUZZELS
SHOUT OUT YOUR ORDER LOUD AND CLEAR
MORE BEER.
AND IF STROMSKE SHOULD APPEAR
TELL HIM FINNEGAN MADE THE BEER
IN THE CELLAR OF OLD ROBERT'S SCHOOL.

Submitter comment: ( CAISONS GO ROLLING ALONG )

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DRINKING SONG ; TUNE OF CAISSONS GO ROLLING ALONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Joy Happiness
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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" THE GOBLET SONG "

GET OUT THE OLD SILVER GOBLET
WITH THE SIGMA PI UPON IT
AND WE'LL OPEN UP ANOTHER KEG OF BEER
FOR IT'S A DAMN FINE COLLEGE
BUT WE DIDN'T COME FOR KNOWLEDGE
SO WE'LL RAISE HELL WHILE WE'RE HERE.

BRING OUT THE OLD SILVER GOBLET
WITH THE SIGMA PI UPON IT
AND WE'LL OPEN UP ANOTHER KEG OF BEER
THERE'S ENOUGH FOR ALL THE BROTHERS
SO TO HELL WITH ALL THE OTHERS
AND WE'LL RAISE HELL WHILE WE'RE HERE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): COLLEGE FRATERNITY DRINKING SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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CHUG SONG

HERE'S TO ( NAME OF DRINKER ) HE'S TRUE BLUE.
HE'S A DRUNKARD THROUGH AND THROUGH
SO DRINK CHUG A LUG
SO DRINK CHUG A LUG
HOORAY FOR ( DRINKER'S NAME )
HOORAY AT LAST
HOORAY FOR ( DRINKER'S NAME )
HE'S A HORSES ASS.

Where learned: TOLD AT A PARTY

Keyword(s): DRINKING SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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POLISH BEER DRINKING SONG

PIJE KUBA DO JAKUBA
PIJE KUBA DO JAUBA, JAKBA DO MICHALA
PIJE JA PIJE TY, PIJE KOMPANIJA CALA,
A KTO NIE WIPIJE, TEGO WE DWA KIJE,
KUPU CUPU, CUPU TUPU, NIECH PO POLSHUU ZIJE.

IT MEANS:
JOHN DRINKS TO JAKE, JAKE DRINKS TO MIKE
I DRINK, YOU DRINK, THE WHOLE COMPANY DRINKS
WHO DOESN'T DRINK SHALL GET SLAPPED
LET HIM LIVE LIKE A GOOD POLOCK.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; ERIE

Keyword(s): POLISH DRINKING SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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SOCIAL REUNION: THE SOUSE FAMILY

DRINK, DRINK, DRINK, DRINK; DRINK, DRINK, DRINK, DRINK,
DRUNK LAST NIGHT, DRUNK THE NIGHT BEFORE,
GONNA GET DRUNK TONIGHT LIKE I NEVER GOT DRUNK BEFORE;
FOR WHEN I'M DRUNK I'M AS HAPPY AS CAN BE,
FOR I AM A MEMBER OF THE SOUSE FAMILY;
AND THE SOUSE FAMILY IS THE BEST FAMILY;
THAT EVERY CAME OVER FROM OLD GERMANY.

THERE'S THE HIGHLAND DUTCH, AND THE LOW LAND DUTCH,
AND THE ROTTERDAM DUTCH, AND THE GODDAMN DUTCH,

CHORUS: SINGING; GLORIOUS, GLORIOUS, ONE KEG OF BEER FOR THE FOUR
CHORUS: OF US.
OH, GLORY BE TO GOD THAT THERE ARE NO MORE OF US,
FOR ONE OF US COULD DRINK IT ALONE, DAMN NEAR.
OH, WHAT'S THAT SMELL ON THE EVENING BREEZE,
IT'S THE GODDAMN DUTCH EATING LIMBERGER CHEESE.
CHORUS:
OH, THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS IS A HELL OF A PLACE TO BE,
THE TEMPERATURE IN THE SHADE IS A HUNDRED AND NINETY THREE;
THERE ISN'T ANY WATER, AND THERE ISN'T GRASS,
JUST A LOT OF CACTUS TO PRICK YOU IN THE....... CHORUS.

Where learned: SAILING CLUB PARTY ; SUNG AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ASS ; DRINKING SONG ; ELLIPSIS ; LIMBURGER CHEESE

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

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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SONG

MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY
OF THE COMING OF THE LORD.
HE WAS PEELING DOWN THE ALLEY
IN A BLACK AND YELLOW FORD.
ONE HAND WAS ON THE THROTTLE,
AND THE OTHER ON A BOTTLE
OF PABST BLUE RIBBON BEER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PARODY OF RELIGIOUS SONG

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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SONG

TWAS ON A MONDAY MORNING
WHEN I FIRST SAW MY DARLING
A HANGING OUT THE FAMILY CLOTHES,
A HANGING OUT THE CLOTHES.

TWAS ON A TUESDAY MORNING
WHEN I FIRST SAW MY DARLING
A TAKING IN THE FAMILY CLOTHES.
A TAKING IN THE FAMILY CLOTHES.

WEDNESDAY: FOLDING UP THE CLOTHES.
THURSDAY: IRONING OUT THE CLOTHES.
FRIDAY: MENDING OF THE CLOTHES.
SATURDAY: PUTTING AWAY THE CLOTHES.
SUNDAY: " TWAS ON A SUNDAY MORNING,
WHEN ALL THE FAMILY WENT TO CHURCH.
A-WEARING THEIR SUNDAY CLOTHES,
A-WEARING THEIR SUNDAY CLOTHES.

Data entry tech comment: SEE AARNE-THOMPSON TALE TYPE 2012D

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHAIN SONG

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad Epic
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C330

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