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BILL HAD A BILLBOARD
HE ALSO HAD A BOARD BILL
BILL SOLD HIS BILLBOARD TO PAY FOR HIS BOARD BILL
THEREFORE, BILL'S BILLBOARD NO LONGER BORED BILL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT STATES THE RHYME HAS BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR A LONG
TIME AND WAS RELATED TO HIM BY HIS FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVERTISING NONSENSE ; HUMOR PUN INCREMENTAL REPETITION ; RHYME: ABBB ; TONGUETWISTER ; WORD PLAY, ITERATION (FINAL) ALLITERATION

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

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IT'S NOT THE COUGH
THAT CARRIES YOU OFF.
IT'S THE COFFIN
THEY CARRY YOU OFF IN.

Submitter comment: HEARD AND SAID WHEN YOUNG, 1915-1920.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): DEATH ; HUMOR TANGLETALK PUN ; IAMBIC-DACTYLIC, FEMININE RHYME, WORD PLAY, REPETITION ; OBSERVATION, TONGUETWISTER ; QUATRAIN SURPRISE ENDING CONTRAST ; RHYME: AABB

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

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NEVER TROUBLE TROUBLE,
UNTIL TROUBLE, TROUBLES YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ITERATION TO THE POINT OF BECOMING A TONGUETWISTER

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

Date learned: 10-16-1972

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TANGLE TALK

HOLD ON TO THE END OF YOUR TONGUE AND SAY "I WAS RAISED IN A
SHIPYARD" THREE TIMES.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT IS MY 14 YEAR OLD SISTER WHO SAYS THIS TANGLETALK IS
GOING AROUND CLARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): TONGUE HOLDER

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 09-20-1972

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CHILDREN'S SONG

WHILE ONE SLICK SEAL SLID IN THE SLUSH, THE OTHER SLICK SEAL
SLID OUT (REPEAT THREE MORE TIMES).
GLORY, GLORY WHAT'S IT TO YA?
GLORY, GLORY WHAT'S? IT TO YA?
GLORY, GLORY WHAT'S IT TO YA?
WHILE ONE SLICK SEAL SLID IN THE SLUSH, THE OTHER SLICK SEAL SLID
OUT.

Submitter comment: SUNG TO THE TUNE OF "BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): TONGUE TWISTER

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

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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NEVER TROUBLE TROUBLE,
UNTIL TROUBLE, TROUBLES YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ITERATION TO THE POINT OF BECOMING A TONGUETWISTER

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

Date learned: 10-16-1972

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I'm a sheet slitter. I slit sheets. I'm the best sheet slitter
that ever slit a sheet.

Submitter comment: This is a particular favorite of children since the
mispronounced words result in much laughter.

Where learned: OHIO ; TORONTO

James Callow Keyword(s): tongue-twister

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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TONGUE HOLDER

SAY THIS WHILE YOU ARE HOLDING YOUR TONGUE AND THE WORDS
SOUND A LITTLE DIFFERENT.
MY FATHER WORKS IN A SHIP YARD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TONGUE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 03-16-1971

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TONGUE TWISTERS

IN ITALIAN
"SCOPRA LA PANCA LA CAPRA CAMPA, SOTTO LA PAMCA LA CAPRA CREPA"
IN ENGLISH " ON TOP OF THE BENCH THE SHEEP LIVES, UNDER THE
BENCH THE SHEEP DIES."

Submitter comment: THIS IS ONE OF THE TONGUE TWISTERS THAT GIOVANNI REMEMBERED
FROM HIS CHILDHOOD IN ITALY, 1955-68.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; VALENTES MENS FORMALWEAR

Keyword(s): TONGUE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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TONGUE HOLDER

TRY SAYING THE YANKEE DOODLE RHYME WITH THE WORDS ALL
BEGINNING WITH AN F. YOU ACCIDENTALLY SAY AN OBSCENE
WORD WHEN YOU COME TO "STUCK".

Submitter comment: I REMEMBER MY FRIENDS TRYING IT ON ME AND ON EACH OTHER TO GET
US TO SAY AN OBSCENITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TONGUE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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TONGUE HOLDER

MY FATHER OWNS A SHIP YARD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): TONGUE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001971 SPRING

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TONGUE TWISTER

SAY "TOY BOAT" THREE TIMES FAST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE PARK

Keyword(s): TONGUE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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TANGLE TALK

"ONCE THERE WAS A BITTLE LUM SITTING ON A STURB CONE,
CHEWING A GUNK OF HUM. ALONG CAME A MOLICE PAN-SIMMIE
GOME! SIMMIE GOME! NOT BY A SARN DITE SAID THE BITTLE
LUM. SO THE MOLICE PAN SHOOK THE BITTLE LUM AND OUT
CAME THE GUNK OF HUM ON THE STURB CONE."

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RENO HALL

Keyword(s): TONGUE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 10-18-1971

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TONGUE TWISTER

DOES YOUR SHIRT SHOP STOCK SHORT SOCKS WITH SPOTS?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): TONGUE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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A HICCUP CURE

MY FATHER LEFT ME, JUST AS HE WAS ABLE, ONE BOWL, ONE BOTTLE,
ONE LADLE, TWO BOWLS, TW0 BOTTLES, TWO LADLES,...(AND SO
ON AS FAR AS YOU ARE ABLE IN ONE BREATH)

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): TONGUE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 01-19-1971

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Language

Tongue Twister Verse:

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Alternative possible spelling of Collector's last name: Datson, Datser

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; GAME ; Language ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

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

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Tongue Twister Verse

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

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

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Tongue Twister Verse

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

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

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Tongue Twister Verse

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

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

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Tongue Twister Verse

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

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

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