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ONE WHITE FOOT, BUY IT.
TWO WHITE FEET, TRY IT.
THREE WHITE FEET, SEE HOW IT GOES,
FOUR WHITE FEET, AND WHITE NOSE,
CUT OFF ITS FEET AND THROW IT TO THE CROWS.

Submitter comment: THIS APPLIES TO BUYING A HORSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; ANIMAL NUMBERS ; HUMOR EUPHEMISM SYMBOL OVERSTATEMENT ; INCREMENTAL REPETITION, SURPRISE ENDING CONTRAST QUINTET ; INTERACTION INITIAL INCREMENTAL REPETITION ; METER: DACTYL RHYME: FEMININE TRIPLE ; RHYME AABBB

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN. BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN.
DAGWOOD BOUGHT THE DAILY NEWS AND THIS IS WHAT IT SAID:
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN, IF YOU MISS YOU TAKE THE END.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TO TOWN

BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TO TOWN/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN/
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES/ AND ALEXANDER BOUGHT THE NEWS/ THIS
IS WHAT THE HEADLINES SAID/ CLOSE YOUR EYES AND COUNT TO TEN/ IF YOU
MISS YOU TAKE THE END/

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTERS

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

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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DONALD DUCK

A RHYME RECITED WHILE JUMPING ROPE.
DONALD DUCK IS A ONE-LEGGED
ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED DUCK/ DONALD DUCK IS A TWO-LEGGED/ TWO-LEGGED
TWO-LEGGED DUCK./ DONALD DUCK IS A THREE-LEGGED/ THREE-LEGGED, THREE-
LEGGED DUCK/ DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR-LEGGED/ FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED
DUCK/ JUMP OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PORT HURON

James Callow Keyword(s): CARTOON AND COMIC STRIP CHARACTER ; CHAIN COUNTING

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

Date learned: 10-30-1972

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WOE BORROWER

BORROWING MAKES SORROWING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; TRIPLE RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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LUCK

WHENEVER SOMEONE IS LEAVING THIS INFORMANT'S HOUSE FOR A TRIP OF
ANY DISTANCE SHE SPRINKLES THE CAR AND OCCUPANTS WITH HOLY WATER
TO KEEP THEM SAFE ON THE TRIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TRIP

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
BATMAN
BATMAN WHO?
SEE HOW EASILY THEY FORGET

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTER TELEVISION CHARACTER

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-18-1971

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AN INNOCENT MAIDEN FROM BUTTE
THOUGHT A BIG CITY SLICKER WAS CUTE.
NOW SHE'S IN, YOU MIGHT GUSS,
A MATFRNITY DRESS AND HE'S IH A PATERNITY SUIT.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S FAMILY OWNS A BAR AND THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS
SHE REMEMBERED FROM A CUSTOMER.
INFORMANT'S DAMILY OWNS A BAR AND THIS IS ONE OF THE THINGS
SHE REMEMBERED FROM A CUSTOMER.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LIMERICK ; RHYME: AABBA ; SEDUCTION ; TRIPLE RHYMES ; WORD PLAY

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

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TOAST

HERE'S TO LOVE AND UNITY
DARK CORNERS AND OPPORTUNIT_

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): DRINKING HUMOR

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; TRIPLE RHYME

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

Date learned: 01-00-1971

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HOW A MINORITY
REACHING A MAJORITY
SIEZING AUTHORITY
HATES A MINORITY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; TRIPLE RHYME

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

Date learned: 11-08-1985

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Jingle Bells, Batman Smells, Robin laid an egg.
Batmobile lost its wheel, and the Joker got away!

Submitter comment: Sung to the tune of Jingle Bells.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

James Callow Keyword(s): Comic strip character

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

Date learned: 00001970S

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IF YOU GO INTO A CLOSET AND SHUT THE DOOR AND SAY
"MARY WORTH" THIRTY-ONE TIMES WHILE CONCENTRATING
VERY HARD ON HER, YOU WILL FEEL LIKE YOUR ARM
OR YOUR LEG IS COMING OFF.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A PASTIME TRIED BY MYSELF WHEN I WAS YOUNGER,
AND ONE WHICH MORE CHILDREN TRY).

Where learned: ZX

James Callow Keyword(s): COMIC STRIP CHARACTER=MARY WORTH

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

Date learned: 11-20-1968

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Ethnic: Irish

Some more: when these men arrived they would not work either - it seems the air strip went over a large mound and this is Ireland is recognized as a grave yard for the "Little People" and to disturb it is unheard of. So to this day the strip is still uncompleted.  [sic]

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Card was located in a pile marked with [?].

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): Airport ; Airstrip ; BELIEF ; BURIAL ; ETHNIC ; GRAVEYARD ; IRELAND ; Irish ; Legend ; Little People ; Mound ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO TURN AROUND AND GO BACK TO GET
SOMETHING YOU FORGOT WHEN STARTING ON A TRIP.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Bad ; LUCK ; Return ; TRIP ; Turn Around

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck Leaving Entering Returning home Travel

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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MOVIE STAR LEGEND

THIS IS A LEGEND ABOUT MOVIE STARS.
WHEN A FAMOUS MOVIE STAR DIES, TWO MORE WILL DIE IN A SHORT
WHILE. A MOVIE STAR DOESN'T DIE ALONE, BUT ALWAYS DIES IN THREE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH ; Hollywood ; MOVIE STAR ; THREE ; Triple

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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BELIEF CONCERNING A TRIP

IF YOU LEAVE YOUR HOME TO GO ON A TRIP, AND
DISCOVER THAT YOU HAVE FORGOTTEN SOMETHING, IT IS BAD
LUCK TO GO BACK AND GET IT. IT IS BEST TO DO WITHOUT IT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Return ; SUPERSTITION ; TRIP

James Callow Keyword(s): DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 01-30-1971

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