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WORMS

NOBODY LIKES ME EVERYBODY HATES ME GUESS I'LL GO EAT WORMS,
BIG, FAT, JUICY ONES, LITTLE BITTY SCRAWNY ONES, SEE HOW THEY
WRIGGLE AND SQUIRM. BITE THEIR HEADS OFF SUCK THEIR JUICES
THROW THE SKINS AWAY. NOBODY KNOWS HOW MAN CAN THRIVE ON
WORMS
THREE TIMES A DAY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS SAID IN A POUTY, SING-SONG FASHION.

James Callow comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): GORE: WORMS AS FOOD

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

Date learned: 11-00-1972

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BELIEF

IF YOU EAT A LOT OF GARLIC YOU'LL RID YOURSELF OF TAPE WORMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; TAPEWORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 03-05-1972

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NOBODY LIKES ME.
EVERYBODY HATES ME,
I,M GOING TO GO EAT WORMS.
REFRAIN:
BIG, FAT, JUICY ONES.
SMALL, THIN, SLABBY ONES.
ITSY, BITSY, FUZZY, WUZZY WORMS.
FIRST YOU GET A BUCKET,
THEN YOU GET A SHOVEL,
THEN YOU GET A BUCKET FULL OF WORMS.
REFRAIN
FIRST YOU BITE THEIR HEADS OFF,
THEN YOU SUCK THEIR GUTS OUT,
OH, HOW THEY WIGGLE AND SQUIRM.
UP COMES ONE WORM,
UP COMES TWO WORMS,
UP COMES THREE LITTLE WORMS.
REFRAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): WORMS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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ITALIAN REMEDY

WHEN A PERSON GETS A COUGH MOTHERS OFTEN FEEL THEY HAVE WORMS.
TAKE SEVEN OR NINE PIECES OF GARLIC AND MAKE A CHAIN AND WEAR IT
AROUND THE NECK. THIS WILL RID THE PERSON OF THE WORMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): COUGH ; NUMBERS ; WORMS

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 12-00-1969

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WORMS

REMEDY FOR PINWORMS: ONE-HALF TEASPOON OF SUGAR, TWO DROPS OF SPIRITS
TURPENTINE. TAKE ORALLY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): PINWORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-22-1967

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IF YOU SEE A LOT OF WHOLLY WORMS, I'S A SIGN OF A HARD
WINTER.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; CRUTCHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): WOOLY WORMS WOOLEY WORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P00

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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NOBODY LOVES ME,
EVERYBODY HATES ME.
THINK I'LL EAT SOME WORMS!
BIG, FAT, JUICY ONES
LITTLE, SLIMY, SKINNY ONES
ROUND AND HAIRY WORMS!

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Where learned: OHIO ; TROTWOOD

Keyword(s): CHILD ; CHILDREN ; KIDS ; RHYME ; SONG ; WORMS

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

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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IF ONE EATS GARLIC AND HAS WORMS, THE WORMS WILL DISAPPEAR.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CURE ; Garlic ; REMEDY ; WORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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