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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD,
RANGERS ARE AS GOOD AS GOLD.
I'VE BEEN TOLD AND I BELIEVE,
I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS LEAVE.
I WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT,
WHEN THEY BOMBED THE ORIENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVERTISING FOR PEPSODENT TOOTHPASTE: ; WHEN YOU BRUSH YOUR TEETH WITH PEPSODENT ; YOU'LL WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT

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

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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FLEMISH PROVERB

AS THE CLOCK TICKS AT HOME, IT TICKS NOWHERE ELSE. ZOOALS HET KLOKJE THUIS TIKT, TIKT HET NERGENS. (FLEMISH)

Submitter comment: THIS WAS GIVEN TO ME WHEN HE WAS VISITING DETROIT, MICH. FROM BELGIUM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMAN CREATIONS ; ONOMATOPEIA

James Callow Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; OBSERVATION ; TIME FLIES WHEN YOU'RE HAVING FUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
WENDY
WENDY WHO?
WENDY MOON COMES OVER THE MOUNTAIN.

Submitter comment: AT SOME PARTY

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): NAME ; SONG TITLE: WHEN THE MOON COMES OVER THE MOUNTAINS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK, KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
WENDY
WENDY WHO?
WENDY JOKES ARE FINISHED, I'LL TELL YOU!

Submitter comment: I MADE UP THIS LAST JOKE FROM MY AUNT'S NAME, WENDY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FRANKLIN VILLAGE

James Callow Keyword(s): WHEN THE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00001960S

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Language: Rhyme

If wisdom's ways you'd willing seek

Five things observe with care;

Of whom you speak, to whom you speak,

And how, and when and where.

Submitter comment:

Found in autograph book from 1880's

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Language ; poem ; RHYME ; Signature ; Speak ; VERSE ; When ; Where ; Whom ; WISDOM

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

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I WAS POURING HIM A HILL, HE WAS DIGGING ME A HOLE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): {WHEN IS THIS USED?} {DON'T KNOW}

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-03-1971

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