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DUMB, DUMB, THE DUMB ONE IS ----(NAME)

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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DOWN THE MISSISSIPPI WHERE THE STEAM GOES "PUSH'EM"

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): ACTION-JUMP ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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CHARLEY CHAPLIN WENT TO FRANCE
TO TEACH THE GIRLS THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE
DANCE./ HEEL, TOE, AROUND WE GO/ HEEL, TOE, AROUND WE GO/ SALUTE TO
THE CAPTAIN, CURTSY TO THE QUEEN/ AND TOUCH THE BOTTOM OF THE
SUBMARINE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT TOWNTOWN/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN/
DAGWOOD BOUGHT THE SUNDAY NEWS/ AND HERE IS HOW IT READ: JUMP HOT
PEPPER, OR YOU ARE DEAD.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-30-1967

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BLUEBELLS, COCKLE SHELLS/ EEVY IVY OVER/ I WENT DOWNTOWN TO SEE MR.
BROWN./ HE GAVE ME A NICKLE, I BOUGHT A FLOWER.
THE FLOWER WAS YELLOW.
I GAVE IT TO MY FELLOW./ MY FELLOW WAS SICK, I GAVE HIM A KICK/ AND
THAT'S THE END OF THE DIRTY OLD TRICK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS IN THE PARMA, OHIO

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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Rope Jumping Rime

DOCTOR, DOCTOR, DO YOUR DUTY
HERE COMES _______, AN AMERICAN BEAUTY.
SHE WIGGLES WHEN SHE WALKS AND
SHE CAN DO THE SPLITS
AND SHE LIFTS UP HER SKIRT WHEN SHE DOES THE KICKS. HOW MANY KICKS CAN SHE DO?

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

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-30-1967

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Rope Jumping Rime

I was born in a frying pan
Just to see how old I am
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, . . .
(you miss at your particular age)

 

Submitter comment:

Informant learned this from the neighborhood children in Alaska.

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

Keyword(s): ENDURANCE JUMP

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

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