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FIRE! FIRE! FALSE ALARM!
JANIE FELL INTO'S BILLY'S ARMS.
FIRST CAME LOVE,
THEN CAME MARRIAGE,
THEN CAME BILLY WITH A BABY CARRIAGE.
HOW MANY BABIES DID THEY HAVE?

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRTH

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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MINNIE-MINNIE HA-HA
WENT TO SEE HER PAPA.
PAPA DIED;
MINNIE-MINNIE CRIED.
MINNIE HAD A BABY,
SHE NAMED HIM TINY TIM.
SHE PUT HIM IN THE BATHTUB TO SEE IF HE COULD SWIM.
DRANK A GALLON OF WATER
AND ATE A BAR OF SOAP.
TRIED TO SWALLOW THE BATHTUB
BUT IT WOULDN'T GO DOWN HIS THROAT.
IN CAME THE DOCTOR,
IN CAME THE NURSE,
IN CAME THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.
OUT CAME THE DOCTOR,
OUT CAME THE NURSE,
OUT CAME THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.
AND THAT WAS THE END OF TINY TIM.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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DOWN IN THE VALLEY WHERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS,
THERE SAT SUSIE AS SWEET AS A ROSE.
SHE SANG, SHE SANG, SHE SANG SO SWEET;
ALONG CAME JIM AND KISSED HER ON THE CHEEK.
HOW MANY TIMES DID HE KISS HER?
ONE, TWO, THREE,...

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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