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HERE I STAND IN THE OLD COW TRAIL,
WITH MY PECKER IN MY HAND AND HEIFER BY THE TAIL,
JUST FOR FUN I GAVE A LITTLE YELL,
THE HORSE GAVE A JUMP AND THE HEIFER WENT TO HELL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CASEVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
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Date learned: 00001940S

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HER EYES ARE LIKE DIAMONDS,
HER TEETH ARE LIKE GLASS,
HELL AND DAMNATION FLUNG UP HER ASS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CASEVILLE

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
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Date learned: 00001940S

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THERE WAS A MAN FROM BOSTON,
WHO HAD A LITTLE AUSTIN,
IT HAD ROOM FOR HIS ASS AND A GALLON OF GAS,
AND HIS BALLS HUNG OUT SO, HE LOST THEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CASEVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
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Date learned: 00001940S

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A SUPERSTITION WITH COMMERCIAL FISHERMAN IS ONCE
YOU NAME A BOAT, YOU CANNOT CHANGE THE NAME OR
IT WILL BE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CASEVILLE

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force
BELIEF -- Bad luck
SPEECH -- Proper Name

Date learned: 00001970S

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CINDERELLA DRESSED IN YELLOW
WENT UPSTAIRS TO KISS A FELLOW
MADE A MISTAKE AND KISSED A SNAKE
HOW MANY KISSES DID IT TAKE?

Submitter comment: THIS IS A JUMP ROPE GAME. YOU JUMP UNTIL YOU MISS AND THAT IS THE
THE NUMBER OF KISSES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CASEVILLE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1977 ; 11-00-1987

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MISS SUZI HAD A TUGBOAT.
THE TUGBOAT HAD A BELL.
MISS SUZI WENT TO HEAVEN.
THE TUGBOAT WENT TO
HELLO OPERATOR. GIVE ME #9.
AND IF YOU DISCONNECT ME
I'LL KICK YOU RIGHT
BEHIND THE FRIGERATOR THERE WAS A PIECE A GLASS.
MISS SUZI FELL UPON IT
AND BROKE HER LITTLE
ASK ME NO MORE QUESTIONS.
TELL ME NO MORE LIES.
MISS SUZI TOLD ME ALL OF THIS
THE DAY BEFORE SHE
DYED HER HAIR ALL PINK AND WASHED IT DOWN THE SINK, SINK,....

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CASEVILLE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1975 ; 11-00-1987

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Peanut Song

I used to sing this song to my children as a lullaby.
"Found a peanut, found a peanut,
Found a peanut just now.
I just now found a peanut, found a peanut just now.
I cracked it open, cracked it open,
Cracked it open just now.
I just now cracked it open, cracked it open just now.
Found it rotten, found it rotten,
Found it rotten just now.
Just now found it rotten, found it rotten just now.
Ate it anyway, ate it anyway,
Ate it anyway just now.
I just now ate it anyway, ate it anyway just now.
Got sick, got sick,
Got sick just now.
Just now got sick, got sick just now.
Called the doctor, called the doctor,
Called the doctor just now.
I just now called the doctor, called the doctor just now.
Died anyway, died anyway,
Died anyway just now.
Just now died anyway,died anyway just now.
Called the preacher, called the preacher,
Called the preacher just now.
Just now called the preacher, called the preacher just now.
Went to heaven, went to heaven,
Went to heaven just now.
I just now went to heaven, went to heaven just now.
Played a harp, played a harp,
Played a harp just now.
I just now played a harp, played a harp just now.
Broke a string, broke a string,
Broke a string just now.
I just now broke a string, broke a string just now.
Went the other way, went the other way,
Went the other way just now.
I just now went the other way, went the other way just now.
Shovelled coal, shovelled coal,
Shovelled coal just now.
Just now shovelled coal, shovelled coal just now.
Burnt my finger, burnt my finger,
Burnt my finger just now.
Just now burnt my finger, burnt my finger just now."

Submitter comment: The simple tune allows the use of almost any repeated phrase.
Substitutions or additions may be used to the meaning. Generally
plays as a camp song therefore allowing everyone to participate by
adding their own verse. Another version of the song that Grace
has heard replaces the lines "played a harp" and "broke a string"
with "met an angel" and "met St. Peter."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp in Caseville

Keyword(s): HELL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ballad Epic
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 00-00-1956

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