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MEANS OF CAUSING ILLNESS

OH IT'S CHERRY JUICE AND LEAVES,
THAT GIVE YOU THE DRY HEAVES,
IN THE HALLS, IN THE HALLS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

HEY, EVERYBODY, WE'RE GOING TO GATHER AROUND MEXICO. TWO UP, TWO
BACK, BOSS TURN, BIRD'S NEST, OH, BABY NOW, ONE, TWO, THREE, COUNT
UNTIL SHE MISSES.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

JACK BE NIMBLE, JACK BE QUICK,
JACK, JUMP OVER THE CANDLESTICK.
SIXTY-NINE, SEVENTY-TWO,
HOW MANY POP-UPS CAN YOU DO?
COME ON AND JUMP, JUMP, JUMP UNTIL YOU'RE THROUGH.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

FUDGE, FUDGE, FUDGE. BOOM, BOOM, BOOM. CALL THAT JUDGE. BOOM,
BOOM, BOOM. MAMMA'S GOT A NEWBORN BABY. BOOM! IT'S NOT A BOY.
BOOM! IT'S NOT A GIRL. BOOM! IT'S JUST AN ORDINARY BABY. BOOM!
WRAP IT UP IN TOILET PAPER, KICK IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR! FIRST FLOOR,
SPLIT, SECOND FLOOR, SPLIT, THIRD FLOOR, SPLIT. (KEEP ON UNTIL GIRL
MISSES IN THE ROPE.)

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

SHERRIE'S GOT A BOYFRIEND. TISKET, TISKET, DADDIO! WHO TOLD YOU?
TISKET, TISKET, DADDIO! YOU TOLD US. TISKET, TISKET, DADDIO. CAN
YOU ROPE IT? ROPE IT, ROPE IT, DADDIO. WHAT'S HIS NAME? TISKET,
TISKET, DADDIO. JESSIE, HONEY, JESSIE JAMES. TISKET, TISKET,
DADDIO.
WHERE DOES HE LIVE? TISKET, TISKET, DADDIO! ON A HILL. TISKET,
TISKET, DADDIO. CAN YOU STOMP IT? STOMP IT, STOMP IT, DADDIO.
CAN YOU TWINE IT? TWINE IT, TWINE IT, DADDIO.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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IF YOU ROCK AN EMPTY ROCKING CHAIR, SOMEONE IN YOUR
FAMILY IS GOING TO DIE.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero

Date learned: 03-10-1968

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MONOLOGUE

THERE ONCE LIVED A YOUNG INDIAN GIRL CALLED NO ONE'S MAIDEN, FOR
SHE HAD NO PARENTS AND LIVED WITH THE WITCHDOCTOR AND HIS MEAN
WIFE. NO ONE'S MAIDEN WORKED TOO HARD TO PLAY OR DANCE AND NO
MAN WISHED HER FOR SHE HAD NO DOWRY. ONE NIGHT THE WITCH DOCTOR
TOLD HER TO GO FOR A WALK, SO SHE SAT BY THE LAKE AND GAZED AT
THE MOON. SHE SANG A SONG ABOUT HOW LONELY SHE WAS AND TOLD THE
MOON SHE WAS SORRY FOR HIM BECAUSE HE WAS LONELY TOO. THE INDIANS
CALLED THE MOON NANNY. SHE TOLD NANNY SHE WOULD LIKE TO VISIT
HIM AND CHEER HIM UP. THE MOON BEGAN TO SHINE AND A SILVER PATH
CAME DOWN FOR NO ONE'S MAIDEN TO VISIT ON. THE MOON CALLED HER
NANNY MAYEY, WHICH MEANS MOON PATH. FOR TWO NIGHTS SHE VISITED
THE MOON BUT ON THE SECOND NIGHT WAS SEEN BY HER PEOPLE. SHE
RETURNED TO THEM AS NANNY MAYEY AND WAS ADORED BY ALL. EVEN NOW,
HOWEVER, NANNY THROWS DOWN THE SILVER PATH TO REMIND PEOPLE OF
NANNY MAYEY.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Moon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Woman
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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HEALING WATERS

ONE WINTER A GREAT PLAGUE STRUCK AND MANY INDIANS DIED. ONE YOUNG
MAN NAMED MONTA HAD LOST ALL HIS FAMILY BUT HIS NEW WIFE, WHO WAS
ILL. MONTA PRAYED TO MANITOU, THE GREAT SPIRIT, TO GIVE HIM A
PLANT WHICH WOULD CURE HIS WIFE. AFTER HIS PRAYER, HE COVERED HIS
WIFE WITH SOFT FIRS AND BEGAN HIS SEARCH OVER THE SNOW-COVERED
EARTH. FOR THREE DAYS HE SEARCHED, BUT THE PLANTS WERE ALL SLEEP-
ING UNTIL SPRING AND NO ANIMALS WERE IN SIGHT. FINALLY HE FELL
ASLEEP. ALL THE ANIMALS OF THE FOREST GATHERED AROUND, FOR HE
HAD ALWAYS BEEN GOOD TO THEM. THEY PRAYED TO THE GREAT SPIRIT TO
HELP MONTA. THE GREAT SPIRIT HEARD AND SENT MONTA A DREAM. IN
THE DREAM MONTA SAW HIS WIFE WELL AND HEARD HER SINGING. SHE SANG
OF THE HEALING WATERS OF THE GREAT MANITOU. WHEN MONTA AWOKE HE
HEARD THE WATERS SINGING AND BEGAN TO DIG UNDER HIS FEET. UP
SPRANG THE HEALING WATERS. HE WASHED IN THE WATER AND BECAME
STRONG. HE TOOK WATER TO HIS WIFE AND SHE WAS SAVED. FROM THEN
ON, THE PEOPLE OF THE VILLAGE BATHED IN THE SPRING AND WERE NEVER
ILL AGAIN.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Supernatural Being
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Running water Small current. Brook, spring....
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Magic
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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FAMILY CUSTOM

AT OUR FAMILY PICNIC (THE CARNEY CLAN), SOMEONE ALWAYS BRINGS THE
TOILET SEAT MOUNTED ON A PIECE OF PLYWOOD, THE BUCKET, AND THE
SPONGES. ANY ANIMOSITY ANYONE HAS CAN BE PUBLICLY EXHIBITED BY
THROWING SPONGES FULL OF WATER AT THE PARTY WHO IS THE CAUSE OF THE
ANGER OR FRUSTRATION WHILE THEIR HEAD IS STICKING THROUGH THE
TOILET SEAT FROM BEHIND THE BOARD. IT'S BEEN PRETTY WILD AT TIMES.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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REMEBER WASHINGTON? REMEMBER LEE?
THE HECK WITH THEM, REMEMBER ME!

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN SCHOOL

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: 10-31-1967

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SOME WRITE UP AND SOME WRITE DOWN,
BUT I'LL BE DIFFERENT AND WRITE AROUND.

James Callow comment: VERSE WRITTEN IN A CIRCLE WITHIN A CIRCLE.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Reading or writing backwards, upside down

Date learned: 10-31-1967

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I'LL BE YOURS UNTIL RUSSIA GETS HUNGARY
AND FRIES TURKEY IN GREECE.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
I'LL BE THE LAST ONE
TO SIGN THIS BOOK

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IN SCHOOL

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 10-31-1967

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COUNTING OUT

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
THESE LITTLE CHILDREN WENT TO HEAVEN.
ONE FLEW EAST AND ONE FLEW WEST,
AND ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEXT.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A COUNTING RHYME, TOLD BY THIS WOMAN'S
GRANDMOTHER IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ABOUT 1937.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: OHIO ; ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO ; LIMA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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COUNTING OUT

APPLES, PEACHES, PEARS, AND PLUMS,
TELL ME WHEN YOUR BIRTHDAY COMES.
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH . . .

Submitter comment: IF PERSON POINTED TO HAS BIRTHDAY IN MONTH NAMED,
WHEN POINTED TO, HE IS IT.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

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Retort

When I called her a two-bit she hit me with her bag of quarters.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The retort is an action (not words)?

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

Do you have a match? No, not since Superman died.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): BOAST ; BRAG ; COMEBACK ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

Yea, she was bread in old Kentucky, but she's only a crumb up here.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

[To What?] is written next to the title.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; HORSE ; INSULT ; Kentucky ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Retort

"Doubting Thomas"

When someone tells you something which is hard to believe, a common reply is:

"I'm from Missouri - seeing is believing."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C870.570] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; INSULT ; Missouri ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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A FRIEND OF MINE FROM CHICAGO ONCE TOLD ME THAT A
PICTURE WAS TAKEN OF A DEAD RELATIVE OF HIS, WHILE
THAT PERSON WAS IN THE COFFIN IN THE HOME OF THE
DECEASED. WHEN THE PICTURE WAS DEVELOPED, IT
SHOWED THREE PERSONS STANDING BEHIND THE COFFIN
WHO HAD DIED YEARS BEFORE.

Where learned: CHICAGO

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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