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SONG

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME,
TAKE ME OUT TO THE PARK,
BUY ME SOME PEANUTS AND CRACKERJACKS,
I DON'T CARE IF I EVER COME BACK.
O, I'LL ROOT-TOOT-TOOT FOR THE HOME TEAM,
AND IF THEY DON'T WIN IT'S A SHAME.
IT'S A ONE, TWO, THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT,
AT THE OLD BALL GAME.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Knowledge

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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SONG

COTTON NEEDS A-PICK-IN SO BAD
COTTON NEEDS A-PICK-IN SO BAD,
COTTON NEEDS A-PICK-IN SO BAD,
GON-NA PICK ALL OVER THIS FIELD.

1. WE PLANTED THIS COTTON IN APRIL
ON THE FULL OF THE MOON WE'VE HAD A
HOT, DRY SUMMER, THAT'S WHY IT OPENED
SO SOON.

2. BOY, STOP HOE-IN THAT COTTON
AND TAKE BETTER CARE,
MAKE HASTE YOU LAZY RASCAL,
AND BRING THAT ROW FROM THERE.

3. HURRY UP, HURRY UP, CHILDREN,
WE OUGHT TO HAVE BEEN GONE.
THIS WEATHER LOOKS VERY CLOUDY
I THINK IT'S GO-IN TO STORM.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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SPIRITUAL

I'M GONNA TELL GOD ALL MY TROUBLES
WHEN I GET HOME...
I'M GONNA TELL HIM THE ROAD WAS ROCKY
WHEN I GET HOME...
I'M GONNA TELL HIM I HAD HARD TRAILS
WHEN I GET HOME...
I'M GONNA TELL GOD HOW YOU'RE DOING
WHEN I GET HOME...

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; Grandmother ; TOLD BY

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Death
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Religious

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A SONG

IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING,
THE OLD MAN IS SNORING
HE WENT TO BED, AND BUMPED HIS HEAD,
AND HE WON'T GET UP TILL MORNING.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ANTHROMORPHISM

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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CHILDREN'S SONG

ITSY BITSY SPIDER ON THE WATER SPOUT
DOWN CAME THE RAIN AND WASHED THE SPIDER OUT
UP CAME THE SUN AND DRIED THE SPIDER OUT
AND THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER CLIMBED UP THE
WATER SPOUT.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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BLASON POPULAIRE

BEWARE OF GREEKS BEARING GIFTS.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): CUSTOM

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; HYPOCRISY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 10-12-1965

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BELIEF

IF YOU LOOK IN A MIRROR ON RAINY NIGHTS AND STARE
INTO THE MIRROR WHILE SAYING "I BELIEVE IN ROSEMARY'S BABY"
AND CONCENTRATE HARD, IT IS BELIEVED THAT YOU CAN
SEE ROSEMARY KILLING HER BABY.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; SAINT HYACINTH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): INCANTATION

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: 02-29-1972

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THIRTEENTH FLOOR

IN AMERICA, THERE IS NEVER A 13TH FLOOR IN ANY BUILDING USED FOR
LIVING OR OFFICE PURPOSES. IT'S A SUPERSTITION THAT SINCE THE FLOOR
NUMBER IS 13, THAT SOMETHING AWFUL WILL HAPPEN ON IT.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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RIDDLE

WHAT TIME IS IT WHEN THE CLOCK STRIKES THIRTEEN?
TIME TO GET IT FIXED

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS BLACK AND BLUE AND GOES DING-DONG?
A BEAT UP AVON LADY RINGING THE DOORBELL.

Data entry tech comment: AVON LADIES SELL COSMETICS DIRECTLY TO HOMES.

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): COLOR ; COMMERCIAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO RAISE STRAWBERRIES?
WITH A SPOON

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): EATING ; FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE SMALLEST ROOM IN THE WORLD?
A MUSHROOM

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT'S BLACK WITH GREEN FURRY LEGS AND ORANGE DOTS?
I DON'T KNOW, WHAT IS IT?
I DON'T KNOW EITHER BUT IT'S CRAWLING ON YOUR BACK.

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): COLOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT'S WHITE, HAS ONE HORN AND GIVES MILK?
A MILK TRUCK

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST BOW IN THE WORLD?
A RAINBOW

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-16-1965

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LYRICAL VERSE

THROUGH THE TEETH AND PAST THE GUNS;
LOOK OUT STOMACH, HERE IT COMES.

Submitter comment: AT PARTIES WHEN DRINKING.

Where learned: EAST DETROIT, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: NOT ENTERED

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE GREATEST BUS IN THE WORLD?
COLUMBUS

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): HISTORICAL ; NAME HISTORICAL FIGURE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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UKRAINIAN TRADITION

ON CHRISTMAS EVE AFTER DINNER THE SINGLE GIRLS OF THE HOUSEHOLD AND
SINGLE GIRL GUESTS WOULD TAKE THEIR EATING UTENSILS, KNIFES (KNIVES)
AND FORKS, ONE AT A TIME AND GO OUT THE BACK ENTRANCE, RATTLE THE
UNTENSILS TOGETHER AND THE THEN WAIT FOR THE FIRST SOUND; SUCH AS A
DOG BARKING, CAR, OR HORSE. THE DIRECTION FROM WHICH THE FIRST SOUND
CAME WAS THE DIRECTION FROM WHICH THE GIRL'S FUTURE HUSBAND RESIDED.
FAMILY CUSTOM.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): MARRIAGE PREDICTION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve Predictions
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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STORE

NATIVES OF HAPPY HOLLOW IN DALTON GA. SHOP ONLY AT ONE STORE WHICH
THEY CALL A "JOT 'EM DOWN STORE". IT'S CALLED THIS BECAUSE HERE
THE PURCHASER CAN BARTER OR SIMPLY ARGUE AN ITEMS' PRICE DOWN
HENCE, JOT 'EM DOWN.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 11-00-1971

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HAUNTED ROOM

I WAS TIEING MY SHOES IN THE ROOM WHERE MY MOTHER DIED WHEN ALL OF
A SUDDEN THE MIRROR BROKE ALL TO PIECES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS REALLY DID HAPPEN

Data entry tech comment: THE KEYPUNCHER HAS CORRECTED THE COLLECTOR'S SPELLING

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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