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TAUNT

BARRY'S MADE AND I'M GLAD,
AND I KNOW HOW TO PLEASE HIM.
A BOTTLE OF BEER AND A KICK IN THE REAR,
AND THREE LITTLE GIRLS TO PLEASE HIM.

Submitter comment: HEARD FROM HER DAD.

Where learned: SAINT MICHAEL GRADE SCHOOL

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

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PIOUS REFLECTION (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

IF YOU GET TO HEAVEN BEFORE I DO,/ DRILL A HOLE AND PULL ME THROUGH.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): INSTRUCTION ; RELIGION COUPLET ; RHYME: AA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

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LOVE YOU LITTLE, LOVE YOU BIG,
LOVE YOU LIKE A GREAT BIG PIG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; GRADE SCHOOL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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GOD MADE THE OCEAN,
GOD MADE THE BEACH,
AND WHEN HE MADE (NAME)
HE SURE MADE A PEACH.
ASHES TO ASHES,
DUST TO DUST,
IF IT WASN'T FOR (PERSON'S NAME),
YOUR LIPS WOULD RUST.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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I THOUGHT AND THOUGHT, AND THOUGHT IN VAIN,
AND FINALLY DECIDED TO SIGN MY NAME.

Where learned: SAINT STANISLAUS GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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REMEMBER ME WITH A SMILE
REMEMBER ME WITH A FROWN,
REMEMBER ME AS THE ONE,
WHO SPOILED YOUR BOOK BY WRITING UPSIDE DOWN.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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REMEMBER GRANT, REMEMBER LEE,
HECK WITH THEM, REMEMBER ME.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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I WILL REMEMBER BARB
I WILL REMEMBER SUE,
BUT PUT THEM ASIDE,
AND I WILL REMEMBER YOU!

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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REMEMBER ME EARLY,
REMEMBER ME LATE
REMEMBER ME AT THE HEAVENLY GATE.

Where learned: SAINT STANISLAUS GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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YOU KNOW YOU'RE CUTE,
YOU KNOW YOU'RE SWEET,
YOU ARE A GIRL,
WHO IS REALLY NEAT.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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CHRISTMAS GIFT TRADITION

IN OUR FAMILY, EVERY CHRISTMAS WE ALWAYS PUT A SMALL WRAPPED GIFT
AT EACH PERSON'S PLATE FOR CHRISTMAS DINNER. WE CALL THEM TABLE
GIFTS.

Submitter comment: ITEM WAS LEARNED IN NOVA SCOTIA ALTHOUGH COLLECTED IN DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; CLARENCEVILLE DISTRICT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Gifts, gift giving at Christmas
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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MONEY BELIEF

MY MOTHER ALWAYS GIVES A NEW-BORN BABY SILVER MONEY SO THAT IT
WILL NEVER BE IN NEED. THIS ONLY HAPPENS THE FIRST TIME SHE SEES
THE BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; CLARENCEVILLE DISTRICT

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Good luck Money

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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WHEN YOU ACCIDENTALLY SPILL SALT, INFORMANT TAKES
A FEW GRAINS OF SALT AND THROWS IT OVER EACH
SHOULDER FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; GRADE SCHOOL ; REDFORD ; SAINT MARYS

James Callow Keyword(s): ACCIDENT ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Upper body, arms, neck
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Good luck Activities

Date learned: 02-12-1970

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SWEET-PEA SUPERSTITION

ALL SWEET-PEA PLANTS MUST BE PLANTED ON GOOD FRIDAY IN ORDER FOR THEM
TO GROW.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT NEGLECTED TO DO SO ONE YEAR AND PLANTED THEM ONE WEEK LATE,
AND THEY DID NOT GROW THAT YEAR.

Where learned: SAINT MARYS AND GRAND ; GRADE SCHOOL ; REDFORD ; SAINT MARYS

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

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NEW YEAR'S DAY FOOD TRADITION

ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, THE CORN BREAD HAD WITH THE POOR BOY'S MEAL
CONTAINS A DIME WHICH WILL GIVE GOOD LUCK TO THE PERSON WHO GETS IT.

Submitter comment: ITEM WAS LEARNED IN WEST VIRGINIA ALTHOUGH COLLECTED IN DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; CLARENCEVILLE DISTRICT

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Food and drink
BELIEF -- Good luck Time (year, season, week, hour, etc.) Occasion Event

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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NEW YEAR'S DAY FOOD TRADITION

ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, A POOR BOY'S MEAL IS HAD CONSISTING OF BOILED
CABBAGE, BOILED POTATOES, HAM HOCKS AND CORN BREAD.

Submitter comment: ITEM WAS LEARNED IN WEST VIRGINIA ALTHOUGH COLLECTED IN DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; CLARENCEVILLE DISTRICT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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CLEANING BELIEF

ON NEW YEAR'S DAY, THE HOUSE MUST BE CLEAN, BUT YOU CAN NEVER SWEEP
THE DIRT OUTSIDE.

Submitter comment: ITEM WAS LEARNED IN WEST VIRGINIA ALTHOUGH COLLECTED IN DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; CLARENCEVILLE DISTRICT

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Routine activity

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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BROOM SUPERSTITION

WHEN YOU MOVE FROM ONE RESIDENCE TO ANOTHER, NEVER TAKE YOUR BROOM.

Submitter comment: ITEM WAS LEARNED IN WEST VIRGINIA ALTHOUGH COLLECTED IN DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; CLARENCEVILLE DISTRICT

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

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE IN A HUT
SEND ME A PICTURE OF YOUR BABY'S BUTT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT MARTIN GRADE SCHOOL

James Callow Keyword(s): BUTTOCKS

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

Date learned: 00001958-1960

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FOAM

THAT'S AS FUNNY AS A FLOOD IN A FIZZLE FACTORY.

Where learned: GRADE SCHOOL 2 ; ALL GRADES INCLUSIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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