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A GYPSY ELF

A LETTER IS A GYPSY ELF.
IT GOES WHERE I WOULD GO MYSELF
EAST OR WEST OR NORTH IT GOES
OR SOUTH PAST PRETTY BANGOLOES
OVER MOUNTAIN OVER HILL
ANY PLACE IT MUST OR WILL
IT FINDS GOOD FRIENDS THAT LIVE SO FAR
YOU CANNOT TRAVEL WHERE THEY ARE

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN ST. MICHAEL'S GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: SAINT MICHAEL GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): SONG

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

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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CHILDREN'S SONG

OH, CHRISTMAS TREE OH CHRISTMAS TREE
YOUR BRANCHES GREEN DELIGHT US.

OH CHRISTMAS TREE OH CHRISTMAS TREE
YOUR BRANCHES GREEN DELIGHT US

THEY'RE GREEN WHEN THE SUMMER DAYS ARE BRIGHT.
THEY'RE GREEN WHEN WINTER SNOW IS WHITE

OH CHRISTMAS TREE OH CHRISTMAS TREE
YOUR BRANCHES GREEN DELIGHT US.

Submitter comment: HEARD IN ST. MICHAEL'S SCHOOL.

Where learned: SAINT MICHAEL GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.

Date learned: 12-02-1967

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MARRIAGE CUSTOM

AFTER A YOUNG COUPLE RETURNS HOME FROM THEIR HONEYMOON, THE PEOPLE
WOULD ALWAYS HAVE A "BANJO". THAT MEANS THEY WAIT UNTIL THEY ARE
SETTLED IN BED AND THEN EVERYONE MEETS AT THEIR HOUSE AND BLOWS
HORNS AND YELLS UNTIL THE BRIDE AND GROOM COME OUT AND INVITE
EVERYONE IN.

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

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

James Callow Keyword(s): CHARIVARI ; SHIVAREE

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Serenade Charivari
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Disturbing bride and groom Charivari Shivaree Belling
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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SYNTAX CHANGE

THE YARD SURROUNDING THE HOME WAS CALLED A DOOR-YARD RATHER THAN A
FRONT OR BACK YARD.

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

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

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word
SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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RHYME

STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES,/ BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HURT ME.

Submitter comment: SAID THIS DURING GRADE SCHOOL DAYS.

Where learned: GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; RHYME: AABC

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

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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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

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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FAMILY FOOD TRADITION

EVERY SATURDAY NIGHT WE HAD HOME BAKED BEANS AND HOME MADE BROWN
BREAD WHEN I LIVED IN NOVA SCOTIA.

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

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

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Night mealsSupper
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Manner of preparation Process

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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GAELIC FESTIVAL

IN EASTERN CANADA WE HAVE MANY GAELIC MODS. THESE ARE HIGHLAND
GATHERINGS WITH BAG PIPES, HIGHLAND DANCING AND COMPETITION THAT
GO BACK TO SCOTLAND. FAMILIES WEAR THEIR OWN TARTAN SKIRTS WHICH
IDENTIFIES THE FAMILY.

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

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

James Callow Keyword(s): BAGPIPES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Irregular

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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ADVENT CUSTOM

THE GERMANS CELEBRATE ADVENT WITH A WREATH BEARING FOUR CANDLES, ONE
OF WHICH IS LIT EACH SUNDAY OF THE SEASON.

Where learned: GRADE SCHOOL

Subject headings: 645 September 23 Equinox to December 20

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THE WORMS CRAWL IN

YOU SHOULD NEVER LAUGH AS THE HEARSE GOES BY
'CAUSE YOU MIGHT BE THE NEXT TO DIE.
THEY'LL PUT YOU IN A WOODEN BOX
AND COVER YOU UP WITH DIRT AND ROCKS.

ALL GOES FINE FOR ABOUT ONE WEEK
AND THEN THE COFFIN BEGINS TO LEAK.
THE WORMS CRAWL IN, THE WORMS CRAWL OUT,
THE WORMS PLAY PEANUCKLE ON YOUR SNOUT.
YOUR INSIDES TURN A SLIMY GREEN
AND PUSS FLOWS OUT JUST LIKE WHIPPED CREAM.
THE WORMS CRAWL IN, THE WORMS CRAWL OUT,
THE WORMS PLAY PEANUCKLE ON YOUR SNOUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRADE SCHOOL ; SAGINAW

Keyword(s): DECAY OF BODY AFTER DEATH ; GORE, GOTHIC HORROR ; PINOCHLE, A CARD GAME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Death
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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JEWISH NEW YEAR FOOD TRADITION

AT JEWISH NEW YEAR AT THE DINNER ON ROSH HASHONAH WE DIP SLICES OF
APPLE IN HONEY TO SYMBOLIZE LOOKING FORWARD TO A SWEET YEAR.

Submitter comment: ITEM WAS LEARNED IN THE CITY OF DETROIT ALTHOUGH COLLECTED IN SUBURB

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
Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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HICCUPS

TO CURE THE HICCUPS, BREATHE TWENTY TIMES INTO A BROWN PAPER BAG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; GRADE SCHOOL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number P686.1.20
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-13-1965

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THANKSGIVING DAY FOOD TRADITION

ON THANKSGIVING DAY, THE ALLEN FAMILY EATS CREAMED ONIONS.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED IN DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; WAYNE COUNTY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable

Date learned: CA00001930S

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FORGETFULNESS TRADITION

IF YOU LEAVE THE HOUSE FORGETTING SOMETHING, YOU MUST SIT DOWN AND
COUNT TO TEN BEFORE LEAVING THE HOUSE AGAIN.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED IN DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; WAYNE COUNTY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Number P686.3.10

Date learned: CA00001930S

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BIRTHDAY TRADITION

FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY, YOU GET A PINCH THE DAY BEFORE, A SPANKING ON
THE BIRTHDAY, AND A KISS THE DAY AFTER.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS LEARNED IN DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BOTSFORD GRADE SCHOOL ; WAYNE COUNTY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Private birthday or anniversary
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: CA00001930S

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JUVENILE DELINQUENTS

WHEN I WAS IN MY CATHOLIC GRADE SCHOOL, WE USED TO THINK THAT
WE WERE THE ULTIMATE IN "NAUGHTY" WHEN WE USED TO SING THIS
SONG BEHIND THE NUN'S BACKS. IT IS SUNG TO THE TUNE OF YANKEE
DOODLE DANDY.
WE ARE JUVENILE DELINQUENTS, WE ROAM THE STREETS TILL TWO A. M.
WE DRINK WITH THE SAILORS AND WE SMOKE WITH THE BUMS, WE WAIT
ON THE CORNER FOR PICKUPS TO COME. OH, WE ARE JUVENILE
DELINQUENTS, WE SLEEP IN BED BUT NOT ALONE... MOVE OVER BABY...
YOU'RE TAKING UP THE WHOLE DAMN BED AND THERE WAS GRANNY,
SWINGING ON THE OUTHOUSE DOOR... WITHOUT HER NIGHTY.. WAITING
FOR THE GARBAGE MEN, TO COME A RUNNING. OH WE ARE MAMA'S
JUVENILES. COME ON AND HUG ME. OH, WE ARE MAMA'S JUVENILES,
COME ON AND KISS ME. OH, WE ARE MAMA'S JUVENILES. DA DA DA.

Where learned: OUR LADY STAR OF THE SEA GRADE SCHOOL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: 00-00-1975

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PRAYER BELIEF

BEFORE WE GO ON A TRIP WE ALWAYS SIT DOWN TOGETHER, THINK A SILENT
PRAYER FOR A SAFE RETURN AND THEN START ON OUR TRIP. WE DO IT FOR
JUST A MOMENT OR TWO.

Submitter comment: ITEM WAS LEARNED IN THE CITY OF DETROIT ALTHOUGH COLLECTED IN SUBURB

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

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

Date learned: 11-00-1982

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

JOHNNY OVER THE OCEAN, JOHNNY OVER THE SEA,
JOHNNY BROKE A MILK BOTTLE AND BLAMED IT ON ME.
I TOLD MA. MA TOLD PA.
HOW MANY LICKENS DID HE RECEIVE?

(JUMP UNTIL YOU MISS, COUNTING BY ONES HIS "LICKENS".)

Where learned: ST. HILARYS GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 03-29-1971

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JUMPING RHYME

MABLE, MABLE, SET THE TABLE.
HOW MANY DISHES WILL SHE SET?

(JUMP, COUNTING, UNTIL YOU MISS.)

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD ; SAINT HILARY'S GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-29-1971

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STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES,
BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HURT ME.

Submitter comment:

REPLY TO A TAUNT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): BONES ; Defense ; poem ; Reverse Taunt ; RHYME ; SONG ; Sticks ; STONES ; TAUNT ; WORDS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- P870 P870.570

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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