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Skunk in the barn yard, peyew!
Who did it come from? From you!

Submitter comment: Childhood way of passing the blame for having gas.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

James Callow Keyword(s): FLATULENCE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001970S

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I cut the cheese, but you licked the knife.

Submitter comment: Response to being accused of having gas.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

James Callow Keyword(s): FLATULENCE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001970S

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Counting Out

Bubble gum, bubble gum, in a dish.
How many pieces do you wish?

Submitter comment: This is a game for choosing who will be the first person
to be it when playing a game. Each player puts one
foot forward and one person says the rhyme while
touching each person's foot in sequence.
Whoever's foot is touched at the end of the rhyme
must pick the number of pieces in the dish. The
person who says the rhyme then counts out the number,
again touching each person's foot in order, starting
at the person who chose the number. Whoever's foot is
touched on the last number is "it."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

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

Date learned: 00001970S

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Counting Out

I lit a match and it went out. (This is the rhyme)

Submitter comment: This is a game for choosing who will be "it."
Each player puts one foot into a circle.
One player recites the rhyme while touching
each player's foot in order. Every time the
word "out" is said, whoever's foot is touched
removes his/her foot from the circle.
The last player with a foot in the circle is "it."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

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

Date learned: 00001970S

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Counting Out

My mother and your mother were hanging up clothes.
My mother punched your mother right in the nose.
What color was the blood?

Submitter comment: This is a game for choosing who will be the first
player to be "it." Each player puts one foot forward.
One player recites the rhyme while touching each
players' foot in order. Whoever's foot is touched at
the end of the rhyme must choose a color for the blood.
The person who said the rhyme then spells the color
touching each person's foot for each letter spelled.
Whoever's foot is touched on the last letter of the
color is "it."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

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

Date learned: 00001970S

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Little Billy Jokes

Little Billy runs into the house and says, "Mommy, Mommy!!"
"Quick get me a spoon!!"
His mother says, "What for?"
Billy replied, "Johnny threw up in the back seat of the car
and he's getting all the big chunks!"
Little Billy says, "Mommy, why is Daddy running
so fast down the driveway?" To which his mother replies, "Shut
up and reload this gun."
Little Billy asks, "Mommy, what happened to furball, the
kitty?" To which his mother replies, "Shut up, and finish
your meatloaf."

Submitter comment: These are Little Billy jokes. I used to know several of them
all having to do with something gross or disgusting.
Several of the jokes have a certain formula.
E.g. - Little Billy says, "Mommy, why are/is ___________?
To which his mother would reply, "Shut up, and ___________.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

James Callow Keyword(s): Sick Jokes

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00001970S

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Nobody likes me. Everybody hates me. I think I'll eat
some worms. First you bite the heads off. Then you suck
the guts out. Then you throw the skins away.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

Date learned: 00001970S

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Saint Peter Murphy had a steam boat. He tied it to the dock.
Along came a bumblebee and stung him on the cotton tail,
ginger ale, five cents a glass.
If you don't believe me I'll kick your dirty ass(k)
me no more questions. Tell me no more lies.
If you get hit with a bucket of shit, be sure to close
your eyes.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1989

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The Diarrhea Song

Diarrhea, ptt, ptt. Diarrhea, ptt, ptt.
When you're sliding into first,
And you feel a sudden burst.
Diarrhea, ptt, ptt. Diarrhea, ptt, ptt.
When you're sliding into second,
And you feel something unpleasant.
Diarrhea, ptt, ptt. Diarrhea, ptt, ptt.
When you're sliding into third,
And you feel a juicy turd.
Diarrhea, ptt, ptt. Diarrhea, ptt, ptt.
When you're sliding into home,
And your pants are filled with foam.
Diarrhea, ptt, ptt. Diarrhea, ptt, ptt.
When you're driving in your Chevy,
And you feel something heavy.
Diarrhea, ptt, ptt. Diarrhea, ptt, ptt.
When your mom cleans the car,
And she finds a candy bar.
Diarrhea, ptt, ptt. Diarrhea, ptt, ptt.
When you're climbing up a ladder,
And you hear something splatter.
Diarrhea, ptt, ptt. Diarrhea, ptt, ptt.
When you're playing football,
And you feel something fall.
Diarrhea, ptt, ptt. Diarrhea, ptt, ptt.
When you're going for a ride,
And you feel something slide.
Diarrhea, ptt, ptt. Diarrhea, ptt, ptt.
When you're taking a shower,
And you smell something sour.
Diarrhea, ptt, ptt. Diarrhea, ptt, ptt.

Submitter comment: This is chanted.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest

Date learned: 00-00-1989

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Jack and Jill went up the hill to have a little fun.
But stupid Jill forgot her pill, and now they have a son.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HEMLOCK

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRACEPTION

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse

Date learned: 00-00-1989

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