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ITALIAN RHYME (ITALIAN ASSUMED)

MISELLA, MISELLA
METTI IL PANE ALLA CAVUTELLA
VIENE IL CATTO SE LO MANGIA
VIENE IL SORGIO NON LO TROVA
FRUSH, FRUSH, FRUSH.
KITTY, KITTY
PUT THE BREAD IN THE LITTLE HOLE
IF THE CAT EATS IT, THEN
THE MOUSE WON'T FIND IT,
SCAT, SCAT, SCAT.

Submitter comment: THIS POEM IS A PLAY RHYME THAT MOTHERS WILL USE WHEN
PLAYING WITH SMALL BABIES. THE MOTHER WILL SLOWLY AND
RHYTHMICALLY RUB HER HANDS UP AND DOWN ON THE BABY'S
FACE WHEN SHE IS RECITING THE VERSE AND THEN WILL PAT
THE BABY'S FACE VERY QUICKLY AND LIGHTLY WHEN SHE
COMES TO THE LINE: "FRUSH, FRUSH, FRUSH."

Where learned: BIRTHDAY PARTY AT HER HOME

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

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THE GAME "BITE THE BAG."

THE GAME BITE THE BAG IS A GAME PLAYED AT PARTIES WHERE THE
PLAYERS ALL GATHER IN A CIRCLE AND AN ORDINARY GROCERY BAG
IS PLACED IN THE MIDDLE. THE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO
BEND OVER AND PICK UP THE BAG WITH YOUR TEETH WITHOUT ANY PART
OF YOUR BODY EXCEPT FOR YOUR FEET TOUCHING THE GROUND. THE GAME
PROCEEDS AND EACH PLAYER TRIES TO PICK UP THE BAG. THE PLAYER
IS DISQUALIFIED WHEN THEY FAIL TO PICK UP THE BAG PROPERLY.
AFTER EACH SUCCESSIVE ROUND THE BAG HAS ONE INCH CUT OFF THE
TOP EDGE SO THAT IT PROGRESSIVELY BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT.
THE WINNER IS THE LAST PERSON TO SUCCESSFULLY PICK UP THE BAG.

James Callow comment: CAN YOU BEND YOUR KNEES? YES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PARTY ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 00001983CA

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WINKING OF THE EYE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PARTY ; DORM

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation Appreciation of female beauty

Date learned: 02-15-1971

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CHUG SONG

HERE'S TO ( NAME OF DRINKER ) HE'S TRUE BLUE.
HE'S A DRUNKARD THROUGH AND THROUGH
SO DRINK CHUG A LUG
SO DRINK CHUG A LUG
HOORAY FOR ( DRINKER'S NAME )
HOORAY AT LAST
HOORAY FOR ( DRINKER'S NAME )
HE'S A HORSES ASS.

Where learned: TOLD AT A PARTY

Keyword(s): DRINKING SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

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MY NAME IS JESUS

MY NAME IS JESUS, THE SON OF GOD;
WELL, HELLO, HELLO, HELLO,
I'VE COME TO SAVE AND HEAL YOUR BED,
WELL, HELLO, HELLO, HELLO,
ROCK 'EM, SOCK 'EM, JESUS KNOCK 'EM,
GO GOD, GO

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PARTY ; SAILING CLUB

Keyword(s): JESUS ; MUSIC ; PARODY ; Rally ; RELIGION ; SONG ; SPORTS ; Tune ; VERSE

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

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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RASTUS STORY

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

THIS COLORED BOY CAME UP TO RASTUS WITH AN OFFICIAL-
LOOKING PAPER AND ASKED HIM WHAT THIS HERE
SUBPOENA WAS. RASTUS LOOKED AT THE PAPER AND SAYS,
"LES' SEE HERE. WE OUGHTA BE ABLE TO FIGGER IT OUT BY
ANALYSATION. WE GOT 'SUB' AND WE ALL KNOW THAT'S
THE LATIN FOR BELOW. WE ALSO GOT POENA AND THAT'S THE
GREEK FOR PENIS. BROTHER, IT LOOK LIKE DEY GOT YOU
BY THE BALLS!

Where learned: NEW YEARS EVE PARTY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 12-31-1966

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SOCIAL REUNION: THE SOUSE FAMILY

DRINK, DRINK, DRINK, DRINK; DRINK, DRINK, DRINK, DRINK,
DRUNK LAST NIGHT, DRUNK THE NIGHT BEFORE,
GONNA GET DRUNK TONIGHT LIKE I NEVER GOT DRUNK BEFORE;
FOR WHEN I'M DRUNK I'M AS HAPPY AS CAN BE,
FOR I AM A MEMBER OF THE SOUSE FAMILY;
AND THE SOUSE FAMILY IS THE BEST FAMILY;
THAT EVERY CAME OVER FROM OLD GERMANY.

THERE'S THE HIGHLAND DUTCH, AND THE LOW LAND DUTCH,
AND THE ROTTERDAM DUTCH, AND THE GODDAMN DUTCH,

CHORUS: SINGING; GLORIOUS, GLORIOUS, ONE KEG OF BEER FOR THE FOUR
CHORUS: OF US.
OH, GLORY BE TO GOD THAT THERE ARE NO MORE OF US,
FOR ONE OF US COULD DRINK IT ALONE, DAMN NEAR.
OH, WHAT'S THAT SMELL ON THE EVENING BREEZE,
IT'S THE GODDAMN DUTCH EATING LIMBERGER CHEESE.
CHORUS:
OH, THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS IS A HELL OF A PLACE TO BE,
THE TEMPERATURE IN THE SHADE IS A HUNDRED AND NINETY THREE;
THERE ISN'T ANY WATER, AND THERE ISN'T GRASS,
JUST A LOT OF CACTUS TO PRICK YOU IN THE....... CHORUS.

Where learned: SAILING CLUB PARTY ; SUNG AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ASS ; DRINKING SONG ; ELLIPSIS ; LIMBURGER CHEESE

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

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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"MUNGING" IS A WORD THOUGHT OF BY THE TWO PEOPLE ABOVE.
MUNGING IS PLAYING A PRACTICAL JOKE ON YOUR FRIEND.
IN THIS INSTANCE THE JOKE WAS ABOUT 10 POUNDS OF SNOW
THROWN ON MUELLER BY DAVIDSON, WHILE MUELLER WAS
USING GAS STATION BATHROOM. A LIVE MUNG.

Where learned: PARTY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 01-30-1971

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SOCIAL REUNION: RIPPLE SONG

RIPPLE, RIPPLE R-I-DOUBLE P-L-E
RIPPLE, RIPPLE R-I-DOUBLE P-L-E
SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT RIPPLE'S JUST JUNK
BUT FOR 79 CENTS, IT'S A HELL OF A DRUNK.

RIPPLE IS NEAT AND RIPPLE IS COOL
I WISH I HAD RIPPLE IN MY SWIMMING POOL.

YOU CAN DRINK IT FROM A BOTTLE, YOU CAN DRINK IT FROM A GLASS
ANY WAY YOU DRINK IT, IT'LL KNOCK YOU ON YOUR ASS.

SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT RIPPLE'S JUST CRAP
BUT I ALWAYS KEEP RIPPLE IN MY STRAP.

WELL IT COMES IN RED AND PAGAN PINK
AND IT'LL KNOCK YOU ON YOUR ASS AFTER JUST ONE DRINK.

Where learned: SAILING CLUB PARTY ; SUNG AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): DRINKING SONG

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

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TANGLETALK

WELCOME TO MY HOUSE WARMING
BRING YOUR OWN MATCHES.
ADMISSION'S FREE
PAY AT THE DOOR
WE'LL SIT AT THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE ROUND TABLE
ALL YOU DO IS PULL UP A CHAIR AND SIT ON THE FLOOR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT CAN'T REMEMBER THE REST OF IT.

Where learned: PARTY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-09-1968

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I WANT A BEER

I WANT A BEER JUST LIKE THE BEER
THAT PICKLED DEAR OLD DAD.
IT WAS THE BEER AND THE ONLY BEER
THAT DADDY EVER HAD;
A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED BEER WITH A HEAD OF FOAM.
IT TOOK TEN MEN TO CARRY DADDY HOME.
OH, I WANT A BEER, JUST LIKE THE BEER
THAT PTICKLED MY OLD MAN.

Submitter comment: SUNG TO THE TUNE OF " I WANT A GIRL
JUST LIKE THE GIRL THAT MARRIED
DEAR OLD DAD".

Where learned: PARTY ; SIGMA PI

Keyword(s): FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cries of street vendor

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IRISH CUSTOM

IN IRISH HOMES, WHEN SOMEONE DIES, THE WINDOWS ARE
OPENED TO LET THE DEAD SPIRIT OUT OF THE HOUSE.

Where learned: PARTY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-21-1969

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LYRICAL VERSE

OH, I DON'T CARE IF IT RAINS OR FREEZES,
LONG AS I HAVE MY PLASTIC JESUS,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR;
THUNDER ROAR AND LIGHTNING CRASH,
I WON'T FEAR; HE'S ON THE DASH,
TAKE HIM WITH YOU WHEN YOU TRAVEL FAR.

OH, I CAN DRIVE FROM COAST TO COAST,
LONG AS I HAVE MY HOLY GHOST,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR;
GOIN' NINETY I AIN'T WARY,
CAUSE I GOT MY VIRGIN MARY,
GUARANTEEIN' I WON'T GO TO HELL.

OH, I DON'T CARE IF IT'S DARK AND SCARY,
LONG AS I HAVE MY VIRGIN MARY,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT ; SAILING CLUB PARTY

Keyword(s): BIBLICAL ; FEMININE RHYME ; IMPERFECT RHYME: FREEZES JESUS ; RELIGION ; RHYME: AABCCB ; SLANG FOR DASHBOARD CLIPPING ; STATUES USED AS AMULETS IN AUTOMOBILES ; TRAVEL

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

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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AN EXPRESSION

THAT SLAYS ME.

Submitter comment: JIM SAID THIS ONE NIGHT WHEN I TOLD HIM SOMETHING AND
THIS IS THE ONLY THING HE COULD THINK OF TO SAY TO IT.

Where learned: PARTY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-22-1969

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IF ONE HUNDRED DOGS CATCH ONE HUNDRED RABBITS IN ONE
HUNDRED MINUTES, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR 10 DOGS TO
CATCH 10 RABBITS?
ANSWER: 100 MINUTES.

Where learned: PARTY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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TANGERINE

WHAT'S ROUND AND ORANGE AND GOES "CLICK, CLICK"?
A BALL POINT TANGERINE.

Where learned: PARTY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-16-1968

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THERE IS A LEGEND THAT SAYS THAT ONE OF THE MOUNTAINS IN
COUNTY SLIGO, IRELAND HAS A LUMP IN THE MIDDLE AND THE PEOPLE
SAY THAT ONE DAY THE DEVIL TOOK A BITE OF THE MOUNTAIN AND SPIT
IT AT CASHEL.

Submitter comment:

KATHY HEARD THIS FROM AN IRISHMAN WHILE HITCH-HIKING FROM CORK
TO LIMERICK IN IRELAND. CASHEL IS A ROCK ABOUT THREE HUNDRED FEET
HIGH WITH A RUIN OF A CASTLE AND CATHEDRAL ON IT. I BELIEVE IT WAS
ONCE THE SEAT OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS BUT AM NOT SURE. I DO NOT KNOW
IF THE MAN WHO TOLD KATHY BELIEVED IT BUT KATHY DOESN'T.

Data entry tech comment:

Additional (non-numbered) Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

[Please make a copy. Label it B472] - handwritten at the bottom of the card.

 

The original Boggs Number [P400] is crossed out and B425 and B472 are written next to it.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PARTY

Keyword(s): Castle ; Cathedral ; DEVIL ; GEOLOGY ; IRELAND ; IRISH BELIEF ; MOUNTAIN ; NATURE ; Pagan ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS LEGEND ; Rock ; Rock Formation

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Devil Demon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formation

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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BUZZ-DING

THIS IS A DRINKING GAME WHICH STARTS CLOCKWISE WITH
ONE PERSON, WHO BEGINS BY COUNTING "ONE." THE
PERSON NEXT TO HIM SAYS "TWO," AND SO ON. WHENEVER
MULTIPLES OF 5 ARE ENCOUNTERED, THE PERSON WHOSE TURN
IT IS, SAYS "DING," INSTEAD OF THE MULTIPLE OF FIVE.
WHEN MULTIPLES OF 7 ARE ENCOUNTERED, THE PERSON SAYS
"BUZZ," AND THE DIRECTION OF PLAY IS CHANGED FROM
CLOCKWISE TO COUNTERCLOCKWISE. WHEN A PERSON CALLS
OUT A WRONG NUMBER, I.E., 5, 7, 10, 14, 15, HE MUST
DRINK A BEER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM SOME FRATERNITY MEMBERS.

Where learned: PHI KAPPA THETA ; STAG PARTY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Bodily Activity Song: Game, Pastime, Sport

Date learned: 00001967 FALL

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HERE'S TO (NAME), HE'S TRUE BLUE.
HE'S A DRUNKARD THROUGH AND THROUGH.
HE'S A DRUNKARD SO THEY SAY,
THOUGHT HE WENT TO HEAVEN, BUT HE WENT THE OTHER WAY.
SO DRINK, CHUG-A-LUG, CHUG-A-LUG, CHUG-A-LUG;
SO DRINK CHUG-A-LUG, CHUG-A-LUG.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM MEMBERS OF HIS FRATERNITY.

Where learned: PHI KAPPA THETA ; STAG PARTY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Bodily Activity Song: Game, Pastime, Sport

Date learned: 00001967 FALL

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THUMPER

THIS IS A DRINKING GAME WHERE THE PLAYERS ALL SIT IN
A CIRCLE. EACH MAN CHOOSES A GESTURE WHICH WILL BE
ASSOCIATED WITH HIM FOR THE GAME. THE GAME BEGINS
BY ALTERNATELY SLAPPING YOUR KNEES AND YELLING
"THUUUUUUUMPPEEER." THE PERSON WHO STARTS THE GAME
STOPS SLAPPING HIS KNEES AND GIVES HIS GESTURE FIRST
AND THEN SOMEONE ELSE'S IN RAPID SUCCESSION. THE
PERSON WHOSE GESTURE IS PICKED MUST THEN RESPOND WITH
HIS GESTURE AND SOMEONE ELSE'S; THE CHOICE BEING
COMPLETELY ARBITRARY. WHEN A PERSON MISSES, BY NOT
SEEING HIS GESTURE OR GIVING AN INCORRECT RESPONSE,
HE MUST CHUG A BEER. ALL THE WHILE THE GAME IS BEING
PLAYED, THE PLAYERS WAITING FOR THEIR GESTURE CONTINUE
SLAPPING THEIR KNEES.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IT FROM THE MEMBERS OF HIS FRATERNITY.

Where learned: PHI KAPPA THETA ; STAG PARTY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Bodily Activity Song: Game, Pastime, Sport

Date learned: 00001967 FALL

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