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I ASKED MY MOTHER FOR FIFTY CENTS,/
TO SEE THE ELEPHANT JUMP THE FENCE,/ HE JUMPED SO HIGH, HE
TOUCHED THE SKY,/ AND DIDN'T COME BACK 'TILL THE 4TH OF JULY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Highland

Keyword(s): HYPERBOLE ; MARVELS ; RHYME:AABB

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

Date learned: 11-22-1970

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