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UP AND DOWN THE RIVER (DRINKING GAME)

UP AND DOWN THE RIVER. THIS IS PLAYED WITH AN UNLIMITED AMOUNT OF
PLAYERS AND A DECK OF CARDS. FOUR CARDS ARE DEALT FACE UP TO
EVERYONE.
THE DEALER FLIPS OVER THE TOP CARD AND IF YOU HAVE THAT CARD
YOU DRINK ONCE. THE DEALER FLIPS OVER THE SECOND CARD AND IF YOU
HAVE THAT CARD, PLUS THE FIRST CARD, YOU DRINK TWICE. THIS GOES ON
TO FIVE. THAT'S GOING UP THE RIVER, NOW GOING DOWN THE RIVER,
YOU GIVE YOUR DRINKS AWAY. FOR EXAMPLE, IF THE DEALER FLIPS A CARD
AND YOU HAVE IT, YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO DRINK 5 TIMES, BUT NOW YOU GIVE
YOUR DRINKS AWAY TO SOMEONE ELSE WHO HAS THE SAME CARD. THE OBJECT?
TO GET DRUNK AND HAVE A GOOD TIME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

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

Date learned: 00-01-979

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