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OL FASHIONED PEANUT BUTTER

HOW DO YA GET OL' FASHIONED PEANUT BUTTER OUTA THE ROOF
OF YER MOUTH?
(ALL THIS IS ASKED IMITATING THE SPEECH OF SOMEONE WHO DOES
HAVE A MOUTHFUL OF PEANUT BUTTER).
WELL, YA KIN BLOW IT OUT. (NARRATOR BLOWS). NOPE, WELL
YA KIN SHAKE IT OUT. (NARRATOR SHAKES HIS HEAD). NOPE,
WELL YA KIN SCRAPE IT OUT WITH YER FINGER. YUP. NOW,
HOW DO YA GET OL' FASHIONED PEANUT BUTTER OFF YER FINGER?
WELL, YA KIN BLOW IT OFF. (BLOWS AGAIN). NOPE, YA
MIGHT BE ABLE TA SHAKE IT OFF. (SHAKES HIS FINGER).
OR YA MIGHT BE ABLE TA LICK IT OFF. . . . NOW HOW DO YA
GET OL' FASHIONED PEANUT BUTTER OUTA THE ROOF OF YER
MOUTH? WELL. . . .
AND THE TALE STARTS ALL OVER AGAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OLD FASHIONED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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