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EMISSION TRADITION

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WHY FART AND WASTE IT WHEN YOU CAN BURP AND TASTE IT?

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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EMISSION TRADITION

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EXCUSE ME FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, BUT IF IT HAD COME OUT OF THE
OTHER END IT WOULD'VE BEEN A FART.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: CA00001972

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SPANISH CUSTOM ; SPANISH VERSE

SANA QUE SANA CULITO DE RANA,
QUE POR LA MANANA YA ESTARA SANA/
GET WELL, GET WELL, LITTLE FROG ASS,
THAT BY MORNING YOU WILL BE ALL RIGHT.
THIS VERSE, IN SPANISH HOUSEHOLDS,
IS REPEATED TO SMALL CHILDREN BY
THEIR FATHER OR MOTHER TO HELP RELIEVE
THE PAIN OF A SMALL INJURY.

Submitter comment: WHEN MY BROTHER AND SISTERS AND I WERE YOUNG AND HAPPENED
TO SKIN A KNEE OR ELBOW OR SOMETHING, MY FATHER
WOULD REPEAT THIS VERSE TO US WHILE PATTING THE KNEE,
ELBOW, ETC. IN AN EFFORT TO MAKE US FEEL BETTER.
HE ALWAYS RECITED IT IN SPANISH, AND I NEVER KNEW THE
TRANSLATION UNTIL RECENTLY.

Where learned: PUERTO RICO ; AGUADA

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.750
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home

Date learned: CA00001930S

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TONGUE TWISTER

BEANPOLE BELINSKI BAKED A BOWL OF BURNT BAKED BEANS
A BOWL OF BURNT BAKED BEANS BEANPOLE BELINSKI BAKED
IF BEANPOLE BELINSKI BAKED A BOWL OF BURNT BAKED BEANS
HOW MANY BOWLS OF BURNT BAKED BEANS DID BEANPOLE BELINSKE BAKE

Submitter comment: I WROTE THIS IN SIXTH GRADE AND HAD IT PUBLISHED IN THE SCHOOL PAPER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

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

Date learned: CA00001968

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LIAR, LIAR, PANTS ON FIRE, CAT GOT YOU UP A TELEPHONE WIRE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON WOODS

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

Date learned: 00001960S

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PROMISE

CROSS MY HEART AND HOPE TO DIE, STICK A NEEDLE IN MY EYE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00001960S

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GREETING

YOU KNOW WHAT?
WHAT?
THAT'S WHAT

Submitter comment: THIS WAS DONE GENERALLY TO GET ON PEOPLE'S NERVES.
IT WAS DIFFICULT TO RESIST REPLYING "WHAT"? AND IT MADE A FOOL
OF YOU BECAUSE EVERYONE KNEW THE JOKE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAK PARK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001970S

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VERSE

JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY,
THE WIND BLEW UP HER NIGHTY.
HER THING ALL BARE,
AND FULL OF HAIR.
JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY/

Submitter comment: WHEN SOMEONE SAYS JESUS CHRIST ALMIGHTY IN OUR HOUSE,
MY FATHER USUALLY SAYS THIS VERSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON WOODS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
Filter - Mature Content

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INSULT

WHEN THEY WERE PASSING OUT LOOKS YOU THOUGHT THEY SAID BOOKS AND
SAID YOU DIDN'T WANT ANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

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

Date learned: 02-00-1979

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INSULT

WHEN THEY WERE PASSING OUT BRAINS YOU THOUGHT THEY SAID TRAINS AND
SAID YOU DIDN'T WANT ANY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

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

Date learned: 02-00-1979

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A TOAST IN VERSE.

MAY THE BEST YE'VE EVER SEEN
BE THE WORST YE'LL EVER SEE,
MAY A MOUSE NE'ER LEAVE YOUR GIRNAL
WI'A TEAR DROP IN HIS E'E,
MAY YE AYE KEEP HALE AND HE'RTY
TILL YE'RE AULD ENOUGH TAE DEE,
MAY YE AYE BE JUIST AS HAPPY
AS I WISH YE AYE TAE BE.

Submitter comment: VERSIFIED TOAST. I WAS IN SCOTLAND IN 1977 AND THIS WAS SAID TO ALL
TRAVELERS AT THE PUBS.

Where learned: SCOTLAND

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

Date learned: 07-00-1977

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A RETORT

I'M RUBBER, YOU'RE GLUE. WHATEVER YOU SAY BOUNCES OFF OF ME AND
STICKS TO YOU.

Submitter comment: SAID WHEN SMALL CHILD, USUALLY WHEN PLAYING WITH NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

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

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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TONGUE-TWISTER

TWO LOVERS SAT SIGHING SIDE BY SIDE
DOWN BY THE SIDE OF THE SUNNY SEASIDE
HE SIGHED, SHE SIGHED
THEY BOTH SIGHED, SIDE BY SIDE
DOWN BY THE SIDE OF THE SUNNY SEASIDE.

Submitter comment: THIS TONGUE TWISTER WAS LEARNED BY THE INFORMANT WHEN SHE WAS A
LITTLE GIRL. IT WAS TAUGHT TO HER BY HER FATHER WHO LEARNED IT FROM
HIS FATHER WHO IN TURN LEARNED IT FROM HIS UNCLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

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

Date learned: CA00001967

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TOAST: VERSE

MAY HE/SHE BE IN HEAVEN ONE-HALF HOUR BEFORE THE DEVIL KNOWS
THAT HE/SHE IS DEAD.

Submitter comment: THIS TOAST IS GIVEN AT A GATHERING AFTER A FUNERAL SERVICE.

Where learned: DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.546
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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TOAST

HERE'S TO LOVE AND UNITY
DARK CORNERS AND OPPORTUNIT_

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): DRINKING HUMOR

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; TRIPLE RHYME

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

Date learned: 01-00-1971

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HERE'S TO THE TOP - - -
BUT IF IT WASN'T FOR THE BOTTOM,
IT WOULDN'T HOLD A DROP.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

Keyword(s): DRINKING HUMOR

James Callow Keyword(s): GLASS

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

Date learned: 02-28-1970

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RETORTS

SEE MY FINGER?
SEE MY THUMB?
SEE MY FIST?
YOU'D BETTER RUN

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): TAUNT THREAT

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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TONGUE TWISTERS

RUBBER BABY BUGGY BUMPERS.

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

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

Date learned: 10-18-1971

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IRISH TOAST

HEALTH AND LONG LIFE TO YOU
LAND WITHOUT RENT TO YOU
A CHILD EVERY YEAR TO YOU
AND MAY YOU DIE IN IRELAND.

Submitter comment: ATTITUDE: TRUSTING

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR ; TOLD AT HER HOME

Keyword(s): DRINKING BLESSING WISH

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; IDEAL BIRTHDAY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 01-15-1972

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CHILDREN'S VERSE

TATTLE-TALE; TATTLE-TALE
HANG IT ON A BULL'S TAIL
IF THE BULL STARTS TO PEE
YOU WILL HAVE A CUP OF TEA

Where learned: TOLD TO ME IN MY APARTMENT

Keyword(s): NONSENSE

James Callow Keyword(s): REBUKE ; SLANG FOR URINATION

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

Date learned: 10-15-1969

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