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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE/ MOMMA'S GOT A NEW BORN BABY/ IT ISN'T
A GIRL, IT ISN'T A BOY/ IT'S JUST AN ORDINARY BABY/ WRAP IT UP IN
TISSUE PAPER/ PUT IT ON THE ELEVATOR/ FIRST FLOOR: MISS ETC. UP TO
THE SIXTH FLOOR: DON'T MISS CAUSE THE BABY WAS BORN AT HALF PAST SIX.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE,
IT AIN'T NO GIRL, IT AIN'T NO BOY, JUST AN ORDINARY BABY.
MAMA'S GOT A NEW BORN BABY./ FIRST FLOOR
STOP- THE ROPE STOPS,/ SECOND FLOOR STOP - THE ROPE STOPS, THIRD
FLOOR STOP,- THE ROPE STOPS,/ RED HOT PEPPER. (JUMP UNIL MISSES.)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE/ MAMA'S GOT A NEW-BORN BABY./ IT AIN'T
VANILLA/ IT AIN'T COCONUT/ IT'S JUST A CHOCOLATE BABY./ WRAP IT UP
IN TISSUE PAPER/ THROW IT DOWN THE CHUTE/ FIRST FLOOR: MISS, SECOND
FLOOR : MISS, THIRD FLOOR : OUT THE DOOR. EVERYBODY OUT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE./ MAMA'S GONNA HAVE A BABY./ IT AIN'T NO
BOY./ IT AIN'T NO GIRL./ IT'S JUST A PLAIN OLD BABY.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; HAMTRAMCK ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-11-1971

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FUDGE, FUDGE CALL THE JUDGE./ MAMA'S GOT A NEW BORN BABY.
IT ISN'T A BOY, IT ISN'T A GIRL./ IT'S JUST AN ORDINARY BABY.
WRAP IT UP IN TISSUE PAPER,/ SEND IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR.
FIRST FLOOR-STOP (THE ROPE STOPS)
(ROPE BEGINS) SECOND FLOOR-STOP (ROPE STOPS)
(ROPE BEGINS) THIRD FLOOR, BABY FLOOR, ALL OUT.

Submitter comment: THIS IS FOR A GROUP TO JUMP TO. UPON REACHING "THIRD FLOOR" EVERYONE
MUST JUMP FROM THE TURNING ROPE.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): CALL-RHYME ; CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 03-01-1971

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FUDGE, FUDGE, TELL THE JUDGE/ MAMA'S GONNA HAVE A BABY./ IT AIN'T A
GIRL./ IT AIN'T A BOY./ IT'S JUST A BRAND NEW BABY./ WRAP IT UP IN
TISSUE PAPER/ SEND IT UP THE ELEVATOR. FIRST FLOOR: STOP, SECOND
FLOOR: STOP, THIRD FLOOR: RED HOT PEPPER.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 09-30-1967

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE/ MAMA'S GOT A NEW BORN BABY./ IT AIN'T
A BOY, IT AIN'T A GIRL,/ JUST AN ORDINARY BABY./ WRAP IT UP IN TISSUE
PAPER./ SEND IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR. FIRST FLOOR: STOP, SECOND FLOOR:
MISS. (SPREADS LEGS APART). THIRD FLOOR: RED HOT PEPPERS. (JUMPS TEN
TIMES AT DOUBLE PACE) . FOURTH FLOOR: TURN AROUND, (IN FOUR JUMPS)
FIFTH FLOOR: TOUCH THE GROUND, SIXTH FLOOR: GET OUT OF TOWN.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-10-1968

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FUDGE, FUDGE CALL THE JUDGE/ MOMMA HAD A BABY./ IT'S A BOY, IT'S A
GIRL/ PAPPA'S GOIN' CRAZY./ WRAP IT UP IN TISSUE PAPER/ SEND IT DOWN
THE ELEVATOR.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MCKEESPORT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 10-03-1968

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FUDGE, FUDGE, TELL THE JUDGE/ MAMA HAS A NEW BORN BABY./ IT ISN'T A
GIRL, IT ISN'T A BOY/ IT'S JUST A NEW BORN BABY.
WRAP IT UP IN TISSUE
PAPER/ SEND IT UP THE ELEVATOR.
FIRST FLOOR: MISS,/ SECOND FLOOR: MISS/
THIRD FLOOR: KICK IT OUT THE DOOR/ MAMA AIN'T GOT THE BABY ANYMORE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 01-29-1968

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FUDGE, FUDGE CALL THE JUDGE/ MAMA HAS A NEW BORN BABY/ IT AIN'T A BOY
IT AIN'T A GIRL/ IT'S JUST A PLAIN OLD BABY./ WRAP IT UP IN TISSUE
PAPER./ SEND IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR. FIRST FLOOR STOP, SECOND FLOOR: GO
THIRD FLOOR : RED HOT PEPER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON WOODS

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; SPEED-JUMP

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

Date learned: 02-20-1970

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FUDGE, FUDGE CALL THE JUDGE,
MOMMA HAD A NEW BORN BABY/ IT'S NOT A BOY,
IT'S NOT A GIRL/ IT'S JUST AN ORDINARY BABY./ FIRST FLOOR: STOP),
SECOND FLOOR: STOP./ THIRD FLOOR: STOP. ETC.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN DETROIT IN GRADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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FUDGE FUDGE CALL THE JUDGE/ MA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BABY/ IT'S NOT A
BOY/ IT'S NOT A GIRL/ IT'S JUST AN ORDINARY BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; STERLING

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE,/ MAMA GOT A NEW BORN BABY./ IT ISN'T A
GIRL, IT ISN'T A BOY,/ IT'S JUST A PLAIN OLD BABY.
WRAP IT UP IN TISSUE PAPER,/ SEND IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR: FIRST FLOOR:
MISS, SECOND FLOOR: MISS. THIRD FLOOR MISS,
FOURTH FLOOR: MISS, FIFTH
FLOOR : MISS . SIXTH FLOOR: DO NOT MISS" CAUSE THE BABY WAS BORN AT
HALF PAST SIX.

Submitter comment: FROM THE CHILDREN OF HER NEIGBORHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: SUMMER 00001964

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE,
MOTHER'S GOT A NEW BORN BABY,/ IT'S NOT
A BOY, IT'S NOT A GIRL,/ JUST AN ORDINARY BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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GRACE, GRACE DRESSED IN LACE/ WENT UPSTAIRS TO POWER HER FACE/ HOW
MANY BOXES DID SHE USE? (COUNT)

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 11-23-1970

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GEORGY PORGY PUTTER AND PIE/ KISSED THE GIRLS AND MADE THEM CRY. 1,2,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 03-00-1968

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GRACE, GRACE, DRESSED IN LACE,/ WENT UPSTAIRS TO POWDER HER FACE./ HO
MANY BOXES DID SHE USE?/ (COUNT)

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

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GRACE, GRACE, DRESSED IN LACE/ WENT UPSTAIRS TO POWDER HER FACE/ HOW
MANY BOXES DID SHE USE? ONE, TWO, THREE ETC.

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

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GYPSY, GYPSY, PLEASE TELL ME/ WHAT KIND OF A HUSBAND WILL HE BE? RICH
MAN, POOR MAN, BEGGAR MAN, THIEF?/ GYPSY, PGPSY , PLEASE TELL ME/ WHA
KIND OF RING WILL IT BE?/ DIAMOND, RUBY, SAPPHIRE?/ GYPSY, GYPSY,
PLEASE TELL ME./ WHAT KIND OF HOUSE WILL IT BE? MANSION, CASTLE,
COTTAGE? GYPSY, GYPSY, PLEASE TELL ME./ HOW MANY CHILDREN WILL THERE
BE? 1,2,3, ETC TIL YOU MISS. / GYPSY , GYPSY, PLEASE TELL ME./ WHAT
COLOR WILL MY CHILDREN BE? RED , YELLOW, BLACK, WHITE.

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

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I'M A LITTLE DUTCH GIRL DRESSED IN BLUE,/THESE ARE THE THINGS I LIKE
TO DO,/ SALUTE TO THE CAPTAIN, BOW TO THE KING, TURN AROUND LIKE A
SUBMARINE.

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

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