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MILITARY DOUBLE-TIME DRILL CHANT

I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER.
I WANT TO GO TO VIETNAM.
I WANT TO BE AN AIRBORNE RANGER,
SO I CAN KILL ME A CHARLIE CONG. MM
ALL THE WAY.
ONE-TWO.
ALL THE WAY.
ONE-TWO.
UP THE HILL.
ONE-TWO.
DOWN THE HILL.
ONE-TWO.
OVER THE HILL (ETC.).

Data entry tech comment:

Keypunched by R.J.Miller 11/82

Updated by TRD 01/12

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; Cadence ; CHANT ; March ; Marching ; MILITARY ; Slur

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
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Date learned: 10-00-1970

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ALABAMA BUSCHA, KING OF THE JEWS,
BOUGHT HIS WIFE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
WHEN THOSE SHOES BEGAN TO WEAR, ALABAMA BUSCHA BEGAN TO SWEAR, WIFE,
WIFE GO UPSTAIRS, WIFE, WIFE TOUCH THE FLOOR, RED HOT PEPPERS

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

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

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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I AM A LITTLE DUTCH GIRL DRESSED IN BLUE./ AND THESE ARE THE THINGS
THAT WE USED TO DO,/ SALUTE TO THE CAPTAIN, BOW TO THE QUEEN, TURN MY
BACK TO THE SUBMARINE.

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

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Jump Rope Rhyme

DIRTY LIL, DIRTY LIL
LIVED ATOP OF GARBAGE HILL
NEVER WASHED AND NEVER WILL
(THEN YOU SPIT ON THE GROUND)
DIRTY LIL.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME

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

Date learned: 11-09-1968

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O DOCTOR!

DOCTOR, DOCTOR, CAN YOU TELL,
WHAT WILL MAKE MY MOTHER WELL?
SHE IS SICK AND ABOUT TO DIE,
AND THAT WILL MAKE MY DADDY CRY!
 

Submitter comment:

NEIGHBORHOOD ROPE SKIPPING RHYME

Where learned: informant's home

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER ; PLAIN JUMP

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

Date learned: 08-05-1964

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Jump-Rope Rhymes

DONALD DUCK HOPPED ON ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT.
DONALD DUCK HOPPED ON TWO FEET, TWO FEET, TWO FEET.
DONALD DUCK HOPPED ON THREE FEET, THREE FEET, THREE FEET.
DONALD DUCK HOPPED ON FOUR FEET, FOUR FEET, FOUR FEET.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: AT HOME ; playmates

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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Jump Rope Rhymes

DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR LEGGED,
FOUR LEGGED,
FOUR LEGGED DUCK.

DONALD DUCK IS A THREE LEGGED,
THREE LEGGED,
THREE LEGGED DUCK.

DONALD DUCK IS A TWO LEGGED,
TWO LEGGED,
TWO LEGGED DUCK.

DONALD DUCK IS A ONE LEGGED,
ONE LEGGED,
ONE LEGGED DUCK.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname and city of residence.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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Jump-Rope Rhyme

DONALD DUCK IS A ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED DUCK.
DONALD DUCK IS A TWO-LEGGED . . .
(THIS CONTINUES THROUGH FIVE-LEGGED)
FOR ONE-LEGGED: JUMP ON ONE LEG
FOR TWO-LEGGED: TWO LEGS
FOR THREE-LEGGED: TWO LEGS AND TOUCH THE GROUND WITH ONE HAND
FOR FOUR-LEGGED: TWO LEGS AND TWO HANDS
FOR FIVE-LEGGED: TWO LEGS, TWO HANDS AND HEAD.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: collector's home

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 11-13-1970

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Donald Duck Is a One-Legged Duck

DONALD DUCK IS A ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED DUCK;
DONALD DUCK IS A TWO-LEGGED, TWO-LEGGED, TWO-LEGGED DUCK;
DONALD DUCK IS A THREE-LEGGED, THREE-LEGGED, THREE-LEGGED DUCK;
DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED DUCK.

(ONE JUMPS WITH ONE FOOT FOR ONE-LEGGED DUCK,
WITH TWO FEET FOR TWO-LEGGED DUCK, WITH BOTH FEET AND A HAND FOR THREE-LEGGED DUCK, AND WITH BOTH FEET AND BOTH HANDS FOR FOUR-LEGGED DUCK.)

Submitter comment:

Informants: Mary Mieden, Pat Sanders, and Celeste DiFabio.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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DONALD DUCK

DONALD DUCK IS A ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED DUCK.
(JUMPER JUMPS ON ONE FOOT WHILE SINGING THIS LINE.)

DONALD DUCK IS A TWO-LEGGED, TWO-LEGGED, TWO-LEGGED DUCK.
(JUMPER JUMPS ON BOTH FEET WHILE SINGING
THIS LINE.)

DONALD DUCK IS A THREE-LEGGED, THREE-LEGGED, THREE-LEGGED DUCK.
(JUMPER HOPS ON BOTH FEET AND PUTS ONE HAND DOWN ON THE GROUND FOR EACH JUMP WHILE SINGING THIS LINE.)

DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED DUCK.
(JUMPER JUMPS ON BOTH FEET AND PUTS
BOTH HANDS DOWN ON THE GROUND WHILE SINGING THIS LINE.)

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

 

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

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Game Verse

THIS VERSE IS SAID WHILE JUMPING ROPE.

(WHILE JUMPING ON ONE FOOT YOU SAY)
DONALD DUCK IS A ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED, ONE-LEGGED DUCK.
(THEN YOU JUMP WITH BOTH FEET)
DONALD DUCK IS A TWO-LEGGED, TWO-LEGGED, TWO-LEGGED DUCK.
(NOW YOU MUST JUMP ON
BOTH FEET AND TOUCH THE GROUND WITH ONE HAND WHILE SAYING)
DONALD DUCK IS A THREE-LEGGED, THREE-LEGGED, THREE-LEGGED DUCK.
(FINALLY YOU JUMP ON BOTH FEET AND TOUCH BOTH HANDS TO THE GROUND WHILE SAYING)
DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED, FOUR-LEGGED DUCK.

AFTER THIS VERSE THE JUMPER GOES OUT.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 12-06-1965

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Jump Rope Rhyme (Game)

DONALD DUCK IS A ONE-LEGGED DUCK (JUMP WITH ONE LEG.)
DONALD DUCK IS A TWO-LEGGED DUCK (JUMP WITH TWO LEGS.)
DONALD DUCK IS A THREE-LEGGED DUCK (JUMP WITH TWO LEGS AND ONE HAND TOUCHES GROUND.)
DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR-LEGGED DUCK. (JUMP WITH TWO LEGS AND TWO HANDS TOUCH GROUND.)

Where learned: TOLD AT HOME

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 09-19-1969

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DONALD DUCK

DONALD DUCK WAS A ONE LEGGED, ONE LEGGED, ONE LEGGED DUCK.
DONALD DUCK WAS A TWO LEGGED, TWO LEGGED, TWO LEGGED DUCK.
DONALD DUCK WAS A THREE LEGGED,
THREE LEGGED, THREE LEGGED DUCK.
DONALD DUCK WAS A FOUR LEGGED, FOUR LEGGED, FOUR LEGGED DUCK.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this on the school playground.


 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; informant's home

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; 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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Mississippi

Down the Mississippi where the boats go push
M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I

(On "push," push a person out, repeat.)

 

Submitter comment:

Jump rope jingle.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME

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

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Jump-Rope Rhyme

I'm a little Dutch girl
dressed in blue
These are the things I like to do
Bow to the captain
Curtsy to the queen
And touch the bottom of the submarine.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT COLLECTOR'S HOME

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

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Game Verse - Rope-jumping Rhyme

I'm a little Dutch girl dressed in blue,
These are the things I like to do,
Salute to the captain,
Curtsy to the queen,
Turn my back on the mean old king.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

 

Where learned: COLLECTED FROM SCHOOL FRIENDS

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

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Dutch Girl

I'm a little Dutch girl
Dressed in blue
These are the things
I like to do
Salute to the captain
Curtsy to the queen
Turn my back on the mean old king.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

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