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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.).

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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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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.
(T) DOCTOR, DOCTOR
DOCTOR, DOCTOR CAN YOU TELL/ WHAT WILL MAKE POOR SUSIE WELL?/ SHE IS
SICK AND GOING TO DIE/ THAT WILL MAKE POOR PETER CRY./ WHEN HE COMES
DRESSED IN BLUE/ THAT'S THE TIME HE'LL MARRY YOU.

Submitter comment: NEIGHBORHOOD ROPE SKIPPING RHYME

Where learned: 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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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.

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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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.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

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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