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A TISKET, A TASKET, A GREEN AND YELLOW BASKET, I WROTE A LETTER TO MY
MOTHER AND ON THE WAY I DROPPED IT, I DROPPED IT, I DROPPED, AND ON
THE WAY I DROPPED IT, I WROTE A LETTER TO MY MOTHER AND ON THE WAY I
DROPPED IT.
WHILE THIS IS BEING CHANTED, ONE PERSON TAKES A HANDKERCHIEF AND
CIRCLES AROUND A RING FORMED BY THE OTHERS.
HE DROPS THE HANDKERCHIEF
BEHIND ONE, AND THEN THAT PERSON MUST CIRCLE THE OTHERS, REPEATING
THE PROCEDURE.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME

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

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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ALABAMA BUSKA, KING OF THE JEWS. BOUGHT HIS WIFE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
WHEN THE SHOES BEGAN TO WEAR, ALABAMA BUSKA BEGAN TO SWEAR- WIFE,WIFE
TURN AROUND, WIFE, WIFE TOUCH THE GROUND, WIFE, WIFE LEAVE TOWN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

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ALA BARA BUSKA KING OF THE JEWS.
BOUGHT HIS WIFE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
WHEN THE SHOES BEGAN TO WEAR, ALA BABA BUSKA BEGAN TO SWEAR. WIFE,
WIFE TURN AROUND, WIFE, WIFE.
TOUCH THE GROUND. WIFE, WIFE SHINE MY SHOES
SHINE MY SHOES. WIFE, WIFE YOU'D BETTER SKADOO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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ALI BABA, KING OF THE JEWS BOUGHT HIS WIFE A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
WHEN THE SOLES BEGAN TO WEAR, ALI BABA BOUGHT HER ANOTHER PAIR.
WHEN THOSE SHOES BEGAN TO WEAR, ALI BABA BEGAN TO SWEAR- WIFE, WIFE
TOUCH THE GROUND. WIFE, WIFE TURN AROUND.
WIFE WIFE, GET OUT OF TOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 10-12-1969

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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN./ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN./
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES,
COOKIE BOUGHT THE EVENING NEWS./ THIS
IS WHAT IT SAID- LADY ON ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT,/ LADY ON TWO
FEET, TWO FEET, TWO FEET,
LADY ON THREE FEET, THREE FEET, THREE FEET,
LADY ON FOUR FEET, FOUR FEET, FOUR.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; BERKELEY

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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BLONDIE AND DAGWOOD WENT DOWNTOWN/ BLONDIE BOUGHT AN EVENING GOWN/
DAGWOOD BOUGHT A PAIR OF SHOES / COOKIE BOUGHT THE EVENING NEWS/
LADY ON ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT, ONE FOOT, / LADY ON TWO FEET, TWO FEET,
TWO FEET, / LADY ON THREE FEET, THREE FEET, THREE FEET, (AND HAND)/
LADY ON FOUR FEET, FOUR FEET, FOUR FEET,
(TWO HANDS) LADY ON FIVE FEET,
FIVE FEET, FIVE FEET, (AND HEAD)/ LADY PIGEON-TOED, PIGEON-TOED,
PIGEON-TOED,/ LADY BOW-LEGGED, BOW-LEGGED, BOW-LEGGED,/ LADY STUPID
LOOKING, STUPID LOOKING, STUPID LOOKING,/ AND THAT'S WHY I'M GETTING
OUT OF HERE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM THE CHILDREN OF HER NEIGHBORHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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CAN YOU SHAKE IT./ CAN YOU SHAKE IT./ CAN YOU ALABAMA SHAKE IT./ CAN
YOU SHAKE IT TO THE LEFT. CAN YOU SHAKE IT TO THE RIGHT./ STAND UP,
SIT DOWN , FIGHT, FIGHT, FIGHT,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME

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

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN WENT TO FRANCE/ TO SEE THE GIRLS DO THE "HOOTCHIE
KOOTCHIE" DANCE/ SALUTE TO THE CAPTAIN/ BOW TO THE QUEEN/ AND TOUCH
THE BOTTOM OF THE SUBMARINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 09-20-1967

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CHARLEY CHAPLIN WENT TO FRANCE
TO TEACH THE GIRLS THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE
DANCE./ HEEL, TOE, AROUND WE GO/ HEEL, TOE, AROUND WE GO/ SALUTE TO
THE CAPTAIN, CURTSY TO THE QUEEN/ AND TOUCH THE BOTTOM OF THE
SUBMARINE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FOLEY HALL

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 03-29-1967

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN WENT TO FRANCE,
TO TEACH THE GIRLS THE HULA-HULA DANCE.
HEEL, TOE, AROUND I GO./ SALUTE THE CAPTAIN, CURTSEY TO THE QUEEN,/
AND TOUCH THE BOTTOM OF A BLUE SUBMARINE."

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN WENT TO FRANCE,/ TO TEACH THE LADIES HOW TO DANCE,/
WITH A HEEL AND A TOE, AROUND WE GO./ SALUTE TO THE CAPTAIN,/ BOW TO
THE QUEEN,/ TOUCH THE BOTTOM OF THE DIRTY SUBMARINE.

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: 11-00-1968

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CHING,CHANG CHINAMAN./ SITTING ON A FENCE./ TRYING TO MAKE A DOLLAR
OUT OF 99 CENTS./ HE MISSED, /HE MISSED,/ HE MISSED LIKE THIS.
THIS IS DONE WHILE JUMPING UP AND DOWN AND CROSSING FEET.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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DUMB, DUMB, DODO, TELL ME IF YOU KNOW,
THESE ARE THE THINGS I LIKE TO
DO,/ TIE MY SHOES AND TURN AROUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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DUTCH GIRL, DUTCH GIRL DRESSED IN BLUE
THESE ARE THE THINGS I LIKE TO
DO : SALUTE TO THE CAPTAIN (SALUTE) / CURTSEY TO THE QUEEN (CURTSEY)
TURN MY BACK TO THE MEAN OLD KING (TURN AROUND).

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CHARACTER

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/ CAUSE MAMA'S GOT A NEW BORN BABY./
AIN'T A GIRL./ AIN'T A BOY./ IT'S JUST AN ORDINARY BABY./ WRAP IT UP
IN TISSUE PAPER./ SEND IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR.
FIRST FLOOR/ STOP./ SECOND
FLOOR-MISS,/ THIRD FLOOR-TURN AROUND./ FOURTH FLOOR-GET OUT OF TOWN.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

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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FUDGE, FUDGE CALL THE JUDGE,/ MOM IS GOING TO HAVE A NEW BABY./ WRAP
IT UP IN TISSUE PAPER/ SEND IT UP THE ELEVATOR./ FIRST FLOOR: STOP
(HOP ONCE, THEN STOP)/ SECOND FLOOR : STOP (HOP TWICE, THEN STOP)/
THIRD FLOOR STOP (HOP THREE TIMES, THEN STOP)/ FOURTH FLOOR STOP ETC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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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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HANDS UP TOOTSIE, TOOSIE, TOOTSIE, TOO./ HANDS DOWN TOOTSIE, TOOTSIE
TOOTSIE, TOO./ TURN AROUND TOOTSIE, TOOTSIE, TOOTISE, TOO./ TOUCH TH
GROUND TOOTSIE, TOOTSIE, TOOTSIE TOO.

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME

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

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HEY GIRL HOW ABOUT A FIGHT? HERE COMES JODY WITH HER BRITCHES ON TIGH
SHE CAN WIGGLE, SHE CAN WAGGLE, SHE CAN DO THE SPLITS, BUT I BETCHA
TEN BUCK, LADY CAN'T DO THIS: LADY ON ONE FOOT, LADY ON TWO FEET, LAD
ON THREE FEET, LADY ON FOUR FEET ETC. UP TO TEN. AND YOUR UNDER THE
MOON.

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

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HOUSE FOR RENT, INQUIRE WITHIN./ WHEN I MOVE OUT , LET ---(NAME) MOVE
IN./ HERE'S THE KEY TO LOCK THE DOOR . (GIRL JUMPS IN AND IS HANDED T
KEY) SO SHUT YOUR MOUTH AND SAY NO MORE. (FIRST GIRL JUMPS OUT)

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME ; CALL-RHYME

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

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