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O ALMIGHTY DOLLAR, THY SHINING FACE
THAT SPEAKS THY MIGHTY POWER
IN MY POCKET, FIND A RESTING PLACE,
FOR I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR.
AMEN.

Where learned: SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE MONOLOGUE QUATRAIN ; INDIRECTION SATIRE MONEY ; METER: IAMBIC, ANAPESTIC ; MOCK-PIOUS ; RHYME: MASCULINE, IMPERFECT, ABAB

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CHILDREN'S SONG

COO, PIGEON, COO PIGEON
COME FLY FROM YONDER TEMPLE ROOF.
I'LL FEED YOU BEANS, SO EAT UP ALL.
WHEN YOU'VE FINISHED, DON'T FLY AWAY.
SING COO, COO AND PLAY AWHILE.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS JAPANESE CHILDREN'S SONG WHILE GROWING
UP IN JAPAN AND TODAY, IN AMERICA, SINGS THEM TO HIS SMALL GRAND-
CHILDREN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ANN ARBOR

Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
SPEECH -- Onomatopoeia

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MY MOTHER IS SOMEWHAT SUPERSTITIOUS, AND SHE SAYS THIS WHENEVER SHE
FINDS A PENNY.
"PENNY, PENNY, BRING ME LUCK,
I'M THE FIRST TO PICK YOU UP."

Where learned: Massachusetts

Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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NURSERY RHYMES

TWINKLE, TWINKLE LITTLE STAR/ HOW I WONDER WHAT YOU ARE.
UP ABOVE THE WORLD SO HIGH/ LIKE A DIAMOND IN THE SKY

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM YOUR MOTHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE ; RHYME:AABB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
BELIEF -- Star

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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DRINKING TOAST

THROUGH THE LIPS AND OVER THE GUMS,
LOOK OUT LIVER, HERE IT COMES}

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Food Drink C855.400
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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DRINKING TOAST

LOOK OUT STOMACH, LOOK OUT GUMS, LOOK OUT LIVER, HERE IT COMES}

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Food Drink C855.400
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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MR. OWL

OH MR. OWL
OH MR. OWL, YOU LOOK SO WISE
WITH THOSE BIG FUNNY, FUNNY EYES.
TA-WIT-TA-WOO. TA-WIT-TA-WOO.
IS THAT ALL I EVER HEAR FROM YOU?

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1935

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

GO LITTLE ALBUM FAR AND NEAR
TO ALL OF ROSIE'S FRIENDS SO DEAR,
SO EACH MAY WRITE A LITTLE PAGE
FOR HER TO READ IN HER OLD AGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE ; FUTURE ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1933

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C-130

C-130 ROLLING DOWN THE STRIP.
AIRBORNE DADDY'S GONNA TAKE A LITTLE TRIP.
STAND-UP, HOOK-UP, SHUFFLE TO THE DOOR.
JUMP RIGHT OUT AND COUNT TO FOUR.
BUT IF MY MAIN DON'T OPEN WIDE.
I'VE GOT ANOTHER ONE BY MY SIDE.
AND IF THAT ONE SHOULD FAIL ME TOO.
LOOK OUT GROUND, I'M COMING THROUGH. MM
RUCKSACK, JUMP BOOTS, AND MY M-16.
THAT'S ALL THAT'S GOING ON THE JUMP WITH ME.
GONNA SLIP TO THE RIGHT, AND SLIP TO THE LEFT,
SLIP RIGHT ON DOWN TO THE PLF.
AND IF I DIE ON THE OLD DROP ZONE,
BOX ME UP AND SHIP ME HOME.
THEN TELL MY GIRL I DID MY BEST,
AND BURY ME IN THE LEANING REST. MM
DRESS ME UP IN MY DRESS BLUES,
SPIT-SHINED JUMP BOOTS, NO STRAIGHT LEG SHOES.
PIN MY WINGS UPON MY CHEST,
TELL MY MOM I DID MY BEST.
C-130 ROLLING DOWN THE STRIP.
SIXTY-FOUR RANGERS ON A ONE-WAY TRIP.
MISSION'S A SECRET, DESTINATION UNKNOWN.
THEY DON'T KNOW IF THEY'LL EVER COME HOME. MM
I'VE GOT 700 ROUNDS FOR MY M-16,
BAYONET SHARP, DISPOSITION MEAN.
RUSSIANS ARE WOOSIES, GONNA GET ME SOME.
SO LOOK OUT RUSSIA 'CAUSE HERE I COME.
COON SKIN AND AN ALLIGATOR HIDE,
MAKE A PAIR OF JUMP BOOTS, JUST MY SIZE.
TAKE 'EM OUTTA THE BOX, AND SLIP 'EM ON MY FEET.
A NEW PAIR OF JUMP BOOTS CAN'T BE BEAT.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A MARCHING CADENCE WHICH IS EXTREMELY
POPULAR AT ARMY TRAINING CAMPS. "C-130" IS A
LARGE, FOUR-ENGINED, PROPELLOR-DRIVEN CARGO
AIRCRAFT WHICH IS ALSO USED TO DROP A MAXIMUM OF
SIXTY-FOUR COMBAT-EQUIPPED PARACHUTISTS. "HOOK-
UP" MEANS ATTACHING THE STATIC LINE (WHICH PULLS
THE PARACHUTE OPEN AUTOMATICALLY UPON EXITING
THE AIRCRAFT) TO A CABLE RUNNING THE LENGTH OF
THE AIRCRAFT INTERIOR. "SHUFFLE TO THE DOOR"
REFERS TO A METHOD BY WHICH PARACHUTISTS MOVE
ABOUT INSIDE AN AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT. IT INVOLVES
LIFTING ONE KNEE VERY HIGH AND ALTERNATELY
BRINGING THE OTHER LEG ALONGSIDE WHILE MOVING
TOWARD THE DOOR IN A STOMPING MOTION. THIS
WALKING ACTION MINIMIZES THE CHANCE OF STUMBLING
ON ANY PROTRUSION ALONG THE FLOOR OF THE AIRCRAFT.
"MAIN" INDICATES THE MAIN PARACHUTE WHICH IS
LOCATED ON THE JUMPER'S BACK. IN CASE OF
MALFUNCTION, THE PARACHUTIST HAS A RESERVE
CHUTE AT STOMACH LEVEL. "M-16" IS THE STANDARD-
ISSUE INFANTRY RIFLE. "SLIP" REFERS TO A METHOD
OF CONTROLLING THE LATERAL MOVEMENT OF THE
PARACHUTE DURING DESCENT. THE "PLF" IS THE
PARACHUTE LANDING FALL, I.E., A DRILLED METHOD OF
LANDING SAFELY BY MAKING FIVE POINTS OF BODY
CONTACT WITH THE GROUND IN SUCCESSION. "LEANING
REST" IS THE STARTING POSITION FOR THE FOUR
COUNT PUSHUP; A POPULAR EXERCISE DURING PARACHUTE
TRAINING. "STRAIGHT LEG SHOES" -- AIRBORNE
QUALIFIED PERSONNEL REFER TO NON-JUMPERS AS
"STRAIGHT LEGS." THE NAME IS CONSIDERED
DEROGATORY. IT REFERS TO THE STRAIGHT LINE
OF THEIR TROUSERS, AS AIRBORNE PERSONNEL WEAR
THEIR TROUSERS BLOUSED INSIDE THEIR BOOTS.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; FORT KNOX

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE TO THE GROUND (STANZA 1). ; BURIAL INSTRUCTIONS

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries

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LADY BUG, LADY BUG,
FLY AWAY HOME.
YOUR HOUSE IS ON FIRE,
YOUR CHILDREN ARE BURNING.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A SAYING REPEATED WHEN ONE SEES A LADY BUG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.360

Date learned: 10-16-1972

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WISHING

STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT, FIRST STAR I SEE OUT TONIGHT. I WISH I
MAY, I WISH I MIGHT, GET THE WISH I WISH TONIGHT. WHEN I WAS YOUNGER
I REMEMBER RECITING THIS VERSE, WHEN THE FIRST STAR WOULD COME OUT
AT NIGHT, IN HOPES THAT MY WISH WOULD COME TRUE.

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.455
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief

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TOAST

THROUGH THE TEETH AND OVER THE GUMS,
LOOKOUT STOMACH, HERE IT COMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE ; MOCK GRACE BEFORE EATING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 10-17-1972

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POSTMAN, POSTMAN DO YOUR DUTY,
HERE COMES SUSAN, THE AMERICAN BEAUTY.
SHE CAN WIGGLE, SHE CAN WOBBLE.
SHE CAN DO THE SPLITS.
I BET YOU TEN DOLLARS SHE CAN DO THIS:
SALUTE TO THE CAPTAIN, BOW TO THE QUEEN,
TURN HER BACK ON A DIRTY SUBMARINE.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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RED BIRD, RED BIRD, FLY TO THE RIGHT,
SEE MY SWEETHEART BEFORE SATURDAY NIGHT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.444
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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PROVERB

MAI REGEN,
GOTTES SAGEN,
FALL AUF MICH,
DANN WACHSE ICH.

Where learned: HUNGARY

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE ; MAY RAIN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.700

Date learned: 00-00-1897

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