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GLORY, GLORY, ALLELUIA
TEACHER HIT ME WITH A RULER,
SO I HID BEHIND THE DOOR
WITH A LOADED 44,
AND SHE WON'T BOTHER ME ANY MORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): VIOLENCE PARODY: GLORY, GLORY, HALLELUJAH

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

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(sung to the tune of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic")
Glory, glory, halleluia
Teacher hit me with a ruler.
So I hit her in the bean
With a rotten tangerine
And that's the end of school!

Submitter comment: I learned this same song in Cincinnati, Ohio during the
1950's, and when I asked people to recall the silly
school songs of their youth, this was usually the first one
they would sing.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; SKOKIE

Keyword(s): parody, humor, mock violence

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

Date learned: 00001950S

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JUMP-ROPE RHYME

MY MOTHER AND YOUR MOTHER WERE HANGING UP CLOTHES.
MY MOTHER PUNCHED YOUR MOTHER RIGHT IN HER BIG NOSE.
YOUR MOTHER WENT DOWNTOWN TO SEE THE BIG CLOWN./
SHE SCREAMED SO LOUD THAT THE POLICE CAME 'ROUND.
POLICE, POLICE, DON'T TAKE ME,
TAKE THE MAN BEHIND THE TREE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): VIOLENCE

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

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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IF THE SUN SHINES WHILE IT IS RAINING, THE DEVIL IS BEATING
HIS WIFE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): DEVIL ; Domestic Violence ; METAPHOR ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 06-15-1972

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SHE CAN RAISE ENOUGH HELL FOR TEN PEOPLE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; JONESBORO

Keyword(s): VIOLENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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Expression

To beat the tar out of someone means to beat them up

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ;

Keyword(s): Beat ; EUPHEMISM ; Expression ; Injure ; Language ; Saying ; Tar ; VIOLENCE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary of Special Group

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