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FOOD

IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA, WHEN THE PEOPLE WOULD WANT FRESH SHRIMP,
LOBSTER, OR FISH, THEY USED TO GO OUT TO THE STREETS AND CALL
OVER THE BLACK PEOPLE WITH BIG ROUND WOVEN BASKETS AND BOUGHT
THEIR FISH AND FRUIT THAT WAY.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT SAW THIS IN SAVANNAH, GEORGIA IN 1898

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT ; SAVANNAH

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business

Date learned: 10-12-1970

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

DONALD DUCK IS A ONE LEGGED DUCK. DONALD DUCK IS A TWO LEGGED
DUCK. DONALD DUCK IS A THREE LEGGED DUCK.
DONALD DUCK IS A FOUR LEGGED DUCK.
DONALD DUCK IS A PIGEON TOED DUCK.
DONALD DUCK IS A BOW LEGGED DUCK, DONALD DUCK IS A ONE LEGGED,
TWO LEGGED, THREE LEGGED, FOUR LEGGED, PIGEON TOED BOW
LEGGED DUCK.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; SAVANNAH

James Callow Keyword(s): CUMULATIVE COUNTING CHAIN

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

Date learned: 06-03-1970

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

CINDERELLA DRESSED IN MUSTARD, WENT DOWNTOWN TO GET SOME CUSTARD.
ON THE WAY HER GIRDLE BUSTED. HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE DISGUSTED? 1, 2,
3, 4, 5, (WHATEVER NUMBER ) (THE ROPE TURNS FASTER.)

Where learned: GEORGIA ; SAVANNAH

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

Date learned: 11-30-1972

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