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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

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

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PROVERB

BE PREPARED TO MEET THOSE PEOPLE WHO,
IN THEIR SILENCE WILL CONVERT YOU.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; TOLD AT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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BLASON POPULAIRE

BEWARE OF GREEKS BEARING GIFTS.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL

Keyword(s): CUSTOM

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; HYPOCRISY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 10-12-1965

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NOT BRICHT EISEN
NECESSITY KNOWS NO LAW
CASSELL'S GERMAN DICTIONARY (INSTRUCTORS COMMENT)

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NEVER BE ASHAMED OF HONEST MARKS OF TOIL

Data entry tech comment: NO DATES OR LOCATIONS ARE GIVEN ON ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; PRIDE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

NIP IT IN THE BUD

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD DOES NOT CONTAIN LOCATION ITEM WAS COLLECTED OR
THE COLLECTOR'S ADDRESS

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; PRECAUTION ; SYMBOL ; VEGETATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM-- FINNISH

NOT EVIL WITH EVIL BUT GOOD WITH EVIL
NOT EVIL FOR EVIL BUT GOOD FOR EVIL

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD DOES NOT CONTAIN A LOCATION FOR THE ITEM
OR AN ADDRESS FOR THE COLLECTOR

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): ITERATION ; TRANSLATION? ; WORD PLAY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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NOT TOO EXCITING

NOTHING TO WRITE HOME ABOUT

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD STATES THAT INFORMATION WAS RECEIVED BY PHONE

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): DISAPPOINTMENT ; QUALITY ; UNIMPRESSIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-02-1969

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

NOT YET DRY BEHIND THE EARS

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): IMMATURITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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SUPERSTITION

IF YOU DROP A KNIFE, YOU WILL RECEIVE A VISIT FROM A MAN. IF YOU
DROP A FORK A WOMAN WILL COME, AND IF YOU DROP A SPOON A BABY
WILL VISIT YOU.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; SAINT HYACINTH SCHOOL

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 02-29-1972

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SONG

TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALLGAME,
TAKE ME OUT TO THE PARK,
BUY ME SOME PEANUTS AND CRACKERJACKS,
I DON'T CARE IF I EVER COME BACK.
O, I'LL ROOT-TOOT-TOOT FOR THE HOME TEAM,
AND IF THEY DON'T WIN IT'S A SHAME.
IT'S A ONE, TWO, THREE STRIKES, YOU'RE OUT,
AT THE OLD BALL GAME.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Knowledge

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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SONG

COTTON NEEDS A-PICK-IN SO BAD
COTTON NEEDS A-PICK-IN SO BAD,
COTTON NEEDS A-PICK-IN SO BAD,
GON-NA PICK ALL OVER THIS FIELD.

1. WE PLANTED THIS COTTON IN APRIL
ON THE FULL OF THE MOON WE'VE HAD A
HOT, DRY SUMMER, THAT'S WHY IT OPENED
SO SOON.

2. BOY, STOP HOE-IN THAT COTTON
AND TAKE BETTER CARE,
MAKE HASTE YOU LAZY RASCAL,
AND BRING THAT ROW FROM THERE.

3. HURRY UP, HURRY UP, CHILDREN,
WE OUGHT TO HAVE BEEN GONE.
THIS WEATHER LOOKS VERY CLOUDY
I THINK IT'S GO-IN TO STORM.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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SPIRITUAL

I'M GONNA TELL GOD ALL MY TROUBLES
WHEN I GET HOME...
I'M GONNA TELL HIM THE ROAD WAS ROCKY
WHEN I GET HOME...
I'M GONNA TELL HIM I HAD HARD TRAILS
WHEN I GET HOME...
I'M GONNA TELL GOD HOW YOU'RE DOING
WHEN I GET HOME...

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; Grandmother ; TOLD BY

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Death
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Religious

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A SONG

IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING,
THE OLD MAN IS SNORING
HE WENT TO BED, AND BUMPED HIS HEAD,
AND HE WON'T GET UP TILL MORNING.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ANTHROMORPHISM

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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CHILDREN'S SONG

ITSY BITSY SPIDER ON THE WATER SPOUT
DOWN CAME THE RAIN AND WASHED THE SPIDER OUT
UP CAME THE SUN AND DRIED THE SPIDER OUT
AND THE ITSY BITSY SPIDER CLIMBED UP THE
WATER SPOUT.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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HOLLANDER JOKE

HEAR ABOUT THE MAN IN FLORIDA WHO WANTED FLAMINGOES
IN FRONT OF HIS HOTEL?
HE PAINTED SOME HOLLANDERS PINK AND PLANTED
THEM IN HIS FRONT YARD.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; RATHSKELLER

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; DUTCH ; ETHNIC

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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HOLLANDER JOKE

HOW DO YOU GET THE HOLLANDERS OUT OF YOUR FRONT LAWN?
THROW YOUR GARBAGE IN THE BACK YARD.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; RATHSKELLER

Keyword(s): DUTCH ; ETHNIC

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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NEGRO JOKE

WHY ARE TAR ROADS IN DETROIT SO BUMPY?
EVERYTIME A PERSON HITS A JIG THE ROADS
GET BLACK TOPPED SOME MORE.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; RATHSKELLER

Keyword(s): ETHNIC

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
DUKE
DUKE WHO?
DUKE THE BELLS A RINGING FOR HOLLY

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; KEATING SCHOOL

Keyword(s): DECK THE HALLS WITH BOUGHS OF HOLLY (?) ; NAME

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-28-1967

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE GREATEST BUS IN THE WORLD?
COLUMBUS

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): HISTORICAL ; NAME HISTORICAL FIGURE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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