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I WANT A BEER

I WANT A BEER JUST LIKE THE BEER
THAT PICKLED DEAR OLD DAD.
IT WAS THE BEER AND THE ONLY BEER
THAT DADDY EVER HAD;
A GOOD OLD-FASHIONED BEER WITH A HEAD OF FOAM.
IT TOOK TEN MEN TO CARRY DADDY HOME.
OH, I WANT A BEER, JUST LIKE THE BEER
THAT PTICKLED MY OLD MAN.

Submitter comment: SUNG TO THE TUNE OF " I WANT A GIRL
JUST LIKE THE GIRL THAT MARRIED
DEAR OLD DAD".

Where learned: PARTY ; SIGMA PI

Keyword(s): FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cries of street vendor

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MY NAME IS JESUS

MY NAME IS JESUS, THE SON OF GOD;
WELL, HELLO, HELLO, HELLO,
I'VE COME TO SAVE AND HEAL YOUR BED,
WELL, HELLO, HELLO, HELLO,
ROCK 'EM, SOCK 'EM, JESUS KNOCK 'EM,
GO GOD, GO

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PARTY ; SAILING CLUB

Keyword(s): JESUS ; MUSIC ; PARODY ; Rally ; RELIGION ; SONG ; SPORTS ; Tune ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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THERE IS A LEGEND THAT SAYS THAT ONE OF THE MOUNTAINS IN
COUNTY SLIGO, IRELAND HAS A LUMP IN THE MIDDLE AND THE PEOPLE
SAY THAT ONE DAY THE DEVIL TOOK A BITE OF THE MOUNTAIN AND SPIT
IT AT CASHEL.

Submitter comment:

KATHY HEARD THIS FROM AN IRISHMAN WHILE HITCH-HIKING FROM CORK
TO LIMERICK IN IRELAND. CASHEL IS A ROCK ABOUT THREE HUNDRED FEET
HIGH WITH A RUIN OF A CASTLE AND CATHEDRAL ON IT. I BELIEVE IT WAS
ONCE THE SEAT OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS BUT AM NOT SURE. I DO NOT KNOW
IF THE MAN WHO TOLD KATHY BELIEVED IT BUT KATHY DOESN'T.

Data entry tech comment:

Additional (non-numbered) Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

[Please make a copy. Label it B472] - handwritten at the bottom of the card.

 

The original Boggs Number [P400] is crossed out and B425 and B472 are written next to it.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PARTY

Keyword(s): Castle ; Cathedral ; DEVIL ; GEOLOGY ; IRELAND ; IRISH BELIEF ; MOUNTAIN ; NATURE ; Pagan ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS LEGEND ; Rock ; Rock Formation

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Devil Demon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formation

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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"MUNGING" IS A WORD THOUGHT OF BY THE TWO PEOPLE ABOVE.
MUNGING IS PLAYING A PRACTICAL JOKE ON YOUR FRIEND.
IN THIS INSTANCE THE JOKE WAS ABOUT 10 POUNDS OF SNOW
THROWN ON MUELLER BY DAVIDSON, WHILE MUELLER WAS
USING GAS STATION BATHROOM. A LIVE MUNG.

Where learned: PARTY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 01-30-1971

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TANGLETALK

WELCOME TO MY HOUSE WARMING
BRING YOUR OWN MATCHES.
ADMISSION'S FREE
PAY AT THE DOOR
WE'LL SIT AT THE FOUR CORNERS OF THE ROUND TABLE
ALL YOU DO IS PULL UP A CHAIR AND SIT ON THE FLOOR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT CAN'T REMEMBER THE REST OF IT.

Where learned: PARTY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-09-1968

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THE GAME "BITE THE BAG."

THE GAME BITE THE BAG IS A GAME PLAYED AT PARTIES WHERE THE
PLAYERS ALL GATHER IN A CIRCLE AND AN ORDINARY GROCERY BAG
IS PLACED IN THE MIDDLE. THE OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO
BEND OVER AND PICK UP THE BAG WITH YOUR TEETH WITHOUT ANY PART
OF YOUR BODY EXCEPT FOR YOUR FEET TOUCHING THE GROUND. THE GAME
PROCEEDS AND EACH PLAYER TRIES TO PICK UP THE BAG. THE PLAYER
IS DISQUALIFIED WHEN THEY FAIL TO PICK UP THE BAG PROPERLY.
AFTER EACH SUCCESSIVE ROUND THE BAG HAS ONE INCH CUT OFF THE
TOP EDGE SO THAT IT PROGRESSIVELY BECOMES MORE DIFFICULT.
THE WINNER IS THE LAST PERSON TO SUCCESSFULLY PICK UP THE BAG.

James Callow comment: CAN YOU BEND YOUR KNEES? YES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PARTY ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 00001983CA

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IRISH CUSTOM

IN IRISH HOMES, WHEN SOMEONE DIES, THE WINDOWS ARE
OPENED TO LET THE DEAD SPIRIT OUT OF THE HOUSE.

Where learned: PARTY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-21-1969

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AN EXPRESSION

THAT SLAYS ME.

Submitter comment: JIM SAID THIS ONE NIGHT WHEN I TOLD HIM SOMETHING AND
THIS IS THE ONLY THING HE COULD THINK OF TO SAY TO IT.

Where learned: PARTY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-22-1969

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WINKING OF THE EYE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PARTY ; DORM

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Congratulations Appreciation Appreciation of female beauty

Date learned: 02-15-1971

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IF ONE HUNDRED DOGS CATCH ONE HUNDRED RABBITS IN ONE
HUNDRED MINUTES, HOW LONG WILL IT TAKE FOR 10 DOGS TO
CATCH 10 RABBITS?
ANSWER: 100 MINUTES.

Where learned: PARTY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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TANGERINE

WHAT'S ROUND AND ORANGE AND GOES "CLICK, CLICK"?
A BALL POINT TANGERINE.

Where learned: PARTY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-16-1968

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