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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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CHEER

UMBA SASSA, UMBA SASSA,
HIT 'EM IN DA HEAD WITH A BIG KILBASA.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT USED IN POLISH HIGH SCHOOL.

Data entry tech comment: KIELBASA=POLISH SAUSAGE

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): DIALECT, SLANG THREAT FOOD ; METER: TROCHAIC ; RHYME: FEMININE

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

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AIR FORCE CADENCE

D. I. : DELAYED CADENCE COUNT CADENCE COUNT.
T.: ONE
D. I.: GET YOUR HEAD UP (OR) A LITTLE LOUDER
T.: TWO
D. I.: GET YOUR SHOULDERS BACK (OR) A LITTLE LOUDER
T.: THREE
D. I.: GET YOUR CHEST OUT (OR) A LITTLE LOUDER
T.: FOUR
D. I.: GET YOUR STOMACH IN (OR A LITTLE LOUDER)
T.: ONE
D. I.: HEAD UP ETC.
T.: TWO
D. I.: CHEST OUT, ETC.
T.: THREE
D. I.: STOMACH IN, ETC., ETC.

Submitter comment: THE FORMAT ON THIS ISN'T VERY CLEAR.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE ; RANTOUL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.349

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AIR FORCE CADENCE

PEOPLE WANT TO KNOW-OH
WHO-O WE AR-RE
SO-O WE TELL THEM
WE'RE MIGHTY MIGHTY DEL-TA
WE'RE MIGHTY MIGHTY DEL-TA
EACH LINE HAS "(ECHO)" WRITTEN AFTER IT

Submitter comment: THIS CADENCE WAS CHANTED AS SQUADRON "D" CAME TO THE CHOW
LINE OR WERE RETURNING TO THE BARRACKS.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE ; RANTOUL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.349

Date learned: 08-00-1966

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AIR FORCE CADENCE

I DON'T KNOW, BUT I'VE BEEN TOLD (ECHO)
THAT C. A. P. IS A FLYING CORP (ECHO)
SO WHAT THE HELL WE MARCHING FOR (ECHO)

Submitter comment: C. A. P. (CIVIL AIR PATROL) WHICH IS AN AUXILIARY OF THE
AIR FORCE THAT PERFORMS SEARCH AND RESCUE OPERATIONS
FOR THE AIR FORCE AND THE F. A. A. INSIDE THE UNITED
STATES.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE ; RANTOUL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.349

Date learned: 08-00-1966

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AIR FORCE CADENCE

CAN'T STOP, GOTTA GO (ECHO)
AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY (ECHO)
D. I.: HOW FAR
T: ALL THE WAY
D.I.: WHICH WAY
T: AIRBORNE

Submitter comment: CHANTED AT A FAST JOG

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHANUTE AIR FORCE BASE ; RANTOUL ; NEVADA ; STEAD AIR FORCE BASE ; RENO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.349

Date learned: 07-00-1968

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MICKEY MOUSE BUILT A HOUSE,
HOW MANY BRICKS DID HE USE?

Submitter comment: WE USED TO USE THIS VERSE TO DETERMINE WHO WOULD BE
IT FOR A GAME BY COUNTING THE PLAYER'S FEET.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; SKOKIE

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

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COUNTING OUT

ACABAKA SODA CRAKA ACABAKA BOO;
ACABAKA SODA CRAKA OUT GOES YOU.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT USED AS A CHILD.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

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COUNTING OUT

APPLES, PEACHES, PEARS, AND PLUMS,
TELL ME WHEN YOUR BIRTHDAY COMES.
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH . . .

Submitter comment: IF PERSON POINTED TO HAS BIRTHDAY IN MONTH NAMED,
WHEN POINTED TO, HE IS IT.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

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COUNTING OUT

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7,
THESE LITTLE CHILDREN WENT TO HEAVEN.
ONE FLEW EAST AND ONE FLEW WEST,
AND ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEXT.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A COUNTING RHYME, TOLD BY THIS WOMAN'S
GRANDMOTHER IN CHICAGO, ILLINOIS ABOUT 1937.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: OHIO ; ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO ; LIMA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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I LOVE YOU LITTLE, I LOVE YOU BIG.
I LOVE YOU LIKE MY LITTLE PIG.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; GLENVIEW

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

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BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
I'LL BE THE LAST ONE
TO SIGN THIS BOOK

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IN SCHOOL

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 10-31-1967

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I LOVE TO BE NAUGHTY
I HATE TO BE NICE
JUST FOR THAT
I'LL SIGN MY NAME TWICE.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; GLENVIEW

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 05-00-1965

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OUT IN THE SEA
CARVED ON A ROCK
ARE THREE LITTLE WORDS
FORGET ME NOT

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; GLENVIEW

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Forget me not

Date learned: 05-00-1965

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UNTIL TWO NICKELS DON'T MAKE A DIME
CONSIDER YOURSELF A FRIEND OF MINE

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; GLENVIEW

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

Date learned: 05-00-1965

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YOURS TILL IVORY SOAP SINKS.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; GLENVIEW

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 05-00-1965

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I'LL BE YOURS UNTIL RUSSIA GETS HUNGARY
AND FRIES TURKEY IN GREECE.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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SOME WRITE UP AND SOME WRITE DOWN,
BUT I'LL BE DIFFERENT AND WRITE AROUND.

James Callow comment: VERSE WRITTEN IN A CIRCLE WITHIN A CIRCLE.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Reading or writing backwards, upside down

Date learned: 10-31-1967

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REMEBER WASHINGTON? REMEMBER LEE?
THE HECK WITH THEM, REMEMBER ME!

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN SCHOOL

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: 10-31-1967

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REMEMBER LINCOLN, REMEMBER LEE,
BUT WHO GIVES A DAMN, REMEMBER ME.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; GLENVIEW

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

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