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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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IT'S NOT THE COUGH
THAT CARRIES YOU OFF.
IT'S THE COFFIN
THEY CARRY YOU OFF IN.

Submitter comment: HEARD AND SAID WHEN YOUNG, 1915-1920.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): DEATH ; HUMOR TANGLETALK PUN ; IAMBIC-DACTYLIC, FEMININE RHYME, WORD PLAY, REPETITION ; OBSERVATION, TONGUETWISTER ; QUATRAIN SURPRISE ENDING CONTRAST ; RHYME: AABB

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

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MARY HAD A LITTLE
IT WAS A TRIFLE AIRY.
IT DIDN'T SHOW CLEAN,
IT DIDN'T SHOW DIRT,
BUT OH! IT DID SHOW MARY.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

Keyword(s): PARODY

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

Date learned: 09-12-1965

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MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB,
SHE FED IT CASTOR OIL.
AND EVERY TIME IT WAGGED ITS TAIL,
IT FERTILIZED THE SOIL.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

Keyword(s): PARODY

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

Date learned: 09-12-1965

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I HAD A LITTLE TURTLE, HE LIVED IN A BOX,
HE SWAM IN THE RIVER AND CLIMBED ON A ROCK.
HE SNAPPED AT A MINNOW, HE SNAPPED AT A FLEA,
HE SNAPPED AT A MOSQUITO, AND HE SNAPPED AT ME.
HE CAUGHT THE MINNOW, AND HE CAUGHT THE FLEA,
HE CAUGHT THE MOSQUITO, BUT HE DIDN'T CATCH ME.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; JOHNSTOWN

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

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YOUR MOTHER AND MY MOTHER WERE HANGING CLOTHES.
MY MOTHER PUNCHED YOUR MOTHER RIGHT IN THE NOSE.
WHAT COLOR WAS HER BLOOD?
PERSON TOUCHED PICKS A COLOR AND THE COLOR IS SPELLED OUT,
LETTER BY LETTER.
(BLANK) SPELLS (COLOR PICKED) AND YOU ARE OUT!

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

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

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COUNTING OUT

ENGINE, ENGINE, NUMBER NINE,
GOING DOWN CHICAGO LINE,
IF THE TRAIN SHOULD JUMP THE TRACK,
DO YOU WANT YOUR MONEY BACK?
Y-E-S SPELLS YES (OR N-O SPELLS NO).
AND YOU ARE OUT.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

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

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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CUMULATIVE VERSE

ON A HILL THERE WAS A TREE,
PRETTIEST TREE YOU EVER DID SEE
THE TREE WAS ON A HILL
AND GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND, ALL AROUND

ON THE TREE THERE WERE SOME LIMBS,
PRETTIEST LIMBS YOU EVER DID SEE.
THE LIMBS WERE ON THE TREE,
THE TREE WAS ON THE HILL,
AND THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND, ALL AROUND.

ON THE LIMBS THERE WERE SOME TWIGS,
PRETTIEST TWIGS YOU EVER DID SEE,
THE LIMBS WERE ON THE TREE,
THE TREE WAS ON THE HILL,
AND THE GREEN GRASS GREW ALL AROUND, ALL AROUND.

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ON THE TWIGS THERE WERE SOME LEAVES
PRETTIEST LEAVES YOU EVER DID SEE.

AMONG THE LEAVES THERE WAS A NEST,
THE PRETTIEST NEST YOU EVER DID SEE.

IN THE NEXT THERE WERE SOME EGGS,
THE PRETTIEST EGGS YOU EVER DID SEE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.534

Date learned: 11-13-1965

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YOUR MOTHER, MY MOTHER LIVE ACROSS THE WAY
EVERY NIGHT THEY HAVE A FIGHT
AND THIS IS WHAT THEY SAY,
YOUR OLD MAN IS A DIRTY OLD MAN
CAUSE HE WASHES HIS FACE WITH THE FRYING PAN
HE COMBS HIS HAIR WITH THE LEG OF THE CHAIR.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

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

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

DOESN'T IT GET YOUR NANNY,

DOESN'T IT GET YOUR GOAT,

WHEN YOU'RE IN THE BATHTUB,

AND CAN'T FIND THE SOAP.

Submitter comment:

FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTUGRAPH BOOK, 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BATHTUB VERSE ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

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WISECRACKS, GAGS, SILLY STORIES, INSULTS (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

ASHES TO ASHES,/ DUST TO DUST,/ IF BOYS DON'T GET YOU,/HALFWITS
MUST.

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTUGRAPH BOOK 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): DEATH ; ITERATION ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

MM[ WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED AND SETTLE DOWN,
SEND ME A PIECE OF YOUR WEDDING GOWN.

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK, 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): ADVICE:POSITIVE ; MARRIAGE ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.345
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

MM[ ROSES MAY WITHER.
ROSES MAY DIE.
FRIENDS MAY DECEIVE YOU,
BUT NEVER WILL I.

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK, JUNIOR HIGH 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; PARODY OF " ROSES ARE RED..." ; PROMISE OF FAITHFULNESS ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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I WISH YOU LUCK,
I WISH YOU JOY,
I WISH YOU FIRST A BABY BOY.
WHEN HIS HAIR BEGINS TO CURL,
I WISH YOU THEN A BABY GIRL
WHEN HER HAIR IS UP IN PINS
I WISH YOU THEN A PAIR OF TWINS.

Submitter comment: THE FOLLOWING IS FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK,
1929 - 1933.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): BIRTH

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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FRIENDS

TRUE FRIENDS ARE LIKE DIAMONDS,
PRECIOUS, BUT RARE.
FALSE FRIENDS ARE LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES,
FOUND EVERYWHERE.

Submitter comment: FOLLOWING IS FROM INFORMANT'T JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK,
1929 - 1933.

Data entry tech comment: ADDED TITLE TO VERSE

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SINKING,
AND YOUR FEET NO LONGER TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

Submitter comment: FOLLOWING FROM INFORMANT'T JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOD
1929 - 1933

Data entry tech comment: ADDED COMMAS

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): WISH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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YOURS TILL NELL BLOWS HER NOSE ON YOUR HOSE.
YOURS TILL TO-MORROW.
YOURS TILL COWS MILK.
YOURS TILL AUSTRIA GETS HUNGARY AND FRIES TURKEY IN GREECE.
BUTTER IS FAT
AND SO IS CHEESE.
HOW ABOUT A HUG OR A SQUEEZE?
SPAGHETTI IS STRONGER,
SALAMI IS LONGER,
NOW'S THE TIME TO FALL IN LOVE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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DEAR ROBERT,
YOU ASKED ME TO WRITE
WHAT SHALL IT BE
THREE LITTLE WORDS
PLEASE REMEMBER ME
(SIGNED) SUZANNE PECK

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSTON

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

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I THOUGHT, I THOUGHT, I THOUGHT IN VAIN.
I THOUGHT AT LAST I'D SIGN MY NAME.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; ERIE

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

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