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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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IF YOU STEP ON A CRACK,
YOU'LL BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Submitter comment: THIS IS SUNG WHILE COMPETITORS AVOID CRACKS IN SIDEWALK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

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BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM IN A DISH
HOW MANY PIECES DO YOU WISH?
ONE, TWO, THREE, ...
THIS VERSE IS SAID TO ELIMINATE PLAYERS IN A GROUP AND
CHOOSE SOMEONE TO BE "IT" OR THE LEADER.

Submitter comment: SIMILAR TO "ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

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IBBITY, BIBBITY, SIBBITY, SAB, IBBITY, BIBBITY, CANNOBO, CANNOBO IN CANNOBO OUT, CANNOBO ROUND THE WATER SPOUT, OUT GOES YOU.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT USED THE RHYME WHEN HE WAS A CHILD IN BALTIMORE
IN THE THIRTIES.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

MM[ YOU ASK ME TO WRITE IN YOUR AUTOGRAPH BOOK
PRAY TELL ME HOW TO BEGIN
THERE IS NOTHING ORIGINAL ABOUT ME
EXCEPT MY ORIGINAL SIN

Submitter comment: 1939, BIRCH TREE, MO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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SAILING DOWN LIFE'S RIVER,
IN A LITTLE BARK CANOE,
HOPE YOU HAVE A PLEASANT JOURNEY
AND ROOM ENOUGH FOR TWO.

Submitter comment: TOLD IN GROSSE POINTE, MICHIGAN
1939 BIRCH TREE, MISSOURI

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): METAPHOR

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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IN YOUR FRUITCAKE OF MEMORIES,
REMEMBER ME AS A NUT.

Submitter comment: TOLD IN GROSSE POINTE, MICHIGAN
1939 BIRCH TREE, MISSOURI

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): INSTRUCTIONS

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

HIGH UPON A MOUNTAIN
CARVED IN ROCK,
ARE THESE FOUR WORDS --
FOR GET ME NOT)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): EPITAPTH ; FRIENDSHIP ; SURPRISE ENDING

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

WHEN TWILIGHT DRAWS THE CURTAIN
AND PINS IT WITH A STAR
REMEMBER I WILL THINK OF YOU
NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE.
1939 BIRCH TREE, MO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; LOVE ; RHYME ABCB

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

ALWAYS THE SAME AS B/4
1939 BIRCH TREE, MO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): DIGITAL VERSE ; FRIENDSHIP ; PAST ; REMEMBERANCE ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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SOME LOVE ONE,
SOME LOVE TWENTY,
I LOVE YOU,
AND THAT'S A PLENTY.

Submitter comment: 1939, BIRCH TREE, MARYLAND

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYLAND ; GROSSE POINTE ; BIRCH TREE

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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MY LOVE FOR YOU WILL NEVER FAIL,
AS LONG AS PUSSY HAS HER TAIL.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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WHEN YOU ARE OLD AT 68,
DON'T LEAVE YOUR ONLY PLAYMATE.

Submitter comment: FROM JUDY OSGOOD IN MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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POOR MEN AND TRAMPS WHO WALK-- KINGS AND PRINCES WHO RIDE (THREE SKULL AND CROSSBONE SIGNS ON NEXT LINE) IN SKULL AND BONELAND WE'LL SAUNTER--SIDE BY SIDE.

Submitter comment: THIS LAST DATE AND LOCATION WRITTEN ON 5X8 CARD IN BRACKETS.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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LAUGH WHEN YOU ARE HAPPY,
CRY WHEN YOU ARE SAD,
BUT NEVER, NEVER LET ANYONE
KNOW WHEN YOU ARE MAD.

Submitter comment: FROM LINDA O'LEARY IN MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Chimney corner wisdom, advice, humorous fortune

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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CHOOSE NOT YOUR FRIENDS FROM OUTWARD SHOW,
FOR REMEMBER, THE FEATHER FLOATS HIGH
AND THE PEARL LIES LOW.

Submitter comment: FROM MY GRANDMOTHER, MRS. OTTO SCHMIDT, IN MY
AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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IN THE SHOWERS OF LIFE
WHEN YOU NEED AN UMBRELLA
MAY YOURS BE HELD BY
A HANDSOME YOUNG FELLA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MISSOURI ; GROSSE POINTE ; BIRCH TREE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)

Date learned: 03-01-1972 ; 00-00-1939

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WHEN YOU GET MARYED (MARRIED)
AND LIVE ON A LAKE
GIVE ME A PIECE OF
YOUR WEDDING CAKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MISSOURI ; GROSSE POINTE ; BIRCH TREE

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE IN A FLAT,
SEND ME A PICTURE OF YOUR LITTLE BRAT.

Submitter comment: FROM AUDRY SCHMIDT IN MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND ARE OLD AND GRAY,
DON'T BE WEARY ON A RAINY DAY.

Submitter comment: FROM JUDY OSGOOD IN MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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