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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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SCARE

SEE MY FINGER, SEE MY THUMB,
SEE MY FIST, YOU BETTER RUN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): BULLY ; ELLIPSIS, SURPRISE ENDING ; METER: ANAPESTIC ; MONOLOGUE UNDERSTATEMENT DIALECT FIGHTING ; RHYME: MASCULINE ; THREAT

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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GLORY, GLORY, ALLELUIA
TEACHER HIT ME WITH A RULER,
SO I HID BEHIND THE DOOR
WITH A LOADED 44,
AND SHE WON'T BOTHER ME ANY MORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): VIOLENCE PARODY: GLORY, GLORY, HALLELUJAH

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

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MINE EYES HAVE SEEN THE GLORY
OF THE BURNING OF THE SCHOOL.
WE HAVE TORTURED ALL THE TEACHERS,
WE HAVE BROKEN ALL THE RULES.
BEATEN MOM AND DAD IN A DIRTY GAME OF POOL,
AND THE SAINTS GO MARCHING ON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): BATTLE HYMN OF THE REPUBLIC PARODY

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

Date learned: 11-00-1969

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HOW DRY I AM, HOW WET I'LL BE
IF I DON'T FIND THE BATHROOM KEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): URINATION

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 11-00-1969

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EENNIE, MEANNIE, MINNIE, MOE
CATCH A NIGGER BY THE TOE,
IF HE HOLLERS, LET HIM GO,
EENIE, MEANNIE, MINNIE, MOE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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JUMP ROPE

ONE GUM DROP, TWO GUM DROP,
THREE GUM DROP, FOUR.
ALL THOSE WHOSE NAME BEGINS
WITH (LETTER)GO OUT THE DOOR
IF YOU WISH TO RETURN
BRING US ALL BACK SOME MORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

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

Date learned: 11-00-1969

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AUTOGRAPH RHYME

GI HAIRCUTS, GI HATS, GI THIS AND GI THAT. GI LOVE YOU, GI DO, GI
WISH YOU'D LOVE ME TOO

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: AABB IMPERFECT RHYME

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

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AUTOGRAPH RHYME

A HEART IS NOT A PLAYTHING, A HEART IS NOT A TOY,
BUT IF YOU WANT IT BROKEN, GIVE IT TO A BOY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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NONE

I SEE YOU IN THE OCEAN,

I SEE YOU IN THE SEA,

I SEE YOU IN THE BATHTUB,

OOPS } PARDON ME }

Submitter comment: ENTRY DATED 03181960 IN HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): NUDITY ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): BATHTUB VERSE. ; INCREMENTS REPITION ; ITERATION

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

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DON'T KISS BOYS BY THE GARDEN GATE, FOR LOVE IS BLIND BUT
THE NEIGHBORS AIN'T.

Submitter comment: NOT SPACED AS VERSE ACCORDING TO COLLECTOR

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
Z210

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ENTRY DATED MARCH 18, 1959 IN KATHLEEN MICHAELS' AUTOGRAPH
BOOK, KEPT IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN (IN 1959-1960).
I DOWN I WLVE YOU LOVE
YOU LOVE YOU
UP I ALL AROUND
TO BE READ: I LOVE YOU UP, I LOVE YOU DOWN, I LOVE YOU
ALL AROUND.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
Z210

Date learned: 03-02-1971

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I'D LIKE TO WRITE MY NAME IN GOLD
BUT INK IS ALL
MY PEN WILL HOLD!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

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

Date learned: 10-22-1971

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BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
I'LL BE THE LAST TO
SIGN YOUR BOOK.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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UP IN A MOUNTAIN CARVED IN A ROCK
ARE THREE LITTLE WORDS
FORGET ME NOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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MAKE NEW FRIENDS
BUT KEEP THE OLD.
SOME ARE SILVER,
OTHERS GOLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART.
I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY LIVER.
IF I HAD YOU IN A BOAT,
I'D DUMP YOU IN THE RIVER.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED
AND YOUR HUSBAND GETS CROSS
JUST PICK UP A BROOM AND SAY
"I'M BOSS."

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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REMEMBER GRANT, REMEMBER LEE,
BUT MOST OF ALL, REMEMBER ME.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
PINK IS PRETTY AND SO ARE YOU.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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