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BEER, BEER FOR OL' BRYAN HIGH
YOU BRING THE COCKTAIL, I'LL BRING THE RYE.
SEND OL' ROGGE OUT FOR THE GIN
DON'T LET A SOBER TEACHER IN.
WE NEVER STAGGER,
WE NEVER FALL,
WE SOBER UP ON WOOD ALCOHOL
WHILE OUR LOYAL FACULTY
LIES DRUNK IN THE STUDY HALL.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

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SHEEP IN THE MEADOW,
COWS IN THE CORN
JUMP IN ON THE MONTH YOU WERE BORN.
JANUARY,FEBRUARY, MARCH...
SHEEP IN THE MEADOW,
COWS IN THE CORN,
NOW JUMP OUT ON THE DATE YOU WERE BORN.
ONE TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, EIGHT, NINE,...

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

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DOWN IN THE VALLEY
WHERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS,
THERE SAT "NAME"
SWEET AS A ROSE.
ALONG CAME JOHNNY
AND KISSED HER ON THE CHEEK.
HOW MANY KISSES DID SHE GET THAT WEEK?
FIVE, TEN, FIFTEEN, TWENTY,...(UNTIL MISS)

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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ONE PERSON HIDES THE THIMBLE SOMEWHERE IN THE HOUSE. THE OTHER
PERSON TRIES TO FIND IT WITH THE DIRECTIONS OF HIS PLAYMATE
WHO SAYS "YOU'RE HOT" WHEN YOU ARE CLOSE AND YOU'RE COLD"
WHEN YOU ARE FAR AWAY.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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LITTLE FLY UPON THE WALL
AIN'T GOT NO MOMMY AT ALL.
AIN'T GOT NO ONE TO COMB HIS HAIR,
BUT IT DON'T CARE;
AIN'T GOT NO HAIR!

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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WHO SHALL I MARRY?
DOCTOR, LAWYER, MERCHANT, CHIEF,
RICHMAN, POORMAN, BEGGARMAN, THIEF?

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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PEAS PORRIDGE HOT,
PEAS PORRIDGE COLD,
PEAS PORRIDGE IN THE POT
NINE DAYS OLD.

Where learned: OHIO ; TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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CHANT USED IN HIDE-AND-SEEK WHEN A CHILD CAN'T FIND EVERYONE:
BEE, BEE, BUMBLEBEE
EVERYBODY, COME IN FREE.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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DURING RECESS IN GRADE SCHOOL, WE WOULD PLAY THE GAME "RED
ROVER". TWO TEAMS ON OPPOSITE SIDES STAND HAND IN HAND. ONE
TEAM CHANTS, "RED ROVER, RED ROVER SEND "NAME" RIGHT OVER!"
THAT PERSON RUNS AND TRIES TO BREAK THE HAND CHAIN BETWEEB
TWO PEOPLE. IF HE IS SUCCESSFUL, HE TAKES A PLAYER BACK TO
HIS SIDE. IF HE IS UNSUCCESSFUL, HE MUST JOIN THE OPPOSITE
TEAM.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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CUT YOUR TOENAILS DURING THE INCREASING PHASE OF THE NEW MOON
TO KEEP FROM GETTING INGROWN TOENAILS.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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NEVER GIVE ANYONE A SHARP KNIFE FOR A GIFT OR IT WILL CUT
YOUR FRIENDSHIP. IF YOU DO GIVE A KNIFE BE SURE TO PUT A
PENNY WITH IT; THIS WILL SAVE THE FRIENDSHIP.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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IF THE CLASP OF A NECKLACE MEETS THE OBJECT ON THE NECKLACE,
MAKE A WISH AND PUT THE CLASP BACK; THE WISH SHOULD COME
TRUE.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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IF YOU SPILL SALT YOU WILL HAVE A FIGHT WITH A FRIEND UNLESS
YOU THROW SOME SALT OVER YOUR RIGHT SHOULDER.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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IF YOU DROP SILVERWARE THAT MEANS YOU WILL BE GETTING VISITORS.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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IF YOUR EARS ARE BURNING OR ITCHING THAT MEANS SOMEONE IS
TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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IF YOU PUT A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE UNDER YOUR PILLOW, YOU WILL
DREAM ABOUT THE PERSON YOU WILL MARRY.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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IF YOU HAVE BUBBLES IN YOUR COFFEE IT MEANS YOU WILL BE
GETTING SOME MONEY.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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IF YOU HAVE LEFT THE HOUSE ON A TRIP AND DISCOVER YOU HAVE
FORGOTTEN SOMETHING, DO NOT RETURN TO THE HOUSE BECAUSE IT
WILL BE BAD LUCK. IF YOU DO RETURN COUNT TO TEN BEFORE
ENTERING THE HOUSE.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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IF YOU SEE A PENNY ON THE STREET, PICK IT UP IT WILL BRING
GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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ON THE WEDDING DAY, THE BRIDE AND GROOM SHOULD NOT SEE OR
TALK TO EACH OTHER BEFORE THE CEREMONY OR THEY WILL HAVE
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 09-16-1973

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