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CUMULATIVE TALE FRAGMENT

WE'RE HAVING A PARTY
WE'RE HAVING A PARTY!
THE GIRLS WEAR GRASS SKIRTS (BOO!)
THE GUYS BRING LAWN MOVERS (YEAH!)
REFRAIN
THE GIRLS WEAR TIN CANS (BOO!)
THE GUYS BRING CAN OPENERS (YEAH!).

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ordinary Tale

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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"GREEN EYES"

ONE NIGHT A GROUP OF GUYS FROM MY HIGH SCHOOL DECIDED TO GO OUT
TO FIND "GREEN EYES" FOR THEMSELVES. THEY DROVE OUT TO THE
BATTLEFIELD AND PARKED IN A CIRCLE IN A FIELD. AFTER WAITING FOR
AN HOUR OR SO, SUDDENLY A LARGE SHADOW FELL IN THE CIRCLE IN A
THAT THE CARS MADE. ALL THE GUYS TURNED ON THEIR HEADLIGHTS AND
NOTHING WAS THERE! NO ONE HAS EVER BEEN ABLE TO EXPLAIN WHAT WAS
THERE, BUT THEY ALL BELIEVE IT TO HAVE BEEN GREEN EYES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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"GREEN EYES"

WHEN I WAS STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL, A GUY TOLD ME ABOUT THE TIME
THAT HE AND A FEW OTHER GUYS WENT OUT TO THE BATTLEFIELD. THEY
DROVE DOWN A NARROW ROAD AND PARKED-THE ONLY WAY OUT WAS TO GO
FRONTWARDS OR BACKWARDS. THEY WAITED FOR A LONG TIME IN THE DARK
OF THE NIGHT. STEVE NOTICED 2 WHITE LIGHTS HIGH UP IN THE TREES
A LONG WAY AWAY, BUT PAID THEM NO ATTENTION. AFTER ABOUT
15 MINUTES HE NOTICED THAT THE LIGHTS HAD MOVED BOTH LOWER AND
AND CLOSER. HE SHOWED THEM TO THE OTHERS, AND THEY ALL WATCHED AS
THE LIGHTS CAME LOWER AND CLOSER. THEY WERE ALL SCARED TO DEATH,
SO THEY GOT OUT OF THERE AS FAST AS THEY COULD. THEY ALL SWORE
THAT IT WAS THE GREEN EYES, AND WOULD NEVER GO BACK OUT THERE
AT NIGHT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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FATTY, FATTY TWO-BY-FOUR,
CAN'T GET THROUGH THE BATHROOM DOOR
SO SHE DOES IT ON THE FLOOR.

Data entry tech comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED BY STUDENT EDITOR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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STICKS AND STONES MIGHT BREAK MY BONES,
BUT NAMES WILL NEVER HURT ME.

Submitter comment: RETORT

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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I SEE PARIS
I SEE FRANCE
I SEE LINDA'S UNDERPANTS.
ARE THEY BLUE?
ARE THEY PINK?
I DON'T KNOW,
BUT THEY SURE STINK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

Keyword(s): SCATOLOGICAL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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I'M RUBBER, YOU'RE GLUE
EVERYTHING YOU SAY
BOUNCES OFF ME
AND STICKS TO YOU.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

Keyword(s): RETORT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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BEANS IN THE POT
BACON IN THE PAN
GET 'EM WHILE THEY'RE HOT
GET 'EM WHILE YOU CAN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

James Callow Keyword(s): GRUB CALL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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ENGINE, ENGINE #9
GOING DOWN CHICAGO LINE.
IF THE TRAIN SHOULD JUMP THE TRACK,
DO YOU WANT YOUR MONEY BACK?

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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ONE, TWO BUCKLE MY SHOE.
THREE, FOUR SHUT THE DOOR.
FIVE, SIX PICK UP STICKS.
SEVEN, EIGHT LAY THEM STRAIGHT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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IF IN HEAVEN WE DON'T MEET,
HAND IN HAND WE'LL STAND THE HEAT.
IF IT GETS TOO AWFUL HOT,
PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT!

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVERTISING SLOGAN

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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I WISH YOU LUCK
I WISH YOU JOY
I WISH YOU FIRST A BABY BOY.
AND WHEN HIS HAIR BEGINS TO CURL,
I WISH YOU THEN A BABY GIRL.
AND WHEN HER HAIR STICKS OUT LIKE PINS,
I WISH YOU THEN A PAIR OF TWINS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRTH

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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I AM A SHEET SLITTER; I SLIT SHEETS.
I'M THE BEST SHEET SLITTER THAT EVER SLIT A SHEET.

Submitter comment: TONGUE TWISTER

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.532
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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BETTY BOTTER BOUGHT SOME BUTTER,
BUT, SHE SAID THE BUTTER'S BITTER;
IF I PUT IT IN MY BATTER
IT WILL MAKE MY BATTER BITTER;
BUT A BIT OF BETTER BUTTER
WILL MAKE MY BATTER BETTER.
SO SHE BOUGHT A BIT OF BUTTER
BETTER THAN HER BITTER BUTTER,
AND SHE PUT IT IN HER BATTER
AND THE BATTER WAS NOT BITTER.
SO 'TWAS BETTER BETTY BOTTER BOUGHT A BIT OF BETTER
BUTTER.

Submitter comment: TONGUE TWISTER

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.532
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO
THREE POTATO, FOUR.
FIVE POTATO, SIX POTATO
SEVEN POTATO HAS TO GO.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING CORRECTED BY STUDENT EDITOR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.750

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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JACK BE NIMBLE, JACK BE QUICK,
JACK JUMPED OVER THE CANDLESTICK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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I WENT UPTOWN TO SEE MISS BROWN;
SHE GAVE ME A NICKLE TO BUY A PICKLE,
THE PICKLE WAS SOUR SO I BOUGHT A FLOWER,
THE FLOWER WAS RED SO I BOUGHT SOME THREAD,
THE THREAD WAS THIN SO I BOUGHT A PIN,.
THE PIN WAS SHARP, SO I BOUGHT A HARP.
AND ON THIS HARP I PLAYED:
I LOVE COFFEE,
I LOVE TEA,
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE STACKED ON ME?
ONE, TWO, THREE...

Data entry tech comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED BY STUDENT EDITOR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING ; STAIRCASE PARALLELISM

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR TURN AROUND,
TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR TOUCH THE GROUND.
TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR TURN OUT THE LIGHT,
TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR SAY GOOD-NIGHT.
TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR GO UPSTAIRS,
TEDDY BEAR, TEDDY BEAR SAY YOUR PRAYERS.

Data entry tech comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED BY STUDENT EDITOR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

James Callow Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION ; MEDIAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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PEABODY IS KNOWN AS THE PLACE WHERE THE GIRLS ARE. GIRLS
AND THE GUYS ARE, TOO.
SINCE PEABODY IS A TEACHER'S COLLEGE AND SINCE MOST
TEACHERS IN THE PAST HAVE BEEN GIRLS, SOME PEOPLE ASSUME
THAT THE BOYS WHO ATTEND PEABODY ARE HOMOSEXUALS.

Submitter comment: SEXISM

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CHATTANOOGA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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