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ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO, THREE POTATO, OR,
FOUR POTATO, FIVE POTATO, SIX POTATO, MORE, ETC.
UNTIL NUMBER RECHED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Coldwater

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

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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ROPE JUMPING RHYMES

MISS LUCY HAD A BOAT, THE BOAT HAD A BELL;
MISS LUCY WENT TO HEAVEN, THE BOAT WENT TO---

HELLO OPERATOR GIVE ME NUMBER NINE;
IF YOU DON'T CONNECT ME I'LL KICK YOU IN THE---

BEHIND THE REFRIGERATOR STOOD SOME GLASS;
IF YOU DON'T PICK IT UP I'LL KICK YOU IN THE;

ASK ME NO MORE QUESTIONS, TELL ME NO MORE LIES.
ALL THIS MISS LUCY TOLD ME BEFORE SHE DIES (SIC).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Coldwater

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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AFTER BOASTING, KNOCK ON WOOD.

Submitter comment: THIS BELIEF ORIGINATES WITH THE THEORY THAT POWERFUL
GODS LIVED IN TREES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Coldwater

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.22
SPEECH -- Knocking on wood

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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Toast

Here's mud in your eye!

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Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Coldwater

Keyword(s): DRINKING ; Eye ; MUD ; Social ; TOAST ; VISION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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