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ROCK O MY SOUL

ROCKA MY SOUL IN THE BOSOM OF ABRAHAM, ROCKA MY SOUL IN THE BOSOM
OF ABRAHAM, ROCKA MY SOUL IN THE BOSOM OF ABRAHAM. OH ROCKA MY
SOUL.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

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

Date learned: 11-00-1987

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GAME VERSE

PEEK A BOO, I SEE YOU,
HIDING THERE BEHIND THE CHAIR.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.524

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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VERSE

THERE WAS A LITTLE NIGGER,
AND HE WOULDN'T GROW NO BIGGER,
SO THEY PUT HIM IN A PEANUT SHELL.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): DEROGATORY SLANG

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

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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WELLERISM

EVERYONE TO THEIR OWN TASTE,
SAID THE OLD LADY AS SHE KISSED THE COW.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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ATHLETIC SPORT

THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT TO MARKET
THIS LITTLE PIGGY WENT TO TOWN,
THIS LITTLE PIGGY ATE BREAD AND BUTTER,
THIS LITTLE PIGGY HAD NONE.
THIS LITTLE PIGGY SAID "WEE, WEE CAN'T FIND MY WAY HOME."

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

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

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING,
THE OLD MAN IS SNORING,
HE BUMPED HIS HEAD, FELL OUT OF BED,
AND HE COULDN'T GET UP IN THE MORNING.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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PARTING

AROUND THE BEND, AROUND THE CURVE,
GOODBYE MY LOVER, GOODBYE.

Submitter comment: SHE USED TO SAY THIS WHEN WE WENT AROUND A BEND IN THE CAR.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.347

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT,
DON'T LET THE MOSQUITOES BITE.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): VARIATION: BEDBUGS

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

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

OH DEAR, BREAD AND BEER,
IF I WERE DEAD, I WOULDN'T BE HERE.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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