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RED SKY AT NIGHT, SAILORS DELIGHT.
RDED SKY AT DAWN, SAILORS FOREWARN.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM SAILING INSTRUCTOR IN GRUADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

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

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MY MOTHER AND YOUR MOTHER WERE HANGING UP THE CLOTHES.
MY MOTHER PUNCHED YOUR MOTHER IN THE NOSE.
WHAT COLOR WAS THE BLOOD?
(PICK AND SPELL OUT COLOR)
R-E-D SPELLS RED AND YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BE IT.
CONTINUE TILL LAST ONE LEFT IS IT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT PLAY.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

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

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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COUNTING OUT RHYME

ENGINE, ENGINE NUMBER NINE,
GOING DOWN CHICAGO LINE,
IF THE TRAIN SHOULD JUMP THE TRACK,
DO YOU WANT YOUR MONEY BACK?
(SPELL OUT YES OR NO)
Y-E-S SPELLS YES AND MY MOTHER TOLD ME TO PICK THE
VERY BEST ONE. (EITHER FIRST ONE OR LAST ONE OUT IS IT)

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

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

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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COUNTING OUT RHYME

I STRUCK MATCH AND IT WENT OUT.
LAST PERSON IS IT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

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

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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COUNTING OUT RHYME

BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM IN A DISH
HOW MANY PIECES DO YOU WISH?
(SPELL OUT NUMBER OF PIECES)
S-E-V-E-N SPELLS SEVEN AND YOU'RE NOT IT.
LAST PERSON IS IT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

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

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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COUNTING

1, 2 BUCKLE MY SHOE,
3, 4, SHUT THE DOOR.
5, 6, PICK UP STICKS,
7, 8, LAY THEM STRAIGHT.
9, 10, A BIG FAT HEN.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

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

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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THE ANNEY OAKLEY

THE SILVER DOLLAR IS CALLED AN "ANNEY OAKLEY" BECAUSE SHE WAS
ABLE TO SHOOT THEM OUT OF THE AIR AFTER SOMEONE TOSSED IT UP.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HIS FATHER.

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
BELIEF -- Measure of quality Medium of exchange

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF AN ELEPHANT 'S BEEN IN YOUR REFRIGERATOR?
THERE ARE FOOTPRINTS IN THE JELLO

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF AN ELEPHANT IS ON YOUR BACK IN A HURRICANE?
YOU CAN HEAR HIS EARS FLAP IN THE WIND

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS IN GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

WHY DO ELEPHANTS LIE DOWN IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROAD?
TO TRIP ANTS OR LOW FLYING BIRDS

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM FRIENDS AT GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW DOES AN ELEPHANT FIT IN A CIGARETTE PACK?
BY FIRST TAKING THE CAMEL OUT.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): ANIMALS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW DO YOU FIT SIX ELEPHANTS IN A V.W.?
PUT THREE IN THE BACK, TWO IN THE FRONT, AND ONE IN THE GLOVE BOX.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM SCHOOL FRIENDS

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): AUTOMOBILE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

WHY DO ELEPHANTS HAVE WRINKLED KNEES?
FROM PLAYING MARBLES

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW CAN YOU TELL IF AN ELEPHANT IS IN YOUR BATHTUB?
YOU CAN SMELL HIS PEANUT BUTTER BREATH.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM FRIENDS AT GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW DO YOU GET AN ELEPHANT OUT OF A JELLO PACKAGE?
FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS O THE BACK

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM FRIENDS AT GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW DOES AN ELEPHANT DIVE INTO A SWIMMING POOL?
HEAD FIRST

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM FRIENDS AT GRADE SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS ORANGE AND GOES CLICK-CLICK?
A BALL POINT CARROT

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM MY BROTHER, GARY GUNDLACH

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

HOW DO YOU CATCH A RABBIT?
HIDE IN THE GRASS AND MAKE A NOISE LIKE A CARROT

Submitter comment: LEARNED IT FROM MY BROTHER, GARY GUNDLACH

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS PURPLE AND LIGHTS UP?
AN ELECTRIC GRAPE

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM FRIENDS IN HIGH SCHOOL ( 1965 )

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): COLOR ; FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
MADAME
MADAME WHO?
MADAME FOOT IS CAUGHT IN THE DOOR ( MY DAMN )

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS JOKE FROM FRIENDS AT SCHOOL

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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