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LEADER: THERE AIN'T NO USE IN LOOKING DOWN.
TROOPS: THERE AIN'T NO USE IN LOOKING DOWN.
LEADER: THERE AIN'T NO DISCHARGE ON THE GROUND.
TROOPS: THERE AIN'T NO DISCHARGE ON THE GROUND.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

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LEADER: I USED TO WEAR MY FADED JEANS.
TROOPS: I USED TO WEAR MY FADED JEANS.
LEADER: NOW I'M WEARING ARMY GREENS.
TROOPS: NOW I'M WEARING ARMY GREENS.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: I USED TO DATE A HIGH SCHOOL QUEEN.
TROOPS: I USED TO DATE A HIGH SCHOOL QUEEN.
LEADER: NOW I HUMP AN M-16.
TROOPS: NOW I HUMP AN M-16.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: USED TO DRIVE A CADILLAC.
TROOPS: USED TO DRIVE A CADILLAC.
LEADER: NOW I PACK IT ON MY BACK.
TROOPS: NOW I PACK IT ON MY BACK.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

James Callow Keyword(s): TALL TALK

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: USED TO DRIVE A CHEVROLET.
TROOPS: USED TO DRIVE A CHEVROLET.
LEADER: NOW I'M MARCHING ALL THE WAY.
TROOPS: NOW I'M MARCHING ALL THE WAY.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: USED TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL STUD.
TROOPS: USED TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL STUD.
LEADER: NOW I'M CRAWLING THROUGH THE MUD.
TROOPS: NOW I'M CRAWLING THROUGH THE MUD.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

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LEADER: AIN'T NO USE IN GOING HOME.
TROOPS: AIN'T NO USE IN GOING HOME.
LEADER: JODY'S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE.
TROOPS: JODY'S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

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LEADER: AIN'T NO USE IN CALLING HOME.
TROOPS: AIN'T NO USE IN CALLING HOME.
LEADER: JODY'S ON YOUR TELEPHONE
TROOPS: JODY'S ON YOUR TELEPHONE.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: AIN'T NO USE IN LOOKING BACK.
TROOPS: AIN'T NO USE IN LOOKING BACK.
LEADER: JODY'S GOT YOUR CADILLAC.
TROOPS: JODY'S GOT YOUR CADILLAC.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: YOUR MOTHER WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT.
TROOPS: YOU'RE RIGHT.
LEADER: YOUR FATHER WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT.
TROOPS: YOU'RE RIGHT.
LEADER: YOUR SISTER WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT.
TROOPS: YOU'RE RIGHT.
LEADER: YOUR BROTHER WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT.
TROOPS: YOU'RE RIGHT.
LEADER: JODY WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT.
TROOPS: YOU'RE RIGHT.
LEADER: THAT'S THE REASON YOU LEFT.
TROOPS: YOU'RE RIGHT.

Submitter comment: NATURALLY, THE WORDS "LEFT" AND "RIGHT" FALL IN TIME WITH
THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE MARCHING TROOPS.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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MISS STOUDT, WHILE EMPLOYED ON THE NURSING STAFF AT HERMAN
HOSPITAL IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, OBSERVED PATIENTS WHO WORE DIMES
ON A CHAIN AROUND THEIR ANKLES TO WARD OFF EVIL SPIRITS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; TEXAS ; NASHVILLE ; HOUSTON

James Callow Keyword(s): AMULET

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 07-00-1968

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MRS. GREBE KNOCKS ON WOOD AFTER SHE SAYS SOMETHING LIKE
"WE'VE BEEN LUCKY IN OUR FAMILY BECAUSE WE'VE NEVER HAD
AN ACCIDENT DOING SUCH AND SUCH..." IT IS AN ACTION
WHICH SHE FEELS WILL PREVENT THE OCCURRENCE OF THE BAD
LUCK FOREVER.

Where learned: TEXAS ; HOUSTON

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Conversions
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 07-05-1973

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REDBUGS AND MOSQUITOES WON'T BITE IF YOU CHEW TOBACCO .

Where learned: TEXAS ; HOUSTON

James Callow Keyword(s): REDBUGS = CHIGGERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 06-11-1971

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IF WHEN HIKING IN WOODY OR GRASSY AREAS YOU PUT SULFUR
AROUND YOUR ANKLES, THE CHIGGERS (REDBUGS) WON'T BITE.

Where learned: TEXAS ; HOUSTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 06-11-1971

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THE SAP FROM AN ALVIRA PLANT IS THE BEST FOR INSTANT
RELIEF OF STINGS, CUTS, AND MINOR BURNS.

Where learned: TEXAS ; HOUSTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Measure of quality
BELIEF -- Plant

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IF A PREGNANT WOMAN CRAVES A FOOD, FOR EXAMPLE STRAWBERRIES,
AND DOESN'T GET IT, THE BABY WILL HAVE THE BIRTHMARK OF
WHAT WAS CRAVED.

Where learned: TEXAS ; HOUSTON

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth

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