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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

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

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VERSE

YOUR HEART IS NOT A PLAYGROUND,
YOUR HEART IS NOT A TOY,
BUT IF YOU WANT IT BROKEN,
JUST GIVE IT TO A BOY.
WANT IT BROKEN, JUST GIVE IT TO A BOY.

Submitter comment: THIS VERSE WAS TAKEN FROM AN AUTOGRAPH BOOK BELONGING TO THE
INFORMANT,
WHO IS MY MOTHER. THIS SAME VERSE WAS FOUND THREE TIMES IN THE
BOOK, SO IT MUST HAVE BEEN A POPULAR VERSE WITH THE EIGHTH GRADE
AT NICHOLS SCHOOL IN DETROIT, JUNE 1944.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM RHYME: ABCB

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

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VERSE

WHEN YOU ARE STANDING ON A STUMP, THINK OF ME BEFORE YOU JUMP.

Submitter comment: THIS PIECE OF ADVICE WAS FOUND IN THE INFORMANT'S 8TH GRADE AUTOGRAPH
(BOOK)

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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VERSE

WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND OUT OF SHAPE. REMEMBER CORSETS...$4.98.

Submitter comment: "DOLLY HALSIG" IS THE NAME SIGNED UNDER THIS ENTRY
ON THE INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: AA OLD AGE

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

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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VERSE

WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED AND ARE DOING THE DISHES, THINK OF ME AND
MY GOOD WISHES.

Submitter comment: "VIRGINIA VERBEKE" IS THE NAME SIGNED UNDER THIS ENTRY IN THE
INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): MARRIAGE RHYME: ABCB

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

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VERSE

WHEN I CLIMBED UP AND DOWN A PINE, I TORE MY PANTS RIGHT BEHIND.
I ASKED/ MY MOTHER IF SHE'D BE KIND AND SEW MY PANTS UP BEHIND.

Submitter comment: THIS VERSE WAS ALSO TAKEN FROM THE INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

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

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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VERSE

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE IN A FLAT, SEND ME A PICTURE OF YOUR
LITTLE BRAT.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): MARRIAGE SLANG FOR CHILD

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

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VERSE

WHEN YOU SEE A MONKEY IN A TREE, PULL ITS TAIL AND THINK OF ME.
CO[ THIS VERSE WAS TAKEN FROM THE INFORMANT'S EIGHTH GRADE AUTOGRAPH BOOK
FROM NICHOLS SCHOOL IN DETROIT IN JUNE, 1944.

Submitter comment: THIS VERSE WAS TAKEN FROM THE INFORMANT'S EIGHTH GRADE AUTOGRAPH BOOK
FROM NICHOLS SCHOOL IN DETROIT IN JUNE, 1944.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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VERSE

NEVER KISS BOYS WITH EYES OF BROWN,
THEY KISS YOU ONCE AND LET YOU DOWN.
BUT OH! THOSE BOYS WITH EYES OF BLUE,
THEY KISS YOU ONCE AND ASK FOR TWO.

Submitter comment: THIS VERSE WAS WRITTEN IN MY MOTHER'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK FROM NICHOLS
SCHOOL ON BURNS AND GOETHE IN INDIAN VILLAGE IN 1944.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE WARNING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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VERSE

FATHER MOSES KILLED A SKUNK, MOTHER MOSES COOKED THE SKUNK,
BABY MOSES ATE THE SKUNK, HOLY MOSES! HOW THEY STUNK!

Submitter comment: THIS ENTRY INTO THE INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK WAS SIGNED BY CONNIE
KEYSE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: AAAA FINAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS MANY EYES BUT CANNOT SEE?
A: A POTATOE.

Data entry tech comment: 4 DUPLICATES IN U OF D FOLKLORE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): EATABLES AND DRINKS (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL

James Callow Keyword(s): VEGETABLE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

ALMOST DOESN'T COUNT, EXCEPT IN HORSESHOES AND BOCCI BALL.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: NEW JERSEY ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): GAMES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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PUNCHKIE DAY (PACZKI)

THE DAY BEFORE LENT, THAT TUESDAY IS CONSIDERED PUNCHKIE DAY.
A PUNCKKIE IS A JELLY FILLED DOUGHNUT. THIS TUESDAY IS
CALLED SO BECAUSE IT IS THE LAST DAY BEFORE FASTING BEGINS. SO WHEN
PUNCHKIES ARE MADE ON THIS TUESDAY THEY ARE NORMALLY ALL EATEN
TOO. OF CURSE, PUNCHKIES CAN BE MADE ANY OTHER TIME OF THE YEAR,
BUT THIS IS THE DAY WHEN THEIR POPULARITY IS THE GREATEST

Data entry tech comment: (THE COLLECTOR HAS CHOSEN TO SPELL "PUNCHKIE" AS IT IS PRONOUNCED
(IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. BECAUSE IT IS A WORD OF POLISH
(ORIGIN, THE ENGLISH ALPHABET DOES NOT ACCOMODATE ITS PROPER
(SPELLING. IN ENGLISH, THE CLOSEST WE CAN COME TO THE CORRECT
(SPELLING IS "PACZKI.")

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Season
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Pre Lent

Date learned: 02-01-1972

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LENTEN CUSTOM -- FASENACHT

FASENACHT OR KAVENEVAL IS A HOLIDAY CELEBRATED EVERY TUESDAY
BEFORE ASH WEDNESDAY. THIS CELEBRATION RESEMBLES MARDI GRAS
CELEBRATIONS, BUT ALSO HAS POLITICAL IMPLICATIONS. THE DAY BEGINS
WITH A PARADE. MANY PEOPLE HAVE MASKS AND COSTUMES ON AND PARADE
DOWN MAIN STREET. THE MAYOR AND THE PRESIDENT GIVE THE KEY TO THE
CITY TO A PRINCE AND PRINCESS WHO ARE CHOSEN IN A MANNER SIMILAR
TO OUR BEAUTY CONTESTS. AT NIGHT, FESTIVITIES INCLUDE SPEECHES,
PROGRAMS, DANCING, AND EATING. THE MEAL INCLUDES SAUERKRAUT AND
SALTED PORK CHOPS (RIPPCHEN). THE PROGRAM INCLUDES POLITICAL
MIMICKERY OF OFFICIALS, THEIR MISTAKES, AND THEIR BLUNDERINGS.
OTHER PROGRAMS CENTER AROUND SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS --MARRAIGES,
FOR INSTANCE -- THAT ARE OF SPECIAL INTEREST. A TYPICAL TOPIC,
OF THESE PROGRAMS, FOR INSTANCE, IS THE MARRAIGE OF ARI AND JACKIE
THE MAYOR GIVES A SPEECH, SPECIAL SONGS OF THE TIMES ARE SUNG,
AND AFTER THIS PROGRAM, THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS PRESENT MEDALS
FOR THE BEST ACT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; BEAUTY SHOP ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

Subject headings: 663 Mardi Gras
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F6 3 F6 3.1

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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A RELIGIOUS TRADITION

"ON GOOD FRIDAY AT HOME WE WERE ALLOWED TO EAT ONLY
APPLES AND SODA CRACKERS FROM MIDNIGHT HOLY THURSDAY TO MIDNIGHT
GOOD FRIDAY, AND WE COULD ONLY DRINK WATER."

Submitter comment: LEARNED AS A CHILD AT HOME.

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; SELF-SACRIFICE--FASTING

Subject headings: 663 Holy Thursday
663 Good Friday

Date learned: 03-10-1967

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A RELIGIOUS TRADITION

ON HOLY SATURDAY WE ALL WENT TO CHURCH FOR THE AFTERNOON SERVICES
WHICH WERE BLESSING THE NEW FIRE AND BLESSING HOLY WATER AND SOME
OTHERS. WE WOULD PICK UP SOME OF THE NEW HOLY WATER WHEN WE WENT
HOME FOR HOME USE.

Submitter comment: PRACTISED AS A CHILD AT HOME.

Data entry tech comment: "AND SOME OTHERS." COULD POSSIBLY REFER TO THE BLESSING OF THE FOOD
WHICH IS TO BE EATEN ON EASTER SUNDAY.

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): SWIECZONKA ; WATER

Subject headings: 663 Holy Saturday
BELIEF -- Prayer

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A RELIGIOUS TRADITION

"WE ALWAYS VISITED THE GRAVES OF OUR DEAD RELATIVES ON ALL
SOULS DAY. WE WOULD CLEAN UP THE GRAVE SITE, PUTTING DOWN SOME
FRESH FLOWERS AND SAY A FEW PRAYERS. WE ONLY DID THIS ON ALL
SOULS DAY THOUGH."
PRACTISED AS A CHILD AT HOME.

Where learned: HOME ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- November 2 All SoulsDay of the Dead

Date learned: 03-10-1967

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HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SHOUT ( SONG )

HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SHOUT
TWELVE MORE DAYS TILL WE GET OUT
TWELVE MORE DAYS TILL WE CAN TELL
U OF D TO GO TO HELL
NO MORE BOOKS AND NO MORE THINKING
WE'LL GO BACK TO SEX AND DRINKING
TWELVE MORE DAYS TILL WE GET OUT .

Submitter comment: ( SUNG TO THE TUNE OF " HARK THE HERALD ANGELS SING " )

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): PARODY OF A CRISTMAS CAROL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- FI22

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS BLACK AND WHITE, BLACK AND WHITE, BLACK AND WHITE, ECT.?
A NUN ROLLING DOWN A HILL.

Submitter comment: TOLD TO HER BY A FRIEND IN SCHOOL

Data entry tech comment: TO BE FOLLOWED BY THIS RIDDLE:

Where learned: LETTER ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): CHAIN SERIES ; COLOR ; RELIGION

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-09-1967

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RIDDLE

WHAT HAS A CRANK UP FRONT AND A BUNCH OF LITTLE
NUTS IN THE BACK?
A CLASSROOM

Submitter comment: TOLD TO HER BY A FRIEND IN SCHOOL

Where learned: LETTER ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): ANTI-TEACHER ; PUN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-09-1967

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