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REFRAIN: SHULE, SHULE, SHULE A ROO
SHULE A RACK SHACK A BAR BAACOO
WHEN I SAW MY SALLY BABY BEAL,
COME BIBBLE IN THE BOO SHY COREY.

VERSE: HERE I SIT ON BUTTERMILK HILL,
WHO COULD BLAME ME CRY MY FILL
EVERY TEAR WOULD TURN A MILL
JOHNNY'S GONE FOR A SOLDIER.
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VERSE: OH, MY BABY, OH, MY DOVE,
GONE THE RAINBOW, GONE THE DOVE,
YOUR FATHER WAS MY ONLY LOVE.
JOHNNY'S GONE FOR A SOLDIER.

REFRAIN:
VERSE: I SOLD MY FLAX, I SOLD MY WHEEL,
TO BUY MY LOVE A SWORD OF STEEL,
SO IN BATTLE HE MIGHT WIELD,
JOHNNY'S GONE FOR A SOLDIER.
REFRAIN:

Submitter comment: KATHY SANG THIS WHILE PLAYING THE GUITAR.

Where learned: BEDROOM

Keyword(s): SCHULE, SCHULE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Crucial Moment of Life Life Cycle

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GHOST STORIES.

MY MAMA WAS REAL SICK, AND SHE WAS LYING IN BED, AND THE DOCTOR
THOUGHT THAT SHE WAS GOING TO DIE. WELL, SHE SAW HER SISTER WHO
HAD DIED A FEW YEARS BEFORE, STANDING BY HER BED. THE FIGURE
LOOKED AT HER, AND SAID IN A STRANGE VOICE, " NO, NOT YET. " AND
A FEW DAYS LATER SHE WAS WELL AGAIN AND LIVED FOR MANY YEARS AFTER.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A TRUE STORY THAT HAPPENED TO MY GRANDMOTHER LONG BEFORE
SHE GOT MARRIED. SINCE THIS TIME, SHE HAS BEEN INTERESTED IN
ASTROLOGY, FORTUNE TELLING, ETC.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT ; BEDROOM

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 03-00-1979

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