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REMEMBER THE TREE?
REMEMBER THE TRUNK?
REMEMBER THE DAY WE ALL GOT DRUNK?

Data entry tech comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED BY STUDENT EDITOR.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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DOTTY DRIPPLE JUMPS ON ONE LEG, ONE LEG, ONE LEG,
DOTTY DRIPPLE JUMPS ON TWO LEGS, TWO LEGS, TWO LEGS,
DOTTY DRIPPLE JUMPS ON THREE LEGS, THREE LEGS, THREE LEGS,
DOTTY DRIPPLE JUMPS ON FOUR LEGS, FOUR LEGS, FOUR LEGS,
DOTTY DRIPPLE-SKIDOO!

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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ICE CREAM SODA,
STRAWBERRY TART,
TELL ME THE INITIALS OF YOUR SWEETHEART.
A, B, C, D,...

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): FUNCTION

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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PLAY UPON YOUR VIOLIN,
TAKE A BOW AND PLAY AGAIN.
PLAY UPON YOUR LITTLE FLUTE,
BUT WHEN WE CLAP, OUT YOU SCOOT!

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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NOT LAST NIGHT, BUT THE NIGHT BEFORE,
TWENTY-FOUR ROBINS CAME KNOCKING AT MY DOOR.
I RAN OUT AND THEY RAN IN
AND THIS IS THE SONG THEY SANG TO ME:
SPANISH DANCER DO A SPLIT,
SPANISH DANCER DO A HIGH KICK.
SPANISH DANCER TURN AROUND,
SPANISH DANCER TOUCH THE GROUND.
SPANISH DANCER DO THE KANGAROO,
SPANISH DANCER SKIT, SKAT, SKIDOO.

Data entry tech comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED BY STUDENT EDITOR.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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ONE POTATO, TWO POTATOES
THREE POTATOES, FOUR.
FIVE POTATOES, SIX POTATOES
SEVEN POTATOES, MORE.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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CINDERELLA DRESSED IN YELLOW
WENT TO TOWN TO MAIL A LETTER.
ON THE WAY BACK
SHE MET HER FELLOW.
HOW MANY KISSES DID SHE GET?
ONE, TWO, THREE...

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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CHARLIE CHAPLIN SAT ON A PIN.
HOW MANY INCHES DID IT GO IN?
ONE, TWO, THREE,...

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; CHARLIE CHAPLIN, MOVIE STAR ; COUNTING

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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'LO, SIR; 'LO, SIR,
MEET ME AT THE GROCER.
NO, SIR. WHY, SIR?
BECAUSE I HAVE A COLD, SIR.
WHERE'D YOU GET THE COLD, SIR?
AT THE NORTH POLE, SIR.
WHAT WERE YOU DOING THERE, SIR?
CATCHING POLAR BEARS, SIR.
HOW MANY DID YOU CATCH?
ONE, SIR; TWO, SIR; THREE, SIR; FOUR, SIR; FIVE, SIR.
SIX, SIR
OLD DUTCH CLEANSER.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING ; FEMININE RHYME

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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FUDGE, FUDGE, CALL THE JUDGE,
MAMA HAS A BABY.
WRAP IT IN TISSUE PAPER,
SEND IT DOWN THE ELEVATOR,
SECOND FLOOR, FIRST FLOOR,
AND OUT THE BACK DOOR.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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ONE, TWO, THREE O'LEARY
FOUR, FIVE, SIX O'LEARY,
SEV'N, EIGHT, NINE O'LEARY,
TEN, O'LEARY, POSTMAN.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): COUNTING

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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POSTMAN, POSTMAN DO YOUR DUTY,
HERE COMES SUSAN, THE AMERICAN BEAUTY.
SHE CAN WIGGLE, SHE CAN WOBBLE.
SHE CAN DO THE SPLITS.
I BET YOU TEN DOLLARS SHE CAN DO THIS:
SALUTE TO THE CAPTAIN, BOW TO THE QUEEN,
TURN HER BACK ON A DIRTY SUBMARINE.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): APOSTROPHE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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SHIRLEY TEMPLE WENT TO FRANCE
TO TEACH THE CHILDREN HOW TO DANCE.
HEEL AND TOE AND AROUND YOU GO,
HEEL AND TOE AND AROUND YOU GO.
SALUTE THE CAPTAIN,
BOW TO THE KING,
TURN YOUR BACK ON THE UGLY OLD QUEEN.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): CHARACTER MOVIE STAR

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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THE BRIDE SHOULD WEAR "SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW,
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE" FOR GOOD LUCK.

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Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

Keyword(s): Blue ; Borrowed ; Bride ; CUSTOM ; MARRIAGE ; New ; Old ; RHYME ; tradition

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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THE BRIDAL COUPLE SHOULD NOT SEE EACH OTHER ON THE DAY OF
THE WEDDING OR THEY'LL HAVE BAD LUCK.

James Callow comment: SOUNDS IMPOSSIBLE!

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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AT A WEDDING SHOWER, FOR EVERY RIBBON THE BRIDE BREAKS, SHE
WILL HAVE ONE CHILD.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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THROWING RICE AT THE BRIDAL COUPLE INCREASES FERTILITY.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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A COUPLE SHOULD BE MARRIED BEFORE TWELVE NOON BECAUSE THE
HANDS ARE GOING UP BEFORE THEN--GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

James Callow Keyword(s): HANDS OF THE CLOCK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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IF THE BRIDE PARTICIPATES IN THE REHEARSAL OF HER WEDDING
SHE WILL HAVE BAD LUCK; SHE SHOULD JUST WATCH.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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AT A BRIDAL SHOWER, SOMEONE SHOULD WRITE DOWN WHAT THE BRIDE
SAYS AS SHE OPENS HER PRESENTS. THESE ARE THE THINGS SHE WILL
SAY TO HER HUSBAND ON THEIR WEDDING NIGHT.

Where learned: OHIO ; NEW BREMEN

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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