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WHEN TRAVELING OVER RAILROAD TRACKS, PICK YOUR FEET OFF THE FLOOR
AND SCREAM.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT THINKS THE REASON FOR LIFTING YOUR FEET OFF THE
FLOOR WAS SO THEY DON'T DRAG ACROSS THE TRACKS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW LOTHROP

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 00-00-1982 ; 11-00-1987

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BLUEBELLS, COCKERSHELLS,/ EEVY, IVY, OVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW LOTHROP

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-02-1968

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LAST NITE

LAST NITE, THE NITE BEFORE,
24 ROBBERS CAME TO MY DOOR,
THEY STOLE MY WATCH AND
THEY STOLE MY RING AND
THEY ALL BEGAN TO SING.
LADY, OH LADY, TURN AROUND,
LADY, OH LADY, TOUCH THE GROUND,
LADY, OH LADY, SHOW YOUR SHOE,
LADY, OH LADY, SHISHKABOO}

Submitter comment: (?)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW LOTHROP

Keyword(s): ACTION-RHYME

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

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DOWN IN THE VALLEY WHERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS,
THERE SAT ROSEMARY AS
SWEET AS A ROSE, SHE SANG, SHE SANG, SHE SANG, SO SWEET,/ ALONG CAME
STEVIE AND KISSED HER ON THE CHEEK.

Submitter comment: NAMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW LOTHROP

Keyword(s): PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: 11-02-1968

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