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H-O-T SPELLS "HOT PEPPER", HOT!

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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BLUE BELLS
COCKLE SHELLS
EWY, IVY OVER.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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DOWN IN THE VALLEY WHERE THE GREEN GRASS GROWS,
THERE SAT SUSIE AS SWEET AS A ROSE.
SHE SANG, SHE SANG, SHE SANG SO SWEET;
ALONG CAME JIM AND KISSED HER ON THE CHEEK.
HOW MANY TIMES DID HE KISS HER?
ONE, TWO, THREE,...

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

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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MINNIE-MINNIE HA-HA
WENT TO SEE HER PAPA.
PAPA DIED;
MINNIE-MINNIE CRIED.
MINNIE HAD A BABY,
SHE NAMED HIM TINY TIM.
SHE PUT HIM IN THE BATHTUB TO SEE IF HE COULD SWIM.
DRANK A GALLON OF WATER
AND ATE A BAR OF SOAP.
TRIED TO SWALLOW THE BATHTUB
BUT IT WOULDN'T GO DOWN HIS THROAT.
IN CAME THE DOCTOR,
IN CAME THE NURSE,
IN CAME THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.
OUT CAME THE DOCTOR,
OUT CAME THE NURSE,
OUT CAME THE LADY WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.
AND THAT WAS THE END OF TINY TIM.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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FIRE! FIRE! FALSE ALARM!
JANIE FELL INTO'S BILLY'S ARMS.
FIRST CAME LOVE,
THEN CAME MARRIAGE,
THEN CAME BILLY WITH A BABY CARRIAGE.
HOW MANY BABIES DID THEY HAVE?

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRTH

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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WHEN A TEACHER IS LATE FOR A CLASS, YOU MUST WAIT
TEN MINUTES FOR A PROFESSOR AND TWENTY MINUTES FOR A DOCTOR.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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AT NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE IN ILLINOIS, THERE IS A ROCK THAT
IT IS TRADITIONAL FOR EVERY CLASS TO PAINT. EACH CLASS TRIES
TO "OUT-DO" THE OTHERS.

Submitter comment: "OUT-DO" MEANS TO DO BETTER THAN.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): COLLEGE PRANK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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"CHAIR UP" WAS A TRADITION AT NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE. THE
FRESHMAN BOYS WOULD TAKE ALL OF THE CHAIRS OUT OF OLD
MAIN, PUT THEM INTO THE STAIRWELL OF THE TOWER (A CLASSROOM
BUILDING) AND WIRE THEM TOGETHER. PURPOSE WAS TO GET AWAY
WITH IT AND DELAY CLASSES.

James Callow comment: NORTH CAROLINA COLLEGE IS IN ILLINOIS, SAYS INFORMANT IN
ANOTHER ENTRY.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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IF YOU SLEEP ON A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE, IN YOUR DREAMS YOU
WILL SEE YOUR FUTURE HUSBAND.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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"FAH"
THIS IS THE TERM DONNA'S GRANDFATHER APPLIES TO ANYTHING
(FOOD) THAT HAS NO SUBSTANCE OR TASTE; IT'S LIKE HAVING A
MOUTHFUL OF NOTHING (WHIPPED CREAM, EGG WHITES AFTER
HAVING BEEN BEATEN, ETC.).

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Food
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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YOU MUST WEAR ORANGE TO THE POLO GAMES THAT STEVE BUNN'S
FAMILY PLAYS IN OR IT'S BAD LUCK FOR THEM.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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DONNA'S PARENTS USED TO SAY "UP AND AT 'EM" TO GET THEIR
CHILDREN UP IN THE MORNING, UNTIL DONNA MISUNDERSTOOD AND
SAID "UP AND BANANA" INSTEAD. HER FAMILY STILL SAYS "UP AND
BANANA."

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Group of Vowels and Consonants, and of Words
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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MR. RAWOT CALLS HIS SPOON A SHOVEL AND THIS HAS BEEN PASSED
THROUGHOUT THE FAMILY.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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MR. RAWOT CALLS HIS KNIFE A SAW AND THIS HAS BEEN PASSED
THROUGHOUT THEIR FAMILY.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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ICE CREAM IS CALLED FREAM, FREAM.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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IN DONNA'S FAMILY, THEY CALL A CABOOSE A CABBAGE BECAUSE OF
ONE OF HER SISTER'S MISPRONUNCIATIONS.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Common Word

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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DONNA'S SPEECH TEACHER WAS CALLED THE "PEANUT MAN" BECAUSE
HIS FACE LOOKED LIKE A PEANUT.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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DONNA'S NICKNAME IS "DONNA BANNANA" FOR HER "UP AND BANANA."

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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EARLY TO BED, EARLY TO RISE
MAKES A MAN HEALTHY, WEALTHY, AND WISE.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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LITTLE NANCY ETTICOAT
WITH A WHITE PETTICOAT
AND A RED ROSE.
SHE HAS NO FEET OR HANDS;
THE LONGER SHE STANDS
THE SHORTER SHE GROWS.
(A CANDLE)

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; PALOS PARK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle
RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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