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MULE IN THE BARNYARD TIRED AND SICK
BOY WITH A PIN ON THE END OF A STICK
BOY JABS MULE, MULE GIVES A LURCH
SERVICES MONDAY AT THE CORNER CHURCH.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THIS IS A FAVORITE POEM RIDDLE OF HIS MOTHER'S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT FRANCIS CLUB

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; INDIRECTION EUPHEMISM ; MISTREATMENT OF ANIMALS, PUNISHMENT FOR ; POETIC VUSTICE ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 03-20-1972

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RUBBING A POTATO ON A WART AND THEN BURYING IT, YOUR WART WILL
SOON GO AWAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS TOLD THIS BY HIS FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SAINT FRANCIS CLUB

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 02-13-1972

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