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Song: Parody

FOUND A PEANUT
FOUND A PEANUT
FOUND A PEANUT JUST NOW
JUST NOW I FOUND A PEANUT
FOUND A PEANUT JUST NOW.

CRACKED IT OPEN
CRACKED IT OPEN
CRACKED IT OPEN JUST NOW
JUST NOW CRACKED IT OPEN
CRACKED IT OPEN JUST NOW.

FOUND IT ROTTEN
FOUND IT ROTTEN
FOUND IT ROTTEN JUST NOW
JUST NOW FOUND IT ROTTEN
FOUND IT ROTTEN JUST NOW.

ATE IT ANYWAY
ATE IT ANYWAY
ATE IT ANYWAY JUST NOW
JUST NOW I ATE IT ANYWAY
ATE IT ANYWAY JUST NOW

GOT SICK
GOT SICK
GOT SICK JUST NOW
JUST NOW I GOT SICK
GOT SICK JUST NOW.

CALLED A DOCTOR
CALLED A DOCTOR
CALLED A DOCTOR JUST NOW
JUST NOW I CALLED A DOCTOR
CALLED A DOCTOR JUST NOW.

SAID I WOULDN'T DIE
SAID I WOULDN'T DIE
SAID I WOULD'T DIE JUST NOW
JUST NOW HE SAID I WOULDN'T DIE
SAID I WOULDN'T DIE JUST NOW.

DIED ANYWAY
DIED ANYWAY
DIED ANYWAY JUST NOW
JUST NOW I DIED
DIED ANYWAY JUST NOW.

WENT TO HEAVEN
WENT TO HEAVEN
WENT TO HEAVEN JUST NOW
JUST NOW I WENT TO HEAVEN
WENT TO HEAVEN JUST NOW.

PLAYED THE HARP
PLAYED THE HARP
PLAYED THE HARP JUST NOW
JUST NOW I PLAYED THE HARP
PLAYED THE HARP JUST NOW.

BROKE A STRING
BROKE A STRING
BROKE A STRING JUST NOW
JUST NOW I BROKE A STRING
BROKE A STRING JUST NOW.

WENT DOWN
WENT DOWN
WENT DOWN JUST NOW
JUST NOW I WENT DOWN
WENT DOWN JUST NOW

SHOVELED COAL
SHOVELED COAL
SHOVELED COAL JUST NOW
JUST NOW I SHOVELED COAL
SHOVELED COAL JUST NOW.

BURNT MY FINGER
BURNT MY FINGER
BURNT MY FINGER JUST NOW
JUST NOW I BURNT MY FINGER
BURNT MY FINGER JUST NOW.
THE END

Data entry tech comment:

PROBABLY TO THE TUNE OF " MY DARLING CLEMENTINE "

Updated / 02-24-2011 / TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; STERLING

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS ; COAL ; DEATH ; Doctors ; FOOD ; HARP ; HEAVEN ; HELL ; MUSIC ; NUT ; Peanut ; REPETITION ; SATIRE ; SHOVELING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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BREAKFAST MEAL

COMMON BREAKFAST MEAL IN WEST VIRGINIA IS SALT FISH (WHICH ARE FRESH
WATER FISH KEPT IN SALT WATER) AND TOMATOES WITH BISCUITS WITH
CREAM GRAVY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; STERLING

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Morning mealsBreakfast

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY.
COME AGAIN SOME OTHER DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; STERLING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.646

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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HAM AND COOKED CABBAGE ARE TRADITIONAL FOR A NEW YEAR'S
MEAL.

Submitter comment: ORIGINATES FROM WEST VIRGINIA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WEST VIRGINIA ; STERLING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FUDGE FUDGE CALL THE JUDGE/ MA'S GOT A BRAND NEW BABY/ IT'S NOT A
BOY/ IT'S NOT A GIRL/ IT'S JUST AN ORDINARY BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; STERLING

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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JUMP ROPE

JOHNNY LIES OVER THE OCEAN
JOHNNY LIES OVER THE SEA
JOHNNY BROKE THE SUGAR BOWL
AND BLAMED IT ON ME
JOHNNY GOT A LICKIN HA, HA, HA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; STERLING

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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JUMP ROPE RHYME

POLIANNA POLIEE DO YOUR DUTY
HERE COMES (BLANK) THE AMERICAN BEAUTY
SHE CAN DO THE RUMBA (RHUMBA)
SHE CAN DO THE SPLITS
SHE CAN WEAR HER DRESS HIGH ABOVE HER HIPS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; STERLING

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; PLAIN-JUMP

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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CINDERELLA DRESSED IN YELLA/ WENT UPSTAIRS TO KISS A FELLA/ HOW MANY
KISSES DID SHE GET? (COUNT)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; STERLING

Keyword(s): CHARACTER ; ENDURANCE ; Jump

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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