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EENIE MEENIE, MINIE, MO,
CATCH A DONKEY BY THE TOE,
IF HE HOLLERS, LET HIM GO,
OUT GOES Y-O-U.

Where learned: JAPAN ; TOKYO

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

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO, THREE POTATO, FOUR,
FIVE POTATO, SIX POTATO, SEVEN POTATO, OR.
PROCEDURE: ONE PERSON DOES THE HAND HITTING. EACH
PLAYER PUTS BOTH HANDS IN FRONT OF HIM AND THE HAND
HITTER STARTS WITH THE PERSON ON HIS RIGHT, HITTING ONE
HAND FOR EACH COUNT. IF HE HITS ONE OF YOUR HANDS ON
"OR" THAT HAND IS PUT BEHIND YOUR BACK AND THE HITTER
BEGINS AGAIN WITH THE NEXT HAND. THE LAST PERSON TO
HAVE A HAND LEFT IN, IS "IT" FOR WHATEVER GAME THEY
PLAN TO PLAY.

Where learned: JAPAN ; TOKYO

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

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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IN THE JAIL THEY GIVE YOU COFFEE,
IN THE JAIL THEY GIVE YOU TEA.
IN THE JAIL THEY GIVE YOU ANYTHING,
BUT THE "DOGGONE KEY"!

Where learned: JAPAN ; TOKYO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Chimney corner wisdom, advice, humorous fortune

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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DON'T KISS HIM ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP,
DON'T KISS HIM ON THE LEVEL,
BUT WHEN YOU GET HIM IN THE DARK,
KISS HIM LIKE THE DEVIL.

Where learned: JAPAN ; TOKYO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Chimney corner wisdom, advice, humorous fortune

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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TRUE FRIENDS ARE LIKE DIAMONDS,
PRECIOUS AND RARE.
FALSE ONES LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES,
FOUND EVERYWHERE.
MAY YOU ALWAYS BE A DIAMOND,
A WILLING WORKER, AND A GOOD GIRL.

Where learned: JAPAN ; TOKYO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Exhortatory or homiletic, "to be a good girl"

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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THE PEOPLE ENDED THE GOLDEN SHIP
THE PEOPLE ENDED THE SILVER SHIP
THE PEOPLE ENDED THE RUBY SHIP
BUT DON'T LET THEM END OUR FRIENDSHIP

Where learned: JAPAN ; TOKYO

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

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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WHEN YOU GROW UP AND GET OUT OF SHAPE,
REMEMBER THAT GIRDLES ARE $2.98.

Where learned: JAPAN ; TOKYO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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WHEN YOU GROW UP, AND THINK YOU'RE SWEET,
TAKE OFF YOUR SHOES AND SMELL YOUR FEET!!!

Where learned: JAPAN ; TOKYO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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APPRECIATION OF FRIENDS

IT IS EVIDENT THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES,
HOW SWEET AND SOUR OUR LIVES CAN BE.
BUT IF WE COULD LOVE AS WELL AS WE HATE,
WHAT FEW TROUBLES WOULD BE LEFT TO SEE.
FOR JOYS WOULD RESULT WITH NO SORROWS FELT,
THUS LEAVING OUR HEARTS SO EASY TO MELT.

Where learned: JAPAN ; TOKYO

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; ASSONANCE ; CONTRAST ; FREE VERSE ; HATE ; INFORMATIVE ; LOVE ; METAPHOR ; RHYME: ABCBEE ; SERIOUSNESS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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