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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

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

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GOD MADE BUTTER,
GOD MADE CHEESE,
GOD MADE LITTLE GIRLS,
FOR BOYS TO SQUEEZE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB,
A LITTLE TOAST, A LITTLE JAM,
AN ICE CREAM SODA, TOPPED WITH FIZZ,
AND OH! HOW SICK OUR MARY IS!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): PARODY

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

Date learned: 09-30-1967

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MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB,
THE DOCTOR WAS SURPRISED.
BUT WHEN OLD MAC DONALD HAD A FARM,
HE COULDN'T BELIEVE HIS EYES.

Submitter comment: UNDETERMINED ORIGIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): BIRTH ; NURSERY RHYME ; PARODY ; PUN QUATRAIN ; RHYME: ABAB

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

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CHILDREN'S VERSE

I HAD A WOODEN WHISTLE,
AND IT WOULDN'T WHISTLE.
I GOT A STEEL WHISTLE,
AND IT STILL WOULDN'T WHISTLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): ONOMATOPOEIA ; PUN=WOULDN'T WOODEN

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

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FRENCH SONG

SUR LE PONT D'AVIGNON,
ON Y DANSE, ON Y DANCE,
SUR LE PONT D'AVIGNON
ON Y DANSE TOUT EN ROND,
LESBEAUX MESSIEURS FONT COMME CA
LES JOIES DAMES FONT COMME CA.

Submitter comment: HEARD IN FRANCE
STRUCTURE FOR DANCE, GAME

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

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

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COUNTING OUT

ONE POTATO, TWO POTATOES, THREE POTATOES, FOUR.
FIVE POTATOES, SIX POTATOES, SEVEN POTATOES, OR.
ALL WHO WERE GOING TO PLAY THE GAME, WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE,
EXTENDED TWO FISTS INTO A CIRCLE AND ONE PERSON DID THE
COUNTING OUT. THE LAST PERSON LEFT WITH A HAND IN THE
CIRCLE WAS "IT." (FEET CAN BE COUNTED INSTEAD OF
HANDS.)

Submitter comment: NEIGHBORHOOD FORMULA

Where learned: ROYAL OAK ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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COUNTING OUT

BUBBLE GUM, BUBBLE GUM, IN THE DISH.
HOW MANY PIECES DO YOU WISH?
(A NUMBER IS GIVEN, AND IS COUNTED OUT)
AND YOU ARE OUT.
ONE FIST (OR TWO, OR FEET) ARE EXTENDED INTO A CIRCLE TO
BE COUNTED OUT. THE LAST PERSON WITH A FIST OR FOOT IN
THE CIRCLE IS "IT."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

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

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COUNTING OUT

WHEN WE WERE SMALL AND PLAYED GAMES IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD,
WHICH REQUIRED ONE OF US TO BE IT, WE WOULD OFTEN FOLLOW
THIS:
EACH PERSON WOULD EXTEND CLOSED FISTS IN FRONT OF HIMSELF.
THEN ONE PERSON WOULD SAY THIS WHILE TOUCHING EACH FOOT
GOING AROUND TO EVERYONE:
ONE POTATO, TWO POTATO, THREE POTATO, FOUR,
FIVE POTATO, SIX POTATO, SEVEN POTATO, OR.
WHERE HIS HAND LANDED WHEN SAYING "OR" THAT PERSON WAS OUT.
THIS WOULD CONTINUE UNTIL THE LAST ONE WOULD BE IT.

Where learned: ROYAL OAK ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

IF IN HEAVEN WE DON'T MEET, TOGETHER WE CAN STAND THE HEAT
AND IF IT GETS REALLY HOT, PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): INDIRECTION FOR HELL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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YOU MAY FORGET YOUR DOLLS, YOU MAY FORGET YOUR TOYS
BUT IF I KNOW YOU, YOU WON'T FORGET THE BOYS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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PEACHES GROW IN CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA, TOO.
BUT IT TAKES THE STATE OF MICHIGAN TO GROW A
PEACH LIKE YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

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SAVE YOUR NICKELS,
SAVE YOUR DIMES.
WHEN YOU GET FIVE DOLLARS,
COME UP AND SEE ME SOME TIME.
ROSES ARE RED,
BUTTERCUPS ARE YELLOW.
WHAT'S A "PUER" WITHOUT A "PUELLA?"
BREAD IS BREAD
CHEESE IS CHEESE.
WHAT IS A KISS WITHOUT A SQUEEZE?

Submitter comment: FROM MY MOTHER'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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WHAT! WRITE IN THIS BOOK,
WHERE OTHER MEN LOOK?
OH, NOT I!
I'M TOO SHY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 00-00-1938

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OUR LIFE IS BUT A GOLDEN TIE
THAT JOINS TWO FRIENDS TOGETHER.
AND IF WE NEVER BREAK THIS TIE
WE WILL BE FRIENDS FOREVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1938

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WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SETTING
AND THIS EARTH NO MORE YOU TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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WHEN THE ROSE IN YOUR CHEEKS IS FADING,
YOUR HAIR IS TURNING GRAY,
MAY YOU BE AS SWEET A WOMAN
AS YOU ARE A GIRL TODAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)

Date learned: 00-00-1938

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MAY YOU SAIL THE SEA OF AMBITION,
AND LAND ON THE SHORES OF SUCCESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE BY THE LAKE,
SAVE ME A PIECE OF YOUR WEDDING CAKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND HAVE A FORD,
SAVE ME A PLACE ON THE RUNNING BOARD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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