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THE FUNERAL MARCH

WHEN A DANGEROUS OR TICKLISH SITUATION IS ABOUT TO BE
ENTERED, THE PARTICIPANT(S) OFTEN HUM THE FUNERAL MARCH
(DUM-DUM-DE-DUM, DUM-DE-DUM-DE-DUM-DE-DUM).

Where learned: NOT GIVEN ; MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; DETROIT ; A&P FOOD STORE

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

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CHEER

SUNG TO THE TUNE OF "HE'S GOT THE WHOLE WORLD IN HIS

HANDS. REPEAT EACH LINE FOUR TIMES.
WE'VE GOT THE WHOLE SCHOOL ON OUR SIDE....

WE'VE GOT THE ITTY-BITTY FRESHMEN ON OUR SIDE....
WE'VE GOT THE WHOLE SCHOOL ON OUR SIDE (LAST LINE).

WE'VE GOT THE SILLY, SILLY SOPHOMORES ON OUR SIDE....
WE'VE GOT THE WHOLE SCHOOL ON OUR SIDE.

WE'VE GOT THE MIGHTY, MIGHTY JUNIORS ON OUR SIDE....
WE'VE GOT THE WHOLE SCHOOL ON OUR SIDE.

WE'VE GOT THE GREAT, GREAT SENIORS ON OUR SIDE....
WE'VE GOT THE WHOLE SCHOOL ON OUR SIDE.

WE'VE GOT THE SWINGINGEST ALUMNI ON OUR SIDE....
WE'VE GOT THE WHOLE SCHOOL ON OUR SIDE.

WE'VE GOT EVERYBODY HERE ON OUR SIDE....
WE'VE GOT THE WHOLE SCHOOL ON OUR SIDE.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

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

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100 BOTTLES OF BEER

100 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL,
100 BOTTLES OF BEER;
IF ONE OF THOSE BOTTLES SHOULD HAPPEN TO FALL,
99 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL,
99 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL,
99 BOTTLES OF BEER.
IF ONE OF THOSE BOTTLES SHOULD HAPPEN TO FALL,
98 BOTTLES OF BEER ON THE WALL.
(CONTINUE TO 0 BOTTLES OF BEER).

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN GIRL SCOUTS. IT IS A SONG SUNG DURING A
LONG RIDE OR A LONG HIKE, ETC.

Where learned: TENNESSEE

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

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SIGNATURE

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND HAVE TWINS,
DON'T COME TO ME FOR SAFETY PINS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH

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

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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SIGNATURES

WHEN CUPID SHOOTS HIS ARROW,
I HOPE HE MRS. YOU.

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE IN A TREE,
SEND ME A COCONUT C.O.D.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): COLLECT ON DELIVERY=C.O.D.

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

Date learned: 04-00-1970

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TWO IN A HAMMOCK,
READY TO KISS,
THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN,
THEY WENT LIKE THIS. (THE WORD "THIS" IS WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN.)

Submitter comment: THIS IS ONE OF A GROUP OF AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSES COLLECTED IN 1941

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

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

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YOUR'S 'TILL THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS,
AND SEAS THE SALAD DRESSING.

Submitter comment: THIS IS ONE OF A GROUP OF AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSES COLLECTED IN 1941.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; EUPHEMISM: HEAT FOR HELL ; PUNS ; RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: 10-25-1972

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IF IN HEAVEN WE DON'T MEET,
HAND IN HAND WE(LL 'TAND IN THE HEAT.

Submitter comment: THIS IS ONE OF A GROUP OF AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSES COLLECTED IN 1941

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

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

Date learned: 10-25-1972

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TRUE FRIENDS ARE LIKE DIAMONDS,
PRECIOUS AND RARE.
FALSE ONES ARE LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES,
FOUND EVERYWHERE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): SIMILES RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-25-1972

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WHEN YOUR HAIR HAS TURNED TO SILVER,
AND LIFE'S PATH NO MORE YOU TROD.
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN,
IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF GOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): DEATH SALVATION NAME MAGIC RHYME: ABCB

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

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THE HIGHER THE MOUNTAIN,
THE COOLER THE BREEZE.
THE YOUNGER THE LOVERS,
THE TIGHTER THE SQUEEZE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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TULIPS IN THE GARDEN,
TULIPS IN THE PARK,
BUT THE TULIPS YOU LIKE THE BEST,
ARE THE TWO LIPS IN THE DARK,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEDIAL ITERATION ; PUN: TULIPS AND TWO LIPS ; RHYME: ABCB ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-17-1972

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DON'T WORRY IF YOUR WORK IS SMALL,
OR YOUR REWARDS ARE FEW.
REMEMBER THAT THE MIGHTY OAK,
WAS ONCE A NUT LIKE YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB METER: ALTERNATING IAMBIC TETRAMETER AND IAMBIC TRIMETER

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

Date learned: 10-24-1972

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DOWN IN THE FOREST,
CARVED IN A TREE,
ARE TWO LITTLE WORDS,
"REMEMBER ME".

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

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

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Language: Rhyme

STOP MAKING LOVE AT (NAME'S) GATE,
LOVE IS BLIND, BUT NEIGHBORS AIN'T.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 02-22-2011 by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Allusion ; BLIND ; Gate ; Neighbor ; PLAY ON WORDS ; Public ; PUN ; RHYME ; SEX

James Callow Keyword(s): AA ; HUMOR ; PLAY ON PROVERB ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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TWO IN A CAR,
TWO LITTLE KISSES
TWO WEEKS LATER,
MR. AND MRS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION RHYME: ABCB

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

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NEVER TROUBLE TROUBLE,
UNTIL TROUBLE, TROUBLES YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ITERATION TO THE POINT OF BECOMING A TONGUETWISTER

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

Date learned: 10-16-1972

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AUTOGRAPH RHYME

GI HAIRCUTS, GI HATS, GI THIS AND GI THAT. GI LOVE YOU, GI DO, GI
WISH YOU'D LOVE ME TOO

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: AABB IMPERFECT RHYME

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

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AUTOGRAPH RHYME

ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE, I KISSED THE BEDPOST AND THOUGHT IT
WAS YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

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

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AUTOGRAPH RHYME

A HEART IS NOT A PLAYTHING, A HEART IS NOT A TOY,
BUT IF YOU WANT IT BROKEN, GIVE IT TO A BOY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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