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UNDERTAKER (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

ROSES ARE RED/ VIOLETS ARE BLUE
MY FATHER IS AN UNDERTAKER/ AND HE'LL GET YOU.

Where learned: SCRAPBOOK

Keyword(s): PARODY ; PLANTS FLOWERS ; QUATRAIN DEATH ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

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TULIPS (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

TULIPS IN THE GARDEN/ TULIPS IN THE PARK
BUT THE TULIPS I LIKE BEST/ ARE THE TWO-LIPS IN THE DARK.

Submitter comment: UNTITLED AUTOGRAPH BOOK ASSEMBLED BY SHIRLEY POPPERT WITH
ENTRIES DATED JUNE, 1952

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INDIRECTION ; PUN ; QUATRAIN FLOWERS KISSING ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

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Ethnic:Hawaiian

WHEN TRAVELERS LEAVE HAWAII, THEY THROW THEIR LEIS
OVER THE SIDE OF THE SHIP. IF IT FLOATS TO SHORE THEY WILL
RETURN, IF IT FLOATS TO SEA, THEY WILL NEVER
RETURN.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CUSTOM ; ETHNIC ; Float ; FLOWERS ; Garland ; Hawaii ; Hawaiian ; Lei ; Lore ; Ocean ; SEA ; Ship

James Callow Keyword(s): FLOWERS ; Garland ; Lei ; NECK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 03-19-1968

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IN BELGIUM, ON MAY 1, PEOPLE GO OUT TO LOOK FOR LILLIES-OF-THE-
VALLEY. THEY WOULD THEN MAKE THEM INTO A BOUQUET AND GIVE IT
TO A LOVED ONE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): FLOWERS ; GIFTS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

Date learned: 11-01-1970

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WHITE CORAL BELLS UPON A SLENDER STALK,
LILLIES OF THE VALLEY DECK MY GARDEN WALK.
OH, DON'T YOU WISH THAT YOU COULD HEAR THEM RING?
THAT WILL HAPPEN ONLY WHEN THE FAIRIES SING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RESIDENCE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FLOWERS ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; RHYME ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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ROSES ARE RED

ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLUE
YOU KISSED A COW
AND I LAUGHED AT YOU.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM A PLAYMATE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): FLOWERS: ABCB ; HUMOR

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

Date learned: 08-11-1964

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FRESH GRAVES

NEVER STEAL FLOWERS OFF A FRESH GRAVE AS THE SPIRIT WILL RETURN
AND TAKE THEM BACK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BURIAL ; FLOWERS ; GHOST ; Grave ; Haunt ; Steal

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 02-15-1970

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BELIEF

NEVER THANK PEOPLE FOR ANY FLOWERS THAT THEY MAY GIVE YOU
OR THE FLOWERS WILL NEVER GROW.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT HEARD THIS WHEN A YOUNG GIRL,1915, BUT
BUT DOES NOT BELIEVE IT NOW.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; FLOWERS ; GIFT ; GROWTH ; MANNERS ; SUPERSTITION ; Thanks

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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UNDERTAKER (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; ROSES ARE RED, AND OTHER SUCH ASSOCIATIONS (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

ROSES ARE RED/ VIOLETS ARE BLUE
MY FATHER IS AN UNDERTAKER/ AND HE'LL GET YOU.

Where learned: SCRAPBOOK

Keyword(s): PARODY ; PLANTS FLOWERS ; QUATRAIN DEATH ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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TULIPS (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; TRANSLATIONS, PLAY ON WORDS, SYMBOL WRITING (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

TULIPS IN THE GARDEN/ TULIPS IN THE PARK
BUT THE TULIPS I LIKE BEST/ ARE THE TWO-LIPS IN THE DARK.

Submitter comment: UNTITLED AUTOGRAPH BOOK ASSEMBLED BY SHIRLEY POPPERT WITH
ENTRIES DATED JUNE, 1952

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INDIRECTION ; PUN ; QUATRAIN FLOWERS KISSING ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 00-00-1952 ; 07-00-1964

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SIGN ON A FLORIST'S TRUCK

BE CAREFUL HOW YOU DRIVE:
THE NEXT LOAD MAY BE FOR YOU}

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE HUMOR FLOWERS

Subject headings: --

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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TULIPS IN THE GARDEN
TULIPS IN THE PARK,
BUT THE TULIPS THAT _____ LIKES
ARE THE TULIPS IN THE DARK.

Data entry tech comment: ANY NAME COULD BE SUBSTITUTED WHERE THE BLANK IS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FLOWERS ; PLAY ON WORDS ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 02-00-1970

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

TULIPS IN THE GARDEN
TULIPS IN THE PARK
BUT THE TWO LIPS I LIKE BEST
ARE YOUR TWO LIPS IN THE DARK.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ABCB ; FLOWERS ; PLAY ON WORDS ; RHYME

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

Date learned: 00-00-1956

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VERSE

ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLACK
YOU WOULD LOOK BETTER
WITH A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; FLOWERS ; HOSTILITY ; INDIRECTION ; INSULT ; KNIVES ; METER: ANAPESTS ; METER: IAMBS ; METER: TROCHEES ; QUATRAIN ; RESENTMENT ; RHYME: ABCB ; THREAT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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AUTOGRAPH

ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLUE
SUGAR IS SWEET
AND SO ARE YOU. MM
BUT WHEN ROSES ARE WILTED
AND VIOLETS ARE DEAD
SUGAR IS LUMPY
AND SO IS YOUR HEAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; COMPLIMENT ; CONTRAST ; FLOWERS ; HUMOR ; INSULT ; METER: IAMBS ; METER: TROCHEES ; QUATRAINS ; SARCASM ; STUPIDITY ; SURPRISE ENDING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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POEM

MAY YOUR PATH BE STRUED WITH FLOWERS
WELCOME BE ON EVERY SIDE
MAY YOUR HOME BE VERY HAPPY
MAY NO SORROWS ENTER THERE
MAY SWEET ROSES BLOOM AROUND YOU
AND LOVE GREET YOU EVERYWHERE
MAY YOUR FRIENDS BE MOST FAITHFUL
AND NO THOUGHTLESS WORD IMPLANT
THAT WOULD MAKE YOU FEEL UNHAPPY
OR WOULD WOUND YOUR KINDER HEART

Submitter comment: POEM BY ALBERT WALLEN, WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA

IN AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF LATE MRS. GEORGE A. SCHNEIDER
AND LATE CLARA SPIELBUSCH, TOLEDO, OHIO

Data entry tech comment: IMPLANT MIGHT BE IMPART

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; FLOWERS ; FRIENDSHIP ; HAPPINESS ; KINDNESS ; METAPHOR ; METER: TROCHEES ; REPETITION ; RHYME: ABCADAEFCA ; SERIOUSNESS ; SINCERITY ; STANZA ; WISH

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

Date learned: 11-21-1965

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

THE EAGLE MAY FORGET THE ROCK
THE OCEAN BIRD THE SEA
THE FLOWERS MAY FORGET TO BLOOM
BUT I'LL REMEMBER THEE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; CONTRAST ; FLOWERS ; FRIENDLY ; FRIENDSHIP ; INFORMATIVE ; METER: IAMBS ; PROMISE OF REMEMBRANCE ; QUATRAIN ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-17-1967

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WHEN AN UNFAMILIAR GUEST ENTERS YOUR HOME, YOU
MUST HAVE FRESH FLOWERS IN THE HOUSE. THIS CUSTOM
ENSURED A HAPPY VISIT FOR BOTH PARTIES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: CANADA ; COLLECTED BY MAIL ; MONTREAL

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CUSTOM ; FLOWERS ; Guest ; HOSPITALITY ; SUPERSTITION ; tradition

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLUE
ABOVE IT ALL
THE BEST IS YOU

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; FLOWERS ; PRAISE ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1933

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FEAST OF THE EXALTATION OF THE HOLY CROSS-SEPTEMBER 14

UKRAINIANS OF THE BYZANTINE RITE VENERATE THE CROSS IN A
SPECIAL MANNER ON THIS DAY. FLOWERS, USUALLY RED ROSES OR
CARNATIONS ARE ARRANGED ON A WIRE BACKING. THE CROSS IS THEN
PLACED ON TOP OF THE FLORAL ARRANGEMENT WITH A CHALICE PATEN
UNDER IT. A RED MATERIAL, SOMETIMES A PART OF THE PRIEST'S
VESTMENT, IS TIED AROUND THE BOTTOM OF THE CROSS AND THE STEMS
OF THE FLOWERS. IT IS CARRIED AROUND THE ALTAR BY THE PRIEST
BEFORE THE FIRST MASS OF THE DAY. THEN IT IS PLACED ON A
PILLOW ON THE TETRAPOD, A SMALL TABLE IN THE FRONT CENTER OF
THE CHURCH. THE CROSS AND THE FLORAL ARRANGEMENT UNDER IT
REMAIN THERE FOR A WEEK FOR VENERATION BY THE FAITHFUL. THE
CROSS IS KISSED UPON ENTERING AND EXITING THE CHURCH. AFTER
EACH SERVICE THE CONGREGATION SINGS THREE TIMES THE PHRASE
O LORD, WE ADORE THY CROSS AND GLORIFY THY HOLY RESURRECTION.
AFTER EACH SINGING, A PROFOUND BOW IS MADE BY THE PEOPLE.
MANY OF OUR OLDER WOMEN CONSIDER THE DEAD FLOWERS TO BE A
SACRAMENTAL AND ASK TO TAKE THEM HOME WHEN THE ARRANGEMENT
IS TAKEN APART. SOME KEEP THEM ON DRESSERS, IN PRAYER BOOKS,
AND IN THEIR BIBLES.

Submitter comment: THE UKRAINIANS ALSO VENERATE THE CROSS IN A SIMILAR MANNER
ON THE THIRD SUNDAY OF LENT.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; ROCHESTER

Keyword(s): FLOWERS

Subject headings: 663 Lent
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
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CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 14
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour
BELIEF -- Plant
SPEECH -- Religious

Date learned: 00001950S

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