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AUTOGRAPH VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

I THOUGHT AND THOUGHT, I THOUGHT IN VAIN,
BUT ALL I COULD THINK OF WAS TO SIGN MY NAME.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF COLETTE'S BY A
SCHOOLMATE.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; ITERATION ; RHYME: AA ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

IT TICKLES ME/ IT MAKES ME LAUGH/ TO THINK YOU WANT/ MY AUTOGRAPH

Data entry tech comment: LINES DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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AUTOGRAPH

MM[ BY HOOK OR CROOK
I'LL BE THE LAST IN THIS BOOK

Submitter comment: ENTERED ON LAST PAGE OF AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Data entry tech comment: CREDITED TO AUTOGRAPH BOOK ENTRY, JUNE 1961

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

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

Date learned: 06-00-1961

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK ENTRY

NO PAPER
NO PEN
'NOUGH SAID
AMEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; RHYME ABCB

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

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BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
I'M ONE OF THE KIDS
TO WRITE IN YOUR BOOK
(SIGNED) SELMA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 01-25-1944

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NO INK
NO PEN
CAN'T WRITE
AMEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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MANY A ROMANCE
MANY A LOVER
I'M SAVING THEM ROOM
BY WRITING NEAR THE COVER

Submitter comment: TO BE WRITTEN ON LAST PAGE OF BOOK

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00001964 CA.

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I'D LIKE TO WRITE MY NAME IN GOLD
BUT INK IS ALL
MY PEN WILL HOLD!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

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

Date learned: 10-22-1971

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BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
I'LL BE THE LAST TO
SIGN YOUR BOOK.

Where learned: GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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SOME WRITE FOR PLEASURE
SOME WRITE FOR FAME
BUT I ONLY WRITE
TO SIGN MY NAME

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF COLETTE BY
A SCHOOLMATE.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
I'LL BE THE LAST ONE
TO SIGN THIS BOOK

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED IN SCHOOL

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

Date learned: 10-31-1967

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I THOUGHT AND THOUGHT
AND THOUGHT IN VAIN--
AND THEN I THOUGHT
I'D SIGN MY NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM ; GRADE SCHOOL ; HOLY NAME

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

Date learned: 06-00-1961

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I THINK, I THINK
I THINK IN VAIN,
I THINK, I THINK
I'LL WRITE MY NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 03-23-1968

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BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
I'LL BE THE LAST IN THIS BOOK

Submitter comment: USED BY MANY IN SIGNING THE LAST PAGE IN AN AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Where learned: HOME

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

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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I THOUGHT, I THOUGHT, I THOUGHT IN VAIN AT LAST I THOUGHT I WOULD WRITE MY NAME.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

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

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A LINE OR TWO I'LL WRITE FOR YOU
AND END THEM WITH A SIGNATURE
IT'S TRUE THERE'S NEITHER RHYME NOR SENSE
NO AIM AT WIT; AND WRITE NO(N?)SENSE
(SIGNED) SARA FOLEY

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

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

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I CAN'T WRITE FOR BEAUTY
I CAN'T WRITE FOR FAME
I CAN'T WRITE FOR HEALTH
SO, I'LL JUST SIGN MY NAME

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

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

Date learned: 10-17-1967

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SOMETIMES I'M NAUGHTY,
SOMETIMES I'M NICE.
BUT JUST TO BE NAUGHTY
I'LL SIGN MY NAME TWICE.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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BY HOOK OR BY CROOK,
I'LL BE FIRST IN THIS BOOK.

Submitter comment: WRITTEN ON FLYLEAF

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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BY HOOK OR BY CROOK
I'LL BE THE MIDDLE ONE IN THIS BOOK.
YOURS TILL THE KATY DIDS DON'T

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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