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AUTOGRAPH

----- IS A BUTTERCUP. ----- IS A DAISY.
----- IS A LOVELY GIRL
WHO MAKES THE BOYS GO CRAZY.

Submitter comment: FROM AUTOGRAPH BOOK KEPT IN DETROIT, 1960

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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AUTOGRAPH

KISSES ARE GERMS. GERMS ARE HATE(D).
KISS ME BABE I'M VACCINATED.

Submitter comment: FROM AUTOGRAPH BOOK KEPT IN DETROIT, 1963

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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AUTOGRAPH

I AM A CABBAGE./I CUT MYSELF IN TWO.
I GIVE MY LEAVES TO OTHERS./ MY HEART I GIVE TO YOU.

Submitter comment: FROM AUTOGRAPH BOOK KEPT IN DETROIT, 1967

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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AUTOGRAPH

YOURS UNTIL THE MOUNTAIN PEEKS AND SEES THE SALAD DRESSING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love
Z210

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

ORANGES GROW IN FLORIDA,/ CALIFORNIA TOO,/ BUT IT TAKES A STATE LIKE
MICHIGAN/ TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF YVONNE BY A CLASSMATE
IN 1958.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S LINE DIVISION ALTERED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMPLIMENT PRAISE ; FRUIT FRIENDSHIP ; METAPHOR ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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VERSE AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

REMEMBER THE PIGEON,/ REMEMBER THE DOVE,/ REMEMBER THE NIGHT/ WE FELL
IN LOVE. ROSEMARY MOSTER

Submitter comment: RECOPIED FROM AN OLDER AUTOGRAPH BOOK DATING AROUND 1850. THE
SELECTIONS FROM THE OLDER BOOK WERE COLLECTED IN INDIANA.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING CORRECTED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: INDIANA ; BROOKVILLE

Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION ; LOVE BIRDS REPETITION ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

MM[ I LOVE YOU A BUSHEL
I LOVE YOU A PECK
IF YOU DON'T LOVE ME
I'LL BREAK YOUR NECK

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1956

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): IRREGULAR TWO-STRESS METER ; RHYME: ABCB ; THREAT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1956

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SIGNATURES

MM[ YOURS TILL THE EAR DRUMS

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): PLEDGE

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

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FLYLEAF-FRIENDSHIP

SHIRLEY HAD A LITTLE LAMP,
SHE HAD IT TRAINED NO DOUBT.
EVERTIME HER BOYFRIEND CAME,
THE LITTLE LAMP WENT OUT.

Submitter comment: FROM MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK, DATE 1939. MY GIRLFRIENDS WROTE IN IT.

Data entry tech comment: ADDED COMMAS WHERE NECESSARY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTHVILLE

Keyword(s): LIGHT

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

ORANGES GROW IN CALIFORNIA.
THEY GROW IN FLORIDA TOO.
BUT IT TAKES A STATE LIKE MICHIGAN,
TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Data entry tech comment: LINE DIVISION CHANGED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; FRUIT ; PRAISE ; SIMILE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

I WISH YOU SUCCESS
I WISH YOU ALMIGHTY
I WISH YOUR PAJAMAS
NEXT TO MY NIGHTIE
NOW DON'T GET EXCITED
NOW DON'T GET RED
I MEAN ON THE CLOTHESLINE
NOT IN BED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Sterling Heights

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

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YOURS TILL NELL BLOWS HER NOSE ON YOUR HOSE.
YOURS TILL TO-MORROW.
YOURS TILL COWS MILK.
YOURS TILL AUSTRIA GETS HUNGARY AND FRIES TURKEY IN GREECE.
BUTTER IS FAT
AND SO IS CHEESE.
HOW ABOUT A HUG OR A SQUEEZE?
SPAGHETTI IS STRONGER,
SALAMI IS LONGER,
NOW'S THE TIME TO FALL IN LOVE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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GOD MADE APPLES.
GOD MADE TREES.
GOD MADE (BLANK).
FOR (BLANK) TO SQUEEZE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): THE BLANKS ARE FILLED IN WITH 2 DIFFERENT PEOPLE'S NAMES.

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

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SOME LOVE ONE,
SOME LOVE TWENTY,
I LOVE YOU,
AND THAT'S A PLENTY.

Submitter comment: 1939, BIRCH TREE, MARYLAND

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYLAND ; GROSSE POINTE ; BIRCH TREE

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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YOURS TILL NIAGARA FALLS.

Submitter comment: THIS SIGNATURE WAS USED BY SUE MC ANINCH TO THE
VERSE IN KATHY'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; LOCATION ; PUN

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

Date learned: 11-06-1971

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YOURS 'TIL THE OCEAN RUNS DRY.
YOURS TIL THE KITCHEN SINKS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; PUN

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

Date learned: 04-18-1971

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I LOVE YOU LITTLE, I LOVE YOU BIG.
I LOVE YOU LIKE MY LITTLE PIG.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; GLENVIEW

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

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LOVE YOU LITTLE, LOVE YOU BIG,
LOVE YOU LIKE A GREAT BIG PIG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; GRADE SCHOOL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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DEAR LOUISE:
I LOVE YOU LITTLE, I LOVE YOU BIG,
I LOVE YOU LIKE A LITTLE PIG.
I DON'T MEAN PIG, I MEAN WIG.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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I LOVE YOU LITTLE, I LOVE YOU BIG,
I LOVE YOU LIKE A LITTLE PIG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MISSOURI ; DETROIT

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

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