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

Where learned: LIBRARY

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

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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TULIPS IN THE GARDEN,
TULIPS IN THE PARK,
BUT THE TULIPS THAT (NAME) LIKES,
ARE THE TULIPS IN THE DARK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 02-00-1970

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1956

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YOURS TIL HELL FREEZES OVER AND ALL US LITTLE DEVILS
GO SKATING.
YOURS TILL RUSSIA GETS HUNGRY AND EATS TURKEY ON CHINA.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A SIGNATURE I FOUND IN MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK
FROM 1963.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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I'M YOURS TILL THE OCEAN WEARS RUBBER PANTS TO KEEP
ITS BOTTOM DRY.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

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

Date learned: 00-00-1939

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THE HIGHER THE MOUNTAIN,
THE COOLER THE BREEZE,
THE YOUNGER THE COUPLE,
THE TIGHTER THEY SQUEEZE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1943

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IF YOU WERE A LADY,
AND I WAS A LORD.
I'D RIDE YOU AROUND,
IN MY LITTLE TIN FORD.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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BUTTER IS BUTTER, CHEESE IS CHEESE,
WHAT IS A KISS, WITHOUT A SQUEEZE.

Submitter comment: TAKEN FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: PHONE

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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PIGS LIKE PUMPKIN, HOGS LIKE SQUASH,
I LOVE YOU, I DO! BY GOSH!
LOVE IS LIKE AN ONION,
WE TASTE IT WITH DELIGHT.
BUT AFTER WHILE WE WONDER,
WHAT EVER MADE US BITE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00001930-1933

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GOLDEN GATES TO HEAVEN,
GOLDEN GATES TO HELL,
DARN THE BOY WHO KISSES YOU,
RUNS OFF AND TELLS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1935

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MY LOVE FOR YOU WILL NEVER FAIL,
AS LONG AS PUSSY HAS HER TAIL.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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FLORIDA GROWS ORANGES, CALIFORNIA DOES TOO.
BUT IT TOOK OHIO TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

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

Date learned: 10-27-1968

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WHEN YOU ARE OLD AT 68,
DON'T LEAVE YOUR ONLY PLAYMATE.

Submitter comment: FROM JUDY OSGOOD IN MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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WHEN YOU ARE BATHING IN A TUB,
THINK OF ME BETWEEN EACH RUB.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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APPLES IN THE CELLAR, PEACHES ON THE SHELF,
I AM GETTING TIRED OF LIVING BY MYSELF.
THE SMALLER THE TREE, THE TIGHTER THE BARK,
THE YOUNGER THE COUPLE, THE MORE THAT THEY SPARK.
AS SURE AS THE VINE GROS 'ROUND THE STUMP
YOU'LL BE MY SUGAR LUMP.
DON'T GO TO LONDON, DON'T GO TO FRANCE,
STAY HERE IN MISSOURI AND GIVE THE BOYS A CHANCE.
YOUR BLUE EYES MAY WATER, YOUR WHITE TEETH MAY GRIT,
BUT YOU'RE ONE LOVELY, I WON'T FORGIT.

Submitter comment: MISSOURI, 1945

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MISSOURI ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1940

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YOURS TIL WINDOWS HAVE PANES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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, I LOVE YOU,
I LOVE YOU SWELL,
IF I HAD A PEANUT,
I'D GIVE YOU THE SHELL!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PALMER PARK

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

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TABLES ARE ROUND, CHAIRS ARE SQUARE.
YOU AND (NAME) MAKE A GOOD PAIR.

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

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

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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I LOVE, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU I DO;
BUT DON'T GET EXCITED, I LOVE MONKIES TOO!

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

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

Date learned: 10-27-1968

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YOURS TILL THE BELLY BUTTONS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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