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IN FLORIDA THEY GROW ORANGES,
IN CALIFORNIA TOO.
BUT ONLY OUR DEAR MICHIGAN
CAN PRODUCE A PEACH LIKE YOU!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ABCB ; LOCATION

James Callow Keyword(s): IN PLACE OF MICHIGAN ANY STATE OR PLACE COULD BE LISTED.

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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STEAK IS STEAK, RICE IS RICE,
YOU ARE LOVELY, WHEN YOU ARE NICE.
COFFEE IS COFFEE, CHEESE IS CHEESE,
WHAT IS A KISS WITHOUT A SQUEEZE.

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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SUGAR AND SPICE,
GEE BUT YOUR (SIC) NICE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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COUSIN SADIE:
IF YOU ALWAYS GIVE A KISS FOR A BLOW,
ANGELS WILL GUARD YOU WHEREVER YOU GO.
YOUR COUSIN: CLARK TRIBETT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CENTREVILLE

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

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MY (HEART SHAPE DRAWN) FOR U WILL NEVER FAIL,
FOR (EYE DRAWN) CARRY MY LOVE
IN A LITTLE TIN PAIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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I LOVE YOU DEARY, I LOVE YOU ALMIGHTY,
I WISH YOUR PAJAMAS WERE NEXT TO MY NIGHTY.
NOW DON'T GET EXCITED OR OUT OF YOUR HEAD,
BECAUSE I MEAN ON THE WASH LINE,
AND NOT IN THE BED.

Submitter comment: WRITTEN BY DOROTHY

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 COFFEE, I LOVE TEA,
I LOVE YOU IF YOU LOVE ME.
ROSS LEVERICH 1890-1929
FENNVILLE, MICHIGAN
SCHOOL MATE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FENNVILLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FRIEND SADIE:
MY INK IS PAIL, MY PEN IS POOR,
MY LOVE FOR YOU, SHALL NEVER FAIL.
FROME A FRIEND
MAY MANOR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FENNVILLE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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

Submitter comment: INEZ LOFF WROTE THIS IN INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1929

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PEACHES GROW IN CALIFORNIA AND FLORIDA, TOO.
BUT IT TAKES THE STATE OF MICHIGAN TO GROW A
PEACH LIKE YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

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

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SAVE YOUR NICKELS,
SAVE YOUR DIMES.
WHEN YOU GET FIVE DOLLARS,
COME UP AND SEE ME SOME TIME.
ROSES ARE RED,
BUTTERCUPS ARE YELLOW.
WHAT'S A "PUER" WITHOUT A "PUELLA?"
BREAD IS BREAD
CHEESE IS CHEESE.
WHAT IS A KISS WITHOUT A SQUEEZE?

Submitter comment: FROM MY MOTHER'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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CALIFORNIA GROWS PEACHES
FLORIDA GROWS THEM TOO.
BUT IT TAKES A STATE LIKE MICHIGAN
TO GROW ONE LIKE YOU.
SOME PEOPLE SAY THAT KISSING'S A SIN.
BUT WHERE ON EARTH DID IT BEGIN?
WELL ADAM KISSED EVE
AND EVE'S OUR MOTHER,
SO WHY ON EARTH CAN'T WE
KISS EACH OTHER?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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GOD MADE THE OCEAN,
GOD MADE THE BEACH,
AND WHEN HE MADE (NAME)
HE SURE MADE A PEACH.
ASHES TO ASHES,
DUST TO DUST,
IF IT WASN'T FOR (PERSON'S NAME),
YOUR LIPS WOULD RUST.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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ONE OLD HEN,
SIX LITTLE CHICKENS,
I LOVE YOU TO BEAT THE DICKENS.
COWS LOVE PUMPKINS,
HOGS LOVE SQUASH,
BUT I LOVE YOU, BY GOSH!
AS SURE AS THE VINE GROWS 'ROUND THE RAFTER,
YOU'RE THE ONE I'M AFTER.
WHEEL BROKE, AXLE DRAGGIN',
YOU CAN RIDE ON MY RED WAGGON.

Submitter comment: MISSOURI, 1943

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MISSOURI ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-30-1967

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YOURS TIL NIAGRA (SIC) FALLS!

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRVIEW PARK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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CALIFORNIA GROWS ORANGES, TEXAS DOES TOO,
BUT IT TOOK A STATE LIKE MICHIGAN
TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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YOURS TILL THE TOE NAILS.
YOURS TILL THE BONES KNIT.
YOURS TILL THE BONES KNIT

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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SUE AND JOHN SITTING IN A TREE...
K-I-S-S-I-N-G!
FIRST COMES LOVE,
THEN COMES MARRIAGE,
THEN COMES SUE WITH A BABY CARRIAGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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