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PROSE AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE UP TOWN,/ REMEMBER THE GIRL WHO WROTE
UPSIDE DOWN PEGGY SEILER

Submitter comment: WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN ON PAGE.

Data entry tech comment: LINE DIVISIONS SUPPLIED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: SAINT JAMES SCHOOL ; COLLECTED IN SEVENTH GRADE

Keyword(s): RHYME: AA ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Reading or writing backwards, upside down

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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MATRIMONY (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

WHEN FAR AWAY BY LOVE YOU ARE CARRIED,/ AND TO SOME LITTLE FELLER
MARRIED,/ REMEMBER ME FOR FRIENDSHIP SAKE,/ AND SEND ME A SLICE OF
WEDDING CAKE. LORRETTA MOSTER

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

Where learned: AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; INDIANA ; BROOKVILLE

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; QUATRAIN LOVE RHYME ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 08-09-1960

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

MM[ WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED AND SETTLE DOWN,
SEND ME A PIECE OF YOUR WEDDING GOWN.

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK, 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): ADVICE:POSITIVE ; MARRIAGE ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.345
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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MM[ WHEN YOU GET MARRIED
AND HAVE TWINS,
DON'T COME TO ME
FOR SAFETY PINS

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1935

Data entry tech comment: LINES DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): MARRIAGE ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.342
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

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AN AUTOGRAPH SAYING

MM[ I WISH YOU LUCK, I WISH YOU JOY
I WISH YOU FIRST A BABY BOY
AND WHEN HIS HAIR BEGINS TO CURL
I WISH YOU THEN A BABY GIRL
AND WHEN HER HAIR IS UP IN PINS
I WISH YOU THEN A SET OF TWINS.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): IAMBIC TETRAMETER ; INITIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: AABBCC ; WISH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.342
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Cynical insight

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I WISH YOU LUCK,
I WISH YOU JOY,
I WISH YOU FIRST A BABY BOY.
WHEN HIS HAIR BEGINS TO CURL,
I WISH YOU THEN A BABY GIRL
WHEN HER HAIR IS UP IN PINS
I WISH YOU THEN A PAIR OF TWINS.

Submitter comment: THE FOLLOWING IS FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK,
1929 - 1933.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): BIRTH

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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IF EVER YOU MARRY

IF EVER A HUSBAND YOU SHALL HAVE,
AND HE THESE LINES SHALL SEE
TELL HIM OF YOUR FUN IN SCHOOL
AND KISS HIM TWICE FOR ME)

Submitter comment: TAKEN FROM MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF 1963 IN REDFORD TOWNSHIP, BUT
SHE MOVED TO SOMEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA.

Data entry tech comment: ADDED TITLE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD TOWNSHIP

Keyword(s): INSTRUCTIONS

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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SAILING DOWN LIFE'S RIVER,
IN A LITTLE BARK CANOE,
HOPE YOU HAVE A PLEASANT JOURNEY
AND ROOM ENOUGH FOR TWO.

Submitter comment: TOLD IN GROSSE POINTE, MICHIGAN
1939 BIRCH TREE, MISSOURI

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): METAPHOR

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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AUTOGRAPH

IF YOUR HUSBAND IS THIRSTY
AND HE WANTS A DRINK,
TAKE HIM TO THE KITCHEN
AND SHOW HIM TO THE SINK)

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMMAND ; DRINK ; HUMOR ; MARRAIGE ; RHYME ABCB ; SURPRISE ENDING

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

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

I HAVE A LITTLE FINGER,
I HAVE A LITTLE TOE,
AND WHEN I GET BIGGER,
I'LL HAVE A LITTLE BEAU.

Submitter comment: THIS VERSE WAS WRITTEN IN THE INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK WHEN SHE WAS
IN SIXTH GRADE AT ST. ANTHONY'S SCHOOL IN DAYTON, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): ITERATION

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

Date learned: 00-00-1939

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED,
AND YOUR HUSBAND GETS CROSS,
PICK UP A ROLLING PIN,
AND SHOW HIM WHO'S BOSS.

Submitter comment: THIS VERSE WAS WRITTEN IN THE INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK WHEN SHE WAS
IN SIXTH GRADE AT ST. ANTHONY'S SCHOOL IN DAYTON, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

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

Date learned: 00-00-1939

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND HAVE A TOT,
SEND ME A LETTER FOR A PE-PE POT.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM: PE-PE POT FOR CHILD'S TOILET BABY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1974

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND YOUR HUSBAND IS CROSS,
TAKE A POT OR PAN AND SHOW HIM WHO'S BOSS.

Where learned: DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1974

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED
AND LIVE IN A SHACK
TEACH YOUR CHILDREN
TO SPIT THROUGH A CRACK.

Where learned: OHIO ; AKRON

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

Date learned: 00001940-1941

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I WISH YOU ARE HAPPY,
I HOPE YOU ARE BLESSED
IN A LITTLE COTTAGE
WITH THE ONE YOU LOVE BEST.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED AND HAVE TWINS,
DON'T COME TO ME FOR SAFETY PINS.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED AND YOUR HUSBAND GETS CROSS,
PICK UP THE ROLLING PIN AND SAY, "I'M BOSS!"

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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WHEN YOU ARE SICK AND IN BED,
DON'T WORRY HOW YOUR KIDS ARE GOING TO BE FED.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED
AND HAVE 1, 2, 3,
NAME THE PRETTIEST AFTER ME.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED
AND YOUR HUSBAND GETS DRUNK,
COME TO MY PLACE
AND HIDE IN THE TRUNK.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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