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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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AUTOGRAPH (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

ONLY MONKEYS LOOK UPSIDE DOWN}

Submitter comment: WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN ON THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

Where learned: AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; CATCH INSULT

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

Date learned: 03-01-1970

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

I'M THE GIRL OF THE CITY,/THE GIRL OF THE TOWN,
I'M THE GIRL WHO SPOILED YOUR BOOK,/ BY WRITING UPSIDE DOWN.

Submitter comment: THE ABOVE IS WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN IN AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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AUTOGRAPH ITEM

READ SEE HOW HOPE YOU

UP WILL MUCH I LIKE

AND YOU I AND

DOWN AND LIKE YOU ME)

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

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; RHYME ABCB ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

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

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE CITY
REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE TOWN
REMEMBER THE GIRL WHO SPOILED YOUR BOOK
BY WRITING UPSIDE DOWN.

Submitter comment: THIS IS WRITTEN IN MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK BY TWO GIRLS
WITH WHOM I WENT TO CAMP. THEY WERE WRITTEN IN
JULY OF 1958.

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

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BELIEVE ME, MY DEAR--
YOU'D BETTER LOCK YOUR HEART
IN AN OLD TIN TRUNK
AND SAVE IT FOR A FELLOW
THAT DON'T GET DRUNK.
(THEY MAKE YOU TO (?) UNHAPPY)

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

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

Date learned: 00-00-1939

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TWO IN A ROW BOAT, READY TO KISS
WHEN ALL OF A SUDDEN IT WENT LIKE (THIS)

Submitter comment: "THIS" IS WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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AS YOU LOOK AT THIS WITH SMILES,
AS YOU LOOK AT THIS WITH FROWNS,
THINK OF ME WHO SPOILED IT
BY WRITING UPSIDEDOWN.

James Callow comment: (THIS VERSE IS ALL WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE CITY,
REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE TOWN,
REMEMBER THE GIRL WHO SPOILED YOUR BOOK
BY WRITING IN IT UPSIDE DOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE CITY,
REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE TOWN,
BUT MOST OF ALL REMEMBER THE GIRL WHO SPOILED
YOUR BOOK BY WRITING UPSIDE DOWN.

James Callow comment: THIS WHOLE VERSE IS WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SOME WRITE UP
AND SOME WRITE DOWN;
BUT I'LL BE DIFFERENT
AND WRITE AROUND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 04-18-1971

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I'M THE CLOWN THAT CAME TO TOWN,
TO SIGN YOUR AUTOGRAPH BOOK UPSIDE DOWN.

Submitter comment: (NAME UPSIDE DOWN)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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WHEN YOU ARE DYING, AND MAKING YOUR WILL,
THINK OF THE ONE WHO WROTE UPHILL.

James Callow comment: VERSE WRITTEN ON AN UPWARD SLANT

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

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YOU SEE ME IN THE CITY,
YOU SEE ME IN THE TOWN,
I'M THE ONE WHO SPOILS YOUR BOOK
BY WRITING UPSIDE DOWN.

James Callow comment: VERSE WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

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

Date learned: 06-00-1965

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WHEN YOU GET OLD AND YOUR DRESS TURNS PURPLE,
REMEMBER THE GIRL WHO WROTE IN A CIRCLE.

James Callow comment: THIS VERSE WRITTEN IN A CIRCULAR FASHION,

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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TWO IN A HAMMOCK
READY TO KISS
ALL OF A SUDDEN
IT WENT LIKE THIS.

James Callow comment: BOTTOM LINE WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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TWO IN A HAMMOCK
ALL READY TO KISS,
THEN ALL OF A SUDDEN
IT WENT LIKE THIS ("THIS" WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 01-00-1963

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REMEMBER THE CITY
REMEMBER THE TOWN
REMEMBER YOUR FRIEND
WHO NOW WRITES UPSIDE DOWN.

James Callow comment: THIS VERSE WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 01-00-1963

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(TO BE WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN)
I'M THE GIRL IN THE CITY,
I'M THE GIRL IN THE TOWN,
I AM THE GIRL WHO RUINED YOUR BOOK
BY WRITING UPSIDE DOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 01-00-1963

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SOME WRITE UP AND SOME WRITE DOWN,
BUT I'LL BE DIFFERENT AND WRITE AROUND.

James Callow comment: VERSE WRITTEN IN A CIRCLE WITHIN A CIRCLE.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

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

Date learned: 10-31-1967

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