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ROSES ARE PURPLE, VIOLETS ARE RED,
IF YOU BELIEVE THIS, YOU'RE SICK IN THE HEAD!

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 06-00-1961

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ROSES ARE RED, AND LILIES ARE WHITE,
I LIKE YOU, MORNING, NOON, AND NIGHT.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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ROSES ARE RED, BIOLETS ARE BLUE,
I AM NUTS AND SO ARE YOU.

Submitter comment: BIOLETS SHOULD BE VIOLETS, BUT SHE JUST DID IT TO PROVE
SHE IS NUTS AND WANTS THE BLUE & BIOLETS TO HAVE THE
SAME BEGINNING LETTER, LIKE ROSE AND RED.
SHE NOW LIVES AT 1536 LAMORE DR., SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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ROSES ARE RED, COAL IS BLACK,
DO ME A FAVOR, AND SIT ON A TACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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ROSES ARE RED, LILIES ARE WHITE,
HERE IS MY AUTOGRAPH TO PROVE I CAN WRITE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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ROSES ARE RED, LINCOLN IS DEAD,
HIS HOUSE IS EMPTY AND SO IS YOUR HEAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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ROSES ARE RED, PICKLES ARE GREEN,
MY FACE IS A LAUGH, BUT YOURS IS A SCREAM.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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ROSES ARE RED, PICKLES ARE GREEN,
MY FACE IS A HOLLER, BUT YOURS IS A SCREAM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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ROSES ARE RED, STEMS ARE GREEN,
YOUR MOUTH GOES LIKE A SEWING MACHINE.

Where learned: HARPER WOODS ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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ROSES ARE RED, THE WIND CAN BLOW,
BUT YOU ARE THE SWEETEST PERSON I KNOW.

Submitter comment: SIGNED BY SHARON, THE ONLY NAME GIVEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CAMP METAMORA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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ROSES ARE RED, THEY GROW IN A REGION
IF I HAD YOUR FACE, I'D JOIN THE FOREIGN LEGION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 06-03-1959

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ROSES ARE RED, THEY GROW IN THIS REGION,
IF I HAD YOUR FACE, I'D JOIN THE FOREIGN LEGION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BIGGER
TWO MORE LEGS, AND YOU'D LOOK LIKE TRIGGER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): TRIGGER=ROY ROGERS' HORSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLACK,
IF I HAD A KNIFE, I'D STICK IT IN YOUR BACK.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLACK,
I LIKE YOU WITH A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLACK,
YOU'D LOOK BETTER WITH A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK!

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; GLENVIEW

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 05001965-06001965

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLACK,
YOU'D LOOK BETTER WITH A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLACK,
YOU'D LOOK BETTER WITH A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 11-15-1968

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLACK,
YOU'D LOOK BETTER WITH A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 10-05-1971

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLACK,
YOU LOOK BETTER WITH A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD TOWNSHIP

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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