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WHENEVER I'M WALKING INTO TOWN
I KNOW I LOOK LIKE THE PERFECT CLOWN,
FOR MY HEAD IS ALWAYS IN THE AIR,
'CAUSE I'M THINKING OF ONE SO SWEET AND FAIR
A GIRL WHO'S A DOLL AND HER HEART IS TRUE,
AND THIS LITTLE GIRL, DEAR (LINDA), IS YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; IMMACULATA HIGH ; YEARBOOK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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YOU KNOW YOU'RE CUTE,
YOU KNOW YOU'RE SWEET,
YOU ARE A GIRL,
WHO IS REALLY NEAT.

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

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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ROSES MAY FADE,
LEAVES MAY WITHER,
BUT OUR LOVE,
WILL LAST FOREVER.

Where learned: LIBRARY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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WHEN A HIGH BOARD FENCE DIVIDES US, AND YOU NO MORE I SEE, I'LL JUST PULL OFF A BIG BOARD, AND CRA; STRAIGHT THROUGH TO THEE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

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IF IN HEAVEN WE DO NOT MEET,
WE'LL GET TOGETHER AND ENJOY THE HEAT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

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AUTOGRAPH (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; TENDER SENTIMENT (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

NOT WHAT WE GIVE, BUT WHAT WE SHARE.
FOR A GIFT WITHOUT A GIVER IS BARE.

Data entry tech comment: LINES DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COUPLET FRIENDSHIP INSIGHT ; RHYME: AA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; TENDER SENTIMENT (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

THEY SAY THAT LOVE IS SIN/ I NEVER ASKED THEM WHY
BUT IF I SIN BY LOVING YOU/ I'LL SIN UNTIL I DIE.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): QUATRAIN LOVE ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 00001930-1933

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SIGNATURE

YOURS, FOREVER AND EVER AND EVEN THEN

Submitter comment: CANNOT REMEMBER SOURCE

Where learned: BIRMINGHAM ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; PLEDGE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 10-06-1967

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HOPE IS A VIRTUE LOVING AND TRUE,
BUT BEAUTY IS THE GIFT GOD GAVE YOU

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

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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YOUR NAME FOREVER

HERE IS ONE LEAF RESERVED FOR ME,
FROM ALL THY SWEET MEMORIALS FREE,
AND HERE MY SIMPLE SONG MIGHT TELL
THE FEELINGS THOU MUST GUESS SO WELL
BUT COULD I THUS WITHIN MY MIND,
ONE LITTLE CORNER FIND,
WHERE NO IMPRESSION YET IS SEEN
WHERE NO MEMORIAL YET HAS BEEN
OH, IT SHOULD BE MY SWEETEST CARE
TO WRITE YOUR NAME FOREVER THERE.

Submitter comment: FROM THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF THE LATE CLARA MATHES, ENTRIES 1880

Data entry tech comment: ADDED COMMAS WHERE NEEDED AS WELL AS TITLE FOR VERSE.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 11-21-1965

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

WHEN TWILIGHT DRAWS THE CURTAIN
AND PINS IT WITH A STAR
REMEMBER I WILL THINK OF YOU
NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE.
1939 BIRCH TREE, MO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; LOVE ; RHYME ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

WHEN HILLS AND VALLEYS PART US
AND YOUR FACE NO MORE I SEE
JUST TAKE A PEN AND PAPER
AND WRITE A LINE TO ME.

Submitter comment: (1939, BIRCH TREE, MONTANA)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): FRIENDLY ; INVERSION ; METER: IAMBS ; NOTE AFTER PARTING ; QUATRAIN ; REQUEST ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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POEM

MAY YOUR PATH BE STRUED WITH FLOWERS
WELCOME BE ON EVERY SIDE
MAY YOUR HOME BE VERY HAPPY
MAY NO SORROWS ENTER THERE
MAY SWEET ROSES BLOOM AROUND YOU
AND LOVE GREET YOU EVERYWHERE
MAY YOUR FRIENDS BE MOST FAITHFUL
AND NO THOUGHTLESS WORD IMPLANT
THAT WOULD MAKE YOU FEEL UNHAPPY
OR WOULD WOUND YOUR KINDER HEART

Submitter comment: POEM BY ALBERT WALLEN, WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA

IN AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF LATE MRS. GEORGE A. SCHNEIDER
AND LATE CLARA SPIELBUSCH, TOLEDO, OHIO

Data entry tech comment: IMPLANT MIGHT BE IMPART

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; FLOWERS ; FRIENDSHIP ; HAPPINESS ; KINDNESS ; METAPHOR ; METER: TROCHEES ; REPETITION ; RHYME: ABCADAEFCA ; SERIOUSNESS ; SINCERITY ; STANZA ; WISH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 11-21-1965

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

THE EAGLE MAY FORGET THE ROCK
THE OCEAN BIRD THE SEA
THE FLOWERS MAY FORGET TO BLOOM
BUT I'LL REMEMBER THEE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; CONTRAST ; FLOWERS ; FRIENDLY ; FRIENDSHIP ; INFORMATIVE ; METER: IAMBS ; PROMISE OF REMEMBRANCE ; QUATRAIN ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 10-17-1967

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APPRECIATION OF FRIENDS

IT IS EVIDENT THROUGHOUT OUR LIVES,
HOW SWEET AND SOUR OUR LIVES CAN BE.
BUT IF WE COULD LOVE AS WELL AS WE HATE,
WHAT FEW TROUBLES WOULD BE LEFT TO SEE.
FOR JOYS WOULD RESULT WITH NO SORROWS FELT,
THUS LEAVING OUR HEARTS SO EASY TO MELT.

Where learned: JAPAN ; TOKYO

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; ASSONANCE ; CONTRAST ; FREE VERSE ; HATE ; INFORMATIVE ; LOVE ; METAPHOR ; RHYME: ABCBEE ; SERIOUSNESS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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WRITTEN VERSE

HAD I THE HEAVEN'S EMBRIODERD CLOTHS,
ENWROUGHT WITH GOLDEN AND SILVER LIGHT,
THE BLUE AND THE DIM AND THE DARK CLOTHS,
OF NIGHT AND LIGHT AND THE HALF LIGHT,
I WOULD SPREAD THE CLOTHS UNDER YOUR FEET,
BUT I, BEING POOR, HAVE ONLY MY DREAMS;
I HAVE SPREAD MY DREAMS UNDER YOUR FEET,
TREAD SOFTLY, BECAUSE YOU TREAD ON MY DREAMS.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS WRITTEN IN MY MOTHER'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK WHEN SHE WAS
VISITING ENGLAND IN 1937.

Where learned: ENGLAND

Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; SERIOUSNESS

James Callow Keyword(s): DREAMS ; FUNCTION ; METAPHOR ; POETIC DICTION ; REPETITION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

0CTOBER 12, 1937
MAY YOUR JOYS BE AS LONG
AS A BUNNY'S EARS,
AND YOUR SORROW AS SHORT
AS HIS TAIL.
F. POWELL MM
OCTOBER 15, 1937
LIFE IS FULL OF SMILES AND TEARS,
JOY AND SORROW MIXED WITH FEARS;
AND THOUGH TO US IT SEEMS ONE-SIDED.
TROUBLE IS PRETTY WELL DIVIDED.
YOUR DAD,
TRESAVON PARKER MM
OCTOBER 15, 1937
SOME LOVE 5.
SOME LOVE 20.
YOU LOVE 1.
AND THAT'S A'PLENTY.
YOURS TIL YOU MARRY.
ROSA CASH MM
OCTOBER 16, 1937
YOU ASKED ME TO WRITE.
WHAT SHALL IT BE?
THREE LITTLE WORDS.
"ALWAYS REMEMBER ME."
YOURS TIL PANTS WALK.
ELIZABETH CASH
9175 HOME ST.
DETROIT

Submitter comment: THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE WAS COLLECTED BY THE INFORMANT
WHILE A PUPIL AT HUGH CARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 6501 SOUTH
STREET, DETROIT, MICHIGAN. THE INFORMANT ATTENDED CARY
SCHOOL FROM 1931-1940 (KINDERGARTEN-EIGHTH GRADE) AND
ESTIMATES THE ETHNIC MAKE-UP AS 50% ARMENIAN, 20% HUNGARIAN,
20% ITALIAN, AND 10% OTHER (LESS THAN 1% BLACK).
"STEP-INS" ARE PANTIES. "TOYS", ACCORDING TO THE
INFORMANT, MEANS "I AM FOND OF YOU."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Invitation to write, inscription in relation to owner of the book
Z210

Date learned: 09-00-1982

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

NOVEMBER 10, 1937
WHEN YOU GET MARRIED,
DON'T MARRY A FOOL.
MARRY A BOY
FROM CARY SCHOOL. MM
2 DAY
+2 MORROW
4 GET ME NOT
GERALDINE RITCHIE MM
DECEMBER 8, 1937
IF I WAS A LITTLE RABBIT
AND HAD A TAIL OF FLUFF,
I WOULD SIT ON YOUR DRESSER
AND BE YOUR POWDER PUFF.
ELEANOR FODOR MM
DECEMBER 12, 1937
YOU MAY LIVE IN ITALY.
YOU MAY LIVE IN SPAIN.
BUT THE WAY I LOVE YOU BABY,
WOULD MAKE A BULLDOG BREAK ITS CHAIN.
YOURS TIL BUTTER FLIES.
GEORGIA CASH MM
FEBRUARY 7, 1938
WHEN YOU GET MARRIED
AND HAVE TWINS,
DON'T SEND TO ME
FOR SAFETY PINS.
SYLVIA GAZDAG MM
FEBRUARY 14, 1938
YOU MAY BE FRENCH OR GERMAN,
BUT MARRY A BOY NAMED HERMAN.
CAROLYN

Submitter comment: THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE WAS COLLECTED BY THE INFORMANT
WHILE A PUPIL AT HUGH CARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 6501 SOUTH
STREET, DETROIT, MICHIGAN. THE INFORMANT ATTENDED CARY
SCHOOL FROM 1931-1940 (KINDERGARTEN-EIGHTH GRADE) AND
ESTIMATES THE ETHNIC MAKE-UP AS 50% ARMENIAN, 20% HUNGARIAN,
20% ITALIAN, AND 10% OTHER (LESS THAN 1% BLACK).
"STEP-INS" ARE PANTIES. "TOYS", ACCORDING TO THE
INFORMANT, MEANS "I AM FOND OF YOU."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SLANG: BABY FOR SWEETHEART

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing
Z210

Date learned: 09-00-1982

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I LIKE THEM ALL, I LOVE THEM FEW,
THAT FEW IS ONE, THAT ONE IS YOU.

Submitter comment: MRS. FRANK BALLARD OF WESTERVILLE, OHIO SUBMITTED
THE ABOVE, TAKEN FROM HER 90-YEAR-OLD MOTHER'S
ALBUM, TO THE BUD GUEST "SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET"
PROGRAM. I RECEIVED A CARBON COPY OF THE SCRIPT FROM
WHICH MR. GUEST READ THE ABOVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CHIASMUS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment

Date learned: 00001890S

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