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TULIPS (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

TULIPS IN THE GARDEN/ TULIPS IN THE PARK
BUT THE TULIPS I LIKE BEST/ ARE THE TWO-LIPS IN THE DARK.

Submitter comment: UNTITLED AUTOGRAPH BOOK ASSEMBLED BY SHIRLEY POPPERT WITH
ENTRIES DATED JUNE, 1952

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INDIRECTION ; PUN ; QUATRAIN FLOWERS KISSING ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

2 GOOD
+ 2 BE
__________
4 GOTTEN

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): DIGITAL SPELLING ; INITIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION

MM[ ON THE SHORES OF GICHIGOMI,
COME ON BY AND SOCK-IT-TO-ME.
U R A Q T
I N V U

Submitter comment: UNDATED ENTRY IN KATHY CRACCHIOLO'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK
KEPT IN ST. CLAIR SHORES MICH. IN 1968

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): PARODY OF HIAWATHA ; TROCHAIC TETRAMETER ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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G.I. SHOES,
G.I. HAT,
G.I. THIS AND
G.I. THAT.
G.I. LIKE YOU
G.I. DO.
G.I. HOPE YOU LIKE ME, TOO.

Submitter comment: AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1963

Data entry tech comment: ADDED COMMAS WHERE NEEDED

Where learned: TEXAS ; SAN ANTONIO

Keyword(s): MILITARY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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THE SEWER

BY THE SEWER I LIVED,
BY THE SEWER I DIED,
THEY CALLED IT MURDER,
BUT IT WAS SEWER-CIDE.

Submitter comment: GRADE SCHOOL AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Data entry tech comment: ADDED TITLE AND COMMAS

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): SUICIDE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

ALWAYS THE SAME AS B/4
1939 BIRCH TREE, MO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): DIGITAL VERSE ; FRIENDSHIP ; PAST ; REMEMBERANCE ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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IN SIXTH GRADE SOME SHORT HAND TIDBITS WE WOULD
WRITE TO EACH OTHER WERE:
2 YOUNG
2 GO
4 BOYS

James Callow comment: WRITTEN AS AN ADDITION PROBLEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IN SIXTH GRADE SOME SHORT HAND TIDBITS WE WOULD
WRITE TO EACH OTHER WERE:
2 GOOD
2 BE
4 GOTTEN

James Callow comment: WRITTEN AS AN ADDITION PROBLEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IN SIXTH GRADE SOME SHORT HAND TIDBITS WE WOULD
WRITE TO EACH OTHER WERE:
U R 2 NICE
2 BE
4 GOTTEN

James Callow comment: WRITTEN AS AN ADDITION PROBLEM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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DON'T BE #
DON'T BE (SYMBOL LOOKS LIKE A SMALL B)
JUST BE U.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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2 SWEET
2 DRINK
4 ROSES

Data entry tech comment:

Updated 11.10.13 by TRD

James Callow comment:

WRITTEN AS AN ADDITION PROBLEM.

4 Roses is a wine/whiskey

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Wordplay, Mathematics, Addition, Slang

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 10-05-1971

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2 YS U R
2 YS U B
I C U R
2 YS 4 ME

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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2 Y'S U R
2 Y'S U B
I C U R
2 Y'S FOR ME.

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 00-00-1928

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2 YOUNG
2 GO
4 BOYS
BUT GO WITH THEM ANYWAY,
(SIGNED) PAT GRANEY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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2 YS U R
2 YS U B
I C U R
2 YS 4 ME

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 03-00-1971

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2 GOOD
2 B
4 GOTTEN

James Callow comment: WRITTEN AS AN ADDITION PROBLEM

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 04-18-1971

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2 GOOD
2 B
4 GOTTEN

James Callow comment: WRITTEN AS AN ADDITION PROBLEM

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 06-06-1965

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