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AUTOGRAPH

MAKE NEW FRIENDS BUT KEEP THE OLD.
ONE IS SILVER THE LATTER GOLD.

Submitter comment: FROM AUTOGRAPH BOOK KEPT IN DETROIT, 1960.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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AUTOGRAPH

IF IN HEAVEN WE DON'T MEET,
HAND IN HAND WE'LL STAND THE HEAT.
AND IF IT GETS INTENSELY HOT,
PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT.

Submitter comment: FROM AUTOGRAPH BOOK KEPT IN DETROIT, 1967.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Friendship

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

OF ALL THE GIFTS I'VE GIVEN MYSELF,/ MOST COMFORTING, TRIED AND TRUE.
THE ONE I OFTENEST THINK ABOUT,/ IS THE GIFT TO MYSELF OF YOU.

Submitter comment: A CLASSMATE HAD WRITTEN THIS IN INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Data entry tech comment: COMMA ADDED IN THE PLACE OF A PERIOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): QUATRAIN ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

WHEN A FEATHER WEIGHS A POUND,/ WHEN A FOX SHALL CHOOSE A HOUND,/
WHEN THE WORLD WILL COME TO AN END,/ THEN WILL I CEASE TO BE
YOUR FRIEND?

Where learned: LIBRARY

Keyword(s): RHETORICAL QUESTION ; RHYME ANIMAL ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

MM[ ROSES MAY WITHER.
ROSES MAY DIE.
FRIENDS MAY DECEIVE YOU,
BUT NEVER WILL I.

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

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; PARODY OF " ROSES ARE RED..." ; PROMISE OF FAITHFULNESS ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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FRIENDS

TRUE FRIENDS ARE LIKE DIAMONDS,
PRECIOUS, BUT RARE.
FALSE FRIENDS ARE LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES,
FOUND EVERYWHERE.

Submitter comment: FOLLOWING IS FROM INFORMANT'T JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK,
1929 - 1933.

Data entry tech comment: ADDED TITLE TO VERSE

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE.

WHEN EVENING PULLS THE CURTAIN DOWN

AND PINS IT WITH A STAR

REMEMBER THAT I AM YOUR FRIEND

NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE.

Submitter comment: THIS WOMAN WHO WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS, PERMITTED ME
TO COLLECT THESE VERSES FROM HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK. THE VERSES
WERE ENTERED BY HER HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATES IN 1939.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP: GOOD WISHES ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Friendship

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK ENTRY

IT'S HARD TO TELL WHAT MAKES A FRIEND
IT ISN'T LOOKS OR STYLE
JUST SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN'T EXPLAIN
THAT MAKES THEM SEEM WORTHWHILE.

ISN'T ANYTHING THEY SAY
OR ANYTHING THEY DO
BUT WHAT IT TAKES TO MAKE A FRIEND
I'VE FOUND IT ALL IN YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; PARADOX ; RHYME ABCB ABCB

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

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

COLUMBUS DISCOVERED AMERICA
IN 1492.
AND I DISCOVERED A GREAT FRIEND,
WHEN I DISCOVERED YOU.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): MEDIAL ITERATION

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

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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IN THAT GOLDEN CHAIN OF FRIENDSHIP
PLEASE REGARD ME AS A LINK.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; BIRCH TREE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Friendship
Z210

Date learned: 00-00-1939

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TRUE FRIENDS ARE LIKE DIAMONDS
SO PRECIOUS AND RARE
FALSE ONES ARE LIKE LEAVES
FOUND EVERYWHERE.

Submitter comment: THIS WOMAN, WHO WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS, PERMITTED
ME TO COLLECT THESE VERSES FROM HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK.
THE VERSES WERE ENTERED BY HER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS-
MATES IN 1939.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

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

Date learned: 00-00-1939

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IN THE BREADBOX OF YOUR AFFECTIONS, REGARD ME AS A
CRUMB.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Friendship
Z210

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REMEMBER WELL AND BEAR IN MIND
A CONSTANT FRIEND IS HARD TO FIND.
BUT WHEN YOU GET ONE, KIND AND TRUE,
FORSAKE NOT THE OLD ONE FOR THE NEW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THERE'S A SILVER SHIP AND THERE'S A GOLD SHIP,
BUT THERE'S NO SHIP LIKE FRIENDSHIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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WHEN YOU ARE SICK AND GOING TO DIE
CALL ME UP
AND I WILL CRY

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

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

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MAKE NEW FRIENDS
BUT KEEP THE OLD.
SOME ARE SILVER,
OTHERS GOLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TELL ME QUICK BEFORE I FAINT,
IS WE FRIENDS OR IS WE AIN'T.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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THERE ARE BIG SHIPS
AND THERE ARE LITTLE SHIPS,
BUT THERE ARE NO SHIPS
LIKE FRIENDSHIPS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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TELL ME QUICK
BEFORE I FAINT,
IS WE FRIENDS
OR IS WE AIN'T?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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TIS HARD TO PART WITH A FRIEND I LOVE
TIS HARD TO PART WITH FEW
TIS NOT SO HARD TO PART WITH SOME
AS TIS TO PART WITH YOU
(SIGNED) MARY HIMMELSBACH

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

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

Date learned: 00001880S

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