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I'VE THOUGHT AND THOUGHT,
BUT THOUGHT IN VAIN,
SO NOW I GUESS,
I'LL WRITE MY NAME.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C761

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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I'M NO POET,
I'VE NO FAME,
ALL I CAN DO IS SIGN MY NAME.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C761

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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IT TICKLES ME, IT MAKES ME LAUGH,
TO THINK YOU WANT MY AUTOGRAPH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C761

Date learned: 10-05-1971

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YEAR BOOK ENTRY

CAN'T THINK.
BRAIN DUMB.
INSPIRATION WON'T COME.
POOR INK.
DUMB PEN.
GOOD LUCK.
AMEN.

Submitter comment: ENTERED IN INFORMANT'S BOOK 1967

Data entry tech comment: CORRECTED SPELLING

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORMS

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Invitation to write, inscription in relation to owner of the book

Date learned: 10-13-1971

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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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