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RIDDLE

Q: ROUND AS AN APPLE, THIN AS A KNIFE;/ ANSWER THIS RIDDLE AND I'LL
BE YOUR WIFE.
A: A DIME.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD FROM FRIEND IN DETROIT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): EATABLE (Q) ; MONETARY ITEMS (A) ; PERSON (Q) ; UTENSIL (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): MARRIAGE PROPOSAL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.545
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle True Riddle
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Proposal

Date learned: 11-25-1967

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PROVERB

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE,
AND A LUCKY SIX PENCE IN HER SHOE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED WHEN I WAS SMALL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.545

Date learned: 01-00-1979

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FROM 20 TO 30, IF A MAN FEELS RIGHT,
IT'S ONCE IN THE MORNING AND ONCE AT NIGHT.
FROM 30 TO 40, IF HE STILL FEELS RIGHT,
HE CUTS OUT THE MORNING OR HE CUTS OUT THE NIGHT.
FROM 40 TO 50 IT'S JUST NOW AND THEN.
FROM 50 TO 60 IT'S GOD KNOWS WHEN}
FROM 60 TO 70, IF HE STILL FEELS INCLINED,
DON'T LET HIM KID YOU, IT'S ALL IN HIS MIND.

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INFORMANT FELT THIS WAS QUITE HUMOROUS AND LAUGHED WHILE RECITING IT

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

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE ; EUPHEMISM ; FREQUENCY OF SEXUAL INTERCOURSE ; LOVERS

Subject headings: 730 730.328
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.545
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Date learned: 02-05-1980

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