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ALL DRESSED UP AND NOWHERE TO GO.
OH GEE, OH GOSH, I WISH I HAD A BEAU.

Submitter comment: SHE HEARD THIS FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COUPLET ; RHYME: MASCULINE, AA ; WISH SLANG

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF I DIE, BURY ME,
HANG MY BONES ON A CHERRY TREE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BLOOMFIELD HILLS

Keyword(s): COUPLET ; INSTRUCTIONS ; PREPARATION FOR DEATH ; VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND ABOUT TO DIE,
CALL ME UP SO I CAN CRY.
(TELEPHONE NUMBER).

Where learned: SCHOOL ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTICLIMAX IRONY COUPLET ; AUTOGRAPH VERSE? ; METER: ANAPESTIC ; PREPARATION FOR DEATH OLD AGE FRIENDSHIP ; RHYME: MASCULINE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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HERE LIES THE BODY OF SOLOMON PEASE.
UNDER THE DAISIES, UNDER THE TREES.
BUT PEASE ISN'T HERE, ONLY THE POD.
PEASE SHELLED OUT AND WENT HOME TO GOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH PUN ; EPITAPH RHYME: COUPLETS ; VEGETABLES: PEAS METAPHOR SLANG

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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PIOUS REFLECTION (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

IF YOU GET TO HEAVEN BEFORE I DO,/ DRILL A HOLE AND PULL ME THROUGH.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): INSTRUCTION ; RELIGION COUPLET ; RHYME: AA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

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AUTOGRAPH (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

REMEMBER THE BOY OF EYES OF GRAY
WHO KISSED YOU ONCE AND TURNED AWAY.
REMEMBER THE BOY OF EYES OF BROWN
WHO KISSED YOU ONCE AND TURNED YOU DOWN.
BUT REMEMBER THE BOY OF EYES OF BLUE
WHO KISSED YOU ONCE AND ASKED FOR TWO.

Submitter comment: FROM HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1963.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHAIN ; COUPLETS ; INITIAL ITERATION ; REPETITION EYE COLOR ; RHYME: AABBCC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: 01-00-1963

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AUTOGRAPH (COLLECTOR'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

IT'S THE SONGS YOU SING AND THE SMILES YOU WEAR,
THAT PUT THE SUNSHINE EVERYWHERE.

Data entry tech comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED BY KEYPUNCHER
LINE DIVISION CHANGED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: ALASKA

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; COUPLET ; OBSERVATION ; SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)

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AUTOGRAPH

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND MOVE DOWN SOUTH
REMEMBER ME AND MY BIG MOUTH.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COUPLET ; FRIENDSHIP ; MARRAIGE ; RHYME AA ; SURPRISE ENDING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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BEWARE OF BOYS WHOSE EYES ARE BLUE,
THEY'LL KISS YOU ONCE AND ASK FOR TWO.
BEWARE OF BOYS WITH EYES OF GREEN,
THEY'LL KISS YOU ONCE AND NEVER BE SEEN.
BEWARE OF BOYS WITH EYES OF BLACK,
THEY'LL KISS YOU ONCE AND NEVER COME BACK.
YOU WILL KNOW ALL KINDS OF JOYS,
IF YOU WILL ONLY BEWARE OF BOYS.

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

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; COLOR OF EYES AS BASIS OF PERSONALITY TRAITS ; COUPLETS

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

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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SPECTACLES

FOUR EYES, DOUBLE CHIN,/ ENOUGH TO MAKE THE MONKEY GRIN.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COUPLET FUNCTION NONSENSE ; GLASSES INSULT ; RHYME: AA

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech

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PIOUS REFLECTION (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

IF YOU GET TO HEAVEN BEFORE I DO,/ DRILL A HOLE AND PULL ME THROUGH.

Where learned: SAINT HYACINTH GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): INSTRUCTION ; RELIGION COUPLET ; RHYME: AA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

Date learned: 10-10-1967

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AUTOGRAPH (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; REMEMBER ME (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

REMEMBER THE BOY OF EYES OF GRAY
WHO KISSED YOU ONCE AND TURNED AWAY.
REMEMBER THE BOY OF EYES OF BROWN
WHO KISSED YOU ONCE AND TURNED YOU DOWN.
BUT REMEMBER THE BOY OF EYES OF BLUE
WHO KISSED YOU ONCE AND ASKED FOR TWO.

Submitter comment: FROM HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1963.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHAIN ; COUPLETS ; INITIAL ITERATION ; REPETITION EYE COLOR ; RHYME: AABBCC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: 01-00-1963

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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

IT'S THE SONGS YOU SING AND THE SMILES YOU WEAR,
THAT PUT THE SUNSHINE EVERYWHERE.

Data entry tech comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED BY KEYPUNCHER
LINE DIVISION CHANGED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: ALASKA

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; COUPLET ; OBSERVATION ; SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)

Date learned: 06-25-1947

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AUTOGRAPH

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND MOVE DOWN SOUTH
REMEMBER ME AND MY BIG MOUTH.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COUPLET ; FRIENDSHIP ; MARRAIGE ; RHYME AA ; SURPRISE ENDING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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LYRICAL VERSE DEATH

HERE LIES THE BODY OF SOLOMON PEASE.
UNDER THE DAISIES, UNDER THE TREES.
BUT PEASE ISN'T HERE, ONLY THE POD
PEASE SHELLED OUT AND WENT HOME TO GOD.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): EPITAPH COUPLETS DEATH VEGETABLES-PEAS METAPHOR PUN-SLANG ; RHYME:AA

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 04-02-1968

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SMART ALECK RHYME

LIAR, LIAR, TWO BY FOUR
CAN'T GET THROUGH THE KITCHEN DOOR.
I LEARNED THIS WHEN I WAS YOUNG

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COUPLETS TAUNT LIAR

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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THE OUTHOUSE "SONG"

SOME COME HERE TO SIT AND THINK,
I COME HERE TO SHIT AND STINK.

Submitter comment: GRAFFITI ON FARM OUTHOUSE

Where learned: FARM OUTHOUSE

Keyword(s): COUPLET

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Art Craft Architecture Art, Craft, Architecture
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A SWARM OF BEES IN MAY
IS WORTH A LOAD OF HAY;
A SWARM OF BEES IN JUNE,
IS WORTH A SILVER SPOON.
A SWARM OF BEES IN JULY,
ISN'T WORTH A FLY.

Submitter comment: ANOTHER OLD SAYING OF HIS FATHER, CLOSELY LINKED TO THE
TIME WHEN BEES PRODUCE THE MOST HONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COUPLET ; HONEY ; INCOME ; MONTHS OF YEAR ; OBSERVATION ; PREDICTION

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

Date learned: 03-10-1968

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