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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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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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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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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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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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