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IT'S NOT THE COUGH
THAT CARRIES YOU OFF.
IT'S THE COFFIN
THEY CARRY YOU OFF IN.

Submitter comment: HEARD AND SAID WHEN YOUNG, 1915-1920.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): DEATH ; HUMOR TANGLETALK PUN ; IAMBIC-DACTYLIC, FEMININE RHYME, WORD PLAY, REPETITION ; OBSERVATION, TONGUETWISTER ; QUATRAIN SURPRISE ENDING CONTRAST ; RHYME: AABB

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

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

REMEMBER YOUNG LADY BEFORE YOU GROW OLD/ A GOOD EDUCATION IS BETTER
THAN GOLD/ FOR GOLD IN TIME WILL TARNISH AWAY/ BUT A GOOD
EDUCATION WILL NEVER DECAY

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): EDUCATION ADVICE ; FEMININE RHYME ; RHYME: AABB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Exhortatory or homiletic, "to be a good girl"

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MATRIMONY (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

WHEN FAR AWAY BY LOVE YOU ARE CARRIED,/ AND TO SOME LITTLE FELLER
MARRIED,/ REMEMBER ME FOR FRIENDSHIP SAKE,/ AND SEND ME A SLICE OF
WEDDING CAKE. LORRETTA MOSTER

Submitter comment: RECOPIED FROM AN OLDER AUTOGRAPH BOOK DATING AROUND 1850.
THE SELECTIONS FROM THE OLDER BOOK WERE ALSO COLLECTED IN INDIANA.

Where learned: AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; INDIANA ; BROOKVILLE

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; QUATRAIN LOVE RHYME ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 08-09-1960

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VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

BOYS ARE ROTTEN/ MADE OF COTTON
GIRLS ARE DANDY/ MADE OF CANDY.

Submitter comment: THE GIRLS IN MY FAMILY LOVE SAYING THIS VERSE. THE BOYS TEND TO
IGNORE IT. THE VERSE IS ALSO PREVALENT AROUND QUEEN OF HOPE SCHOOL
WHERE MY SISTER GOES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): C730.328 ; FEMININE RHYME ; SEXISM

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

Date learned: 00-02-1974

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IF IT'S RAINING AT SEVEN
IT WILL QUIT BY ELEVEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: 10-01-1972

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VERSE

ITS RAINING, ITS POURING,
THE OLD MAN IS SNORING.
HE WENT TO BED AND BUMPED HIS HEAD,
AND DIDN'T WAKE UP TILL MORNING.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME

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

Date learned: 10-06-1972

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CHEER

TWO BITS, FOUR BITS, SIX BITS, A DOLLAR
ALL FOR U. OF D. STAND UP AND HOLLER

Where learned: SAINT ANNE SCHOOL

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME

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

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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SIGMA-RATION

SIGMA, SIGMA, SIGMA,-RATION
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE'RE THE BEST IN ALL THE NATION,
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE HAVE EARNED A REPUTATION
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE CREATE AN ADMIRATION
(DA-DA-DA-DA)

WE ARE
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
TRI SIGMA
(DA-DA-DA-DA)
WE ARE SIGMA SIGMA SIGMA
GO, GO, GO, GO,...
REPEAT: SIGMA, SIGMA, SIGMA-RATION...

Submitter comment: SONG OF SIGMA TRI:
BETA TAU CHAPTER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; SORORITY OR FRATERNITY SONG

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Social reunion

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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LIMERICK

THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN FROM THE CITY,
WHO SAW A NICE BLACK AND WHITE KITTY
SAYING, "MICE LITTLE CAT,"
HE GAVE IT A PAT.
THEY BURIED HIS CLOTHES OUT OF PITY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; EUPHEMISM: CAT FOR SKUNK ; FEMININE RHYME ; HUMOR ; INDIRECTION ; RHYME: AABBA ; SMELLY CLOTHERS

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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LIMERICK

THERE WAS A BELLE OF OLD NATCHEZ,
WHOSE GARMENTS WERE ALL SHREDS AND PATCHES.
WHEN COMMENT AROSE
ON THE STATE OF HER CLOTHES,
SHE DRAWLED, "WHEN AH ITCHES, AH SCRATCHES."

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): DIACLECT PRONUNCIATION ; FEMININE RHYME ; HUMOR ; RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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VERSE

KISS ME CUTE,
KISS ME CUNNING,
KISS ME QUICK
MY DADDY'S COMING.

Where learned: LIBRARY

Keyword(s): COMMAND ; FEMININE RHYME ; HUMOR ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; INITIAL ITERATION ; MEDIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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VERSE

WANT A PENNY?
GO ASK AUNT GENNY.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S SPELLING CONNECTED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: PARENTS

Keyword(s): FAMILY ; FEMININE RHYME ; QUESTION AND ANSWER STRUCTURE ; RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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LYRICAL VERSE

OH, I DON'T CARE IF IT RAINS OR FREEZES,
LONG AS I HAVE MY PLASTIC JESUS,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR;
THUNDER ROAR AND LIGHTNING CRASH,
I WON'T FEAR; HE'S ON THE DASH,
TAKE HIM WITH YOU WHEN YOU TRAVEL FAR.

OH, I CAN DRIVE FROM COAST TO COAST,
LONG AS I HAVE MY HOLY GHOST,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR;
GOIN' NINETY I AIN'T WARY,
CAUSE I GOT MY VIRGIN MARY,
GUARANTEEIN' I WON'T GO TO HELL.

OH, I DON'T CARE IF IT'S DARK AND SCARY,
LONG AS I HAVE MY VIRGIN MARY,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT ; SAILING CLUB PARTY

Keyword(s): BIBLICAL ; FEMININE RHYME ; IMPERFECT RHYME: FREEZES JESUS ; RELIGION ; RHYME: AABCCB ; SLANG FOR DASHBOARD CLIPPING ; STATUES USED AS AMULETS IN AUTOMOBILES ; TRAVEL

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

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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LOVE HER

I LOVE HER ON THE HILLSIDE
I LOVE HER ON THE LEVEL
IF I HAD HER IN MY ARMS
I WOULD LOVE HER LIKE THE DEVIL.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; FRIENDSHIP ; RHYME: ABCB ; THREAT ; WISH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.322

Date learned: 09-12-1965

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RIME

MOTHER MAY I GO OUT TO SWIM?
YES, MY DARLING DAUGHTER.
HANG YOUR CLOTHES ON A HICKORY LIMB
BUT DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): COMMAND ; DIALOGUE ; FAMILY ; FEMININE RHYME ; RHYME: ABAB

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC "LUCY"

LUCY MET THE TRAIN
THE TRAIN MET LUCY
THE TRACK WAS JUICY
THE JUICE WAS LUCY

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS ; EUPHEMISM ; FEMININE RHYME ; FINAL ITERATION ; INITIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABBC

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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LIMERICK

THERE ONCE WAS A GIRL FROM PISA,
WHO LOVED TO PLAY IN THE FREEZER.
ONE DAY SHE WAS LOCKED IN,
WHAT A TERRIBLE SIN,
NOW SHE'S A POWERFUL SNEEZER.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; IMPERFECT RHYME

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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A SHORT BIOGRAPHY

I,LL TELL YOU A STORY
OF OLD HUNKY DORY
NOW MY STORY,S BEGUN.
I,LL TELL YOU ANOTHER
OF OLD HUNKY,S BROTHER
AND NOW MY STORY IS DONE.

Submitter comment: CHILDHOOD

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; NARRATIVE VERSE ; NUTSHELL NARRATIVE ; RHYME: AABCCB

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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JACK BEENORY

I,LL TELL YOU A STORY
OF JACK BEENORY,
AND NOW MY STORY,S BEGUN.
I,LL TELL YOU ANOTHER
OF JACK AND HIS BROTHER,
AND NOW MY STORY IS DONE.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; NARRATIVE VERSE ; RHYME: AABCCB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1953

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CHILDHOOD RHYME

HERE COMES THE BRIDE,
ALL DRESSED IN WHITE.
SHE STEPPED ON A TURTLE,
AND DOWN CAME HER GIRDLE.

Submitter comment: TOLD AT INFORMANT,S HOME 885 COVINGTON DR., DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; HUMOR MOCKERY ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; PARODY ; RHYME: ABCC

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

Date learned: 03-01-1970

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