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AUTOGRAPH VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

ORANGES GROW IN FLORIDA,/ CALIFORNIA TOO,/ BUT IT TAKES A STATE LIKE
MICHIGAN/ TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF YVONNE BY A CLASSMATE
IN 1958.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S LINE DIVISION ALTERED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMPLIMENT PRAISE ; FRUIT FRIENDSHIP ; METAPHOR ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

ORANGES GROW IN CALIFORNIA.
THEY GROW IN FLORIDA TOO.
BUT IT TAKES A STATE LIKE MICHIGAN,
TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Data entry tech comment: LINE DIVISION CHANGED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; FRUIT ; PRAISE ; SIMILE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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WATERMELON CHEER

THERE IS A NARRATOR. HE STARTS OUT BY SAYING "HERE IS A WATERMELON."
EVERYONE PRETENDS THEY ARE HOLDING A WATERMELON. NARRATOR: "SLICE
IT IN HALF." EVERYONE PRETENDS THEY ARE SLICING IT IN HALF LENGTHWISE
WHILE MAKING A SLICING NOISE. NARRATOR: "EAT IT." EVERYONE PRETENDS
THEY ARE EATING IT, MAKING CHOMPING NOISES. NARRATOR: "SPIT OUT
THE SEEDS." EVERYONE TURNS TO THE SIDE OF THEM AND SPITS OUT THE
SEEDS, MAKING A SPITTING OUT NOISE.

Submitter comment: I WATCHED THIS CHEER BEING DONE AT A CAMPFIRE. AFTER A SONG WAS SUNG,
EVERYONE WOULD DO A CHEER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; GATLINBURG

James Callow Keyword(s): FOOD FRUIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Athletic sport and exercise Gymnastics
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dramatic
SPEECH -- Formula
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 08-00-1974

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CHILDREN'S SONG

MY BOYFRIEND GAVE ME PEACHES
MY BOYFRIEND GAVE ME PEARS
MY BOYFRIEND GAVE ME FIFTY CENTS
AND KICKED ME DOWN THE STAIRS.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT TOLD ME THAT MANY OF HER FRIENDS AND HER SISTERS USED
TO SING THIS WITH HER WHEN SHE WAS YOUNG. SHE ALSO TOLD ME THAT
THIS CAN ALSO BE USED WITH A CLAPPING BEAT OF WHATEVER THE SINGER
THINKS WILL GO WITH THE SONG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): FRUIT AS GIFTS ; INITIAL ITERATION MEDIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 09-25-1972

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SAYINGS

ONE ROTTEN APPLE SPOILS THE BARREL

Submitter comment: FROM RELATIVES

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTAGION ; FRUIT ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
APPLE
APPLE WHO?
KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
APPLE
APPLE WHO?
KNOCK KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
ORANGE
ORANGE WHO?
AREN'T (ORANGE ) YOU GLAD I DIDN'T SAY APPLE?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): COMPARE IMPERFECT RHYME ; FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-30-1967

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GRAPE JOKE

WHAT'S PURPLE AND BUZZES?
AN ELECTRIC GRAPE.

Submitter comment: SHE LEARNED IT FROM A CLASSMATE NAMED ROB DE MYER
FROM DOMINICAN HIGH SCHOOL IN DETROIT.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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RIDDLE QUESTION

WHAT IS PURPLE AND COMES FROM MACEDONIA?
ALEXANDER THE GRAPE.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT HEARD THE RIDDLE TWO WEEKS AGO AT GEORGETOWN U.
IT WAS ONLY ONE IN THE POPULAR GRAPE RIDDLES POPULAR IN SEPTEMBER.

Where learned: WASHINGTON DC

Keyword(s): FRUIT ; HISTORICAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-26-1963

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GRAPE JOKE

WHAT@S THE WISEIST GRAPE IN THE WORLD?
ALBERT THE GRAPE

Submitter comment: FROM HIS BROTHER JOE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-15-1967

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THE BANNANA

WHAT'S YELLOW AND DOES A QUARTER MILE IN 7 SECONDS?
A FUEL INJECTED BANNANA.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT HEARD THIS AT U. OF DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 04-08-1965

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO RAISE STRAWBERRIES?
WITH A SPOON

Where learned: SAINT LEONARD SCHOOL ; DETROIT, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): EATING ; FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-15-1965

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ELEPHANT JOKE

WHY DO ELEPHANTS WEAR RED TENNIS SHOES?
SO THEY CAN HIDE IN THE STRAWBERRY PATCH

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Keyword(s): COLOR ; FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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ELEPHANT JOKE

WHY DO ELEPHANTS PAINT THEIR TOENAILS RED?
SO THEY CAN HIDE IN CHERRY TREES

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-00-1971

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ELEPHANT JOKE

WHY DO ELEPHANTS WEAR RED SLIPPERS?
SO THEY CAN HIDE IN THE CHERRY TREES

Submitter comment: THERE ARE SEVERAL INTERESTING VARIATIONS OF THIS SAME JOKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAKLAND UNIVERSITY

Keyword(s): FRUIT COLOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-00-1971

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ELEPHANT JOKE

WHY DO ELEPHANTS WEAR BLUE TENNIS SHOES?
SO THEY CAN HIDE IN THE BLUEBERRY PATCH

Submitter comment: VARIATION TOLD AT THE SAME TIME

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRUIT COLOR

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-00-1971

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RIDDLE

WHAT IS PURPLE AND LIGHTS UP?
AN ELECTRIC GRAPE

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM FRIENDS IN HIGH SCHOOL ( 1965 )

Where learned: OHIO ; WASHINGTON COURT HOUSE

Keyword(s): COLOR ; FRUIT

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-07-1967

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HE HAS ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE AND THE OTHER ON A BANANA PEEL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): FRUIT ; HEALTH ; IMMINENCE OF DEATH ; METAPHOR CONTRAST OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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BRONCHITIS REMEDY

ORANGE PEEL, DRY FIGS, DRY LEMON PEEL, COOKED FOR 3 HOURS,
MAKE A SYRUP AND DRINK AT REGULAR INTERVALS THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): FOOD ; FRUIT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 12-00-1969

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; HUMOROUS ALLUSION TO LOVE (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

ORANGES GROW IN FLORIDA,/ CALIFORNIA TOO,/ BUT IT TAKES A STATE LIKE
MICHIGAN/ TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF YVONNE BY A CLASSMATE
IN 1958.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S LINE DIVISION ALTERED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMPLIMENT PRAISE ; FRUIT FRIENDSHIP ; METAPHOR ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1958 ; 11-01-1967

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

ORANGES GROW IN CALIFORNIA.
THEY GROW IN FLORIDA TOO.
BUT IT TAKES A STATE LIKE MICHIGAN,
TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Data entry tech comment: LINE DIVISION CHANGED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; FRUIT ; PRAISE ; SIMILE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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