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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE.

WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND CANNOT SEE,

PUT ON YOUR SPECS AND THINK OF ME.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS WRITTEN BY THE LADY NEXT DOOR WHO WAS ABOUT
SIXTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WROTE IT.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME: AA ; WISH

James Callow Keyword(s): SPECTACLES GLASSES SLANG

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

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WHEN YOU'RE MARRIED AND LIVE BY THE SEA,
PUT ON YOUR SPECKS AND THINK OF ME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SPECKS=SPECTACLES GLASSES.

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

Date learned: 00001961-1970

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WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND CANNOT SEE,
PUT ON YOUR SPECKS AND THINK OF ME.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): SPECTACLES GLASSES

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

Date learned: 01-04-1934

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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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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE.

WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND CANNOT SEE,
PUT ON YOUR SPECS AND THINK OF ME.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS WRITTEN BY THE LADY NEXT DOOR WHO WAS ABOUT
SIXTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WROTE IT.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME: AA ; WISH

James Callow Keyword(s): SPECTACLES GLASSES SLANG

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

Date learned: 12-24-1954

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WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND CANNOT SEE
PUT ON YOUR SPECTACLES AND THINK OF ME.

Submitter comment: MRS. FRANK BALLARD OF WESTERVILLE, OHIO SUBMITTED
THE ABOVE, TAKEN FROM HER 90-YEAR-OLD MOTHER'S
ALBUM, TO THE BUD GUEST "SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET"
PROGRAM. I RECEIVED A CARBON COPY OF THE SCRIPT FROM
WHICH MR. GUEST READ THE ABOVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): GLASSES

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

Date learned: 00001890S

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UP NORTH, NEAR LAPEER, IT IS BELIEVED THAT IF A BESPECTACLED
PERSON COMES INTO A WARM HOUSE WALKING BACKWARDS AFTER BEING
OUT IN THE COLD FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME, HIS GLASSES WILL
NOT FOG UP. NO REASON FOR THIS BELIEF IS GIVEN.

Submitter comment: I HAVE TRIED THIS SEVERAL TIMES, BUT IT HASN'T WORKED.
WHEN MY COUSIN WENT BACK UP NORTH, HE ASKED AROUND ABOUT
THIS, AND FOUND NO REASON WHY THIS SHOULD WORK. HE DID
FIND OUT THAT MOST PEOPLE UP THERE BELIEVED IT. I, BEING
NEARSIGHTED, HAVE FOUND THAT THE ONLY ALTERNATIVE TO
FOGGED GLASSES IS CONTACT LENSES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTH BRANCH

Keyword(s): GLASSES ; PREVENTIVE MEASURE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 11-00-1985

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RIDDLE

WHAT KIND OF GLASS CAN'T YOU DRINK OUT OF?
-- AN EYEGLASS.

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Keyword(s): GLASSES SPECTACLES

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-10-1971

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IF YOU BACK INTO THE HOUSE YOUR GLASSES WILL NOT STEAM.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; DIRECTION ; Entrance ; Fog ; GLASSES ; Steam

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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