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HAIR TODAY---BALD TOMORROW.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS YEARS BACK
PROBABLY AROUND THE LATE 1928S.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; PARODY OF HERE TODAY, GONE TOMORROW

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 10-05-1972

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FOLK VERSE

IT'S EASY ENOUGH TO BE PLEASANT
WHEN LIFE FLOATS ALONG LIKE A SONG,
BUT THE GIRL WORTH WHILE
IS THE GIRL THAT CAN SMILE,
WHEN HER TWO FRONT TEETH ARE GONE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; IMPERFECT RHYME - SONG GONE ; RHYME: ABCCB ; RHYME: ABCCD

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 00001950S

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Language: Rhyme

WHEN I AM DEAD AND IN MY GRAVE
AND ALL MY BONES ARE ROTTING,
THIS LITTLE BOOK WILL TELL MY NAME
WHEN I AM QUITE FORGOTTEN.
(SIGNED) EMMA THORNDIKE

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UNDATED ENTRY IN CAROLINE SLINEY'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK KEPT
IN FRANKLIN, MICHIGAN IN ABOUT 1890.

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Updated / TRD

Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; BOOK ; Dead ; Forgotten ; Gone ; Language ; RHYME ; Signature

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

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