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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SETTING,/ AND ON EARTH NO MORE YOU TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN,/ IN THE ANNALS OF GOD.

Where learned: AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Keyword(s): DEATH HEAVEN ; METONYMY: NAME ; RELIGION QUATRAIN ; RHYME ABCB ; SALVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; PIOUS REFLECTION (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SETTING,/ AND ON EARTH NO MORE YOU TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN,/ IN THE ANNALS OF GOD.

Where learned: AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Keyword(s): DEATH HEAVEN ; METONYMY: NAME ; RELIGION QUATRAIN ; RHYME ABCB ; SALVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

Date learned: 00-00-1943

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UNKNOWN

IF YOU DIE HAVING A PROBLEM OR CONFLICT WITH ANOTHER PERSON YOU WILL
HAVE TO RESOLVE IT BEFORE YOU CAN REST IN PEACE.

Where learned: PUERTO RICO

James Callow Keyword(s): HEAVEN- HELL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

WHEN YOUR DAYS ON EARTH ARE ENDED,
AND THE PATH MO MORE YOU TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED AT ST. LUKES'S SCHOOL, DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ASSONANCE ; DIVINE RECOGNITION ; HEAVENLY AFTERLIFE ; PIOUS ; QUATRAIN ; RELIGION ; SINCERITY ; WISH

James Callow Keyword(s): ANAPESTIC AND IAMBIC METER ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

Date learned: 09-19-1967

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THERE WAS A MAN IN THE APPALACHIAN MOUNTAINS WHO WAS A SHIFTLESS,
NO COUNT BUM. AFTER BUMMING AROUND FOR A GOOD WHILE, HE DIED.
AS HE WAS GOING UP, ST. PETER SAW HIM COMING AND KNOWING THE
TYPE OF MAN HE WAS, HE TOLD HIM THAT HE WAS SORRY BUT HE JUST
COULDN'T LET HIM IN. WELL, HE THEN WENT DOWN ON HIS WAY TO
HELL. THE DEVIL SAW HIM COMING. "OH, NO," HE SAID, "IT'S
NOT AS IF WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGHT LIKE HIM. I JUST CAN'T
TAKE ANY MORE." SO WHEN THE OLD MAN GOT TO THE GATES OF
HELL, THE DEVIL WAS WAITING. HE GAVE THE MAN A PIECE OF
COAL AND SAID, "GO START A HELL OF YOUR OWN. AND THAT'S
THE ORIGIN OF ALL THOSE LIGHTS IN THE MOUNTAINS THAT YOU
CAN'T EXPLAIN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): HEAVEN GATEKEEPER IS ST. PETER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Fire
BELIEF -- Devil Demon

Date learned: 06-20-1970

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POLISH PROVERB

WITHOUT GOD, YOU WILL NOT PASS THE THRESHOLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HEAVEN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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Proverb

Order is Heaven's first law.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): HEAVEN ; Law ; ORDER ; RELIGION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Toast

Irish Drinking Toast:

May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you are dead.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): DEVIL ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; HELL ; Irish ; Jest ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

May you be in Heaven a half an hour before the Devil knows your dead.

Submitter comment:

Well Wish

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Called a Toast by others.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH ; DEVIL ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; Irish ; Social ; TIME ; TOAST ; Well Wish

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

Irish Toast:

Usually at weddings - "May you be in Heaven half an hour before the Devil knows your dead."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Dead ; DEVIL ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; Irish ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

An Irish Toast:

may you be in Heaven a half hour b'fore th' Divil knows you're dead.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): Dead ; DEVIL ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; Irish ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

May you be in heaven 1/2 an hour before the Devil discovers you've been dead and buried.

Submitter comment:

Her mother told her. Popular in Ireland.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Buried ; Dead ; DEVIL ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; Irish ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

May you get to heaven a half-hour before the devil knows you're dead.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [W200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: OHIO

Keyword(s): Dead ; DEVIL ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; Irish ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows you have died.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH ; DEVIL ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; Irish ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Toast

An Irish Toast:

May you be in heaven half an hour before the Devil knows your dead.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH ; DEVIL ; DRINKING ; ETHNIC ; HEAVEN ; HELL ; Irish ; Social ; TOAST

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
SPEECH -- Formula

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Song: Parody

FOUND A PEANUT
FOUND A PEANUT
FOUND A PEANUT JUST NOW
JUST NOW I FOUND A PEANUT
FOUND A PEANUT JUST NOW.

CRACKED IT OPEN
CRACKED IT OPEN
CRACKED IT OPEN JUST NOW
JUST NOW CRACKED IT OPEN
CRACKED IT OPEN JUST NOW.

FOUND IT ROTTEN
FOUND IT ROTTEN
FOUND IT ROTTEN JUST NOW
JUST NOW FOUND IT ROTTEN
FOUND IT ROTTEN JUST NOW.

ATE IT ANYWAY
ATE IT ANYWAY
ATE IT ANYWAY JUST NOW
JUST NOW I ATE IT ANYWAY
ATE IT ANYWAY JUST NOW

GOT SICK
GOT SICK
GOT SICK JUST NOW
JUST NOW I GOT SICK
GOT SICK JUST NOW.

CALLED A DOCTOR
CALLED A DOCTOR
CALLED A DOCTOR JUST NOW
JUST NOW I CALLED A DOCTOR
CALLED A DOCTOR JUST NOW.

SAID I WOULDN'T DIE
SAID I WOULDN'T DIE
SAID I WOULD'T DIE JUST NOW
JUST NOW HE SAID I WOULDN'T DIE
SAID I WOULDN'T DIE JUST NOW.

DIED ANYWAY
DIED ANYWAY
DIED ANYWAY JUST NOW
JUST NOW I DIED
DIED ANYWAY JUST NOW.

WENT TO HEAVEN
WENT TO HEAVEN
WENT TO HEAVEN JUST NOW
JUST NOW I WENT TO HEAVEN
WENT TO HEAVEN JUST NOW.

PLAYED THE HARP
PLAYED THE HARP
PLAYED THE HARP JUST NOW
JUST NOW I PLAYED THE HARP
PLAYED THE HARP JUST NOW.

BROKE A STRING
BROKE A STRING
BROKE A STRING JUST NOW
JUST NOW I BROKE A STRING
BROKE A STRING JUST NOW.

WENT DOWN
WENT DOWN
WENT DOWN JUST NOW
JUST NOW I WENT DOWN
WENT DOWN JUST NOW

SHOVELED COAL
SHOVELED COAL
SHOVELED COAL JUST NOW
JUST NOW I SHOVELED COAL
SHOVELED COAL JUST NOW.

BURNT MY FINGER
BURNT MY FINGER
BURNT MY FINGER JUST NOW
JUST NOW I BURNT MY FINGER
BURNT MY FINGER JUST NOW.
THE END

Data entry tech comment:

PROBABLY TO THE TUNE OF " MY DARLING CLEMENTINE "

Updated / 02-24-2011 / TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; STERLING

Keyword(s): CHIASMUS ; COAL ; DEATH ; Doctors ; FOOD ; HARP ; HEAVEN ; HELL ; MUSIC ; NUT ; Peanut ; REPETITION ; SATIRE ; SHOVELING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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Language: Rhyme

If you get to Heaven

'Fore I do

Punch a little hole

And pull me through

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): HEAVEN ; Hole ; Language ; PLAY ON WORDS ; poem ; PUN ; RHYME ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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Autograph Verse

Guard well your thoughts, for thoughts are known in Heaven.

Data entry tech comment:

Entry by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [v200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; SHELBYVILLE

Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; HEAVEN ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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ORIGIN OF THE JACK O LANTERN

A BOY NAMED JACK WANTED TO GO TO HEAVEN, BUT HIS CONSCIENCE
WOULD NOT LET HIM. SO JACK WANTED TO GET INTO HELL, BUT SINCE
HE PLAYED TRICKS AND JOKES, THE DEVIL WOULD NOT LET HIM IN.
SO JACK HAD TO ROAM THE EARTH FOR ALL TIME, CARRYING
A LANTERN. THEREFORE PEOPLE HAVE CALLED HIM, JACK O LANTERN.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALPENA

Keyword(s): ETYMOLOGY ; HALLOWEEN ; HELL ; Jack O lantern" Heaven ; Lantern ; Origin ; Pumpkin

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 10-04-1970

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