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CURLERS IN MY HAIR AT NIGHT,
HEAVENS--WHAT AN AWFUL SIGHT.
I TOSS, I TURN, WHEN WILL I LEARN--
THAT BEAUTY ISN'T WORTH THE FIGHT!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; SELF-CRITICISM

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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GERMAN PROVERB

ANGOTTES SEGEN IST ALLES GELEGEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WORDS OF WISDOM

CONSTANT OCCUPATION PREVENTS TEMPTATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME

James Callow Keyword(s): IDLE HANDS ARE THE DEVIL'S ; INTERNAL RHYME ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 01-20-1968

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PROVERB

BETTER TO BELCH AND BEAR THE SHAME,
THAN TO SQUELCH A BELCH AND BEAR THE PAIN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN NORWALK, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; INDIGESTION ; INTERNAL RHYME ; ITERATION ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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PLANTING BELIEF

IF CORN IS KNEE HIGH BY THE 4TH OF JULY, IT WILL BE A
GOOD CROP YEAR.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS MY GRANDFATHER, AND THIS IS
AN OLD FARMING BELIEF

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; KANSASVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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AGRILCULTURE BELIEF

CORN SHOULD BE KNEE HIGH ON THE 4TH OF JULY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; TROY

James Callow Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

THERE IS A RIGHT AND WRONG WAY TO SWEEP YOUR FLOOR. YOU ARE SUPPOSED
TO SWEEP TOWARD THE BACK DOOR AND NOT THE FRONT DOOR.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; OPPOSITES ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Daily Life

Date learned: 11-10-1970

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

THE ONLY DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MEN AND BOYS IS THE PRICE OF THEIR TOYS

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO INFORMANT IN 1969 BY A MARRIED MAN
ABOUT 21 YEARS OF AGE. THE MAN SAW IT AS A TRUE PROVERB.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

James Callow Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; OBSERVATION ; QUALITY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Maturity
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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IRISH BELIEF ABOUT THE MOON

WHENEVER THE MOON IS RED IT MEANS THERE WILL BE BLOODSHED.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS GIVEN TO MRS. CHESNEY BY MATILDA MELLON, HER MOTHER,
WHO WAS AN IRISH IMMIGRANT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; SYMBOL ; SYMPATHETIC MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Sign Color
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 09-16-1975

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

AN HONEST HAND GOES A LONG WAY.

Submitter comment: (LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER).

Where learned: INDIANA ; VEEDERSBURG

Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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MING TOY LOVED A BOY, HAPPY LITTLE JAPANESE;
OOO LONG WAS HIS NAME, SET HER HEART AFLAME;
ONE DAY HE SAY SOON I GOTTA GO AWAY,
WHEN HE LEAVE MING TOY GRIEVE; EVERYBODY HEARD HER SAY_HAY_HAY;
SO LONG, OOO ONG, HOW LONG YOU GONNA BE GONE;
SO DON,T BE TOO LONG, OOO LONG, HURRY BACK HOME;
OH YOU LITTLE JAPANESE. I'LL BE WAITING UNDERNEATH THE BAMBOO TREE;
PLEASE DON,T BE TOO LONG, OOO LONG, HURRY BACK HOME.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ALLEN PARK

Keyword(s): ; Asian ; Chinese ; ETHNIC ; HUMOROUS INTERNAL RHYME ; Japanese ; MUSIC ; RHYME ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Sorrow Unhappiness

Date learned: 02-02-1972

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GOOD NIGHT

GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT.
DON'T LET THE BED BUGS BITE.
IF THEY DO, PUT THEM IN A STEW
AND GET UP AND EAT THEM AT HALF PAST TWO.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): FOOD ; GORE ; INSECTS ; INTERNAL RHYME ( TWO PAIRS) ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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VERSE

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GENE, GENE MADE A MACHINE
JOE, JOE MADE IT GO
ART, ART LET A FART
BLEW THE ENGINE ALL APART.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): CHAIN ; INTERNAL RHYME ; ITERATION ; PERSONAL NAMES ; RHYME:ABCC ; SCATOLOGICAL

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

Date learned: 11-29-1969

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RHYME

STICKS AND STONES MAY BREAK MY BONES,/ BUT WORDS WILL NEVER HURT ME.

Submitter comment: SAID THIS DURING GRADE SCHOOL DAYS.

Where learned: GRADE SCHOOL

Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; RHYME: AABC

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

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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VERSE

I'LL TELL YOU A STORY ABOUT JACK ONORY,
AND NOW MY STORY'S BEGUN.
I'LL TELL YOU ANOTHER, ABOUT HIS BROTHER,
AND NOW MY STORY'S DONE.

Submitter comment: TOLD TO ME WITHOUT THE AID OF A BOOK QUITE OFTEN AT BEDTIME,
AFTER MY ATTEMPTS TO STAY UP LONGER STARTED TO ANNOY MY FATHER.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; INTERNAL RHYME ; NUTSHELL NARRATIVE ; RHYME: ABCB

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

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CHILDHOOD DITTY

OOEY GOOEY WAS A WORM,
A MIGHTY WORM WAS HE.
HE SAT UPON A RAILROAD TRACK,
THE TRAIN HE DID NOT SEE.
OOOEY GOOOEY}

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

Keyword(s): INDIRECTION EUPHEMISM ; INTERNAL RHYME ; MOCK EPIC ; RHYME: ABCBB

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

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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LYRICAL VERSE- CHILDREN'S RHYME:

STAR LIGHT, STAR BRIGHT,
FIRST STAR I SEE TONIGHT.
I WISH I MAY, I WISH I MIGHT
HAVE THIS WISH I WISH TONIGHT.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL 204

Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; ITERATION ; RHYME: AAAA

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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A BULLY GOOD FRIEND

I'VE GOT MY RELATIONS WITHOUT RESERVATIONS
I'VE UNCLES, AUNTS, COUSINS NO END
BUT YOU, WELL GOD BLESS YOU
I'M GLAD TO ADDRESS YOU
AS SIMPLY A BULLY GOOD FRIEND.

Submitter comment: HER BROTHER.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; PURCHASING DEPARTMENT

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; INTERNAL RHYME ; RHYME: ABCCD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.326

Date learned: 07-22-1964

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OLD MOTHER HUBBARD

OLD MOTHER HUBBARD WENT TO THE CUPBOARD,/ TO GET HER POOR DAUGHTER A
DRESS./ WHEN SHE GOT THERE, THE CUPBOARD WAS BARE,/ AND SO WAS
HER DAUGHTER, I GUESS.

Where learned: ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME ; NURSERY RHYME PARODY ; RHYME: ABCB ; SURPRISE ENDING

Subject headings: -- .C730329

Date learned: 10-15-1967

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK SIGNATURE

YOURS TILL NEL BLOWS HER NOSE ON YOUR HOSE.

Submitter comment: FOLLOWING IS FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK, 1929 TO 1933.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP PROMISE ; INTERNAL RHYME

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

Date learned: 00-00-1933

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