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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme;

Kissing spreads germs, and germs are hated,

But kiss me baby, I'm vaccinated!

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Germ ; KISS ; poem ; RHYME ; Signature ; Vaccinated ; VERSE

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

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Jump Rope Rhyme

Susie and Johnnie sitting in a tree,

K-I-S-S-I-N-G

First comes love, then comes marriage, Then comes Johnnie with a baby carriage.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BABY ; Carriage ; Entertainment ; GAME ; Jump Rope ; KISSING ; Language ; MARRIAGE ; RHYME

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

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Jump Rope Rhyme

Down in the valley where the green grass grows,

There sat (name of jumper) as sweet as a rose.

Along came (boyfriend's name) and kissed her on the cheek,

How many kisses did she get?

1,2,3,4.... (Continue until a miss)

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): COUNTING ; Entertainment ; GAME ; Jump Rope ; KISS ; Language ; RHYME ; Valley

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

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Verse

You want a penny? Go kiss Jack Benny.

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Verse?

Where learned: HONORS HOUSE

Keyword(s): Jack Benny ; KISS ; MONEY ; Penny ; RHYME ; Saying ; SLANG ; TAUNT ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, YOU'RE GOING TO KISS A FOOL BEFORE
MIDNIGHT.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Fool ; Itches ; KISS ; MIDNIGHT ; NOSE ; PREDICTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Physically handicapped Deformed
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

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THE WELL HOUSE KISS

AT INDIANA UNIVERSITY IN BLOOMINGTON THERE IS A CERTAIN
WELL HOUSE SITUATED NEAR THE CAMPUS BELL TOWER. IN ORDER
TO BECOME AN OFFICIAL COED, A FRESHMAN MUST BE KISSED BY
AN UPPERCLASSMAN AT PRECISELY THE STROKE OF TWELVE
MIDNIGHT. THIS KISS MUST BE HELD THROUGHOUT THE TWELVE
STROKES OF THE CLOCK OR SHE WILL BE DOOMED TO OLD
MAIDSHIP.

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Where learned: INDIANA UNIVERSITY

Keyword(s): Co-ed ; COLLEGE ; KISS ; Legend ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, YOU WILL KISS A FOOL OR HAVE A FIGHT.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; FIGHT ; ITCH ; KISS ; NOSE ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 03-00-1972

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A BOY MUST BE THE FIRST TO KISS A GIRL ON NEW YEAR'S DAY OR ELSE
SHE WILL BE WITHOUT A BEAU THROUGH THE YEAR.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): KISS ; New Years ; Relationship ; tradition

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: CA00001920

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YOU CAN GET THE GIFT OF "BLARNEY" WITHOUT KISSING THE
BLARNEY STONE--JUST KISS SOMEONE WHO HAS ALREADY
KISSED THE STONE.

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INFORMANT TRAVELLED

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Where learned: OFFICE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Blarney ; Blarney Stone ; CUSTOM ; Irish ; KISS ; Legend ; LUCK ; STONE ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: 10-03-1967

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BELIEF ( COLLECTOR'S TITLE ) ; HUMAN BEINGS AND THEIR ACTIVITIES ( CLASSIFIER'S TITLE )

IT IS GOOD LUCK IF YOU KISS THE BLARNEY STONE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Blarney Stone ; Irish ; KISS ; Legend ; Lore ; LUCK

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.2

Date learned: 03-15-1968

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