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TULIPS (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

TULIPS IN THE GARDEN/ TULIPS IN THE PARK
BUT THE TULIPS I LIKE BEST/ ARE THE TWO-LIPS IN THE DARK.

Submitter comment: UNTITLED AUTOGRAPH BOOK ASSEMBLED BY SHIRLEY POPPERT WITH
ENTRIES DATED JUNE, 1952

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INDIRECTION ; PUN ; QUATRAIN FLOWERS KISSING ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

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AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION

BEWARE OF BOYS WITH EYES OF GREY,
THEY KISS YOU ONCE AND TURN AWAY.

BEWARE OF BOYS WITH EYES OF BROWN,
THEY KISS YOU ONCE AND TURN YOU DOWN.

BUT LOVE THE BOYS WITH EYES OF BLUE,
THEY KISS YOU ONCE AND ASK FOR TWO.

Submitter comment:

UNDATED ENTRY IN KATHY CRACCHIOLO'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK KEPT IN
ST. CLAIR SHORES, MICHIGAN IN 1968.

James Callow comment:

; OBSERVATION ;

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; KISSING ; OBSERVATION ; RHYME AA BB ; SURPRISE ENDING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Cynical insight

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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LEMMIE KISHA

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, LITTLE BOY?
MY NAME IS LEMMIE.
LEMMIE WHAT, LITTLE BOY?
LEMMIE KISHA.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, LITTLE GIRL?
MY NAME IS IDA.
IDA WHAT, LITTLE GIRL?
IDA WONNA.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, LITTLE BOY?
MY NAME IS LEMMIE.
LEMMIE WHAT, LITTLE BOY?
LEMMIE KISHA.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, LITTLE GIRL?
MY NAME IS OSHKA.
OSHKA WHAT, LITTLE GIRL?
OSHKA MAMA.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, LITTLE BOY?
MY NAME IS LEMMIE.
LEMMIE WHAT, LITTLE BOY?
LEMMIE KISHA.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, LITTLE GIRL?
MY NAME IS ALLIE.
OLLIE WHAT, LITTLE GIRL?
OLLIE RIGHT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): KISSING ; PUNS ON NAMES

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

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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RHYME OF MOCKERY

SUSIE AND JOHNNY SITTING IN A TREE, MM
K-I-S-S-I-N-G. MM
FIRST COMES LOVE, THEN COMES MARRIAGE,/
THEN COMES JOHNNY WITH THE BABY CARRIAGE.

Submitter comment: ALWAYS SUNG AS A TYPE OF MOCKERY AND KIDDING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIRE SHORES, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM ; KISSING ; NUTSHELL NARRATIVE

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

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LOVE MAKING

IT WAS MIDNIGHT ON THE BACK PORCH
TWO LIPS WERE TIGHTLY PRESSED
THE OLD_MAN GAVE THE SIGNAL
THE BULL DOG DID THE REST.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM ; KISSING ; RHYME: ABCB ; SLANG FOR FATHER

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

Date learned: 09-12-1965

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TULIPS (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; TRANSLATIONS, PLAY ON WORDS, SYMBOL WRITING (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

TULIPS IN THE GARDEN/ TULIPS IN THE PARK
BUT THE TULIPS I LIKE BEST/ ARE THE TWO-LIPS IN THE DARK.

Submitter comment: UNTITLED AUTOGRAPH BOOK ASSEMBLED BY SHIRLEY POPPERT WITH
ENTRIES DATED JUNE, 1952

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INDIRECTION ; PUN ; QUATRAIN FLOWERS KISSING ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 00-00-1952 ; 07-00-1964

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AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION

BEWARE OF BOYS WITH EYES OF GREY,
THEY KISS YOU ONCE AND TURN AWAY.
BEWARE OF BOYS WITH EYES OF BROWN,
THEY KISS YOU ONCE AND TURN YOU DOWN.
BUT LOVE THE BOYS WITH EYES OF BLUE,
THEY KISS YOU ONCE AND ASK FOR TWO.

Submitter comment: UNDATED ENTRY IN KATHY CRACCHIOLO'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK KEPT IN
ST. CLAIR SHORES, MICHIGAN IN 1968.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; KISSING ; OBSERVATION ; RHYME AA BB CC ; SURPRISE ENDING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Cynical insight

Date learned: 02-27-1971

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TITLE NOT SUPPLIED BY COLLECTOR

A SMART GIRL CAN PLAY POST OFFICE ALL NIGHT WITHOUT
GETTING ANY MAIL IN HER BOX.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; KISSING ; OBSERVATION ; PUN: MAIL FOR MALE ; SEX ; SLANG: BOX FOR VAGINA ; WORD PLAY

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
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Date learned: 10-05-1971

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MAN

ASHES TO ASHES
DUST TO DUST
IF IT WASN'T FOR BOYS
GIRLS LIPS WOULD RUST.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): KISSING ; SEXISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Wisecracks, Gags, Silly Insults

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

THE SMALLER THE TREE
THE TIGHTER THE BARK
THE YOUNGER THE COUPLE
THE MORE THEY SPARK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COURTSHIP ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): SLANG: SPARKING FOR KISSING AND HUGGING

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

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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Retort

When someone asks the time, reply:

"Half past kissing time, time to kiss again."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Small grammatical correction on card.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; DATING ; KISS ; KISSING ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; TIME ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Amish Proverb (Hex Sign):

Kissin wears out, good cookin' don't.

Submitter comment:

This proverb was learned on a recent trip through the Amish country.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Amish ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COOK ; COOKING ; ETHNIC ; Hex ; KISS ; KISSING ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Good cookin' lasts, kissin' don't.

Submitter comment:

Pennsylvania Dutch Saying

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; MAUCH CHUNK

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COOK ; COOKING ; DUTCH ; ETHNIC ; KISS ; KISSING ; MARRIAGE ; Maxim ; PENNSYLVANIA ; PROVERB ; REGIONAL ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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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.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

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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