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SEE MY FINGER, SEE MY THUMB,
SEE MY FIST, YOU BETTER RUN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BULLY ; DIALECT ; ELLIPSIS, SURPRISE ENDING ; METER: ANAPESTIC ; MONOLOGUE UNDERSTATEMENT FIGHTING ; RHYME: MASCULINE ; THREAT

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SCARE

SEE MY FINGER, SEE MY THUMB,
SEE MY FIST, YOU BETTER RUN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

Keyword(s): BULLY ; ELLIPSIS, SURPRISE ENDING ; METER: ANAPESTIC ; MONOLOGUE UNDERSTATEMENT DIALECT FIGHTING ; RHYME: MASCULINE ; THREAT

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TULIPS IN THE GARDEN,
TULIPS IN THE PARK,
BUT THE TULIPS YOU LIKE THE BEST,
ARE THE TWO LIPS IN THE DARK,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEDIAL ITERATION ; PUN: TULIPS AND TWO LIPS ; RHYME: ABCB ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-17-1972

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

REMEMBER A
REMEMBER B
REMEMBER THE DAY WE BOTH GOT D
REMEMBER THE FIGHT
REMEMBER THE FUN
REMEMBER THE HOMEWORK THAT NEVER GOT DONE.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS DRUNK NOSTALGIA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1974

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THERE ARE TULIPS IN THE GARDEN,
THERE ARE TULIPS IN THE PARK.
BUT THE TULIPS I LIKE BEST,
ARE TULIPS IN THE DARK.

Submitter comment: I READ THIS IN AUTOGRAPH BOOKS AND WROTE IT IN
AUTOGRAPH BOOKS MYSELF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): PUN ; TWO LIPS

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

Date learned: 10-17-1967

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POLISH PROVERB

GOSC W DOMU; BOG W DOMU. TRANSLATION: GUEST IN THE HOUSE; GOD IN
THE HOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; HOSPITALITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-10-1974

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PROVERB

MUCH CRY, LITTLE WOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; SHEEP

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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TONGUE-TWISTERS

MANY MEN OF MANY MINDS, MANY BIRDS OF MANY KINDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DIVERSITY ; ELLIPSIS

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

Date learned: 09-00-1973

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DREAM OF THE DEAD AND YOU'LL HEAR FROM THE LIVING

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER TOLD HER OF THIS PROBABLY IN THE YEAR 1928

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: 841 Dreams about the dead and sick
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Dreams Dreams about the dead and sick

Date learned: 10-16-1972

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TO BELIEVE IS ONE THING, TO ACT IS ANOTHER

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS TOLD THIS BY HER FATHER WHEN SHE WAS A CHILD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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EASY COME, EASY GO

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS REMARK IN THE U. S. ARMY IN 1946

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS BREVITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-04-1972

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DIME

STEP ON A LINE, FIND A DIME.
AS A CHILD INFORMANT SAID "STEP ON A LINE FIND A DIME"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

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

Date learned: 11-09-1972

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Proverb

NO SENSE CRYING OVER SPILT MILK.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-24-1972

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TULIPS IN THE GARDEN,
TULIPS IN THE PARK,
BUT THE TULIPS YOU LIKE THE BEST,
ARE THE TWO LIPS IN THE DARK,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEDIAL ITERATION ; PUN: TULIPS AND TWO LIPS ; RHYME: ABCB ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-17-1972

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APOTHEGM

AMBITION: A BOY'S FUTURE; A MAN'S PAST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; ELLIPSIS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

ANOTHER DAY, ANOTHER DOLLAR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ELLIPSIS ; PARALLELISM

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

ANY PORT IN A STORM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 12-05-1967

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PROVERB

AS LIFE, SO DEATH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; IRONY

James Callow Keyword(s): INEVITABILITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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