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AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE

WHEN THE LEAVES OF YOUR ALBUM
ARE YELLOW WITH AGE,
AND THE NAME I WROTE ON THIS PAGE IS DIM,
STILL THINK OF ME KINDLY AND DO NOT FORGET,
THAT WHEREVER I AM,
I REMEMBER YOU YET.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; INDIRECTION ; PROMISE OF REMEMBRANCE ; REMEMBRANCE ; SERIOUSNESS ; SINCERITY

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; INSTRUCTIONS ; METER: ANAPESTS ; METER: IAMBS ; RHYME:

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

Date learned: 00-00-1929

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VERSE

ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLACK
YOU WOULD LOOK BETTER
WITH A KNIFE IN YOUR BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; FLOWERS ; HOSTILITY ; INDIRECTION ; INSULT ; KNIVES ; METER: ANAPESTS ; METER: IAMBS ; METER: TROCHEES ; QUATRAIN ; RESENTMENT ; RHYME: ABCB ; THREAT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 11-22-1968

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AUTOGRAPH ON FRIENDSHIP

IN CENTRAL PARK THERE IS A ROCK
AND ON IT SAYS FORGET-ME-NOT.
AND FARTHER ON THERE IS A TREE
AND ON IT'S CARVED REMEMBER ME.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT NOT AWARE OF NAME OR RESIDENCE OF MESSAGE WRITER.

Data entry tech comment: "ITS" CHANGED TO "IT'S"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CAMP METAMORA ; METAMORA

Keyword(s): "INDIRECTION" ; CENTRAL PARK ; CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK ASSUMED ; COMMENT ON REMEMBRANCE ; INFORMATIVE ; METER: IAMBS ; QUATRAIN ; REMEMBRANCE ; RHYME: AABB ; RHYME: SLANT

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

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK

IF ON THIS PAGE YOU CHANCE TO LOOK
JUST THINK OF THE WRITER AND SHUT THE BOOK.

Where learned: NONE GIVEN

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; COUPLET ; FRIENDSHIP ; HUMOR ; METER: IAMBS ; REMEMBRANCE ; RHYME: AA ; SURPRISE ENDING

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

Date learned: 10-20-1967

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK

REMEMBER M,
REMEMBER E
BUT MOST OF ALL
REMEMBER ME.

Submitter comment: SAW THIS IN AUTOGRAPH BOOKS IN FERNDALE, MICHIGAN

Data entry tech comment: LINES HAVE BEEN DIVIDED BY THE KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): COMMAND ; FRIENDLY ; QUATRAIN ; SPELLING RHYME

James Callow Keyword(s): INCREMENTAL REPETITION ; METER: IAMBS ; REMEMBRANCE

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

Date learned: 12-04-1967

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REMEMBER M
REMEMBER E
BUT MOST OF ALL
REMEMBER ME.

Where learned: NONE GIVEN

Keyword(s): COMMAND ; FRIENDLY ; METER: IAMBS ; QUATRAIN ; REMEMBRANCE ; REPETITION ; RHYME: ABCB ; SPELLING RHYME

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

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

IF YOU SEE A MONKEY UP IN A TREE,
PULL HIS TAIL AND THINK OF ME.

Submitter comment: FROM HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): COUPLET ; HUMOR ; REMEMBRANCE ; SURPRISE ENDING

James Callow Keyword(s): METER: IAMBS ; RHYME: AA ; RHYME: INTERNAL ; SELF-CRITICISM

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

Date learned: 00-00-1938

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"AUTOGRAPH"

REMEMBER GRANT,
REMEMBER LEE,
THE HECK WITH THEM,
REMEMBER ME.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): GRANT, ULYSSES S. ; HUMOR ; LEE, ROBERT E. ; QUATRAIN ; REMEMBRANCE

James Callow Keyword(s): CIVIL WAR GENERALS ; HISTORICAL ; INITIAL ITERATION ; METER: IAMBS

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

I LOVE YOU NOW AND WILL FOREVER.
YOUR LOVE MAY CHANGE THOUGH MINE WILL NEVER.
IF SEPARATION BE OUR LOT,
PAL OF MINE, FORGET ME NOT}

Submitter comment:

RHYME FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK, 1929-1933.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): FRIENDLY ; LOVE ; METER: IAMBS ; QUATRAIN ; REMEMBRANCE ; REQUEST FOR REMEMBRANCE ; RHYME: AABB ; RHYME: FEMININE

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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AUTOGRAPH

ROSES ARE RED
VIOLETS ARE BLUE
SUGAR IS SWEET
AND SO ARE YOU. MM
BUT WHEN ROSES ARE WILTED
AND VIOLETS ARE DEAD
SUGAR IS LUMPY
AND SO IS YOUR HEAD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HARPER WOODS

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; COMPLIMENT ; CONTRAST ; FLOWERS ; HUMOR ; INSULT ; METER: IAMBS ; METER: TROCHEES ; QUATRAINS ; SARCASM ; STUPIDITY ; SURPRISE ENDING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

WHEN HILLS AND VALLEYS PART US
AND YOUR FACE NO MORE I SEE
JUST TAKE A PEN AND PAPER
AND WRITE A LINE TO ME.

Submitter comment: (1939, BIRCH TREE, MONTANA)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): FRIENDLY ; INVERSION ; METER: IAMBS ; NOTE AFTER PARTING ; QUATRAIN ; REQUEST ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 03-01-1972

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

REMEMBER ME WHEN THIS YOU SEE
AND COUNT ME AS A FRIEND,
AND I WILL TRUE REMEMBER YOU
UNTIL MY LIFE SHALL END.

Submitter comment: VERSE IN AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF INFORMANT; 1932, NIKOMA, NORTH DAKOTA

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PLYMOUTH

Keyword(s): FRIENDLY ; FRIENDSHIP ; INTERNAL RHYME ; INVERSION ; METER: IAMBS ; PROMISE OF REMEMBRANCE ; QUATRAIN ; REQUEST FOR REMEMBRANCE ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-00-1965

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

THE EAGLE MAY FORGET THE ROCK
THE OCEAN BIRD THE SEA
THE FLOWERS MAY FORGET TO BLOOM
BUT I'LL REMEMBER THEE.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; CONTRAST ; FLOWERS ; FRIENDLY ; FRIENDSHIP ; INFORMATIVE ; METER: IAMBS ; PROMISE OF REMEMBRANCE ; QUATRAIN ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-17-1967

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WHEN TWILIGHT DRAWS HER CURTAIN
AND PINS IT WITH A STAR.
REMEMBER YOU HAVE A FRIEND
NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO.

Where learned: NONE GIVEN

Keyword(s): FRIENDLY ; METER: IAMBS ; METER: TRISYLLABIC FOOT ; POETIC DICTION ; PROMISE OF FRIENDSHIP ; QUATRAIN ; RHYME:ABCD ; STARS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C768 C768.14

Date learned: 03-28-1960

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"CURTAINS OF EVENING"

"WHEN EVENING PULLS ITS CURTAINS BACK
AND PINS THEM WITH A STAR.
KNOW THAT I'LL REMEMBER YOU
NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE."

Submitter comment: SIGNED BY ALDENE COTE, LATELY OF MIAMI, FLA.,
TO A PHOTO OF HERSELF, GIVEN TO ME.

Keyword(s): FRIENDLY ; FRIENDSHIP ; METER: IAMBS ; POETIC DICTION ; PROMISE OF REMEMBRANCE ; QUATRAIN ; RHYME: ABCB ; STARS ; TWILIGHT

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

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