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WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND ABOUT TO DIE,
CALL ME UP SO I CAN CRY.
(TELEPHONE NUMBER).

Where learned: SCHOOL ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANTICLIMAX IRONY COUPLET ; AUTOGRAPH VERSE? ; METER: ANAPESTIC ; PREPARATION FOR DEATH OLD AGE FRIENDSHIP ; RHYME: MASCULINE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND OUT OF SHAPE. REMEMBER CORSETS...$4.98.

Submitter comment: "DOLLY HALSIG" IS THE NAME SIGNED UNDER THIS ENTRY
ON THE INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): RHYME: AA OLD AGE

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

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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VERSE

WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND OUT OF SHAPE. REMEMBER CORSETS...$4.98.

Submitter comment: "DOLLY HALSIG" IS THE NAME SIGNED UNDER THIS ENTRY
ON THE INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

James Callow Keyword(s): OLD AGE ; RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: 06-09-1944

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HARDER TO BEND A TREE WHEN THE TRUNK IS BIG AND OLD

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY INFORMANT

Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; OLD AGE? ; PLANT METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 12-04-1965

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OLD

HE IS AS OLD AS JOB.

Submitter comment: TOLD BY MOTHER

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; HOLDEN HALL

Keyword(s): BIBLICAL CHARACTER ; OLD AGE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 09-00-1967

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

GROWING OLD IS BAD UNTIL YOU CONSIDER THE ALTERNATIVE.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): OLD AGE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 03-11-1971

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POLISH PROVERB

IN THE OLD STOVE, THE DEVIL IS BURNING.
TRANSLATION OF
W STARYM PIECU DIABEL PALI. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: THE CONTEXT IS INTERESTING. IT IS GENERALLY APPLIED TO AN OLDER MAN
WHO SHOWS INTEREST IN A YOUNGER GIRL OR GIRLS.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ASSONANCE ; OBSERVATION

James Callow Keyword(s): OLD AGE DOES NOT RULE OUT AMOROUS INCLINATIONS. ; SYMBOL: FIERY DEVIL FOR SEXUAL INTEREST

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

JUST BECAUSE THERE'S SNOW ON THE MOUNTAIN, IT DOESN'T MEAN
THERE'S NOT FIRE IN THE FURNACE!

Submitter comment: HEARD FROM MIDDLE AGED LADY REFERRING TO FUN IN GOING ON A TRIP
AND SPENDING THE NIGHT IN A MOTEL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): OLD AGE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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