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Autograph Rhyme

Autograph Rhyme / Pun:

Under the grand-stand, by Seymour Butts

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Signature ; VERSE

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

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Autograph Rhyme

Yours till Niagara Falls

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Landmark ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Signature ; VERSE

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

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Autograph Rhyme

Yours till the Mississippi runs dry.

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Landmark ; Mississippi ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; River ; Signature ; WORD PLAY

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

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Verse:

Your's till catfish have kittens.

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; CAT ; Catfish ; FISH ; Kittens ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Signature ; Witty ; WORD PLAY

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

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Verse:

Yours till powder puffs

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Devotion ; PLAY ON WORDS ; Powder ; Puff ; PUN ; Signature ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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Autograph Rhyme

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Yours till the moon turns to cheese and the rats refuse to eat it.

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; Cheese ; Devotion ; MOON ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Rats ; Signature ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Verse:

Yours till the windows have pains.

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Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Devotion ; Pains ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Signature ; VERSE ; Windows ; WORDPLAY

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

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme:

Yours till the kitchen sinks.

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Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Devotion ; Kitchen ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Signature ; Sink ; WORDPLAY

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

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme:

I'm yours till hotdogs have pups and corn have ears.

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Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; CORN ; Dogs ; EARS ; Hot Dogs ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Puppies ; Pups ; RHYME ; Signature ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme:

Yours till hairpins get seasick from riding permanent waves.

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Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Devotion ; HAIR ; Perm ; Permanent ; Pin ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Signature ; Wave ; WORDPLAY

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

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Verse:

Yours till tennis courts.

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Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Court ; Courts ; Devotion ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Signature ; Tennis ; WORDPLAY

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

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Verse:

Yours till the Atlantic ocean wears rubber pants to keep its bottom dry.

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Keyword(s): Album ; Atlantic ; AUTOGRAPH ; Ocean ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Rubber Pants ; SEA ; Signature ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

Yours till Germany gets Hungary and cooks Turkey in Greece and serves it on China.

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; China ; COUNTRY ; Devotion ; Germany ; Hungary ; Nations ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Signature ; Turkey ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

Yours till butter flies

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Keyword(s): Album ; Aphorism ; AUTOGRAPH ; Butter ; Butterfly ; Devotion ; FLIES ; Flight ; Fly ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Signature ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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riddle

Question: What's black and white and red all over?

Answer: A newspaper.

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Keyword(s): Black ; COLOR ; Homophone ; Language ; NEWSPAPER ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Read ; Red ; RIDDLE ; White ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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Language

Greeting:

"Good Morning, Glory!"

Submitter comment:

This was my grandmother's greeting to me in the morning

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James Callow comment:

the words [not used] are written in the top left of the submission card

Keyword(s): FLOWER ; Glory ; GREETING ; Language ; MORNING ; Morning glory ; PLAY ON WORDS ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Get Lost!:

A humorous putdown which is self-explanatory: "make like a tree and leave"

Submitter comment:

This saying circulates among Mary's friends and has also caught on in our family.

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Leave-Taking?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Lansing

Keyword(s): HUMOR ; INSULT ; Language ; Leave ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; Tree ; WORDPLAY

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Language: Rhyme

Mary had a little lamb

The doctor had a fix

'Til Old Macdonald had a farm

Then the doctor quit.

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Keyword(s): DOCTOR ; Farm ; JOKE ; Lamb ; Language ; Mary ; Old MacDonald ; PLAY ON WORDS ; poem ; PUN ; RHYME ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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Language: Rhyme

If you get to Heaven

'Fore I do

Punch a little hole

And pull me through

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Keyword(s): HEAVEN ; Hole ; Language ; PLAY ON WORDS ; poem ; PUN ; RHYME ; VERSE ; WORDPLAY

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

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Language

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

In this genre the fanciful name of the author in combination with the supposed title of the book produces a verbal irony, the import of which is most often obscene or scatalogical.

The Tiger's Revenge - Claude Balls

Hole in the Mattress - Mr. Completely

Hawaiian Romance - Komona Wanna Laiya

Russian Pastime - Ivben Jackinoff

Seventeenth Century England had something like title-author jokes. They were fake book lists with authors who were real people whom the crown was harrassing supposedly speaking on long winded topics.

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Where learned: Journal of American Folklore ; Title Author Jokes Now and Long Ago

Keyword(s): Author ; BOOK ; Fictional ; HUMOR ; OBSCENE ; PLAY ON WORDS ; PUN ; SCATOLOGICAL ; Title

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery
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