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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

DON!T GO TO LONDON,
DON!T GO TO FRANCE,
STAY IN MICHIGAN,
AND GIVE THE BOYS A CHANCE.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE POPULARITY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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IF IN HEAVEN WE DO NOT MEET,
HAND IN HAND WE'LL STAND THE HEAT.
AND IF THAT HEAT GETS EXTREMELY HOT,
PIPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SODA POP HELL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 01-03-1963

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IF IN HEAVEN WE DON'T MEET,
HAND IN HAND WE'LL STAND THE HEAT.
AND IF THE HEAT GETS TOO HOT,
PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): HELL POP SODA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 07-25-1964

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IF IN HEAVEN WE DO MEET,
HAND IN HAND WE'LL STAND THE HEAT!
IF IT GETS INTENSLEY HOT,
PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT!

Where learned: OHIO ; FAIRVIEW PARK

James Callow Keyword(s): SODA POP

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 06-20-1961

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IF YOU GET TO HEAVEN BEFORE I DO,
BORE A HOLE AND PULL ME THROUGH,
BUT IF YOU DON'T AND IT GET HOT
PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): POP SODA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF IN HEAVEN WE DO MEET,
HAND AND HAND, WE'LL STAND THE HEAT,
IF IT GETS INTENSELY HOT,
PEPSI COLA WILL HIT THE SPOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SODA POP

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN WE ARE GONE, IF WE SHOULD MEET,
HAND IN HAND WE'LL FACE THE HEAT!!
REMEMBER: IF IT SHOULD GET TOO HOT!
PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT!!!

Where learned: TEXAS ; SAN ANTONIO

James Callow Keyword(s): SODA POP

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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IF IN HEAVEN WE DON'T MEET,
TOGETHER WE WILL STAND THE HEAT,
IF IT GETS EXTREMELY HOT,
PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVERTISEMENT ; COMMERCIAL ; SODA POP

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 06-03-1959

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SINGING, DANCING, AND CLAPPING GAME

PEPSI COLA, COCA COLA, ROYAL CROWN, YOU GOT TO HYPNOTIZE THEM,
BOOMERIZE THEM, KNOCK THEM DOWN. YOU KNOW THAT PEPSI COLA SHOT 'EM
DOWN. DR. PEPPER PICKED THEM UP AND NOW WE'RE DRINKING SEVEN-UP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CARBONATED BEVERAGES POP SOFT DRINKS ; NEOLOGISM: BOOMERIZE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.523

Date learned: 11-00-1974

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LYDIE PINKHAM

LYDIE PINKHAM USED TO BE SOLD IN STORES. IT WAS A REMEDY FOR THOSE
PEOPLE WHO WERE NOT HAVING LUCK IN HAVING BABIES-IF
YOU TOOK IT YOU WOULD BE SURE TO HAVE A BABY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): LYDIA PINKHAM WAS A POPULAR NON-PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth

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POPROUINI

POPROUINI IS A TYPE OF FOOD THAT THE POLACKS HAVE THE DAY
AFTER THE WEDDING.

Submitter comment: I WAS NOT ABLE TO FIND OUT WHAT POPROUINI CONSISTED OF, HOWEVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; DORM

Keyword(s): POLISH ; POPROVINI

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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PEPSI COLA

PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT
THE MAN WHO MAKES IT SHOULD BE SHOT
TASTES LIKE VINEGAR
LOOKS LIKE INK
POUR IT DOWN THE KITCHEN SINK

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PARODY OF ADVERTISING JINGLE ; SODA POP

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

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NEW YEAR'S DAY

ON NEW YEAR'S EAT GOURMET FOOD.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT'S FAMILY ALWAYS EATS FRENCH FOODS ON NEW YEAR'S BECAUSE
THEY FEEL THAT IF THEY EAT WELL ON NEW YEAR'S THEN THEY WILL EAT
WELL ALL THROUGH THE YEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; informant's home

Keyword(s): BLASON POPULAIRE ; FOOD PREDICTION ; FRENCH FOOD

Subject headings: 870
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Fixed DateFor specific dates, use the following system: F640.0101
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 03-05-1971

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JOKE

Historical record from James Callow Folklore Archive.

WHAT WAS THE POPE'S FIRST MAJOR CHANGE TO THE VATICAN?
HE HAD THE SISTINE CHAPEL WALLPAPERED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): INTERIOR DECORATING ; TASTE OF THE FIRST POLISH POPE, JOHN PAUL II

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Poli

Date learned: 00-00-1978

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

DON!T GO TO LONDON,
DON!T GO TO FRANCE,
STAY IN MICHIGAN,
AND GIVE THE BOYS A CHANCE.

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; POPULARITY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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IF YOU'RE TOO SWEET A MAN, EVERYBODY WILL LICK YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LOLLIPOP NAIVETE

James Callow Keyword(s): GENTLE DISPOSITIONS TEMPT PEOPLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THEM ; OBSERVATION PREDICTION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-23-1971

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TRADITION

IF TWO PEOPLE SAY THE SAME THING SIMULTANEOUSLY, THE
MORE ALERT ONE WHO CATCHES THE COOINCIDENCE SAYS:
"SLUGGIES," AND SLUGS THE OTHER ONE IN THE ARM, ADDING
"YOU OWE ME A COKE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GARDEN CITY

James Callow Keyword(s): COCA-COLA (SODA POP)

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF TWO PEOPLE SAY THE SAME THING AT THE SAME TIME, THEY
ARE SUPPOSED TO COUNT TO TEN AND THE FIRST ONE
FINISHED SAYS, "OWE ME A COKE."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): COLA-COLA (SODA POP)

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 01-00-1968

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RIDDLE

DO YOU KNOW WHAT WEIGHS 1000 POUNDS AND WEARS A FLOWER
BEHIND ITS EAR? ANSWER: A HIPPIPOTOMUS

Data entry tech comment: A HIPPIE WAS SOMEONE WHO REBELLED AGAINST THE ESTABLISHMENT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): HIPPOPOTOMUS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 03-00-1968

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KNOCK KNOCK JOKE

KNOCK, KNOCK
WHO'S THERE?
YULE
YULE WHO?
YULE NEVER KNOW!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FRANKLIN VILLAGE

James Callow Keyword(s): "YOU'LL NEVER KNOW" WAS A SONG POPULAR IN THE 1940S.

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00001960S

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