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(NAME) IS A POET AND DON'T KNOW IT,
HIS FEET SHOW IT; THEY'RE LONGFELLOWS.
HE'S GETTING WHITTIER AND WHITTIER EVERY DAY,
THE LITTLE DICKINS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LEXINGTON

Keyword(s): PUNS

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 09-14-1969

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YOUR'S 'TILL THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS,
AND SEAS THE SALAD DRESSING.

Submitter comment: THIS IS ONE OF A GROUP OF AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSES COLLECTED IN 1941.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; EUPHEMISM: HEAT FOR HELL ; PUNS ; RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: 10-25-1972

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AUTOGRAPH

YOURS UNTIL THE MOUNTAIN PEEKS AND SEES THE SALAD DRESSING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love
Z210

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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FLY LEAF PROSE

IF YOU ARE HUNGARY, EAT THIS BOOK; IT IS FULL OF BOLOGNA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS ON PLACE NAMES

Subject headings: Z220

Date learned: CA00001968

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LIMERICK

THERE ONCE WAS A GIRL NAMED ANNHEISER,
WHO SAID THAT NO GUY COULD SURPRISE HER.
UNTIL A GUY NAMED GIBBONS,
UNTIED ALL HER RIBBONS,
AND NOW SHE'S SADDER BUT WISER.

Submitter comment: SOME OF THESE ITEMS ARE FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION FOLKLORE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; NEW YORK ; ALBANY ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): BEER BRAND NAME PUNS: ANHEISER & BUDWEISER

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

Date learned: 12-00-1973

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AUTOGRAPH

YOURS UNTIL THE MOUNTAIN PEEKS AND SEES THE SALAD DRESSING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love
Z210

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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YOUR'S UNTIL RUSSIA GETS HUNGARY,
AND FRIES TURKEY IN GREECE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS ON NAMES OR COUNTRIES

Subject headings: Z210

Date learned: 10-16-1972

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YOUR'S 'TILL THE MOUNTAIN PEAKS,
AND SEAS THE SALAD DRESSING.

Submitter comment: THIS IS ONE OF A GROUP OF AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSES COLLECTED IN 1941.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; EUPHEMISM: HEAT FOR HELL ; PUNS ; RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: 10-25-1972

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SONG

(G) "WHAT'S YOUR NAME LITTLE BOY?"
(B) MY NAME IS LEMME."
(G) "LEMME WHAT LITTLE BOY?"
(B) " LEMME KISS YA."

(B) "WHAT'S YOUR NAME LITTLE GIRL?"
(G) "MY NAME IS IDA."
(B) "IDA WHAT LITTLE GIRL?"
(G) "IDA WANTA."
REPEAT VERSE 1
(B) "WHAT'S YOUR NAME LITTLE GIRL?"
(G) "MY NAME'S ALASKA."
(B) "ALASKA WHAT LITTLE GIRL?"
(G) "ALASKA MY MAMA."
REPEAT VERSE 1
(B) WHAT'S YOUR NAME LITTLE GIRL?
(G) MY NAME IS OLLIE.
(B) OLLIE WHAT LITTLE GIRL?
(G) OLLIE-RIGHT}
(THEY KISS)

Submitter comment: CHILDREN'S SONG TO BE SUNG BY A GIRL AND BOY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUNS ; PURE DIALOGUE ; QUESTION AND ANSWER STRUCTURE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Children

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CHILDREN'S RHYME

MISSISSIPPI SAID TO MISSOURI,
" WHAT DID DELAWARE? "
VIRGINIA SAID, " ALASKA. "

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

Keyword(s): PUNS ; RHYME

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

Date learned: 04-01-1972

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LEMMIE KISHA

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, LITTLE BOY?
MY NAME IS LEMMIE.
LEMMIE WHAT, LITTLE BOY?
LEMMIE KISHA.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, LITTLE GIRL?
MY NAME IS IDA.
IDA WHAT, LITTLE GIRL?
IDA WONNA.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, LITTLE BOY?
MY NAME IS LEMMIE.
LEMMIE WHAT, LITTLE BOY?
LEMMIE KISHA.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, LITTLE GIRL?
MY NAME IS OSHKA.
OSHKA WHAT, LITTLE GIRL?
OSHKA MAMA.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, LITTLE BOY?
MY NAME IS LEMMIE.
LEMMIE WHAT, LITTLE BOY?
LEMMIE KISHA.

WHAT IS YOUR NAME, LITTLE GIRL?
MY NAME IS ALLIE.
OLLIE WHAT, LITTLE GIRL?
OLLIE RIGHT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): KISSING ; PUNS ON NAMES

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

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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PUN

IF YOU HAD'NT BEEN A LEMON IN ORANGE NEW JERSEY, WE COULD
HAVE BEEN A PEACH OF A PEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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THE LION TAMER'S LAST FIGHT BY CLAUDE BAULS

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUN ; PUNS ; WORDPLAY

James Callow Keyword(s): GONADS ; PUN ON BALLS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: CA00001968

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AUTHORS AND TITLES

THE SPOT ON THE WALL BY HU FLUNG DUNG

Submitter comment:

THIS IS SUPPOSEDLY A MYSTERY NOVEL BY A CHINESE AUTHOR

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUN ; PUNS ; WORDPLAY

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: CA00001968

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THE CANDY BAR SITUATION

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ONE DAY MR. GOODBAR THOUGHT HE WOULD LIKE A BIT OF HONEY,
SO HE WENT DOWN TO FIFTH AVENUE AND PICKED UP MISS HERSHEY.
THEY WENT BEHIND THE POWERHOUSEE.
MR. GOODBAR SAID, "LET'S PRODUCE 3 MUSKETEERS".
MR. GOODBAR STARTED FEELING HER MOUNDS,
WHICH TO HIM WAS PURE ALMOND JOY.
HE SNICKERED UP HER MILKY WAY.
THEN SHE FELT HIS BUTTERNUTS AND CRIED, "OH HENRY, I AM
FOREVER YOURS".
THE RESULTS, BABY RUTH

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HUNTINGTON WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): EUPHEMISMS FOR BREASTS, VAGINA, AND GONADS ; PUNS ON NAMES OF CANDY BARS ; SEX

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
Filter - Mature Content

Date learned: CA00001977

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O'LEARY'S BAR

TWAS A COLD WINTER'S EVENING, THE GUESTS WERE ALL LEAVING,
O'LEARY WAS CLOSING THE BAR.
WHEN HE TURNED AND HE SAID TO THE LADY IN RED,
GET OUT, YOU CAN'T STAY ANY MORE.
SHE WEPT A SAD TEAR IN HER BUCKET OF BEER,
AS SHE THOUGHT OF THE COLD NIGHT AHEAD,
WHEN A DAPPER PHI KAPPER STEPPED OUT OF THE CRAPPER,
AND THESE ARE THE WORDS THAT HE SAID.
"HER MOTHER NEVER TOLD HER THE THINGS A YOUNG GIRL SHOULD KNOW,
ABOUT THE WAYS OF COLLEGE MEN, AND HOW THEY COME AND GO--
MOSTLY COME.
NOW AGE HAS TAKEN HER BEAUTY, AND SIN HAS LEFT ITS SAD SCAR,
SO REMEMBER YOUR MOTHERS BOYS, AND LET HER SLEEP UNDER THE BAR."
NEXT TO THE GIN, IN SOUTHERN COMFORT, WITH HIRAM WALKER,
AND THERE WAS GRANNY SWINGING ON THE OUTHOUSE DOOR,
WITHOUT HER NIGHTY, AND GRAMPA YELLING MORE, MORE, MORE.
SHE WORE PAJAMAS.

Submitter comment: SLANG: CRAPPER FOR RESTROOM

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS ON WHISKEY NAMES

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

Date learned: 00-00-1979

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YOU ARE TRAPPED IN A ROOM, THE DOOR IS LOCKED,
YOU DO NOT HAVE ANY KEYS, ALL THAT IS IN THE ROOM IS A PIANO,
A CALENDAR, AND A BED, YOU MANAGE TO EAT FRUIT AND DRINK WATER,
HOW DO YOU GET OUT, AND WHERE DID YOU GET THE FOOD?
ANSWER: YOU GOT THE WATER FROM THE SPRINGS IN THE BED,
DATES FROM THE CALENDAR, AND A KEY FROM THE PIANO
TO OPEN THE LOCKED DOOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Lansing

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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Camp Songs, Girl Scouts

This song is an action song.
Dewey was the grass at the early break of day.
Dewey was the Admiral at Manila Bay.
Dewey was her eyes as she bids her love adieu.
Do we love each other? I should say we do!!!!
Do we love each other? I should say we do!!!!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Camp Innisfree ; Howell

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS

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

Date learned: 07-00-1990

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DID YOU EVER SEE?

A GINGER SNAP
A SQUARE DANCE
A FIRE FLY.
A SALAD BOWL.
A KING FISH
A SHOE BOX.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-25-1968

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THE YELLOW RIVER BY I. P. DALEY

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): PUN ; PUNS ; WORDPLAY

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN ON PEE, MEANING URINATE

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: CA00001968

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