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A CANNER, EXCEEDINGLY CANNY,
ONE MORNING REMARKED TO HIS GRANNY:
A CANNER CAN CAN, ANYTHING THAT HE CAN CAN;
BUT A CANNER CAN'T CAN A CAN CAN HE?

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WYANDOTTE

Keyword(s): METER: TROCHAIC ; PUN, WORD PLAY HUMOR ; RHYME: AABA ; RHYME: FEMININE, IMPERFECT

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

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DAN, DAN, THE FUNNY WEE MAN,
WASHED HIS FACE WITH A FRYING PAN.
COMBED HIS HAIR WITH THE LEG OF A CHAIR,
DAN, DAN, THE FUNNY WEE MAN.

Data entry tech comment: OLD DAN TUCKER?

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): COMPARE "OLD DAN TUCKER" ; QUATRAIN NONSENSE ; RHYME: AABA

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

NEEDLES AND PINS,/ NEEDLES AND PINS,/ WHEN YOU GET OLDER,/ YOUR
TROUBLE BEGINS. P.S. DON'T COME TO ME.

Where learned: AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Keyword(s): LOSS OF YOUTH ; REPETITION ; RHYME: AABA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION:

THAT WHEN I'M BLUE

I'LL THINK OF YOU,

'TWILL GIVE THE WORLD

A ROSY HUE}

Where learned: VERSE FROM HIS POSTCARD COLLECTION ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP. ; RHYME: AABA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.0101
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's

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MEMORY

REMEMBER M
REMEMBER E
PUT THEM TOGETHER
AND REMEMBER ME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; RHYME: AABA ; SPELLING RHYME

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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OH DEAR,
BREAD AND BEER,
I GOT MARRIED,
AND NOW YOU'RE HERE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; RHYME: AABA

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

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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BIRDIE, BIRDIE IN THE SKY,
DROP A WHITE WASH IN MY EYE,
ME NO WORRY,
ME NO CRY,
ME JUST HAPPY COWS DON'T FLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD IN

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; BABY TALK ; EUPHEMISM: WHITEWASH FOR BIRD DUNG ; RHYME: AABAA ; SUGGESTION COW DUNG

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse

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CHILDREN'S RHYME

I HAD AN AUNT NELLIE / WHO HAD A WOODEN BELLIE / AND WHEN SHE
TOUCHED IT, / OUT POPPED JELLY.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): BELLY ; FEMININE RHYME ; ORTHOGRAPHY PROMPTED BY RHYME ; RHYME: AABA

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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CHILDREN'S RHYME

OLD DADDY DACON,
BOUGHT A BIT OF BACON,
PUT IT ON A CHIMNEY TOP
FOR FEAR IT WOULD BE TAKEN.

Where learned: ONTARIO ; OAKVILLE

Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; RHYME: AABA

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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"DAVID, BUMBAVID, TILLYAVID
CUM-CAVID,
TEE-LEGGED, TIE-LEGGED,
BOW-LEGGED DAVID.

Submitter comment: TAKING A CHILD'S NAME AND INSERTING IT
INTO THIS REFRAIN FASCINATES THEM.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FINAL ITERATION ; NEOLOGISMS ; RHYME: AABA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 12-00-1971

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VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; CYNICAL INSIGHT (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

NEEDLES AND PINS,/ NEEDLES AND PINS,/ WHEN YOU GET OLDER,/ YOUR
TROUBLE BEGINS. P.S. DON'T COME TO ME.

Where learned: AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Keyword(s): LOSS OF YOUTH ; REPETITION ; RHYME: AABA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION

NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTION:
THAT WHEN I'M BLUE
I'LL THINK OF YOU,
'TWILL GIVE THE WORLD
A ROSY HUE}

Where learned: VERSE FROM HIS POSTCARD COLLECTION

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP. ; RHYME: AABA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.0101
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's

Date learned: 12-29-1919

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DAN, DAN, THE FUNNY WEE MAN,
WASHED HIS FACE WITH A FRYING PAN.
COMBED HIS HAIR WITH THE LEG OF A CHAIR
DAN, DAN, THE FUNNY WEE MAN.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMPARE OLD DAN TUCKER QUATRAIN NONSENSE ; RHYME: AABA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C7309

Date learned: 10-29-1968

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK JINGLE

I LOVE, I LOVE YOU
I LOVE YOU I DO;
BUT DON'T GET EXCITED
I LOVE MONKEY'S T6O)

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): FALSE LOVE ; HUMOROUS INSULT ; RHYME: AABA

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

Date learned: 10-27-1968

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