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MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMB,
THE DOCTOR WAS SURPRISED.
BUT WHEN OLD MAC DONALD HAD A FARM,
HE COULDN'T BELIEVE HIS EYES.

Submitter comment: UNDETERMINED ORIGIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): BIRTH ; NURSERY RHYME ; PARODY ; PUN QUATRAIN ; RHYME: ABAB

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

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OLD KING COLE WAS A MERRY OLD SOUL,
A MERRY OLD SOUL WAS HE;
HE CALLED FOR HIS PIPE, AND HIS OPIUM BOWL,
AS WELL AS SOME L.S.D.

Where learned: COLORADO ; FORT LYON

Keyword(s): DRUGS ; PARODY, NURSERY RHYME QUATRAIN ; RHYME: ABAB CHIASMUS ; SURPRISE ENDING

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

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AUTOGRAPH RHYME (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

MARY ONCE, MARY, ALWAYS,/ SCHNEIDER ONCE, BUT NOT ALWAYS.

Submitter comment: WRITTEN IN INFORMANT'S EIGHTH GRADE AUTOGRAPH BOOK IN 1934 (OCT.25)
IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN. INFORMANT'S MAIDEN NAME WAS SCHNEIDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MARRIAGE ; MEDIAL AND FINAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABAB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Girl changing her name

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VERSE

WHEN YOU GO FISHING,
TAKE A LINE.
WHEN YOU GO KISSING,
TAKE YOUR TIME.

Where learned: LIBRARY

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; HUMOR ; IMPERFECT RHYMES ; INITIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABAB

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

Date learned: 09-22-1967

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RIME

MOTHER MAY I GO OUT TO SWIM?
YES, MY DARLING DAUGHTER.
HANG YOUR CLOTHES ON A HICKORY LIMB
BUT DON'T GO NEAR THE WATER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): COMMAND ; DIALOGUE ; FAMILY ; FEMININE RHYME ; RHYME: ABAB

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

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VERSE

WHAT'S YOUR NAME? / JOHN BROWN,/ ASK ME AGAIN AND I'LL KNOCK YOU
DOWN.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Keyword(s): IMPERFECT RHYME ; MANNERS ; RHYME: ABAB ; RHYME: ABCB ; THREAT

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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AUTOGRAPH RHYME (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; GIRL CHANGING HER NAME (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

MARY ONCE, MARY, ALWAYS,/ SCHNEIDER ONCE, BUT NOT ALWAYS.

Submitter comment: WRITTEN IN INFORMANT'S EIGHTH GRADE AUTOGRAPH BOOK IN 1934 (OCT.25)
IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN. INFORMANT'S MAIDEN NAME WAS SCHNEIDER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MARRIAGE ; MEDIAL AND FINAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABAB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Girl changing her name

Date learned: 10-00-1934

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POSTCARD FOR LUCK

GOOD LUCK
I PATIENTLY TUMBLED OVER
THE POSTCARDS OLD AND NEW,
TO FIND THIS FOUR LEAF CLOVER
TO SEND FOR LUCK TO YOU.
THE FIRST LEAF STANDS FOR PATIENCE
THE SECOND FOR PLUCK
THE THIRD FOR PERSEVERANCE
THAT'S WHY THE FOURTH BRINGS LUCK.

Submitter comment: THE VERSE IS PRINTED ON THE FRONT CARD, WITH A PICTURE OF A
CLOVER.

Where learned: OHIO ; VERSE ON POSTCARD ; PAINESVILLE

Keyword(s): CHARM ; RHYME: ABABCDED

James Callow Keyword(s): AMULET ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
686 Fourths / Quarters
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.11

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FRANKENSTEIN

(NAME) IS A FRIEND OF MINE,
HE RESEMBLES FRANKENSTEIN.
WHEN HE DOES THE IRISH JIG,
HE LOOKS JUST LIKE PORKY PIG.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): QUATRAIN INSULT DANCING-IRISH JIG ; RHYME: ABAB

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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OLD KING COLE WAS A MERRY OLD SOUL
A MERRY OLD SOUL WAS HE;
HE CALLED FOR HIS PIPE AND HIS OPIUM BOWL,
AS WELL AS SOME LSD.

Where learned: COLORADO ; FORT LYON

Keyword(s): PARODY--NURSERY RHYME QUATRAIN DRUGS--OPIUM, LSD CHIASMUS ; RHYME: ABAB ; SUPRISE ENDING

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

Date learned: 04-00-1968

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

THINGS ARE HARD TO REMEMBER.
THINGS ARE HARD TO FORGET.
BUT THE HARDEST THING TO REMEMBER
IS TO REMEMBER NOT TO FORGET.

Submitter comment: RHYME FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Keyword(s): CONTRADICTION ; INFORMATIVE ; METER: TROCHEES ; OBSERVATION ; PARADOX ; QUATRAIN ; REMEMBRANCE ; REPETITION ; RHYME: ABAB

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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