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BILL HAD A BILLBOARD
HE ALSO HAD A BOARD BILL
BILL SOLD HIS BILLBOARD TO PAY FOR HIS BOARD BILL
THEREFORE, BILL'S BILLBOARD NO LONGER BORED BILL.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT STATES THE RHYME HAS BEEN IN THE FAMILY FOR A LONG
TIME AND WAS RELATED TO HIM BY HIS FATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ADVERTISING NONSENSE ; HUMOR PUN INCREMENTAL REPETITION ; RHYME: ABBB ; TONGUETWISTER ; WORD PLAY, ITERATION (FINAL) ALLITERATION

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

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THE FROG

THE FROG IS A FUNNY ANIMAL
WHEN HE WALK HE RUN ALMOST,
WHEN HE HOP HE JUMP ALMOST,
WHEN HE SIT HE STAND ALMOST,
HE HAS NO TAIL HARDLY.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA

Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; FINAL ITERATION ; HUMOR ; INITIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: ABBBC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.440

Date learned: 09-12-1965

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LOVE

DEAR LOUISE:
I LOVE YOU LITTLE
I LOVE YOU BIG
I LOVE YOU LIKE A LITTLE PIG.
I DON'T MEAN PIG I MEAN WIG.

Data entry tech comment: ANY NAME COULD BE SUBSTITUTED INSTEAD OF LOUISE.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABBB

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; INITIAL ITERATI6N

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

CHOOSE NOT YOUR FRIENDS
FROM OUTER SHOW --
FOR FEATHERS FLOW
AND PEARLS LIE LOW.

Where learned: KANSAS ; HUDSON

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE ; RHYME: ABBB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
Z210

Date learned: 00-00-1933

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