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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

MM[ ROSES MAY WITHER.
ROSES MAY DIE.
FRIENDS MAY DECEIVE YOU,
BUT NEVER WILL I.

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK, JUNIOR HIGH 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; PARODY OF " ROSES ARE RED..." ; PROMISE OF FAITHFULNESS ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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AN AUTOGRAPH

MM[ THE ROSES ARE WILTED,
THE VIOLETS ARE DEAD,
THE SUGAR BOWL'S EMPTY,
AND SO IS YOUR HEAD.

Submitter comment: I GOT THIS FROM MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK.
IT WAS WRITTEN BY DAVE. IN 1961

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIGHLAND PARK

Keyword(s): INSULT ; PARODY OF " ROSES ARE RED..." ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 11-11-1967

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL

MM[ ROSES ARE RED,
VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
THE SHORTER THE DRESS,
THE BETTER THE VIEW.

Data entry tech comment: THIS SHOULD GO DOWN AS A CLASSIC IN THE ANNALS OF AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PARODY OF " ROSES ARE RED..." ; RHYME: ABCB ; SEX

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

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VERSE

MM[ ROSES ARE RED,
VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
THE LORD SURE MADE A CRAZY ONE,
WHEN HE MADE YOU.

Submitter comment: WRITTEN IN AN AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1938

Data entry tech comment: LINES DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INSULT ; PARODY OF " ROSES ARE RED..." ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

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PETE AND REPEAT

PETE AND REPEAT WERE WALKING ON A BRIDGE, AND PETE FELL IN,
SO WHO WAS LEFT? REPEAT. PETE AND REPEAT WERE WALKING ON A
BRIDGE, AND PETE FELL IN SO WHO WAS LEFT? REPEAT. PETE AND REPEAT.

Submitter comment: THE PERSON TO WHOM THE JOKE IS BEING TOLD ANSWERS THE QUESTION
WHO IS LEFT? WHICH TRIGGERS THE PUNCHLINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): PROSE ROUND

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

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LIMERICK

THERE WAS A YOUNG ROSE OF TRALEE
WHO LET HERSELF GO ON A SPREE.
NOW SHE WRITES TO THE PAPERS,
CONDEMING SUCH CAPERS,
AND SIGNS HERSELF MOTHER OF THREE.

Submitter comment: THESE LIMERICKS WERE LEARNED OF IN A SIXTH GRADE ENGLISH CLASS
AT SAINT HEDWIG GRADE SCHOOL. THE BOOK THEY WERE TAKED FROM
IS NOT KNOWN BY ME BECAUSE THEY WERE TOLD BY THE TEACHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): METAPHOR: FLOWER (ROSE) FOR GIRL ; PERSONALITY CHANGE

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

Date learned: 00001960S

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Language

Tongue Twister Verse:

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Alternative possible spelling of Collector's last name: Datson, Datser

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; GAME ; Language ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

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

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EXCHANGE

YOU REMIND ME OF A MAN.
WHAT MAN?
THE MAN OF POWER.
WHAT POWER?
THE POWER OF VOODOO.
WHO DO?
YOU DO.
WHAT?
REMIND ME OF A MAN.

Submitter comment: THIS EXCHANGE IS USUALLY DONE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE AND IN FRONT OF
SOMEONE THAT DOES NOT KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.
THIS EXCHANGE IS ALSO USUALLY REPEATED A COUPLE OF TIMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

James Callow Keyword(s): PROSE ROUND DIALOGUE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00-00-1977

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

ROSES MAY WITHER.
ROSES MAY DIE.
FRIENDS MAY DECEIVE YOU,
BUT NEVER WILL I.

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK, JUNIOR HIGH 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; PARODY OF " ROSES ARE RED..." ; PROMISE OF FAITHFULNESS ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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AN AUTOGRAPH

THE ROSES ARE WILTED,
THE VIOLETS ARE DEAD,
THE SUGAR BOWL'S EMPTY,
AND SO IS YOUR HEAD.

Submitter comment: I GOT THIS FROM MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK.
IT WAS WRITTEN BY DAVE. IN 1961

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HIGHLAND PARK

Keyword(s): INSULT ; PARODY OF " ROSES ARE RED..." ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 11-11-1967 ; 00-00-1961

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL

ROSES ARE RED,
VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
THE SHORTER THE DRESS,
THE BETTER THE VIEW.

Data entry tech comment: THIS SHOULD GO DOWN AS A CLASSIC IN THE ANNALS OF AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; PARODY OF " ROSES ARE RED..." ; RHYME: ABCB ; SEX

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 04-18-1971

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VERSE

ROSES ARE RED,
VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
THE LORD SURE MADE A CRAZY ONE,
WHEN HE MADE YOU.

Submitter comment: WRITTEN IN AN AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1938

Data entry tech comment: LINES DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): INSULT ; PARODY OF " ROSES ARE RED..." ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: 10-06-1970 ; 00-00-1938

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2320 Rounds

This was a popular story to upset the listener in
grade school.
Pete and Repeat went for a boat ride and Pete fell
off; who was left?
The listener is tricked into saying Repeat and making
the teller repeat the story endlessly.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PROSE ROUND

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

Date learned: 00001970S

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PETE AND REPEAT

PETE AND REPEAT WERE WALKING ON A BRIDGE, AND PETE FELL IN, SO WHO WAS LEFT? REPEAT. PETE AND REPEAT WERE WALKING ON A BRIDGE, AND PETE FELL IN SO WHO WAS LEFT? REPEAT. PETE AND REPEAT.

Submitter comment: THE PERSON TO WHOM THE JOKE IS BEING TOLD ANSWERS THE QUESTION
WHO IS LEFT? WHICH TRIGGERS THE PUNCHLINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): PROSE ROUND

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

Date learned: 00001960S

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PETE AND REPEAT

PETE AND REPEAT WERE WALKING ON A BRIDGE, AND PETE FELL IN, SO WHO WAS LEFT? REPEAT. PETE AND REPEAT WERE WALKING ON A BRIDGE, AND PETE FELL IN SO WHO WAS LEFT? REPEAT. PETE AND REPEAT.

Submitter comment: THE PERSON TO WHOM THE JOKE IS BEING TOLD ANSWERS THE QUESTION
WHO IS LEFT? WHICH TRIGGERS THE PUNCHLINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): PROSE ROUND

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formula tale

Date learned: 00001960S

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Tongue Twister Verse

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

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

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Tongue Twister Verse

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

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

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Tongue Twister Verse

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

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

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Tongue Twister Verse

As I was passing through Arkansas, I saw a saw that could outsaw any saw I ever saw.

So, if you're ever passing through Arkansas and see a saw that can outsaw the saw I saw, I'd like to see the saw you saw as you were passing through Arkansas.

James Callow comment:

Already typewritten as Prose.

Keyword(s): Arkansas ; Detroit ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Saw ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

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

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Language

Tongue Twister:

Betty Botta bought some butter. "But," she said, "this butter's bitter. If I put it in my batter, it will make my batter bitter. But a bit o' better butter will but make my batter better." So she bought a bit o' butter, better than the bitter butter, made her bitter batter better. So 'twas better Betty Botta bought a bit o' better butter.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Something similar (but shorter) already typed as prose.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; Baking ; Batter ; Butter ; COOKING ; Dearborn Heights ; GAME ; Language ; MICHIGAN ; Prose ; PUZZLE ; Redford ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): Prose ; TONGUE TWISTER ; VERSE

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

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