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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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IT'S NOT THE COUGH
THAT CARRIES YOU OFF.
IT'S THE COFFIN
THEY CARRY YOU OFF IN.

Submitter comment: HEARD AND SAID WHEN YOUNG, 1915-1920.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): DEATH ; HUMOR TANGLETALK PUN ; IAMBIC-DACTYLIC, FEMININE RHYME, WORD PLAY, REPETITION ; OBSERVATION, TONGUETWISTER ; QUATRAIN SURPRISE ENDING CONTRAST ; RHYME: AABB

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

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NEVER TROUBLE TROUBLE,
UNTIL TROUBLE, TROUBLES YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ITERATION TO THE POINT OF BECOMING A TONGUETWISTER

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

Date learned: 10-16-1972

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NEVER TROUBLE TROUBLE,
UNTIL TROUBLE, TROUBLES YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ITERATION TO THE POINT OF BECOMING A TONGUETWISTER

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

Date learned: 10-16-1972

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