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TULIPS IN THE GARDEN,
TULIPS IN THE PARK,
BUT THE TULIPS YOU LIKE THE BEST,
ARE THE TWO LIPS IN THE DARK,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEDIAL ITERATION ; PUN: TULIPS AND TWO LIPS ; RHYME: ABCB ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-17-1972

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

MM[ I LOVE YOU A BUSHEL
I LOVE YOU A PECK
IF YOU DON'T LOVE ME
I'LL BREAK YOUR NECK

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1956

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): IRREGULAR TWO-STRESS METER ; RHYME: ABCB ; THREAT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1956

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THERE ARE TULIPS IN THE GARDEN,
THERE ARE TULIPS IN THE PARK.
BUT THE TULIPS I LIKE BEST,
ARE TULIPS IN THE DARK.

Submitter comment: I READ THIS IN AUTOGRAPH BOOKS AND WROTE IT IN
AUTOGRAPH BOOKS MYSELF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): PUN ; TWO LIPS

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

Date learned: 10-17-1967

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TULIPS IN THE GARDEN,
TULIPS IN THE PARK,
BUT THE TULIPS YOU LIKE THE BEST,
ARE THE TWO LIPS IN THE DARK,

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MEDIAL ITERATION ; PUN: TULIPS AND TWO LIPS ; RHYME: ABCB ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-17-1972

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GOOD NIGHT

GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT.
DON'T LET THE BED BUGS BITE.
IF THEY DO, PUT THEM IN A STEW
AND GET UP AND EAT THEM AT HALF PAST TWO.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): FOOD ; GORE ; INSECTS ; INTERNAL RHYME ( TWO PAIRS) ; RHYME: AABB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

I LOVE YOU A BUSHEL
I LOVE YOU A PECK
IF YOU DON'T LOVE ME
I'LL BREAK YOUR NECK

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1956

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): IRREGULAR TWO-STRESS METER ; RHYME: ABCB ; THREAT

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

Date learned: 00-00-1956

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DRINKING JOKE

ALL OF US WERE AT THE BAR. I KNOW THERE WERE FIVE OF US DRINKING.
LET'S SEE: THE TWO MC CARTHYS WERE ONE, YOU WERE TWO, I WAS THREE,
O'BRIEN WAS FOUR, I KNOW THERE WERE FIVE DRINKS IN EVERY ROUND SO
WHO WAS THE FIFTH GUY? LET'S GO OVER IT AGAIN. THE TWO MC CARTHYS
WERE ONE, YOU WERE TWO, I WAS THREE, O'BRIEN WAS FOUR, I KNOW
THERE WERE FIVE DRINKS IN EVERY ROUND SO WHO WAS THE FIFTH GUY?
LET'S GO OVER IT AGAIN...........

Where learned: FLORIDA ; KEY BISCAYNE

James Callow Keyword(s): STUPIDITY: COUNTING TWO AS ONE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 09-00-1981

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Continuous lying will bring nothing but bad luck to you and to
anybody who is close to you.

Submitter comment: My father told me this when I was very young and lied about
anything. I learned my lesson.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Untrustworthy, Dishonest

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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Saying

Crooked as a snake.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Crooked ; Language ; Saying ; Snake ; Untrustworthy

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Group of Vowels and Consonants, and of Words

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PROVERBS (POLISH)

STILL WATERS RUN DEEP.
CICHA WODA BRZEGI RWIE (POLISH).
IN AN OLD STOVE THE DEVIL LIVES (OR BURNS).
WSTANYM PIECU DIABEL PALI (POLISH)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): TWO PROVERBS ON ONE CARD ?!

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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POLISH PROVERBS

TO THOSE WHO RISE EARLY, GOD GIVES THE DAY. {AND}
FROM A BIG CLOUD LITTLE RAINS FALL.

Submitter comment: KTO RANO STAJE TEMN PAN BOG DAJE.
Z DUZY CHMNNY MALY DESZCZ.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WEATHER SLEEP ; {IT'S NOT MY FAULT THERE ARE TWO ON ONE CARD.}

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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Proverb

One today is worth two tomorrows.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): NUMBERS ; One ; Today ; TOMORROW ; Two

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; NUMBER ; PROVERB ; Two ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; NUMBERS ; One ; PROVERB ; Two ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Two ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Two ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Two heads are better than one.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this from his grandmother.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cooperate ; Heads ; Maxim ; NUMBER ; One ; PROVERB ; Two ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Hand ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; NUMBER ; PROVERB ; Two ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

One bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Bush ; Maxim ; NUMBER ; One ; PROVERB ; Two ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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SHOULD A PREGNANT OR A NEW MOTHER EAT MUSTARD GREENS
BEFORE HER CHILD IS TWO MONTHS OLD SHE WILL DIE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): AGE ; BABY ; BELIEF ; Consume ; DEATH ; Die ; Eat ; FOOD ; Greens ; infant ; Kill ; Mom ; Mom ; MONTHS ; MOTHER ; Mustard ; Mustard Greens ; PREGNANCY ; Two

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 06-10-1973

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