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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; GOOD WISHES (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

I CAN'T THINK, TOO DUMB./ INSPIRATION WON'T COME.
CAN'T WRITE, BUM PEN,/ BUT GOD BLESS YOU. AMEN.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): RHYME: AABB ; WISHES ; WRITER'S MODESTY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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PROVERB

GOD BLESS YOU,
MAY THE ANGELS KISS YOU,
AND MAY THE DEVIL MISS YOU.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD 02-22-2011

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Angel ; Bless ; DEVIL ; FEMININE RHYME ; God ; KISS ; Miss ; WISH

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

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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AN AUTOGRAPH SAYING

I WISH YOU LUCK, I WISH YOU JOY
I WISH YOU FIRST A BABY BOY
AND WHEN HIS HAIR BEGINS TO CURL
I WISH YOU THEN A BABY GIRL
AND WHEN HER HAIR IS UP IN PINS
I WISH YOU THEN A SET OF TWINS.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): IAMBIC TETRAMETER ; INITIAL ITERATION ; RHYME: AABBCC ; WISH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.342
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

Date learned: 10-15-1969

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WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SINKING,
AND YOUR FEET NO LONGER TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

Submitter comment: FOLLOWING FROM INFORMANT'T JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOD
1929 - 1933

Data entry tech comment: ADDED COMMAS

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): WISH

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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I LOVE YOU MUCH,
I LOVE YOU MIGHTY,
I'D LOVE TO SEE YOUR PAJAMAS,
ALONGSIDE MY NIGHTIE.
ON THE CLOTHESLINE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WISH

Subject headings: 760 Autograph Verse

Date learned: 12-05-1967

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FRIENDSHIP

I MET YOU AS A STRANGER
I KNOW YOU AS A FRIEND.
I HOPE WE MEET IN HEAVEN
WHERE FRIENDSHIP NEVER ENDS.

Submitter comment: TAKEN FROM MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF 1963 AT CAMP METAMORA,
METAMORA, MICHIGAN. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE SHE LIVES OR WHO SHE IS.

Data entry tech comment: ADDED TITLE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; METAMORA

Keyword(s): WISH

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE.

WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND CANNOT SEE,
PUT ON YOUR SPECS AND THINK OF ME.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS WRITTEN BY THE LADY NEXT DOOR WHO WAS ABOUT
SIXTY-SEVEN YEARS OLD WHEN SHE WROTE IT.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME: AA ; WISH

James Callow Keyword(s): SPECTACLES GLASSES SLANG

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

Date learned: 12-24-1954

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE.

WHEN EVENING PULLS THE CURTAIN DOWN
AND PINS IT WITH A STAR
REMEMBER THAT I AM YOUR FRIEND
NO MATTER WHERE YOU ARE.

Submitter comment: THIS WOMAN WHO WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS, PERMITTED ME
TO COLLECT THESE VERSES FROM HER AUTOGRAPH BOOK. THE VERSES
WERE ENTERED BY HER HIGH SCHOOL CLASSMATES IN 1939.

Where learned: UNKNOWN

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP: GOOD WISHES ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1939

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ROSES I BRING.

ROSES I BRING THAT IN MY
GARDEN GREW }
MAY EVERY DAY BLOOM LIKE
A ROSE FOR YOU }

Where learned: DETROIT ; POSTCARD COLLECTION

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP. ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): WISH.

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

Date learned: 07-13-1916

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THANKSGIVING PUDDING, PIE & CAKE

MAY THANKSGIVING BRING YOU PLEASURE
SOME PUDDING, PIE AND CAKE
IN EQUAL HAPPY MEASURE
" LIKE MOTHER USED TO MAKE. "

Where learned: VERSE FROM HIS POSTCARD COLLECTION

Keyword(s): GOOD WISHES. ; RHYME ABAB

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

Date learned: 11-14-1923

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YULE-TIDE GREETINGS

YULE-TIDE GREETINGS
I WISH YOU HAPPINESS TO-DAY
AND EACH CHRISTMAS WHEN
JOY-BELLS CHIME}
THE PASSING YEARS ALL GOLDEN BEADS
IN THE ENDLESS ROSARY OF TIME.

Where learned: VERSE FROM HIS POSTCARD COLLECTION

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCDC

James Callow Keyword(s): GOOD WISHES ; RELIGIOUS METAPHOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.1225
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Greetings, wishes, prayers, cards

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CLOSE THE DOOR TO CARE AND WORRY.

CLOSE THE DOOR TO CARE AND WORRY,
FLING IT WIDE TO MIRTH AND CHEER,
WITH GLADNESS MAY YOU GREET THE YULETIDE,
AND USHER IN A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

Where learned: VERSE FROM HIS POSTCARD COLLECTION

Keyword(s): GOOD WISHES ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Greetings, wishes, prayers, cards

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AUTOGRAPH

MAY NOT OUR FRIENDSHIP
BE LIKE THE ROSE TO WITHER,
BUT LIKE THE EVERGREEN
MAY IT LAST FOREVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP. ; RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): FEMININE RHYME ; SLANT RHYME ; WISH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

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FRIENDSHIP

WHEN THE FUTURE IS PRESENT,
AND THE PRESENT IS PAST,
MAY THE LIGHT OF OUR FRIENDSHIP
SHINE BRIGHT TO THE LAST.

Where learned: VERSE ON DECORATED POSTCARD ; IRONTON

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB ; WISH

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

Date learned: 09-15-1911

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LEGEND

THERE IS A STORY THAT ON KELLY'S ISLAND IN OHIO WHEN IN THE EARLY
1800'S THE CEMETERY WAS FIRST BEGINNING TO BE FIXED, SOMEHOW ONE
OF THE MEN WORKING ON THIS AREA GOT INTO A FIGHT WITH HIS BOSS AND
IN HIS ANGER HE SAID THAT HE WAS GLAD HE WASN'T GOING TO BE BURIED
IN THAT PLACE.
A FEW MONTHS LATER THIS SAME MAN WAS WORKING ON A HOUSE THAT FELL
ON HIM. HE WAS THE FIRST TO BE BURIED AT THE CEMETERY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; FALSE ASSUMPTION. ASSUMPTION PROVES FALSE. ; IRONY ; PROPHECY REVERSED. WISH REVERSED. OPPOSITE COMES TRUE. ; TEMPTING FATE

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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BIRTH CUSTOM

IN SOME UKRANIAN VILLAGES, WHEN A BABY GIRL IS BORN, HER FATHER
TAKES A BOTTLE OF PLUM WHISKEY AND BURIES IT IN THEIR BACKYARD.
ON THE GIRL'S WEDDING DAY, HE DIGS IT UP AND THEY TOAST THE YOUNG
COUPLE FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): WISH

James Callow Keyword(s): UKRAINIAN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Distilled
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 03-02-1971

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IRISH TOAST

HEALTH AND LONG LIFE TO YOU
LAND WITHOUT RENT TO YOU
A CHILD EVERY YEAR TO YOU
AND MAY YOU DIE IN IRELAND.

Submitter comment: ATTITUDE: TRUSTING

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR ; TOLD AT HER HOME

Keyword(s): DRINKING BLESSING WISH

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; IDEAL BIRTHDAY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech Speech
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: 01-15-1972

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FLYLEAF-FRIENDSHIP:

IF YOU WERE A LADY,
AND I WAS A LORD
I'S RIDE YOU AROUND
IN MY LITTLE TIN FORD.

Submitter comment: FROM MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK. DATE 1939. MY GIRLFRIEND WROTE IN IT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB ; WISH

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

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

WHEN YOUR DAYS ON EARTH ARE ENDED,
AND THE PATH MO MORE YOU TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED AT ST. LUKES'S SCHOOL, DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ASSONANCE ; DIVINE RECOGNITION ; HEAVENLY AFTERLIFE ; PIOUS ; QUATRAIN ; RELIGION ; SINCERITY ; WISH

James Callow Keyword(s): ANAPESTIC AND IAMBIC METER ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 09-19-1967

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AUTOGRAPH SIGNATURE

REMEMBER ME WHILE LIFE IS SWEET
REMEMBER ME TILL NEXT WE MEET
LONG MAY YOU LIVE AND HAPPY BE
BELOVED BY ALL BUT MOST BY ME
YOUR FRIEND
ROSA HIMMELSBACH
JULY 30, 1882

Submitter comment: AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF LATE CLARA (SPIELBUSCH) MATHES

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): FRIENDLY TONE ; INVERSION ; QUATRAIN ; WISH

James Callow Keyword(s): COMMAND INSTRUCTIONS ; FRIENDSHIP ; LONGEVITY ; REMEMBRANCE

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

Date learned: 11-24-1965

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