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A DRIVER'S NIGHT PRAYER

NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP,/ I PARKED MY CAR ACROSS THE STREET.
AND IF IT ROLLS BEFORE I WAKE,/I PRAY THE LORD TO PULL THE BRAKE.

Submitter comment: TAKEN FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): IMPERFECT RHYME ; QUATRAIN ACCIDENT AUTOMOBILE PARODY OF PRAYER ; RHYME: AABB

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

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

I THOUGHT AND THOUGHT, I THOUGHT IN VAIN,
BUT ALL I COULD THINK OF WAS TO SIGN MY NAME.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF COLETTE'S BY A
SCHOOLMATE.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; ITERATION ; RHYME: AA ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

IT TICKLES ME/ IT MAKES ME LAUGH/ TO THINK YOU WANT/ MY AUTOGRAPH

Data entry tech comment: LINES DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FUNCTION ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'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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AUTOGRAPH VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

ORANGES GROW IN FLORIDA,/ CALIFORNIA TOO,/ BUT IT TAKES A STATE LIKE
MICHIGAN/ TO GROW A PEACH LIKE YOU.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF YVONNE BY A CLASSMATE
IN 1958.

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S LINE DIVISION ALTERED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMPLIMENT PRAISE ; FRUIT FRIENDSHIP ; METAPHOR ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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AUTOGRAPH (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

NOT WHAT WE GIVE, BUT WHAT WE SHARE.
FOR A GIFT WITHOUT A GIVER IS BARE.

Data entry tech comment: LINES DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COUPLET FRIENDSHIP INSIGHT ; RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

2 GOOD
+ 2 BE
__________
4 GOTTEN

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): DIGITAL SPELLING ; INITIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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MM[ WHEN YOU GET MARRIED
AND HAVE TWINS,
DON'T COME TO ME
FOR SAFETY PINS

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1935

Data entry tech comment: LINES DIVIDED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): MARRIAGE ; RHYME: ABCB

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

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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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AUTOGRAPH

MM[ BY HOOK OR CROOK
I'LL BE THE LAST IN THIS BOOK

Submitter comment: ENTERED ON LAST PAGE OF AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Data entry tech comment: CREDITED TO AUTOGRAPH BOOK ENTRY, JUNE 1961

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 06-00-1961

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HOPE IS A VIRTUE LOVING AND TRUE,

BUT BEAUTY IS THE GIFT GOD GAVE YOU

Submitter comment: ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF COLETTE BY A SCHOOLMATE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

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

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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THE SEWER

BY THE SEWER I LIVED,
BY THE SEWER I DIED,
THEY CALLED IT MURDER,
BUT IT WAS SEWER-CIDE.

Submitter comment: GRADE SCHOOL AUTOGRAPH BOOK

Data entry tech comment: ADDED TITLE AND COMMAS

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): SUICIDE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing

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AUTOGRAPH

IF YOUR HUSBAND IS THIRSTY
AND HE WANTS A DRINK,
TAKE HIM TO THE KITCHEN
AND SHOW HIM TO THE SINK)

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COMMAND ; DRINK ; HUMOR ; MARRAIGE ; RHYME ABCB ; SURPRISE ENDING

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

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AUTOGRAPH VERSE

WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SETTING
AND THE EARTH NO MORE YOU TROD;
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF
COLETTE BY A SCHOOLMATE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): BLESSING ; CHARM ; PIOUS ; PREPARATION FOR DEATH ; RHYME ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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AUTOGRAPH ITEM

READ SEE HOW HOPE YOU

UP WILL MUCH I LIKE

AND YOU I AND

DOWN AND LIKE YOU ME)

Submitter comment: THIS ITEM WAS WRITTEN IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF
COLETTE BY A SCHOOLMATE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; RHYME ABCB ; TYPOGRAPHICAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Reading or writing backwards, upside down

Date learned: 10-08-1967

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AUTOGRAPH

WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND MOVE DOWN SOUTH
REMEMBER ME AND MY BIG MOUTH.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): COUPLET ; FRIENDSHIP ; MARRAIGE ; RHYME AA ; SURPRISE ENDING

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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BELIEF

SEVEN PEOPLE EATING TOGETHER
BRING GOOD LUCK - IF THIRTEEN
EATING TOGETHER, ONE WILL
DIE BEFORE THE YEAR IS UP.

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

Keyword(s): PREDICTION

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described
686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
Observation
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 10-23-1968

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LIMERICK

THERE WAS A YOUNG MAN FROM JAPAN
WHOSE POETRY NEVER WOULD SCAN.
THEY TOLD HIM THE THING
DOESN'T GO WITH A SWING.
THAT'S BECAUSE I TRY TO GET ALL THE WORDS IN THE LAST LINE THAT
I POSSIBLY CAN.

Submitter comment: (MRS. CASE HEARD THIS IN HIGH SCHOOL)

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

Keyword(s): ALEXANDRINE ; RHYME: AABBA

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

Date learned: 10-15-1972

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CURE FOR HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE

SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO BARBERS WOULD BLEED CUSTOMERS WITH LEECHES
TO CURE HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE.

Where learned: LETTER ; NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Animal

Date learned: 02-01-1971

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EASTER:

PREPARATIONS FOR EASTER USUALLY BEGAN ON HOLY THURSDAY AND LASTED UP
TILL EASTER SUNDAY MORNING. THERE WAS CLEANING TO DO, BAKING,
COOKING, AND EGGS TO COLOR.
PEOPLE WERE REQUIRED TO GO TO MASS ON THURSDAY,
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY MORNINGS. ON SATURDAY AT MIDNIGHT THEY WERE ALSO
REQUIRED TO COME.
THE BAKING & COOKING STARTED OFF WITH "BABKA" - A POLISH KIND OF
BREAD; SWEET, WITH RAISINS. THIS WAS USUALLY EATEN WITH HONEY.
THERE WAS GOOSE, FISH, VEGETABLES - ALL KINDS OF FOOD IN HUGE
AMOUNTS. BUT WHAT EVERYONE ENJOYED MOST, WAS THE COLORING OF THE
EGGS.
BECAUSE LITHUANIANS ARE SO ARTISTIC, THEIR ART COMES OUT IN A SMALL
WAY ON THESE EGGS. THE PROCESS IS VERY SIMPLE: YOU TAKE A WAX
CANDLE, A PIN WITH A HEAD, AND A CLEAN, DRY, HARD-BOILED EGG. YOU
DIP THE PIN HEAD INTO THE MELTING WAX AND QUICKLY STROKE IT ONTO THE
EGG. WHEREVER THE WAX TOUCHES THE EGG, THE COLOR WILL NOT COVER IT
THERE. THERE ARE MANY MANY VARIOUS DESIGNS THAT YOU CAN CREATE
WITH THIS TYPE OF COLORING. AFTER THE WAX ON THE EGG IS DRY, YOU
DROP IT INTO COLD COLORS.
FOR A TWO COLOR, DUO-DESIGN EGG, IT IS JUST AS SIMPLE. THE EGG IS
WHITE FROM THE BEGINNING. YOU DRAW A DESIGN ON IT & DROP IT INTO
GREEN. YOU TAKE IT, PAT IT DRY VERY GENTLY AND THEN PROCEED WITH
ANOTHER DESIGN. YOU SIMPLY STROKE THE WAX ONTO THE GREEN PART OF THE
EGG & DROP IT INTO BLUE. LET'S SAY YOU KEEP IT IN FOR ONLY A FEW
MINUTES AND WHEN YOU TAKE IT: YOU HAVE A WHITE, GREEN & AQUA EGG.
THERE IS ANOTHER WAY OF COLORING EGGS, BUT MORE DIFFICULT. IT IS
HARDLY USED AT ALL TODAY, MY PARENTS NEVER USED IT, SO IT'S RATHER
HARD TO EXPLAIN. THE METHOD IS CARVING THE DESIGN RIGHT OUT ONTO THE
EGG. BUT SINCE I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO FIND A MOST INFORMATIVE SOURCE
FOR THIS METHOD, THIS IS ALL I CAN SAY 'BOUT ( ABOUT ) IT.
EASTER MORNING, OR SATURDAY AT MIDNIGHT, THE CHURCH IS DARK, WITH
ONLY ONE DIM LIGHT IN THE BACK OF THE CHURCH. AT MIDNIGHT, THE
CANDLES ARE LIT, THE PEOPLE BEGIN TO SING AS THE PRIEST TAKES THE
MONSTRANCE AROUND THE CHURCH SEVERAL TIMES IN A PROCESSION. IN FRONT
OF THE PRIEST, THERE ARE SEVERAL GIRLS THROWING ROSE PETALS AT HIS
FEET. AFTER THE PROCESSION IS FINISHED, HE SAYS A SHORT PRAYER FOR
EVERYONE, BLESSES THE PEOPLE WITH HOLY WATER AND MASS BEGINS.
ON EASTER IN THE AFTERNOON, THE CHILDREN GET TOGETHER AND CHALLENGE
EACH OTHER TO AN "EGG-CONTEST". THIS REALLY CONSISTS OF TWO PARTS,
BUT THE OBJECTIVE IS THE SAME: TRYING TO CRACK THE OTHER EGG. THE
FIRST PART WOULD BE WHERE THE CHALLENGED EGG WAS BEING HELD WITH THE
POINTED NOSE UP, AND THE CHALLENGER WOULD ATTEMPT TO CRACK IT. IF
THE CHALLENGER'S EGG CRACKED, HE WAS THE LOSER. BUT IF THE
CHALLENGED EGG WON, HE COULD HAVE A SECOND TRY TO SEE HOW FAR HIS EGG
WOULD ROLL & IF HE CAN CRACK HIS OPPONENT'S EGG THIS WAY. THE
ROLLING WAS USUALLY HELD ON A GRASSY PIECE OF LAND. THERE WOULD BE A
SLANTED BOARD, SIMILAR TO A SLIDE AND THE EGGS WOULD BE ROLLED FROM
THIS. IF THE CHALLENGER'S EGG DEVELOPED A SECOND CRACK FROM HIS
OPPONENT, HE WAS OUT.
THE KIDS IN LITHUANIA DIDN'T RECEIVE EASTER BASKETS. THEY RECEIVED
EGGS, BUT HAD TO HUNT ALL OVER THE FARM FOR THEM. AND TO SOME LUCKY
ONES, IT BROUGHT THEM THE SATISFACTION OF HAVING THE STRONGEST EGG IN
THE VILLAGE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM ; GAME ; MUSIC ; WATER

Subject headings: 663 Holy Thursday
663 Good Friday
663 Holy Saturday
Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting F663.30

Date learned: 03-26-1972

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