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BELIEF

IF YOU MAKE A WISH AND TELL WHAT
IT IS, IT WILL NOT COME TRUE.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PRAY FOR SUNSHINE. ALWAYS BE PREPARED FOR RAIN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN NORWALK, OHIO.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; FUNCTION ; HOPE FOR THE BEST, BUT EXPECT THE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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ALL THAT YOU DO,
DO WITH YOUR MIGHT,
THINGS DONE BY HALVES
ARE NEVER DONE RIGHT.
FORGET ME NOT
YOURS TILL WORMS WEAR GIRDLES.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Chimney corner wisdom, advice, humorous fortune

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DEAR LOUISE,
TWO IS A COUPLE,
THREE IS A CROWD,
FOUR IN A BUGGY,
IS NOT ALLOWED.
YOURS TILL THE MISSISSIPPI WEARS RUBBER PANTS.
FORGET-ME-NOT

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Chimney corner wisdom, advice, humorous fortune

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LOVE

DEAR LOUISE:
I LOVE YOU LITTLE
I LOVE YOU BIG
I LOVE YOU LIKE A LITTLE PIG.
I DON'T MEAN PIG I MEAN WIG.

Data entry tech comment: ANY NAME COULD BE SUBSTITUTED INSTEAD OF LOUISE.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABBB

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; INITIAL ITERATI6N

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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ASHES TO ASHES, DUST TO DUST,
IF IT WEREN'T FOR (NAME SCRATCHED OUT)
YOUR LIPS WOULD RUST.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU GET OLD AND HAVE TWINS,
DON'T COME TO ME FOR SAFETY PINS.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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AN EXPLANATION

SOME PARENTS TELL THEIR CHILDREN THAT THE SAND MAN HAS SPRINKLED
SAND IN THEIR EYES WHEN THEY RUB THEM A FEW MINUTES BEFORE BEDTIME.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

James Callow Keyword(s): SLEEP

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Supernatural Being

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND HAVE TWO TWINS,
I'LL FURNISH YOU WITH SAFETY PINS.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU GROW UP AND HAVE TWINS,
DON'T COME TO ME FOR SAFETY PINS.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE
ROSES NECK, DO YOU?
JUST -------------

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Proverb

Children should be seen and not heard.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F533] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CHILD ; CHILDREN ; Hear ; Heard ; Maxim ; Parent ; Parenting ; PROVERB ; Rearing ; See ; Sight ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Retort

I wouldn't touch that line with a ten foot pole.

Submitter comment:

Paul is famous for saying this - If somebody would slip and say something innapropriate to the time and location or if a double meaning could be attached to something said whereby he wants people to take it the wrong way.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

A large questionmark is written next to the Collector's comment.

The word [Retort??] is written above the word Untouchable  in the Title section.

The original BN [C329] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; DISTANCE ; INSULT ; Pole ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE
RAIN ON THE ROOF REMINDS ME OF YOU.
DRIP! DRIP! HA HA
LOVE

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE
MONKEYS BELONG IN THE ZOO AND SO DO YOU.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
GOD MADE ME CUTE, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE COUNTRY,
REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE TOWN,
REMEMBER THE GIRL WHO SPOILED YOUR BOOK,
BY WRITING UPSIDE DOWN (WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN)

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED
AND YOUR HUSBAND IS CROSS,
TAKE UP THE ROLLING PIN
AND SAY I'M BOSS.
YOUR FRIEND
YOURS TILL THE TABLE LEGS ROLL THEIR STOCKINGS.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: 10-12-1944

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PINS AND NEEDLES
NEEDLES AND PINS
WHEN LOUISE GETS MARRIED
HER TROUBLE BEGINS.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE BY THE LAKE,
DON'T FORGET TO SEND ME A PIECE OF YOUR WEDDING CAKE.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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