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CHILDREN'S VERSE

I NEVER SAW A PURPLE COW,
I NEVER HOPE TO SEE ONE,
BUT IF THERE ARE PURPLE COWS,
I'D RATHER SEE THAN BE ONE.

Submitter comment: IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE THIRD LINE OF THIS RHYME MAY ALSO BE,
"BUT I CAN TELL YOU HERE AND NOW", OR "BUT I CAN TELL YOU ANYHOW".
THE INFORMANT WAS UNAWARE OF THESE TWO OTHER VERSIONS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; REDFORD

Subject headings: 730 730.328
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 11-14-1979

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