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FOLK VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

MAY YOUR JOYS BE AS DEEP AS THE OCEAN
AND YOUR SORROWS AS LIGHT AS ITS FOAM.

Submitter comment: MINNIE LORENZ WROTE THIS IN INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

Keyword(s): RHYME: AA ; SIMILE

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

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LOVE FOR YOU SHALL NEVER FAIL,
AS LONG AS PUSSY HAS HER TAIL.

Submitter comment: INEZ LOFF WROTE THIS IN INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1929

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LEAVES MAY WITHER;
FLOWERS MAY DIE;
FRIENDS MAY FORGET YOU,
BUT NEVER WILL I.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA ; NEKOMA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1929

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MAY YOU GO THROUGH LIFE WITHOUT A SLIP
LIKE A BOB-TAILED SQUIRREL
ON A SLIPPERY CHIP

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1929

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE BY THE LAKE,
PLEASE SEND ME A PIECE OF YOUR WEDDING CAKE.

Submitter comment: MICHAEL WILHELMI SIGNED THIS IN INFORMANTS'
AUTOGRAPH BOOK, 1932, N. DAKOTA.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTH DAKOTA ; PLYMOUTH

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

Date learned: 10-00-1965

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LIFE IS LONG AND BOYS ARE PLENTY
DON'T GET MARRIED TIL YOUR TWENTY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTH DAKOTA ; PLYMOUTH

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

Date learned: 10-00-1965 ; 00-00-1932

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WHEN ON THE EARTH YOUR DAYS ARE ENDED,
AND NO MORE THIS PATH YOU TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTH DAKOTA ; NEKOMA ; PLYMOUTH

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

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WHEN YOU GET OLD AND CANNOT SEE
PUT ON YOUR SPECKS AND THINK OF ME.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

James Callow Keyword(s): SPECTACLES

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

Date learned: 00-00-1929

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WHEN TWILIGHT DROPS HER CURTAIN
AND PINS IT WITH A STAR,
REMEMBER THAT YOU HAVE A FRIEND,
THOUGH SHE MAY WONDER FAR.
(SIGNED) LIZZIE WILHELMI

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1929

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IT'S EASY ENOUGH TO BE PLEASANT
WHEN LIFE FLOATS ALONG LIKE A SONG,
BUT THE GIRL WORTH WHILE
IS THE GIRL THAT CAN SMILE,
WHEN EVERYTHING GOES DEAD WRONG.
(SIGNED) STANLEY PETRI

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1929

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ONCE IN A WHILE I'M LONESOME,
TWICE IN A WHILE I'M SAD,
THRICE IN A WHILE I THINK OF YOUR SMILE;
IT MAKES ALL THE WORLD SEEM GLAD.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA ; NEKOMA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1930

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GOD BLESS THE BAKER,
GOD BLESS THE COOK,
GOD PITY THE PERSON,
WHO STEALS THIS BOOK.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA ; NEKOMA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Wisecracks, Gags, Silly Insults

Date learned: 00-00-1929

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TO KEEP MY FRIENDS,
IS MY DELIGHT.
SO IN THIS BOOK,
I PRAY YOU'LL WRITE.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA ; NEKOMA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Wisecracks, Gags, Silly Insults

Date learned: 00-00-1929

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FOLK VERSE (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; GOOD WISHES (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

MAY YOUR JOYS BE AS DEEP AS THE OCEAN
AND YOUR SORROWS AS LIGHT AS ITS FOAM.

Submitter comment: MINNIE LORENZ WROTE THIS IN INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

Keyword(s): RHYME: AA ; SIMILE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1929

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JUMP ROPE RHYMES

GENEVA HAD A BABY, HIS NAME WAS JIM
SHE PUT HIM IN THE BATHTUB TO TEACH HIM HOW TO SWIM
HE DRANK A GALLON OF WATER AND ATE A BAR OF SOAP
NOW GENEVA'S BABY KNOWS HOW TO FLOAT.
FLOATING DOWN THE RIVER,
FLOATING DOWN THE LAKE
NOW GENEVA'S BABY HAS A STOMACH ACHE.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

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

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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MY PAPA RUNS THE TRACTOR,
MY MAMA SPINS,
WHEN ITS TIME TO DO THE DISHES,
WE ALL JUMP IN.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

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

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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PARDON MY LATIN,
PARDON MY FRENCH,
ONE MORE MISTAKE AND YOU'LL SIT ON THE BENCH!

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

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

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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ARE YOU LAZY?
ARE YOU TIRED?
GET UP AND GO OR
YOU'LL GET FIRED}

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

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

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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2Y'S U R
2 Y'S U B
I C U R
2 Y'S 4 ME

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

James Callow Keyword(s): DIGITAL VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.326
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C930 C930.328

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YOU TAKE THE NECK FROM SOME OLD BOTTLE,
YOU TAKE THE ARM OFF SOME OLD CHAIR.
YOU TAKE THE LEGS OFF SOME OLD TABLE,
AND FROM A HORSE YOU TAKE SOME HAIR.
AND THEN YOU PUT THEM ALL TOGETHER,
WITH A LITTLE PASTE AND GLUE.
AND I'LL GET MORE LOVIN' FROM A GOSH DARN DUMMY,
THAN I'LL EVER GET FROM YOU.

Where learned: NORTH DAKOTA

Subject headings: --

Date learned: 00-00-1980

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