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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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HE DOES NOT POSSESS WEALTH, IT POSSESSES HIM.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): REPETITION OBSERVATION RICHES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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POLISH PROVERB ON TRAVEL

TUSTAPIT DO PIEKIET, PO DRODZE MU AYTA.
HE DROPPED INTO HELL CAUSE IT WAS ALONG THE WAY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A VERY POPULAR SAYING WHEN ONE GOES SOMEWHERE UNNECESSARILY.
MY PARENTS OFTEN USE THIS.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): METAPHOR TRAVELLING OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY THE COLLECTOR

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POVERTY

GOT Y JAK SIVIETY TURECKI.
HE'S BARE LIKE A TURKISH.
SAINT:.

Submitter comment: USED IN REFERENCE TO ANYONE WHO IS EXTREMELY POOR.
I LEARNED THIS FROM MY MOTHER WHO OFTEN USES IT.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): POVERTY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY THE COLLECTOR

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

HELL HATH NO FURY LIKE A WOMAN SCORN. (SIC)

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 09-22-1969

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A POLISH PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

HE UNDRESSED HIMSELF AS IF FOR THE BROTH.
ROZEBRAT SIE JAK DO ROSATU.

Submitter comment: IT'S SAID TO MEAN ONE UNDRESSED HIMSELF COMPLETELY.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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POLISH PROVERB

HE WHO DRINKS ALSO LIVES
KTO PIJE, DLUGO ZYJE.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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

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PROVERB

HE WHO EXPECTS NOTHING WILL ENJOY EVERYTHING.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERB

HE WHO IS HIS OWN COUNCIL HAS A FOOL FOR A CLIENT.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V4//

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THE GARLIC TEACHER

WHILE ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL, I HAD A LATIN-GREEK PROFESSOR
WHO ATE GARLIC EVERY MORNING TO COUNTERACT HIS ASTHMA COUGHS.
IF THAT WASN'T BAD ENOUGH, HE WORE GARLIC AROUND HIS NECK
SO THAT THE EFFECT MIGHT LAST.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): HERBAL CURE ; PREVENTATIVE MEDICINE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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METHOD OF CURING

PLACE RAW STEAK ON A BLACK EYE IN ORDER TO DRAW THE BLOOD OUT.

Submitter comment: I LEARNED THIS FROM MY MOTHER AND HAVE HEARD OF ITS USE FREQUENTLY.

Data entry tech comment: THERE ARE 3 OTHER SIMILAR REFERENCES IN THIS SECTION OF ARCHIVE.

Where learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ANIMAL CURE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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