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G.I. SHOES,
G.I. HAT,
G.I. THIS AND
G.I. THAT.
G.I. LIKE YOU
G.I. DO.
G.I. HOPE YOU LIKE ME, TOO.

Submitter comment: AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1963

Data entry tech comment: ADDED COMMAS WHERE NEEDED

Where learned: TEXAS ; SAN ANTONIO

Keyword(s): MILITARY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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DOWN BY THE SEASHORE,
CARVED ON A ROCK,
ARE THREE LITTLE WORDS,
FORGET ME NOT!

Where learned: TEXAS ; SAN ANTONIO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Forget me not

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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MAKE NEW FRIENDS,
BUT KEEP THE OLD.
ONE'S SILVER,
THE OTHER'S GOLD.

Where learned: TEXAS ; SAN ANTONIO

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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I WISH YOU LUCK,
I WISH YOU JOY,
I WISH YOU FIRST A BABY BOY.
AND WHEN HIS HAIR BEGINS TO CURL,
I WISH YOU THEN A BABY GIRL,
AND WHEN HER HAIR IS UP IN PINS,
I WISH YOU THEN A PAIR OF TWINS.

Where learned: TEXAS ; SAN ANTONIO

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

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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WHEN YOUR DAYS ON EARTH HAVE ENDED,
AND LIFE'S PATH YOU NO LONGER TROD,
MAY YOUR GOLDEN NAME BE WRITTEN,
IN THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF GOD.

Where learned: TEXAS ; SAN ANTONIO

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE CITY,
REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE TOWN,
REMEMBER THE GIRL WHO RUINED THIS BOOK,
BY WRITING UPSIDE DOWN (WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN)

Where learned: TEXAS ; SAN ANTONIO

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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REMEMBER GRANT, REMEMBER LEE,
FORGET THEM BOTH, REMEMBER ME!

Where learned: TEXAS ; SAN ANTONIO

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

Date learned: 00-00-1961

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TOMATOES ARE RED,
LETTUCE IS GREEN,
YOU'RE PRETTY FUNNY,
BUT YOUR FACE IS A SCREAM!!

Where learned: TEXAS ; SAN ANTONIO

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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WHEN WE ARE GONE, IF WE SHOULD MEET,
HAND IN HAND WE'LL FACE THE HEAT!!
REMEMBER: IF IT SHOULD GET TOO HOT!
PEPSI COLA HITS THE SPOT!!!

Where learned: TEXAS ; SAN ANTONIO

James Callow Keyword(s): SODA POP

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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RIDDLE

Q: WHAT HAS FOUR LEGS AND ONE FOOT?
A: A BED.

Data entry tech comment: 4 OTHER EXAMPLES IN THE 5 X 8 CARD FILES.

Where learned: TEXAS ; EDINBUROUGH

Keyword(s): FURNITURE (A) ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) ; PRIVATIONAL OPPOSITIONAL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

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G.I. SHOES,
G.I. HAT,
G.I. THIS AND
G.I. THAT.
G.I. LIKE YOU
G.I. DO.
G.I. HOPE YOU LIKE ME, TOO.

Submitter comment: AUTOGRAPH BOOK 1963

Data entry tech comment: ADDED COMMAS WHERE NEEDED

Where learned: TEXAS ; SAN ANTONIO

Keyword(s): MILITARY

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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TWO LITTLE DICKY BIRDS SITTING ON THE HILL.
ONE NAMED JACK, ONE NAMED JILL.
FLY AWAY JACK, FLY AWAY JILL.
COME BACK JACK, COME BACK JILL.

Where learned: TEXAS ; RICHARDSON

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

Date learned: 02-00-1980

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LEADER: THERE AIN'T NO USE IN LOOKING DOWN.
TROOPS: THERE AIN'T NO USE IN LOOKING DOWN.
LEADER: THERE AIN'T NO DISCHARGE ON THE GROUND.
TROOPS: THERE AIN'T NO DISCHARGE ON THE GROUND.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

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LEADER: I USED TO WEAR MY FADED JEANS.
TROOPS: I USED TO WEAR MY FADED JEANS.
LEADER: NOW I'M WEARING ARMY GREENS.
TROOPS: NOW I'M WEARING ARMY GREENS.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: I USED TO DATE A HIGH SCHOOL QUEEN.
TROOPS: I USED TO DATE A HIGH SCHOOL QUEEN.
LEADER: NOW I HUMP AN M-16.
TROOPS: NOW I HUMP AN M-16.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: USED TO DRIVE A CADILLAC.
TROOPS: USED TO DRIVE A CADILLAC.
LEADER: NOW I PACK IT ON MY BACK.
TROOPS: NOW I PACK IT ON MY BACK.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

James Callow Keyword(s): TALL TALK

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: USED TO DRIVE A CHEVROLET.
TROOPS: USED TO DRIVE A CHEVROLET.
LEADER: NOW I'M MARCHING ALL THE WAY.
TROOPS: NOW I'M MARCHING ALL THE WAY.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: USED TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL STUD.
TROOPS: USED TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL STUD.
LEADER: NOW I'M CRAWLING THROUGH THE MUD.
TROOPS: NOW I'M CRAWLING THROUGH THE MUD.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

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LEADER: AIN'T NO USE IN GOING HOME.
TROOPS: AIN'T NO USE IN GOING HOME.
LEADER: JODY'S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE.
TROOPS: JODY'S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

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LEADER: AIN'T NO USE IN CALLING HOME.
TROOPS: AIN'T NO USE IN CALLING HOME.
LEADER: JODY'S ON YOUR TELEPHONE
TROOPS: JODY'S ON YOUR TELEPHONE.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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