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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

DOESN'T IT GET YOUR NANNY,

DOESN'T IT GET YOUR GOAT,

WHEN YOU'RE IN THE BATHTUB,

AND CAN'T FIND THE SOAP.

Submitter comment:

FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTUGRAPH BOOK, 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BATHTUB VERSE ; IMPERFECT RHYME ; RHYME: ABCB

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

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WISECRACKS, GAGS, SILLY STORIES, INSULTS (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

ASHES TO ASHES,/ DUST TO DUST,/ IF BOYS DON'T GET YOU,/HALFWITS
MUST.

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTUGRAPH BOOK 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): DEATH ; ITERATION ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

MM[ WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED AND SETTLE DOWN,
SEND ME A PIECE OF YOUR WEDDING GOWN.

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK, 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): ADVICE:POSITIVE ; MARRIAGE ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse C730.345
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK RHYME

MM[ ROSES MAY WITHER.
ROSES MAY DIE.
FRIENDS MAY DECEIVE YOU,
BUT NEVER WILL I.

Submitter comment: FROM INFORMANT'S AUTOGRAPH BOOK, JUNIOR HIGH 1929-1933

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP ; PARODY OF " ROSES ARE RED..." ; PROMISE OF FAITHFULNESS ; RHYME: ABCB

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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

Submitter comment: THE FOLLOWING IS FROM INFORMANT'S JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK,
1929 - 1933.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): BIRTH

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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FRIENDS

TRUE FRIENDS ARE LIKE DIAMONDS,
PRECIOUS, BUT RARE.
FALSE FRIENDS ARE LIKE AUTUMN LEAVES,
FOUND EVERYWHERE.

Submitter comment: FOLLOWING IS FROM INFORMANT'T JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOK,
1929 - 1933.

Data entry tech comment: ADDED TITLE TO VERSE

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SINKING,
AND YOUR FEET NO LONGER TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

Submitter comment: FOLLOWING FROM INFORMANT'T JUNIOR HIGH AUTOGRAPH BOOD
1929 - 1933

Data entry tech comment: ADDED COMMAS

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): WISH

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

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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YOURS TILL NELL BLOWS HER NOSE ON YOUR HOSE.
YOURS TILL TO-MORROW.
YOURS TILL COWS MILK.
YOURS TILL AUSTRIA GETS HUNGARY AND FRIES TURKEY IN GREECE.
BUTTER IS FAT
AND SO IS CHEESE.
HOW ABOUT A HUG OR A SQUEEZE?
SPAGHETTI IS STRONGER,
SALAMI IS LONGER,
NOW'S THE TIME TO FALL IN LOVE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

Keyword(s): FRIENDSHIP

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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TIMES ARE HARD AND THINGS ARE SLOW,
ASK FOR TRUST (OR A KISS) AND OUT YOU GO.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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SUGAR IS SUGAR,
AND SALT IS SALT.
IF YOU DON'T GET WHAT YOU WANT
IT'S YOUR OWN DARN FAULT.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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I WISH YOU LOVE, I WISH YOU JOY,
I WISH YOU FIRST A BABY BOY,
AND WHEN ITS HAIR BEGINS TO GROW,
I WISH YOU NEXT A BABY GIRL.

James Callow comment: GROW=CURL IN SOME VERSIONS

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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I WISH YOU HEALTH, I WISH YOU WEALTH
I WISH YOU GOLD
I WISH YOU HEAVEN AFTER DEATH
NOW WHAT CAN I WISH YOU MORE?

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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I WISH YOU LUCK,
I WISH YOU MIGHTY,
I WISH YOUR PAJAMAS WERE CLOSE TO MY NIGHTY,
NOW DON'T GET EXCITED, AND DON'T LOSE YOUR HEAD,
I MEAN ON THE CLOTHES LINE AND NOT ON THE BED.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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YOURS TILL PORK CHOPS.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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YOURS TILL NIAGRA FALLS.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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YOURS TILL THE HORSEFLIES.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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YOURS TILL JELLY ROLLS

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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YOURS TILL BUTTER-FLIES.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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YOURS TILL NIGGERS TURN WHITE

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

James Callow Keyword(s): RACISM

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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YOURS TILL YOU DIE.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; GLENSHAW

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

Date learned: 00001929-1933

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