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IT TICKLES ME,
IT MAKES ME LAUGH,
TO THINK YOU WANT,
MY AUTOGRAPH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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I'LL WRITE ON WHITE,
AND BE POLITE.
AND I'LL SAVE THE YELLOW,
FOR YOUR BEST FELLOW.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Announcing a signature

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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NEVER KISS HIM BY THE GARDEN GATE.
LOVE IS BLIND---
BUT THE NEIGHBORS AIN'T!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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LET ONWARD AND UPWARD BE YOUR MOTTO.

Submitter comment: FROM AN AUTOGRAPH ALBUM OF WILLIAM DUGAN (1882), IN
POSSESSION OF MRS. R. A. GALLOUP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Exhortatory or homiletic, "to be a good girl"
Z210

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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UPON THIS BRIGHT AND YELLOW SPOT
I WRITE THE WORDS "FORGET-ME-NOT."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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IN THE GOLDEN CHAIN OF FRIENDSHIP,
REGARD ME AS A LINK

Submitter comment: FROM AUTOGRAPH ALBUM OF WILLIAM DUGAN IN
POSSESSION OF MRS. R. A. GALLOUP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Friendship
Z210

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FOR WEEKS MAY PASS
AND YEARS MAY END
YET YOU WILL FIND
IN ME A FRIEND

Submitter comment: FROM AUTOGRAPH ALBUM OF MAY DUGAN IN
POSSESSION OF MRS. R. A. GALLOUP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

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I WISH YOU HEALTH. I WISH YOU WEALTH.
I WISH YOU GOLDEN STORE.
I WISH YOU HEAVEN AFTER DEATH.
WHAT CAN I WISH YOU MORE.

Submitter comment: FROM ALBUM OF MAY DUGAN, IN POSSESSION OF MRS.
R. A. GALLOUP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1883

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MAY YOUR BIRTUES EVER SHINE,
LIKE BLOSSOMS ON A PUMPKIN VINE.

Submitter comment: FROM ALBUM OF EDWARD DUGAN, IN POSSESSION OF MRS.
R. A. GALLOUP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

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DEAR MAY
MAY YOUR JOY BE AS DEEP AS THE OCEAN
YOUR SORROW LIGHT AS THE FOAM.

Submitter comment: FROM ALBUM OF EDWARD DUGAN, IN POSSESSION OF MRS.
R. A. GALLOUP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1892

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IN MEMORIES CASKET
DROP ONE PEARL FOR ME.

Submitter comment: IN AUTOGRAPH ALBUM OF ANNIE DUGAN (1882), IN
POSSESSION OF MRS. R. A. GALLOUP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1882

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MAY ALL THAT IN THIS BOOK APPEARS
ADORN YOUR BRIGHT AND HAPPY YEARS.
REVEAL FRESH BEAUTIES, AND EMBRACE
YOUR LIFE WITH LOVELINESS AND GRASS (GRACE?)

Submitter comment: FROM AUTOGRAPH ALBUM OF MAY DUGAN, IN POSSESSION
OF MRS. GALLOUP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

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MY PEN IS POOR, MY INK IS PALE
MY HAND SHAKES LIKE A PUPPY DOG'S TAIL.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1892

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MY ALBUM IS OPEN! COME AND SEE!
WHAT! WON'T YOU WASTE A LINE ON ME?
WRITE BUT A THOUGHT--A WORD OR TWO,
THAT MEMORY MAY REVERT TO YOU.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1892

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MY ALBUM IS A GARDEN PLOT
WHERE ALL MY FRIENDS MAY SOW.
WHERE THORNS AND THISTLES FLOURISH NOT
AND FLOWERS ALONE MAY GROW
WITH SMILES FOR SUNSHINE, TEARS FOR SHOWERS,
I'LL WATER, WATCH, AND GUARD THESE FLOWERS.
(SIGNED) MAY V. DUGAN

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

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

Date learned: 00-00-1883

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LEGEND OF BEAR ISLAND

THERE IS AN INDIAN LEGEND THAT TELLS HOW THE FAMOUS MICHIGAN BEAR
ISLAND WAS MADE. IT WAS SAID THAT A MOTHER BEAR AND HER TWO CUBS
WERE ATTEMPTING TO SWIM ACROSS LAKE MICHIGAN, BUT THEY EACH WERE
OVERCOME BY EXHAUSTION BEFORE THEY COULD EVEN SWIM 5 TO 6 MILES.
THEIR BODIES NOW FORM THE BIG BEAR ISLAND AND THE TWO SMALL BEAR
ISLANDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): AMERICAN INDIAN ; SLEEPING BEAR SAND DUNE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Mammal
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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LEGEND OF HOW BATTLE CREEK GOT ITS NAME

THERE WAS TWO SURVEYORS FROM DETROIT IN THE EARLY 1800'S WHO WERE
DOING THEIR WORK NEAR WHAT IS NOW THE BATTLE CREEK AND KALAMAZOO
RIVERS. AN INDIAN CAME UP TO THEIR CAMP AND ASKED FOR FOOD. SUB-
SEQUENTLY SOMEHOW A FIGHT WAS STARTED BETWEEN THESE MEN. AND
THUS, BATTLE CREEK GOT ITS NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Explanation of a name
Food Drink -- Food

Date learned: 00-00-1954

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THOUGHT TEASER

Q: IF YOU ARE IN A ONE ROOM HOUSE WHICH HAS ONE WINDOW ON EACH
WALL AND EACH WINDOW HAS A SOUTHERN EXPOSURE. AS YOU LOOK OUT ONE
OF THE WINDOWS AND SEE A BEAR OUTSIDE, WHAT COLOR IS THE BEAR?
A: IT IS WHITE! IT'S A POLAR BEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q)

James Callow Keyword(s): BUILDING (Q) ; HARD WARE (Q) ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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THOUGHT TEASER (RIDDLE)

Q: IF AN ELECTRIC TRAIN WERE GOING DUE NORTH AT A SPEED OF 100 M.P.H.
AND THE WIND WAS BLOWING IN A SOUTHEASTERLY DIRECTION AT 60 M.P.H.,
IN WHICH DIRECTION WOULD THE SMOKE BE BLOWING?
A: IN NO DIRECTION? ELECTRIC TRAINS DON'T HAVE SMOKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): NATURAL PHENONMENA (Q) ; NUMBERS ; TRANSPORTATION (Q)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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THREE IRISHMEN

THREE IRISHMEN, THREE IRISHMEN
SITTIN IN A DITCH.
ONE CALLED THE OTHER A DIRTY SON OF A BEAVER
A BEAVER SITTIN ON A LOG
ALONG CAME A BUMBLE BEE AND STUNG HIM ON THE COCK_TALE
GINGER ALE, FIVE CENTS A GLASS
IF YOU DON,T LIKE IT SHOVE IT UP YOUR
ASK ME NO MORE QUESTIONS FOR I WILL TELL NO LIES.
IF YOU GET HIT WITH A BUCKET OF SHIT,
BE SURE TO CLOSE YOUR EYES.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): Irish ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; RHYME ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
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Date learned: 00-00-1959

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