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FRIENDSHIP

I MET YOU AS A STRANGER
I KNOW YOU AS A FRIEND.
I HOPE WE MEET IN HEAVEN
WHERE FRIENDSHIP NEVER ENDS.

Submitter comment: TAKEN FROM MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF 1963 AT CAMP METAMORA,
METAMORA, MICHIGAN. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE SHE LIVES OR WHO SHE IS.

Data entry tech comment: ADDED TITLE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; METAMORA

Keyword(s): WISH

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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TILL 2 NICKELS DON'T MAKE A DIME,
CONSIDER I A FRIEND OF THINE.

Submitter comment: I DO NOT KNOW WHERE SHE LIVES OR WHO SHE IS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CAMP METAMORA ; METAMORA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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FRIENDSHIP

I MET YOU AS A STRANGER
I KNOW YOU AS A FRIEND.
I HOPE WE MEET IN HEAVEN
WHERE FRIENDSHIP NEVER ENDS.

Submitter comment: TAKEN FROM MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK OF 1963 AT CAMP METAMORA,
METAMORA, MICHIGAN. I DO NOT KNOW WHERE SHE LIVES OR WHO SHE IS.

Data entry tech comment: ADDED TITLE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; METAMORA

Keyword(s): WISH

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CUT THE PIE

THIS GAME IS PLAYED IN THE SNOW. IN ORDER TO MAKE IT MORE FUN, A
LARGE NUMBER OF CHILDREN (ABOUT 25) IS RECOMMENDED.
BEFORE THE GAME IS BEGUN, A LARGE CIRCLE IS MADE IN THE SNOW AND
SECTIONED OFF TO RESEMBLE A WAGON WHEEL OR CUT PIE. THE CIRCLE
NUMBER OF PLAYERS.
SHOULD BE ABOUT 25 FEET IN DIAMETER OR MORE, DEPENDING UPON THE
A PERSON IS THEN CHOSEN TO BE THE FOX. THIS PERSON CAN ONLY WALK
OR RUN ON THE CROSSING LINES OF THE PIE.
THE REMAINING PLAYERS ARE GEESE AND MUST STAY ON THE OUTER PATH
OF THE CIRCLE. THEY MAY WALK OR RUN IN A CLOCKWISE DIRECTION AND
WHEN THE FOX APPROACHES THEM, CAN STOP IN THEIR TRACKS TO AVOID
BEING TAGGED.
WHEN THE FOX APPROACHES A GOOSE, THAT GOOSE CAN ALSO RUN UP THE
NEAREST CROSSING LINE TO THE CENTER WHERE THEY ARE SAFE IF NOT TAGGE
IN THE PROCESS OF GETTING THERE. WHEN THE FOX ATTEMPTS TO TAG
ANOTHER PLAYER, THE PERSON IN THE CENTER CAN JOIN THE OUTER CIRCLE A
LONG AS THEY ARE NOT TAGGED.
THE PURPOSE OF THE GAME IS FOR THE FOX TO TAG SOMEONE ELSE TO BE
THE FOX, SO THEY CAN BECOME A GOOSE AND THE GAME CAN CONTINUE. THER
IS CONSTANT MOTION.

Submitter comment: THIS GAME WAS LEARNED AT A GIRL SCOUT CAMP IN METAMORA MICHIGAN AT A
WINTER CARNIVAL FOR BROWNIE, JUNIOR, AND CADETTE GIRL SCOUTS.
I ENJOYED TEACHING IT TO THE GIRLS VERY MUCH AND FOUND THAT THE MORE
PLAYERS YOU HAD, THE MORE FUN IT WAS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; METAMORA

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Water Ice Snow

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AUTOGRAPH ON FRIENDSHIP

IN CENTRAL PARK THERE IS A ROCK
AND ON IT SAYS FORGET-ME-NOT.
AND FARTHER ON THERE IS A TREE
AND ON IT'S CARVED REMEMBER ME.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT NOT AWARE OF NAME OR RESIDENCE OF MESSAGE WRITER.

Data entry tech comment: "ITS" CHANGED TO "IT'S"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CAMP METAMORA ; METAMORA

Keyword(s): "INDIRECTION" ; CENTRAL PARK ; CENTRAL PARK, NEW YORK ASSUMED ; COMMENT ON REMEMBRANCE ; INFORMATIVE ; METER: IAMBS ; QUATRAIN ; REMEMBRANCE ; RHYME: AABB ; RHYME: SLANT

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

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Camp Song, Girl Scouts

This song was taught by the International Staff at camp
in several languages.
ENGLISH
Brother John
Are you sleeping, are you sleeping,
Brother John, Brother John?
Morning bells are ringing, morning bells are ringing.
Ding dong ding, Ding dong ding.
YUGOSLAVIAN -Item 26
Bratec Martin, Bratec Martin
Kaj Jos
*************** D File 10 ***************

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CAMP METAMORA ; METAMORA

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

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Camp Songs, Girl Scouts

This song tells the importance of a promise.
When e're you make a promise,
Consider well its importance,
And when made,
Engrave it upon your heart.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CAMP METAMORA ; METAMORA

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

Date learned: 07-00-1990

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This song tells about Michigan.
Each line is repeated louder.
MICHIGAN!
MICHIGAN!
Winter, water, wonderland.
Home of the Indian
MICHIGAN!!
MICHIGAN!!

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CAMP METAMORA ; METAMORA

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

Date learned: 07-00-1990

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