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CHILDREN'S SCHOOL VERSE

SCHOOL'S OUT, SCHOOL'S OUT,
TEACHER LET THE MONKEYS OUT.

Where learned: PORT CLINTON ; OHIO, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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COUNTING OUT

EENE, MEENE, MINE, MO
CATCH A FROGGIE BY THE TOE,
IF HE HOLLERS LET HIM GO,
EENE, MEENE, MINE, MO.
O-U-T SPELLS OUT!

Submitter comment: USED TO DETERMINE AN "IT" FOR A GAME. THE ONE LEFT IS THE "IT."

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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COUNTING OUT

APPLES, PEACHES, PEARS, AND PLUMS,
TELL ME WHEN YOUR BIRTHDAY COMES.
THIS IS DONE TO DETERMINE AN "IT" FOR A GAME. ALL PLAYERS
PUT ONE FOOT INTO A CIRCLE AND THE "SAYER" GOES AROUND
SAYING ONE WORD ON EACH FOOT. THE PERSON WHO THE RHYME
ENDS ON TELLS THE "SAYER" HIS BIRTHDATE. THE COUNTER THEN
COUNTS DOWN THE MONTH AND DATE AND THE PERSON ON WHO IT
ENDS IS "OUT." THE LAST PERSON TO REMAIN IS THE "IT."

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: 00-00-1953

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COUNTING OUT RHYME (SIC)

ONE FOR THE MONEY;
TWO FOR THE SHOW;
THREE TO GET READY;
AND FOUR TO GO.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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COUNTING OUT

ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE,
THREE, FOUR, SHUT THE DOOR;
FIVE, SIX, PICK UP STICKS,
SEVEN, EIGHT, LAY THEM STRAIGHT,
NINE, TEN, A BIG FAT HEN.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: 00-00-1953

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DEAR LOUISE,
TWO IS A COUPLE,
THREE IS A CROWD,
FOUR IN A BUGGY,
IS NOT ALLOWED.
YOURS TILL THE MISSISSIPPI WEARS RUBBER PANTS.
FORGET-ME-NOT

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

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ALL THAT YOU DO,
DO WITH YOUR MIGHT,
THINGS DONE BY HALVES
ARE NEVER DONE RIGHT.
FORGET ME NOT
YOURS TILL WORMS WEAR GIRDLES.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

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WHEN YOU STAND BEFORE THE TUB
THINK OF ME BEFORE YOU RUB
IF THE WATER IS TOO HOT
PUT IN A FORGET-ME-NOT

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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I LOVE COFFEE, I LOVE TEA
MOST OF ALL I LOVE VICTORY.
KEEP THE GARDEN GROWING
BY THE DAILY TASK OF HOEING.
TO HELP THE PEOPLE IN THE CITY THAT ARE LAZY
WHILE YOU IN THE FIELD GET HAZY
YOUR FOR VICTORY

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

James Callow Keyword(s): WAR SLOGANS VICTORY GARDENS WORLD WAR II

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

Date learned: 07-11-1943

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ROUND AS A RING
THAT HAS NO END
SO TRUE IS MY LOVE
TO YOU MY FRIEND

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: 07-11-1943

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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 YOU RUN OUT OF SAFETY PINS,
I WISH YOU THEN A PAIR OF TWINS.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE BY THE LAKE,
DON'T FORGET TO SEND ME A PIECE OF YOUR WEDDING CAKE.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PINS AND NEEDLES
NEEDLES AND PINS
WHEN LOUISE GETS MARRIED
HER TROUBLE BEGINS.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

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WHEN YOU ARE MARRIED
AND YOUR HUSBAND IS CROSS,
TAKE UP THE ROLLING PIN
AND SAY I'M BOSS.
YOUR FRIEND
YOURS TILL THE TABLE LEGS ROLL THEIR STOCKINGS.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: 10-12-1944

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SOME WRITE UP
SOME WRITE DOWN
JUST TO BE DIFFERENT
I'LL WRITE AROUND.

James Callow comment: DIAGRAM OF WRITING ON 5 X 8 CARD

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE COUNTRY,
REMEMBER THE GIRL IN THE TOWN,
REMEMBER THE GIRL WHO SPOILED YOUR BOOK,
BY WRITING UPSIDE DOWN (WRITTEN UPSIDE DOWN)

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE,
GOD MADE ME CUTE, WHAT HAPPENED TO YOU?

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE
MONKEYS BELONG IN THE ZOO AND SO DO YOU.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE
RAIN ON THE ROOF REMINDS ME OF YOU.
DRIP! DRIP! HA HA
LOVE

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ROSES ARE RED, VIOLETS ARE BLUE
ROSES NECK, DO YOU?
JUST -------------

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Roses are red and other such associations

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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