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DEAR LOUISE:
I LOVE YOU LITTLE, I LOVE YOU BIG,
I LOVE YOU LIKE A LITTLE PIG.
I DON'T MEAN PIG, I MEAN WIG.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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I LOVE YOU DEARY, I LOVE YOU ALMIGHTY,
I WISH YOUR PAJAMAS WERE NEXT TO MY NIGHTY.
NOW DON'T GET EXCITED OR OUT OF YOUR HEAD,
BECAUSE I MEAN ON THE WASH LINE,
AND NOT IN THE BED.

Submitter comment: WRITTEN BY DOROTHY

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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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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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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WHEN YOU GROW UP AND HAVE TWINS,
DON'T COME TO ME FOR SAFETY PINS.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND HAVE TWO TWINS,
I'LL FURNISH YOU WITH SAFETY PINS.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHEN YOU GET OLD AND HAVE TWINS,
DON'T COME TO ME FOR SAFETY PINS.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ASHES TO ASHES, DUST TO DUST,
IF IT WEREN'T FOR (NAME SCRATCHED OUT)
YOUR LIPS WOULD RUST.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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