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Language: Rhyme

DAN, DAN A DIRTY OLD MAN
WASHED HIS FACE IN THE FRYING PAN
HE COMBED HIS HAIR WITH THE LEG OF A CHAIR
DAN, DAN THE DIRTY OLD MAN.

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INFORMANT SAYS IT HAS A TUNE BUT SHE CAN'T REMEMBER IT.

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Motifs added by TRD 02-22-2011

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; SCRANTON

Keyword(s): Dan ; Dirty ; Man ; NAME ; Old ; Pan ; RHYME ; RIDICULE ; Tucker

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

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IF ONE DOES NOT WASH HIS EARS, POTATOES WILL GROW OUT OF
THEM.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Dirt ; EARS ; Potatoes ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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THE RESPONDENT'S NEIGHBOR ATE DIRT "BY THE GALLON"
WHILE PREGNANT. WHEN HER CHILD WAS BORN, SHE CARRIED DIRT
COLORED SPLOTCHES ON HER BACK AND ABDOMEN.

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Updated on 09-01-11

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): Ate ; BELIEF ; Birthmark ; CHILDBEARING ; Consumed ; Dirt ; OMEN ; PREGNANCY ; Splotches

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic
Food Drink -- Food N200.542
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-06-1973

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EATING RED CLAY DIRT WILL DAMAGE THE BABY'S EYESIGHT AND
MAKE HIM DIRTY AT DELIVERY.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; BLIND ; Clay ; Consume ; Dirt ; Eat ; PREGNANCY ; Red

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-18-1973

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Vocabulary

Grandma's Black Beads = lines of dirt formed on the neck

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Keyword(s): Beads ; Black ; Dirt ; Grandma ; Language ; NECK ; Nickname ; Saying ; SLANG ; Term

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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