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AT SUNRISE ON EASTER MORNING, PEOPLE GATHER ON FEDERAL HILL,
IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND, TO SEE THE FACE OF THE SAVIOR ( SAVIOUR )
IN THE SUN AS IT RISES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): JESUS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: 02-12-1968

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SONG OF GOOD HUMOR

FIVE FOOT NINE, FROM PALESTINE,
CHANGES WATER INTO WINE,
HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY LORD?
HE'S SO NEAT, HE'S SO COOL,
WALKS ACROSS MY SWIMMING POOL,
HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY LORD?
NOW IF YOU RUN INTO A BEARDED JEW,
ALL HOLY AND WISE,
STEP RIGHT UP, CANE AND CUP,
HE'LL PUT SIGHT BACK IN YOUR EYES;
HE LIKES JAZZ, HE LIKES JIVE,
HAS HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY LORD?

Submitter comment:

SUNG TO THE TUNE, "HAS ANYBODY SEEN MY GAL."
SUNG AT UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT SAILING CLUB PARTY.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; SAILING CLUB

Keyword(s): JESUS

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
BELIEF -- Religious hero

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MY NAME IS JESUS

MY NAME IS JESUS, THE SON OF GOD;
WELL, HELLO, HELLO, HELLO,
I'VE COME TO SAVE AND HEAL YOUR BED,
WELL, HELLO, HELLO, HELLO,
ROCK 'EM, SOCK 'EM, JESUS KNOCK 'EM,
GO GOD, GO

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; PARTY ; SAILING CLUB

Keyword(s): JESUS ; MUSIC ; PARODY ; Rally ; RELIGION ; SONG ; SPORTS ; Tune ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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LYRICAL VERSE

OH, I DON'T CARE IF IT RAINS OR FREEZES,
LONG AS I HAVE MY PLASTIC JESUS,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR;
THUNDER ROAR AND LIGHTNING CRASH,
I WON'T FEAR; HE'S ON THE DASH,
TAKE HIM WITH YOU WHEN YOU TRAVEL FAR.

OH, I CAN DRIVE FROM COAST TO COAST,
LONG AS I HAVE MY HOLY GHOST,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR;
GOIN' NINETY I AIN'T WARY,
CAUSE I GOT MY VIRGIN MARY,
GUARANTEEIN' I WON'T GO TO HELL.

OH, I DON'T CARE IF IT'S DARK AND SCARY,
LONG AS I HAVE MY VIRGIN MARY,
RIDING ON THE DASHBOARD OF MY CAR.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; TOLD AT ; SAILING CLUB PARTY

Keyword(s): BIBLICAL ; FEMININE RHYME ; IMPERFECT RHYME: FREEZES JESUS ; RELIGION ; RHYME: AABCCB ; SLANG FOR DASHBOARD CLIPPING ; STATUES USED AS AMULETS IN AUTOMOBILES ; TRAVEL

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

Date learned: 10-23-1971

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VERSE

THE GUYS WERE PLAYING FOOTBALL,
OUT IN THE YARD,
JESUS PLAYING QUARTERBACK,
MOSES PLAYING GUARD.
THE ANGELS GAVE A GREAT BIG YELL,
WHEN JESUS SCORED A TOUCHDOWN
AGAINST THE GUYS FROM HELL.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: WASHINGTON ; WASHINGTON DC

Keyword(s): ANTHROPOMORPHISM ; BIBLICAL ; Football ; God ; HELL ; JESUS ; METAPHOR ; Moses ; RELIGION ; RHYME: ABCDED

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CHRISTMAS

ON CHRISTMAS MORNING THE FAMILY HAD A FRUIT-FILLED COFFEE CAKE
AND PUT A CANDLE ON IT AND THEN THE FAMILY SANG HAPPY BIRTHDAY
DEAR JESUS.

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS DONE BY THE INFORMANT FROM 1949 TO 1969

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Birthday ; CHRISTMAS ; CUSTOM ; FOOD ; holiday ; JESUS ; tradition

Subject headings: 122 Christmas
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Lights and candles
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Songs, caroling

Date learned: 11-23-1970

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IRISH LEGEND

IN IRELAND, MY GRANDMOTHER REMEMBERED THIS STORY AS TOLD TO HER
FROM THE PULPIT BY THE PARISH PRIEST. MY GRANDMOTHER USED TO TELL
SUCH STORIES TO ME AND MY BROTHERS WHEN WE WERE SMALL CHILDREN AND
WE SLEPT WITH HER. A YOUNG BOY WAS WALKING DOWN THE ROAD ON A COLD
WINTER DAY. AT A CROSSROAD HE MET ANOTHER BOY, A BIT YOUNGER, WHO
LOOKED VERY POOR, HE HAD NO COAT TO PROTECT HIM FROM THE WIND
OR RAIN. THE FIRST BOY FELT SORRY FOR THE LITTLE ONE AND GAVE HIM
HIS NICE WARM COAT. UPON RETURNING HOME THE OLDER BOY WAS SCOLDED
BY HIS MOTHER AND PUNISHED FOR GIVING AWAY HIS COAT. BESIDES
HE BECAME ILL BECAUSE HE WAS ALL WET AND COLD. YEARS LATER THE
OLDER BOY BECAME A PRIEST. HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS WITNESSED HIS
FIRST MASS. AS HE LOOKED UP TO HEAVEN DURING THE MASS THERE WAS
A STRANGE LIGHT ABOVE THE ALTAR. THERE IN VIEW OF EVERY-BODY
APPEARED THE CHILD JESUS AND HE WAS SMILING AND WEARING THE SAME
LITTLE COAT WHICH THE PRIEST HAD GIVEN AWAY YEARS BEFORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHARITY ; VISION OF JESUS

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 00-00-1937

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AFTER NEW YEAR'S THE PRIEST SHOULD COME AND BLESS YOUR
HOUSE, AND WRITE THE SIGN OF THE CROSS AND J.M.J. OVER
THE DOOR.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; MADISON HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): J.M.J.=JESUS, MARY, JOSEPH.

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- 39815
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 6 Twelfth Day Epiphany

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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IT IS UNLUCKY TO SPILL SALT--COMES FROM THE TIME WHEN
JUDAS UPSET SALT WITH HIS HAND AT THE LAST SUPPER
WHEN GETTING UP TO LEAVE TO BETRAY CHRIST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): APOCRYPHAL BIBLE INCIDENT ; ISCARIOT ; JESUS

Subject headings: Favorites
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Bad luck Food and drink

Date learned: 04-03-1967

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MEIN HERTZ IST KLEIN,
KANN NIEMAHND NEIN,
NUR DU MEIN LIEBER JESU ALEIN.

Where learned: HUNGARY

James Callow Keyword(s): HEART ; JESUS

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

Date learned: 00-00-1897

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Belief: Animal

Crosses on Donkeys:

The fur on a donkey's back seems to make a dark cross length-wise. According to the informant, the cross is there because Christ rode the donkey into Jerusalem. When she told me this, another person who was present said she had always heard it was there because Mary rode on the donkey.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P682.4, M247.3] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; OAKLAND UNIVERSITY ;

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; ASS ; Christ ; CHRISTIANITY ; Cross ; DONKEY ; DONKEY ; Fur ; HAIR ; Jerusalem ; JESUS ; Mary ; RELIGION ; SYMBOL ; VIRGIN MARY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal

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Belief

If cutting a loaf of bread, never leave knife in bread it is like cutting the heart of Jesus

(Romanian)

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Keyword(s): BELIEF ; HEART ; JESUS ; RELIGION ; RESPECT ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL ; SYMBOLISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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