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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

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

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MARY HAD A LITTLE LAMP
SHE FILLED IT WITH BENZINE.
SHE WENT TO LIGHT HER LITTLE LAMP,
AND HASN'T SINCE BENZINE (BEEN SEEN).

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Keyword(s): IAMBIC METER WORD PLAY ; PARODY NURSERY RHYME ; PUN ACCIDENTS GORE ; SURPRISE ENDING, NUTSHELL NARRATIVE QUATRAIN

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP,
THE LECTURE'S DRY, THE SUBJECT DEEP,
IF HE SHOULD QUIT BEFORE I WAKE,
GIVE ME A POKE, FOR GOODNESS SAKE.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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TEASE

GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT,
DON'T LET THE BEDBUGS BITE.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

BETTER TO DIE OF LOVE THAN TO LOVE WITHOUT REGRET.

Data entry tech comment: MEANING OBSCURE!

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; RESIDENCE HALL

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-17-1967

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PROVERB

CENSORSHIP IS LIKE AN APPENDIX. WHEN INERT IT IS USELESS, WHEN
ACTIVE IT IS EXTREMELY DANGEROUS.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Keyword(s): DEFINITION ; EPIGRAM

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; PARADOX

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO WASH CLOTHES ON HOLY THURSDAY. THIS IS A ROMANIAN
BELIEF.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BLOOMFIELD HILLS ; POPP RESIDENCE

Keyword(s): RELIGIOUS CUSTOM

Subject headings: 663 Holy Thursday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting F663.32

Date learned: 10-06-1969

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SUPERSTITIONS SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS

NO GRAVES ARE DUG OR FIELDS PLOWED ON GOOD FRIDAY. THERE IS SOME
TABOO AGAINST THE USE OF IRON ON THIS DAY.

Data entry tech comment: THE TABOO AGAINST THE USE OF IRON STEMS FROM THE FACT THAT NAILS WERE
USED TO CRUCIFY CHRIST.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Keyword(s): IRON ; WORK TABOO

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Typical Elements of a Festive Pattern

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CUSTOM

ON GOOD FRIDAY MORNING THE FATHER OF THE FAMILY USED TO SWITCH
THE LEGS OF HIS CHILDREN WHILE THEY WERE STILL IN BED ASLEEP ( , )
SAYING ( , ) "NA BOZE RONY" MEANING "FOR CHRIST'S WOUNDS". THIS
TRADITION WAS PRACTICED BY POLISH PEOPLES LIVING IN
AMERICA.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT STATED THAT HER FATHER HAD LIVED IN POLAND NEAR THE
CITY OF PAZAN WHERE THIS TRADITION WAS POPULAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RESIDENCE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RITUAL WHIPPING

Subject headings: 663 Good Friday
Favorites

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CUSTOM

NO MATTER HOW POOR YOU ARE YOU SHOULD WEAR SOMETHING NEW ON EASTER,
IF IT IS ONLY A SHOELACE. THIS IS TO SYMBOLIZE SPRING ( ; ) THE
NEWNESS OF EVERYTHING.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter Sunday

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CUSTOM

WE HAD AN EASTER GAME WITH EGGS. YOU COULD WIN A LOT OF EGGS. YOU
WOULD FACE YOUR OPPONENT AND HE HAD AN EGG AND YOU HAD AN EGG. YOU
WOULD HIT THE OPPONENT'S EGG. IF YOU SMASHED HIS BUT
YOURS WAS [INTACT] THE EGG WAS YOURS AND VICE VERSA.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are possibly the same person.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Keyword(s): GAME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Easter eggs

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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CUSTOM

THIS IS A SCOTCH HARVEST CUSTOM KNOWN AS THE "OLD WOMAN." THE
FIRST FARMER WHO COMPLETES HIS HARVESTING MAKES AN "OLD WOMAN" OUT
OF THE LOOSE CORN CUT. THIS FIGURE IS PASSED TO EACH FARMER. THE
LAST FARMER TO COMPLETE HIS HARVESTING MUST KEEP THE FIGURE TILL
THE FOLLOWING YEAR. THE FIGURE IS CARRIED ON A CART BY THE FARMERS.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Keyword(s): EFFIGY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Autumn Fall Harvest Thanksgiving
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: DATE NOT GIVEN BY COLLECTOR

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A PREGNANT WOMAN CAN NOT WALK ACROSS A
FIELD OR WEEDS WILL SPRING UP.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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SUPERSTITION

OLD WOMEN WHO ARE WIVES OF SAILORS
WOULD RECITE A RHYME. THE RHYME WOULD
CALL UP GOOD WINDS. WHILE RECITING THE RHYME
THE WOMEN WOULD DIP A RAG IN WATER AND
BEAT IT THREE TIMES ON A STONE.
THE RHYME ITSELF IS BEYOND RECALL.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Expression of Fixed Form

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WHITE CORAL BELLS UPON A SLENDER STALK,
LILLIES OF THE VALLEY DECK MY GARDEN WALK.
OH, DON'T YOU WISH THAT YOU COULD HEAR THEM RING?
THAT WILL HAPPEN ONLY WHEN THE FAIRIES SING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RESIDENCE ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FLOWERS ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; RHYME ; SONG ; Tune

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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POLISH BELIEF

GDY CHTLOP TRAWE KOSI, LADA BABA DESZCZ UPROSI.

WHEN A MAN CUTS HIS GRASS, THE WOMAN BEGS FOR RAIN.

Data entry tech comment:

Possible cross reference for spelling: Dybza, Helen

Updated by TRD

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Keyword(s): Grass ; HUSBAND ; Lawn ; POLISH ; PROVERB ; Rain ; RHYME ; Saying ; Wife

Subject headings: Custom
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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VERSE

WHAT'S YOUR NAME? / JOHN BROWN,/ ASK ME AGAIN AND I'LL KNOCK YOU
DOWN.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Keyword(s): IMPERFECT RHYME ; MANNERS ; RHYME: ABAB ; RHYME: ABCB ; THREAT

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

Date learned: NOT RECORDED

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BELIEF: (COLLECTOR,S TITLE) ; CONVERSION; HORSESHOE (CLASSIFIER,S TITLE)

YOU MUST HANG A HORSESHOE WITH THE POINTS UP OR ELSE ALL OF THE LUCK
WILL RUN OUT.

Where learned: RESIDENCE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Conversions P883.12

Date learned: 04-02-1968

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NEW YEAR'S

IN EUROPE DURING THE NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY, CARDS WERE SENT BY
PEOPLE TO THEIR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS IN MUCH THE SAME WAY AS
WE DO HERE FOR CHRISTMAS. ONCE A PERSON REACHED HIS LATE TEENS,
HE WOULD HAVE NAME CARDS PRINTED (COMPARABLE TO OUR BUSINESS
CARDS) AND WOULD SEND THEM TO RELATIVES. OFTEN, UNSIGNED OR
"MYSTERIOUS" CARDS WOULD BE SENT BETWEEN LOVERS, SECRET ADMIRERS,
ETC., AND THE RECEIVER WOULD HAVE TO GUESS WHO HAD SENT THE CARD.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname and place of residence.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH ; informant's residence

Keyword(s): ANONYMOUS ; CARDS ; GIFTGIVING

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 11-01-1970

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CHRISTMAS TRADITION IN CZECHOSLOVAKIA

EARLY IN DECEMBER, ON THE FEAST OF ST. NICHOLAS, A MAN DRESSED AS
ST. NICK WOULD COME TO SCHOOL AND PASS OUT CANDY TO THE CHILDREN.
ON CHRISTMAS, THERE WAS NO SANTA CLAUS AND NO GIFTS WERE
EXCHANGED. ON THE NIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS A FAMILY FROM THE END OF THE
VILLAGE WOULD GO TO SING CAROLS TO THEIR NEIGHBOR, THEN THE TWO
FAMILIES TOGETHER WOULD GO TO THE NEXT NEIGHBOR ETC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; informant's residence

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 6 Feast of St. Nicholas
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 26 Boxing Day St. Stephen's Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Gifts, gift giving at Christmas
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Songs, caroling

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY THE COLLECTOR

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