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A RAINY WEDDING DAY
MAKES THE SKIES OF MARRIAGE GRAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: 860 Belief
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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VERSE IN MARRIAGE CUSTOM

THE WAY THE TOWER IS OVER THE WIFE THAT IS THE WAY THE HUSBAND
SHOULD BE OVER THE WIFE.

Submitter comment: PEOPLE BELIEVED THIS CENTURIES AGO. EXPRESSION IS NOT USED THAT
FREQUENTLY NOW.
THIS WAS LEARNED IN RUSSIA.
THIS ITEM IS TRANSLATED FROM THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RUSSIA ; Sterling Heights

Subject headings: 860 Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.533

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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VERSE IN MARRIAGE CUSTOM

WITCH WITH LONG HAIR DON'T BE AFRAID OF ME.

Submitter comment: CHILDREN WERE FRIGHTENED ABOUT THE WITCH IN THE WHEAT FIELDS AND
WHEN THE MAN WAS MARRIED HE SAID THIS TO PROVE HIS BRAVERY.
THIS WAS LEARNED IN RUSSIA.
THIS ITEM IS TRANSLATED FROM THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE.

James Callow comment: INCOMPLETE? ARE KEYPUNCH CARDS MISSING?
CN[ GOUGH, IRENE 700299
C1[ 42449 TESSMER
C2[ STERLING HTS, MICHIGAN 48078
CO[ CHILDREN WERE FRIGHTENED ABOUT THE WITCH IN THE WHEAT FIELDS AND
WHEN THE MAN WAS MARRIED HE SAID THIS TO PROVE HIS BRAVERY.
THIS WAS LEARNED IN RUSSIA.
THIS ITEM IS TRANSLATED FROM THE RUSSIAN LANGUAGE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RUSSIA ; Sterling Heights

Subject headings: 860 Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.435

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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HAPPY THE BRIDE THE SUN SHINES ON, RESTFUL THE CORPSE THE RAIN FALLS
ON

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM HIS MOTHER AROUND THE YEAR 1928

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN ; TOLD IN

Subject headings: 860 Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.452
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.465
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.546

Date learned: 09-26-1972

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GETTING MARRIED

"CHANGE YOUR NAME AND NOT THE LETTER,
CHANGE FOR WORSE AND NOT FOR BETTER."

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR ; WRITTEN IN A LETTER

Keyword(s): MARRIAGE

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: 860 Belief
BELIEF -- Marriage
SPEECH -- FamilyGroup

Date learned: 01-30-1970

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PREDICTION

CHANGE THE NAME
BUT NOT THE LETTER
MARRY FOR WORSE

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Subject headings: 860 Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech C870.580

Date learned: 11-22-1967

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HAPPY IS THE BRIDE THE SUN SHINES ON!
HAPPY ARE THE DEAD THE RAIN FALLS ON!

Submitter comment: INFORMANT WAS TOLD THIS BY HER SISTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GRAND RAPIDS

Subject headings: 860 Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.546

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BRIDE'S NAME CHANGE IN MARRIAGE:

CHANGE THE NAME, BUT NOT THE LETTER,
CHANGE FOR WORSE INSTEAD OF BETTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 860 Belief

Date learned: 03-09-1971

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WEDDING TRADITION

THE BRIDE'S GARTER IS A GOOD LUCK TRADITION BEGUN IN THE
DAYS OF CHIVALRY BY THE KNIGHTS OF THE "ORDER OF THE
GARTER."
FATE IS SEALED FOR THE BACHELOR GAY,
WHEN THE BRIDE'S GARTER IS TOSSED HIS WAY.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK ; WEDDING SHOWER

Subject headings: 860 Belief

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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HAPPY THE BRIDE THE SUN SHINES ON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 860 Belief

Date learned: 02-15-1970

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CHANGE THE NAME BUT NOT THE LETTER,
MARRY FOR WORSE AND NOT FOR BETTER.

Submitter comment: IN THIS CASE THE FIRST LETTER OF THE GIRLS'S NEW NAME REMAINS
THE SAME, BUT NOT THE REST OF THE NAME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 860 Belief

Date learned: 01-27-1970

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WEDDING BELIEF VERSE

HAPPY IS THE BRIDE THAT THE SUN SHINES ON.
SAD IS THE LIFE THAT THE RAIN FALLS UPON.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 860 Belief

Date learned: 11-08-1969

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LUCKY DAYS FOR MARRIAGE

MONDAY FOR HEALTH
TUESDAY FOR WEALTH
WEDNESDAY THE BEST DAY OF ALL
THURSDAY FOR LOSSES,
FRIDAY FOR CROSSES,
AND SATURDAY NO DAY AT ALL.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS TOLD TO ME, TEASINGLY, WHEN I DECIDED TO
HAVE MY WEDDING ON FRIDAY.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Subject headings: 860 Belief

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MARRIED IN WHITE

MARRIED IN WHITE, YOU HAVE CHOSEN ARIGHT;
MARRIED IN RED, YOU'D BETTER BE DEAD.
MARRIED IN YELLOW, ASHAMED OF THE FELLOW.
MARRIED IN BLUE, YOUR LOVER IS TRUE.
MARRIED IN GREEN, ASHAMED TO BE SEEN.
MARRIED IN BLACK, YOU'LL RIDE IN A HACK.
MARRIED IN PEARL, YOU'LL LIVE IN A WHIRL.
MARRIED IN PINK, YOUR SPIRITS WILL SINK.
MARRIED IN BROWN, YOU'LL LIVE OUT OF TOWN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 860 Belief

Date learned: 02-00-1971

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IF YOU JUMP A BROOM YOU'LL MARRY SOON.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT DIDN'T BELIEVE THIS TO BE TRUE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: 860 Belief
Observation
Favorites
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 00-00-1985

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BLACK AMERICAN

MARRIED IN WHITE, YOU HAVE CHOSEN RIGHT;
MARRIED IN RED, YOU'RE BETTER OFF DEAD;
MARRIED IN YELLOW, ASHAMED OF THE FELLOW;
MARRIED IN BLUE, YOUR LOVER IS TRUE;
MARRIED IN GREEN, ASHAMED TO BE SEEN;
MARRIED IN BLACK, YOU'LL RIDE IN A HACK;
MARRIED IN PINK, YOUR SPIRITS WILL SINK;
MARRIED IN BROWN, YOU'LL LIVE OUT OF TOWN;
MARRIED IN GREY, YOU'LL BE SAD EVERY DAY.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI

James Callow Keyword(s): COLORS

Subject headings: 860 Belief
Observation
Favorites
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 09-15-1985

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SING AT THE TABLE
MARRY BEFORE YOU'RE ABLE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Able ; BELIEF ; Marry ; RHYME ; Sing ; Table

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: 860 Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.477
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.574
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time Eating For menu, see N222.
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 07-06-1973

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THE BRIDE SHOULD HAVE ON HER PERSON "SOMETHING OLD,
SOMETHING NEW, SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE" FOR
GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: 860 Belief
BELIEF -- Good luck Crucial moment of life

Date learned: 00-00-1973

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IF I AM TO MARRY NEAR,
LET ME HEAR A BIRD CRY.
IF I AM TO MARRY FAR,
LET ME HEAR A COW LOW.
IF I AM TO DIE SINGLE,
LET ME HEAR A KNOCKING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION

Subject headings: 860 Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.546
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Speech
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 06-21-1973

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HE LOVES ME,
HE LOVES ME NOT.
HE LOVES ME,
HE LOVES ME NOT.
HE LOVES ME...
THIS IS THE MOST COMMON DAISY PETAL AND SUSAN COUNT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Subject headings: 860 Belief
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 07-01-1973

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