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THE DEVIL BEATS HIS WIFE

IF ONE STICKS A PIN IN THE GROUND AND THEN PUTS HIS EAR TO THE
GROUND AND IT IS RAINING WHILE THE SUN SHINES. YOU CAN HEAR
THE DEVIL BEATING HIS WIFE. THIS IS BECAUSE THE EARTH IS CRYING.

Submitter comment: I USED TO DO THIS AS A CHILD.

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game, Pastime, Sport
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 00001960S

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