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Car Dancing

When in the car, and a good song comes on the radio, a car dance
is called. It consists of a series of motions, dictated by the
driver.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

Keyword(s): DANCE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dance
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 00001986ca

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Louisiana Funerals

My uncle and grandfather always told me of Louisiana-style
funerals where there were actually bands playing blues songs at the
funeral. After the memorial portion of the sermon, the funeral
procession would "march" to the place of interment to the beat of
blues songs. After gravesite services were over, the procession
would leave to the tune of "When the Saints Come Marching In."

Where learned: LOUISIANA ; New Orleans

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Joy Happiness
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Sorrow Unhappiness
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Death
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dance
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial

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CARNIVAL--AFTER CHRISTMAS

THE PERIOD OF TIME FROM CHRISTMAS TO ASH WEDNESDAY IS
KNOWN IN POLAND AS "KARNAWAT," OR CARNIVAL. IT IS
A TIME OF DANCES, BALLS AND FESTIVE OCCASIONS. FOR
THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE, IT IS THE TIME TO MAKE SUCH
PASTRIES AS "PONCZKI," POLISH JELLY DONUTS, AND
"CHRUSCIKI," POLISH ANGEL WINGS. THIS CUSTOM IS
KNOWN FROM PRACTICE TILL THIS DAY IN MY FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; POLAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dance
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Winter
Food Drink -- Food

Date learned: 10-28-1967

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CARNIVAL--AFTER CHRISTMAS

THE PERIOD OF TIME FROM CHRISTMAS TO ASH WEDNESDAY IS
KNOWN IN POLAND AS "KARNAWAT," OR CARNIVAL. IT IS
A TIME OF DANCES, BALLS AND FESTIVE OCCASIONS. FOR
THE WOMAN OF THE HOUSE, IT IS THE TIME TO MAKE SUCH
PASTRIES AS "PONCZKI," POLISH JELLY DONUTS, AND
"CHRUSCIKI," POLISH ANGEL WINGS. THIS CUSTOM IS
KNOWN FROM PRACTICE TILL THIS DAY IN MY FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; POLAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dance
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Winter
Food Drink -- Food

Date learned: 10-28-1967

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IN IRELAND, IF THE PEOPLE SAW A RING OF STONES OUT IN A FIELD,
THAT MEANT THAT THE FAIRIES WERE GOING TO DANCE THAT NIGHT.

Where learned: IRELAND ; NEWMAN CLUB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Dance
BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 08-13-1968

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