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NEAR THE SURFACE, QUICK TO BITE,
CATCH YOUR FISH WHEN RAIN'S IN SIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.448

Date learned: 11-18-1971

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WIND FROM THE EAST; FISH BITE THE LEAST. WIND FROM THE WEST; FISH BITE THE BEST.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS FROM HIS FATHER AT AN EARLY AGE.

James Callow comment: RDNeedsReview

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.448

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WIND FROM THE WEST, THE FISHING'S THE BEST.
WIND FROM THE EAST, THE FISHING'S THE LEAST.

Where learned: MINNESOTA ; SAINT PAUL

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.448

Date learned: 10-10-1970

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PREDICTION CONCERNING FISH

WHEN THE WIND IS FROM THE WEST
THAT IS WHEN THE FISH BITE THE BEST.

WHEN THE WIND IS FROM THE NORTH
FISHERMEN SHALL GO FORTH.

WHEN THE WIND IS FROM THE SOUTH
BLOWS THE BAIT RIGHT INTO THEIR (FISH) MOUTH.

WHEN THE WIND IS FROM THE EAST
THAT IS WHEN THE FISH BITE THE LEAST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.448

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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WIND FROM THE EAST
FISHING IS LEAST.
WIND FROM THE WEST
FISHING IS BEST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.448

Date learned: 03-00-1984

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WIND IN THE WEST,
FISH BITE THE BEST
WIND IN THE EAST,
THEY'LL BITE THE LEAST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE, ASSUMED ; MADISON

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION FREQUENCY

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.448
BELIEF -- Fish
BELIEF -- Measure of quantity or weight

Date learned: 07-10-1973

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