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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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BODY PART BELIEF

STEP ON A CRACK YOU WILL BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Submitter comment: SAID WHILE WALKING ON CEMENT SIDEWALKS TO SCHOOL

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.533
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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BODY PART BELIEF

STEP ON A LINE YOU WILL BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S SPINE.

Submitter comment: SAID WHILE WALKING ON CEMENT SIDEWALKS TO SCHOOL

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.533
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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IF YOU STEP ON A CRACK
YOU'LL BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.
IF YOU STEP ON A LINE
YOU'LL BREAK YOUR FATHER'S SPINE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

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

Date learned: 12-05-1973

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STEP ON A CRACK, YOU'LL BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

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

Date learned: 10-28-1973

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Belief: Children's Song

STEP ON A CRACK (AS IN A SIDEWALK) (SIC) BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and Keywords added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE ; ASSUMED

Keyword(s): Back ; BELIEF ; CHILDHOOD ; CHILDREN ; Crack ; GAME ; MOTHER ; RHYME ; SONG ; Spine ; SUPERSTITION ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.533
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Curse

Date learned: 06-00-1972

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IF YOU STEP ON A CRACK, YOU'LL BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

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

Date learned: 11-24-1977

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KNIFE FALL ON FLOOR, MAN AT THE DOOR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

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

Date learned: 08-07-1977

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