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STY

IF YOU HAVE A STY IN YOUR EYE, TO GET RID OF IT YOU CROSS
AN INTERSECTION CATTY CORNER AND RECITE THIS RHYME:
STY, STY LEAVE MY EYE
GO TO THE NEXT ONE WHO PASSES BY.

Submitter comment: (INFORMANT BELIEVES IN THIS BECAUSE WHEN SHE TRIED IT WHEN SHE
WAS YOUNG SHE WAITED TO SEE WHO THE NEXT PERSON WAS. HER STY LEFT,
BUT THE GUY WHO PASSED BY INSTEAD OF GETTING IT, DIED.)

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S SPELLING CORRECTED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.760
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-20-1968

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A HICCUP CURE

MY FATHER LEFT ME, JUST AS HE WAS ABLE
ONE BOWL, ONE BOTTLE, ONE LADLE,
TWO BOWLS, TWO BOTTLES, TWO LADLES (ETC. AS FAR AS YOU ARE
ABLE IN ONE BREATH).

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.760

Date learned: 01-19-1971

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GUARISCE, GUARISCE
IL GATTO CI CACA,
IL SORGIO CI PISCIA. MM
HEAL, HEAL
THE CAT POOPOOS AND THE
RAT WEE WEES.

Submitter comment: WHEN A SMALL CHILD IS HURT, YOU RUB YOUR HAND OVER THE INJURED
SPOT AND RECITE THE LITTLE VERSE; MORE TO SOOTH THE CHILD THAN
TO ACTUALLY HEAL HIM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; EAST DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.760

Date learned: 10-03-1969

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MEDICINE BELIEF

STY, STY, LEAVE MY EYE.
GO TO THE NEXT ONE PASSING BY.

Submitter comment: WHEN RETURNING FROM THE STORE, MISS MEADOWS CALLED ME OVER TO
HER PORCH WHERE SHE WAS SITTING. SHE INFORMED ME THAT SHE
HAD NOTICED MY STY AND THEN PROCEEDED TO GIVE ME A REMEDY
THAT WAS SURE TO WORK. OF COURSE, I DIDN'T TAKE HER SERIOUSLY.
BUT I DECIDED TO TRY IT ANYWAY. THE OUTCOME: MY STY WAS
STILL THERE THREE DAYS LATER.

Where learned: BUFFALO ; NEW YORK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.760

Date learned: 07-00-1969

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TO TAKE FIRE OUT OF BURNS:
REPEAT TO YOURSELF: "TWO LITTLE ANGELS CAME TO HEAVEN,
ONE BROUGHT FIRE AND THE OTHER FROST. GO OUT FIRE AND
COME IN FROST."
YOU BLOW ON THE BURN AS YOU SAY THIS, BUT ONLY ON THE
LAST WORD. A MAN MUST NOT TOUCH MAN NOR A WOMAN TOUCH
A WOMAN.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.760
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 07-10-1973

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