RE:SEARCH logo
University of Detroit Mercy Libraries / Instructional Design Studio
UDM HOME BLACKBOARD MY UDMERCY
RESEARCH HOME / FIND / SPECIAL COLLECTIONS / THE JAMES T. CALLOW FOLKLORE ARCHIVE /
James Callow Folklore Archive

Collection Home

About Dr. James T. Callow

Dr. James T. Callow publications

Collectors

Browse by

Subject heading

Keyword

Location

Questions or comments on this site? Please email davidsor@udmercy.edu.

The James T. Callow Folklore Archive

search for

Content filter is on

Your search for C880 returned 68 results.

prev | items
| next

RED SKY IN THE MORNING
IS A SAILOR'S WARNING.
RED SKY AT NIGHT
IS A SAILOR'S DELIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

View just this record

THE RAIN IN SPAIN FALLS
MAINLY ON THE PPLAPLAIN.

Submitter comment: HEARD IT IN TOLEDO SOMEWHERE; DOESN'T REMEMBER.

Data entry tech comment: ARPART OF A SONG FROM "MY FAIR LADY"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb

View just this record

PROVERBIAL PHRASE IN VERSE FORM

ALL ARE ARCHITECTS OF FATE,
WORKING IN THE WALLS OF TIME.
SOME WITH MASSIVE DEEDS OF GREAT,
SOME WITH ORNAMENTS OF RHYME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; OCCUPATIONS ; POETS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

View just this record

GERMAN PROVERB

ANGOTTES SEGEN IST ALLES GELEGEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): INTERNAL RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

View just this record

PROVERB

AS YOU WANDER THROUGH LIFE MY FRIEND
WHATEVER BE YOUR GOAL
KEEP YOUR EYE UPON THE DOUGHNUT
AND NOT UPON THE HOLE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; OPTIMISM, NOT PESSIMISM ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-27-1971

View just this record

PROVERB

THE BEAUTIFUL THING ABOUT THE TRUTH IS THAT IS DOESN'T KILL
IT ONLY HURTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 09-00-1968

View just this record

GERMAN PROVERB

BEER AFTER WINE IS VERY FINE;
WINE AFTER BEER, OH DEAR.
BIER AUF WEIN, SCHMECHT UNS FEIN. (GERMAN)
WEIN AUF BIER, GERADE DIR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; DRINKING ; ELLIPSIS ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-14-1968

View just this record

BEFORE YOU MARRY

BEFORE YOU MARRY, LOOK AT THAT WHICH YOU ARE DOING.
ANTES QUE TE CASES, MIRA LO QUE HACES. (SPANISH)

Submitter comment: LEARNED THROUGH THE STUDY OF SPANISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-05-1967

View just this record

FRIENDS

LAUGH, THE WORLD LAUGHS WITH YOU,
WEEP, AND YOU WEEP ALONE.
BE GLAD, AND YOUR FRIENDS ARE MANY,
BE SAD, AND YOU LOSE THEM ALL.

Where learned: ALMANAC

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; NOBODY LIKES A CRYBABY! ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1968

View just this record

CORN

CORN IS KNEE-HIGH BY THE 4TH OF JULY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; RHYME ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July 4 Independence Day
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-20-1968

View just this record

SUPERSTITION

CURIOSITY KILLED THE CAT; SATISFACTION BROUGHT IT BACK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; ANIMAL

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; OBSERVATION ; SLANT RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-22-1968

View just this record

PROVERB

A DAUGHTER IS A DAUGHTER FOR ALL OF HER LIFE,
BUT A SON IS A SON UNTIL HE TAKES A WIFE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; RHYME ; SEXISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F545.0
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 02-27-1971

View just this record

PROVERB

BETTER TO BELCH AND BEAR THE SHAME,
THAN TO SQUELCH A BELCH AND BEAR THE PAIN.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN NORWALK, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; INDIGESTION ; INTERNAL RHYME ; ITERATION ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-16-1967

View just this record

PROVERB

BE PREPARED TO MEET THOSE PEOPLE WHO,
IN THEIR SILENCE WILL CONVERT YOU.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; TOLD AT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

View just this record

WOE BORROWER

BORROWING MAKES SORROWING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): OBSERVATION ; TRIPLE RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

View just this record

A BROOM

BUY A BROOM IN MAY,
AND SWEEP THE FAMILY AWAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SUPERSTITION ; WEATHER PROVERB

James Callow Keyword(s): CLEANLINESS ; IRONY (EXCEEDING CLEANLINESS CREATES ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-01-1968

View just this record

PROVERB

CHANGE THE NAME AND NOT THE LETTER, MARRY FOR WORSE AND NOT FOR

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CUSTOMS ; RHYME

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS ; OBSERVATION ; RHYME ; USUALLY, IF YOU CHANGE. . . .

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
BELIEF -- Marriage
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

View just this record

PROVERB IN VERSE

CHEW, CHEW, CHEW YOUR FOOD
GENTLY THROUGH THE MEAL,
THE MORE YOU CHEW,
THE LESS YOU EAT,
THE BETTER YOU WILL FEEL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CHARLOTTE

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; DIET ; PARODY ON ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

View just this record

A WORTHWHILE THOUGHT

EVER READY, EVER PRESENT,
NEVER READY, NEVER PLEASANT.

Submitter comment: A FAVORITE SAYING OF MRS. HYATT'S FATHER THAT SHE REMEMBERS FROM
HER CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; INITIAL ITERATION ; PARALLELISM ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

View just this record

prev | items
| next

University of Detroit Mercy
4001 W. McNichols Detroit , MI , 48221-3038
This site is endorsed by the University of Detroit Mercy (UDM) and supports the views, values, and mission of UDM. The University of Detroit Mercy web site provides links to other web sites, both public and private, for informational purposes. The inclusion of these links on UDM's site does not imply endorsement by the University. Please contact the Instructional Design Studio for any questions regarding this web site.