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PROVERB IN VERSE

NO FROGS PLAY AS WELL AS THE POLISH FROGS DO

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS POLISH TEXT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMALS ; NATIONALISM ; TRANSLATION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NOTHING BUT MONEY IS SWEETER THAN HONEY

James Callow Keyword(s): ECONOMY ; FOOD ; VALUE

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

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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KEEP A SMILE

QUIEN CANTA, SUS MALAS ESPANTA.
HE WHO SINGS FRIGHTENS AWAY HIS EVIL THINGS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED: THROUGH HIS STUDY OF SPANISH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

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PROVERB IN VERSE

ON YOUR WEDDING DAY YOU SHOULD WEAR SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW,
SOMETHING BORROWED, SOMETHING BLUE, AND A PENNY IN YOUR
SHOE FOR GOOD LUCK

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS AS A CHILD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 03-20-1967

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PROVERB

FINDERS,S KEEPERS, LOSER,S WEEPERS.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN CHILDHOOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

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

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WEATHER RHYMES

FIRST THE RAIN AND THEN THE WIND,
TOPSAIL SHEETS AND HALYARDS MIND;
FIRST THE WIND AND THEN THE RAIN,
HOIST YOUR TOPSAILS UP AGAIN.

Where learned: HOME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse in Other Group of Folklore C800.800
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb

Date learned: 09-07-1969

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SAYING

FOOLS RUSH IN WHERE ANGELS FEAR TO TREAD.

Submitter comment: FROM RELATIVES.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): FOOLHARDINESS

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

Date learned: 10-06-1967

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POLISH PROVERB

POLISH: "NA TO JAK NA LATO."
TRANSLATION: FAR IT LIKE FOR SUMMER.

Submitter comment: THIS MEANS THAT ONE IS AS ENTHUSIASTIC FOR SOMETHING AS FOR SUMMER.
THE WORD "SUMMER" IS ALSO USED BECAUSE IT RHYMES WITH "IT".

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

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

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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"OD DESKI DO DESKI"

TRANSLATION: FROM BOARD TO BOARD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-19-1967

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PROVERB

GOD BLESS YOU,
MAY THE ANGELS KISS YOU,
AND MAY THE DEVIL MISS YOU.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD 02-22-2011

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Angel ; Bless ; DEVIL ; FEMININE RHYME ; God ; KISS ; Miss ; WISH

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

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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PROVERB

THE GOLDEN RULE IS TO GO TO SCHOOL, TO LOVE SOMEBODY, AND NEVER
STUDY.

Where learned: DETROIT ; TOLD IN

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

Date learned: 03-17-1972

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SAYING

I DON'T WANT NOTHIN' OLD BUT AN OLD BANKROLL,
AND NOTHIN' BLACK BUT A CADILLAC.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AGE ; COLOR

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

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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Every old crow
Thinks its baby white as snow.

Submitter comment: This proverb was told to Maryann by her Italian father,
as a way of dismissing praise given to children by
their own parents.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; SKOKIE

Keyword(s): sarcasm, humor, parental pride

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL METAPHOR ; BIRD ; COLOR

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

Date learned: 00001960S

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A WOMAN, A SPANIEL, AND WALNUT TREE,
THE MORE THEY'RE BEATEN, THE BETTER THEY BE.

Where learned: SCOTLAND ; NORTH COUNTRY, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

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

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DR. SNIDER HEARD THE PHRASE:
"DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE MULE GOING BLIND,
HIT HIM IN THE HEAD WITH A LOADED LINE."
A FEW TIMES WHILE GROWING UP. HE DOESN'T REMEMBER
WHY HE HEARD IT, BUT HE REMEMBERS THINKING IT WAS A SLAVE
CONCEPT ABOUT BEATING PEOPLE INTO SUBMISSION.

Submitter comment: AFTER TELLING THIS TO ME, DR. SNIDER EXPLAINED
THAT HIS FAMILY NEVER OWNED SLAVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WEST BLOOMFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; WHIPPING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535
BELIEF -- Mammal
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-12-1990

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COLD HANS; WARM HEART
DIRTY FEET; NO SWEETHEART

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

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

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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ADVICE TO YOUNG LOVERS

DON'T DO ANYTHING YOU COULDN'T DO ON A BICYCLE.

Where learned: PARIS ; TENNESSEE

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

Date learned: 06-16-1973

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PROVERB

IF WISHES WERE FISHES,
WE'D HAVE SOME FRIED;
IF WISHES WERE HORSES,
BEGGARS MIGHT RIDE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1972

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FAR BE I FOR ME
TO PASS JUDGMENT ON THEE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Judgment ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Saying

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

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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PROVERBIAL MAXIM

A WHISTLING GIRL AND A CROWING HEN NEVER COME TO ANY
GOOD END.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

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

Date learned: 06-22-1970

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