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PROVERB IN VERSE

NA SW GRZEGORZA POJDZIE ZIMI DO MORZA
ON THE FEAST OF ST. GREGORY THE WINTER GOES TO THE SEA.

Data entry tech comment: ORIGINAL 5 X 8 CARD CONTAINS POLISH TEXT
TRANSLATED BY MRS K J UNIECHOWSKI

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): WEATHER PROVERB

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

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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COLD MORNINGS

POLISH: OD S'WIETY ANNY, SA ZIEMNE PORANKI.
TRANSLATION: FROM THE FEAST OF ST. ANN'S, THERE ARE COLD MORNINGS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 01-30-1968

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WEATHER SAYINGS

IF THE MOON SHOWS A SILVER SHIELD, BE NOT AFRAID TO
REAP YOUR FIELD;
BUT IF SHE RISES HALOED ROUND, SOON WE WILL TREAD ON DELUGED GROUND.

Where learned: HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): NEGATIVE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Moon
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

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IF THE 24TH OF AUGUST BE BRIGHT AND CLEAR,
IF THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST BE UNUSUALLY WARM,
THE WINTER WILL BE WHITE, COLD, AND LONG
THEN HOPE FOR A PROSPEROUS AUTUMN THAT YEAR.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; METONYMY: WHITE FOR SNOW ; TEMPERATURE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August 24
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time AutumnFall
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 02-15-1968

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WEATHER PROVERB.

JAK NA GROMNICZNEJ MROZ,
TO LADUJ CHLOPIE WOZ.

Submitter comment: POLISH.
IF ON CANDLEMAS DAY THERE'S FROST,
MAN, START FIXING UP YOUR WAGON.

Data entry tech comment: COMMA IN SECOND LINE ADDED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): POLISH ; WEATHER.

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 2 Candlemas Groundhog Day
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time Spring

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FORECAST

IF RED THE SUN BEGINS HIS RACE,
BE SURE THAT RAIN WILL FALL APACE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MORNING ; RHYME. ; WEATHER.

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Sun
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

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WEATHER PREDICTION

IF THE SUN IN RED SHALL SET
THE NEXT SURELY WILL BE WET

Submitter comment: NONE

Where learned: OHIO ; Euclid

Keyword(s): RIME

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

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IF WOOLEN FLEECES SPREAD THE HEAVENLY WAY, BE SURE NO RAIN
DISTURBS THE SUMMER DAY.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): RIME

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

Date learned: 09-07-1969

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WEATHER VERSE

RED SKY AT NIGHT
SAILOR'S DELIGHT.
RED SKY IN THE MORNING
SAILORS TAKE WARNING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; FEMININE RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 00001950S

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WEATHER BELIEF

RAIN BEFORE SEVEN.
SHINE BEFIRE ELEVEN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

James Callow Keyword(s): CONTRAST ; FEMININE RHYME

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

Date learned: 00001950S

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NA GROMNICZNE PO LODZIE NA WELKANOC PO WODZIE. (ON FEB. 2, THE
PURIFICATION OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY AND CANDLEMAS, IF YOU WALK
ON ICE, EASTER WILL BE WET.)

Submitter comment: LEARNED IN POLAND AS A CHILD. INFORMANT SAYS HE WATCHES THE WEATHER
AND PARTIALLY BELIEVES THIS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 2 Candlemas Groundhog Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Spring Planting Elements
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 02-07-1980 ; 00-00-1934

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NA GRZEGORZA POJDA RZEKI DO MORZA. (ON THE FEAST OF ST. GREGORY THE
GREAT, MARCH 12, ALL THE ICE ON THE RIVERS STARTS TO THAW AND FLOAT
TO THE SEA.)

Submitter comment: INFORMANT SAYS THAT IN POLAND THIS IS USUALLY TRUE. HE LEARNED IT
IN GRADE SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 12
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 02-07-1980 ; 00-00-1934

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WEATHER RHYME

IN THE MORNING MOUNTAINS,
IN THE EVENING FOUNTAINS.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; CONTRAST ; ELLIPSIS ; FEMININE RHYME ; OBSERVATION PREDICTION ; PARALLELISM

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

Date learned: 09-07-1969

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RAIN CHARM

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY
COME AGAIN SOME OTHER DAY.

Submitter comment: I ALWAYS WONDERED IF THE RAINY DAY WAS LAST MONTH'S RAIN
"COMING AGAIN SOME OTHER DAY". IN THIS SENSE, I GUESS YOU
COULD SAY THAT I BELIEVED THE CHARM WORKED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.465
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: 00001960S

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GAME VERSE

IT'S RAINING, IT'S POURING
THE OLD MAN IS SNORING.
BUMPED HIS HEAD WHEN HE WENT TO BED
COULDN'T GET UP IN THE MORNING.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS ALWAYS DONE ON RAINY DAYS, AND WAS SUNG IN A
MOCKING KIND OF TUNE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.465
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: 00001960S

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GAME VERSE

SPRING HAS SPRUNG,
THE GRASS HAS RIZ.
I WONDER WHERE THE FLOWERS IS

Submitter comment: WE ALWAYS SAID THIS ON THE FIRST SPRING-LIKE DAY AFTER A COLD
WINTER. IT WAS THE ONLY TIME MY PARENTS TOLERATED BAD GRAMMAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.574.33
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.663
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: 00001960S

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WEATHER VERSE

RED SKY AT NIGHT,
SAILORS' DELIGHT.
RED SKY IN THE MORNING,
SAILORS TAKE WARNING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

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

Date learned: 00001960S

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WEATHER BELIEF

WHEN GRASS IS DRY AT MORNING LIGHT
LOOK FOR RAIN BEFORE THE NIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001970S

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Language

RAIN, RAIN GO AWAY
COME AGAIN ANOTHER DAY.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD / Updated on 01-13-2011

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CHILD ; CHILDREN ; Language ; Play ; Rain ; RHYME ; SONG ; VERSE ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 09-13-1973

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PROVERB

MORNING RED AND EVENING GREY,
GUIDES THE SAILOR ON HIS WAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 03-10-1968

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