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PROVERB

COME RIDDLE ME, RIDDLE ME,
RIDDLE ME.
NONE ARE SO BLIND
AS THEY THAT WONT SEE.'

Submitter comment: ORIGIN? GRANDMOTHER

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PARADOX ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.600
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle
SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

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RIDDLE TO IDENTIFY CORAL SNAKE

YELLOW ON RED, DO NOT DREAD.
BLACK ON YELLOW, KILLA FELLA.

Submitter comment: AS TOLD BY MY SEVENTH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER.

Where learned: SOUTH CAROLINA ; EDGEFIELD

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Riddle
RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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TO REMEMBER THE ORDER OF THE PLANETS SAY:
"MARY'S VELVET EYES MAKE JOHN STAY UP NIGHTS PLENTY."
E E A A U A R E L
R N R R P T A P U
C U T S I U N T T
U S H T R I U O
R E N U N
Y R S E

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-00-1973

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8 x 8 = 64
8 AND 8 FELL ON THE FLOOR,
PICKED THEM UP AND IT WAS 64.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

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WHEN MULTIPLYING BY FIVE, THE MULTIPLITICIAN WILL END IN
ZERO OR FIVE.

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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WHEN REMEMBERING THE NUMBER OF DAYS IN THE MONTH, MAKE A FIST;
EACH KNUCKLE REPRESENTS A MONTH THAT HAS THIRTY-ONE DAYS AND
EACH SPACE BETWEEN THE KNUCKLE REPRESENTS A MONTH THAT HAS
THIRTY DAYS AND TWENTY-EIGHT DAYS (FOR FEBRUARY).

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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TO SPELL GEOGRAPHY:
GEORGE ELLIOT'S OLD GRANDMOTHER ROAD A PIG HOME YESTERDAY.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 11-11-1973

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WHEN TWO VOWELS WALK HAND IN HAND, THE FIRST ONE SPEAKS ITS
NAME WHILE THE OTHER IS SILENT.

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

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IN 1492
COLUMBUS SAILED THE OCEAN BLUE.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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TO HEAR YOU MUST USE YOUR EAR.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

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CAPITOL HAS A DOME IN IT.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 11-09-1973

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TO REMEMBER THE COLOR SPECTRUM: RED, ORANGE, YELLOW, GREEN,
BLUE, INDIGO, VIOLET:: ROY G. BIV.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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THE SPACES ON THE MUSIC STAFF SPELL FACE, "F.A.C.E.".

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

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TO REMEMBER THE LINE NAMES OF THE MUSIC STAFF SAY, "EVERY
GOOD BOY DOES FINE."

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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TO REMEMBER THE SEQUENCE OF "I" AND "E" WHEN SPELLING A WORD
SAY, "I BEFORE E ECXEPT AFTER C."

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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REMEMBERING THE DAYS OF THE MONTHS SAY:
THIRTY DAYS HAS SEPTEMBER,
APRIL, JUNE, AND NOVEMBER;
ALL THE REST HAS (HAVE) THIRTY-ONE
EXCEPT FEBRUARY WHO COULD NOT WAIT
AND IT JUST HAS TWENTY-EIGHT.

Where learned: OHIO ; BRYAN

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

Date learned: 10-21-1973

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