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Belief: Children's Song

DON'T STEP ON A CRACK OR YOU'LL BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S BACK.

Submitter comment:

IS AN OLD CHILDHOOD SAYING THAT THIS INFORMANT REMINDED ME OF.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated on 12-01-2010 / Motifs and Keywords added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Back ; BELIEF ; CHILDHOOD ; CHILDREN ; Crack ; GAME ; MOTHER ; RHYME ; SONG ; Spine ; SUPERSTITION ; VERSE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Lyrical Verse Lyrical Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
SPEECH -- Game Pastime Sport S555.500

Date learned: 03-30-1968

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CARD BELIEF

CUT THIN AND WIN. CUT DEEP AND WEEP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): CARD-PLAYING ; ELLIPSIS ; RHYME PARALLELISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
SPEECH -- Game Pastime Sport S555.500
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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GOLF

NEVER UP, NEVER IN.

Submitter comment:

MEANING IF THE BALL NEVER LEAVES THE GROUND, IT WILL

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS PARALLELISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
SPEECH -- Game Pastime Sport S555.500
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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BELIEF IN CUTTING CARDS

CUT THIN AND WIN, CUT DEEP AND WEEP.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector are the same person.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS

James Callow Keyword(s): CARD-PLAYING ; ELLIPSIS ; RHYME PARALLELISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
SPEECH -- Game Pastime Sport S555.500
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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GOLF

" NEVER UP, NEVER IN."
 

Submitter comment:

MEANING IF THE BALL NEVER LEAVES THE GROUND, IT WILL
SEEMINGLY NEVER REACH THE HOLE. OFTEN THROWN ABOUT ON GOLF COURSES.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; JACKSON ; informant's home

James Callow Keyword(s): ELLIPSIS PARALLELISM

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
SPEECH -- Game Pastime Sport S555.500
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-25-1970

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