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VERSE AUTOGRAPH MATERIAL (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

REMEMBER THE PIGEON,/ REMEMBER THE DOVE,/ REMEMBER THE NIGHT/ WE FELL
IN LOVE. ROSEMARY MOSTER

Submitter comment: RECOPIED FROM AN OLDER AUTOGRAPH BOOK DATING AROUND 1850. THE
SELECTIONS FROM THE OLDER BOOK WERE COLLECTED IN INDIANA.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING CORRECTED BY KEYPUNCHER

Where learned: INDIANA ; BROOKVILLE

Keyword(s): INITIAL ITERATION ; LOVE BIRDS REPETITION ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 00-00-1960

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ON THE GREAT LAKES, IT WAS BAD LUCK TO KILL A SEA GULL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 11-12-1968

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IT IS BELIEVED THAT KILLING AN ALBATROSS WILL BRING
BAD LUCK TO THE PEOPLE ON THE SHIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRD ; MARITIME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 10-27-1969

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO KILL AN ALBATROSS WHILE ON BOARD
SHIP.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRD ; MARITIME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 03-15-1968

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SAILORS NEVER KILL AN ALBATROSS BECAUSE THIS WILL
BRING BAD LUCK.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM ONE OF HER FRIENDS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRD ; MARITIME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 02-11-1971

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KILLING AN ALBATROSS IN OPEN SEASON IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): BIRD

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 11-25-1969

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FINNISH RIDDLE

Q: WEEK AFTER WEEK, STOMACH FULL OF SPARROWS.
A: CHURCH AND CONGREGATION.
Q: VIIKON PAASTA VIIKON PAAHAN VARPUSIA VATSAN TYSI.
A: VASTAUS? KIRKKO JA KIRKKOVAKI.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; FINLAND

Keyword(s): BUILDING (A) PERSONS ; PARTS OF THE BODY (Q) AND BIRDS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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MIZSLE - LITHUANIAN RIDDLE

Q: AKLAS BALANDIS VISZ SEMEZ ISLAKSTO. BLIND PIGEON FLIES OVER THE
WHOLE EARTH.
A: A LETTER - LAISKAS

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMAL (Q) BIRD ; COMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTER (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 03-20-1968

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WELLERISM

'"ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL,"' SAID THE PEACOCK WHEN HE LOOKED AT
HIS TAIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRD ; COLOR

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; PARODY ; PUN: PLAY ON "END" "TAIL"

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 10-24-1968

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PROVERB

AMBITION AND LOVE ARE THE WINGS TO GREAT DEEDS

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD THIS IN NORWALK, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; DEFINITION

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

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-16-1967

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CROWS

AS THE CROW FLIES.

James Callow comment: INDICATAING A STRAIGHT LINE IN DISTANCE FROM ONE PLACE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRDS

James Callow Keyword(s): TO ANOTHER, RATHER THAN ACTUAL MILEAGE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 11-19-1968

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AS WISE AS AN OWL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRD

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERB

CREDIT IS FOR THE BIRDS.

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRDS ; ECONOMICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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POLISH PROVERB

A CROW WILL NOT PLUCK ANOTHER CROW'S EYE.
KRUK KRUKOWI OKA NIE WYKOLE. (POLISH)

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BIRD

James Callow Keyword(s): "BIRDS OF A FEATHER STICK TOGETHER" ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 10-25-1967

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PROVERB

DON'T BE CHOOSY KATHY,
SO YOU WON'T OVER CHOOSE;
SO YOU WON'T GET A SPARROW
INSTEAD OF A CANARY. (TRANSLATION)
NIE PRZEBIERAJ KASIU,
ZEBYS NIE PRZEBRALA;
ZEBYS ZA KANARKA
WROBLA NIE DOSTALA. (POLISH)

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT USED TO REMIND HER DAUGHTERS OF THIS PROVERB WHEN
THEY WERE DATING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; PERSONAL PROVERB ; RHYME (IN THE ORIGINAL)

Subject headings: Person / Nickname
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse in Other Group of Folklore C800.200
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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A PROVERB

DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY HATCH.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): BIRD ; NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ANTICIPATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 07-00-1964

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PROVERB

DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THEY'RE HATCHED.

Submitter comment: SOURCE NOT REMEMBERED.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): BIRD ; NUMBERS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ANTICIPATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 11-10-1967

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CHICKENS

DON'T COUNT YOUR CHICKENS BEFORE THE EGGS HATCH.

Data entry tech comment: VARIANT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRD ; FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ANTICIPATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 03-12-1972

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PROVERBIAL COMPARISON

DRUNK AS AN OWL.

Submitter comment: PICKED UP BY THE INFORMANT FROM SOUTHERN KENTUCKY FRIENDS.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BIRD

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; WIDE-EYED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 10-21-1969

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PROVERB

DUCK GOT WATER TO PLAY IN, FOWL WISH HE HAD IT TO DRINK.

Submitter comment: THIS IS ANOTHER SAYING: IT MEANS A LOT WHEN YOU STOP AND THINK.
NOT EVERY SOUL IN LIFE IS ENDOWED WITH WEALTH AND BEAUTIFUL FORTUNE
SO MAKE THE BEST USE OF WHAT YOU HAVE -- AND DO SO WITH CAUTION.

Where learned: WRITTEN DOWN BY INFORMANT

Keyword(s): BIRD

James Callow Keyword(s): FRUGALITY ; OBSERVATION

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 02-01-1972

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