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VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT,
DON'T LET THE MOSQUITOES BITE.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): VARIATION: BEDBUGS

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

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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PROVERB

ANYONE WHO GOES TO A PSYCHIATRIST SHOULD HAVE HIS HEAD EXAMINED.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ASCRIBED TO SAM ; CIRCULAR REASONING

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 01-30-1970

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PROVERB

CRAZIER THAN A BESS BUG.

Submitter comment: PROVERBIAL COMPARISON--HEARD BY THE INFORMANT FROM SOME SOUTHERN
KENTUCKY FRIENDS AND NOW USED BY HER.THE BUG INVOLVED RUNS AROUND IN
FIRST ONE DIRECTION, THEN ANOTHER, WITHOUT SEEMING TO KNOW WHERE
ITS GOING. THIS PHRASE IS APPLIED TO PEOPLE WHO DO FOOLISH OR CRAZY
THINGS. USUALLY HE OR SHE IS CRAZIER THAN A BESS BUG.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): INSECT

James Callow Keyword(s): BETSY BUG? BED BUG?

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

Date learned: 10-21-1969

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

ONE WHO DOESN'T LISTEN TO HIS PARENTS LISTENS TO THE DOG SKIN

Submitter comment: TRANSLATED FROM THE POLISH
DOG SKIN MEANS , LOWERS HIS OWN DIGNITY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

James Callow Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; DISCIPLINE ; OBEDIENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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PROVERB IN VERSE

OURS IS NOT TO REASON WHY
OURS IS BUT TO DO OR DIE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MILITARY ; OBEDIENCE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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BLACK-AMERICAN BELIEF

IF YOU SAY YOUR PRAYERS AFTER YOU GO TO BED, YOU
SAY THEM TO THE DEVIL.

Submitter comment: MOTHER USED TO REMIND HIM OF THIS BEFORE BED-TIME.

Where learned: ALABAMA

James Callow Keyword(s): BEDTIME

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Prayer

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SPIT ON TOE WHEN STUMPED.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; LOUISVILLE

Keyword(s): STUBBED?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails

Date learned: 03-00-1969

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ORDINARY FOLKTALE

A GIRL WANTED TO GO TO A DANCE, BUT HER PARENTS REFUSED
TO LET HER GO. THAT NIGHT SHE SNEAKED OUT HER WINDOW
AND WENT ANYWAY. AT THE DANCE SHE WAS DANCING WITH A
HANDSOME YOUNG MAN WHEN SHE HAPPENED TO GLANCE DOWN AT
HIS FEET. THEY WERE CLOVEN HOOVES!!

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER. DEVIL HAS CLOVEN HOOVES

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEVIL SATAN DISOBEDIENCE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ordinary Tale

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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Proverb

Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Keyword(s): Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Rise ; WEALTH ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise makes you healthy, wealthy and wise.

Submitter comment:

Informant was told this by her mother in the year 1920.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Rise ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

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

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Proverb

Early to bed, Early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ;

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; TIME ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

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

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Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise make a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed uot. Replaced wtih current classification.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; POUGHKEEPSIE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; TIME ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

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

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Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Submitter comment:

My dad told me this when I was a little kid to get me to go to bed.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C880.200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; TIME ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

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

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Proverb

Early to bed, early to rise / Will make a man helathy, wealthy, and wise.

Submitter comment:

Have known it for a long time. Probably heard it from father, Horace.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [V300] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; TIME ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

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

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Proverb

Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Rest ; RHYME ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; VERSE ; WAKE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Early to bed and early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Man ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Rise ; VERSE ; WEALTH ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Early to bed, early to rise makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.

Submitter comment:

Comment on a friends class schedule.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [V400] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Early ; HEALTH ; Healthy ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Rise ; VERSE ; WAKE ; WEALTH ; Wealthy ; WISDOM ; Wise

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

How you make your bed, so you will sleep.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Bed ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SLEEP ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

Remember One

Remember Two

Remember me

And I'll remember you.

If my grave shall be my bed,

Remember me, when I am dead.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Bed ; DEATH ; poem ; Remember ; REMEMBRANCE ; RHYME ; Signature ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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