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ACE OF SPADES

IF YOU WALK THRU AN OPEN FIELD WITH A DECK OF CARDS WITH THE ACE
OF SPADES ON THE TOP, FACE UP, YOU CAN HEAR THE DEVIL FOLLOW YOU

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): PLAYING CARDS

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Devil Demon

Date learned: 11-19-1972

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NEW YEAR'S

IN EUROPE DURING THE NEW YEAR'S HOLIDAY, CARDS WERE SENT BY
PEOPLE TO THEIR RELATIVES AND FRIENDS IN MUCH THE SAME WAY AS
WE DO HERE FOR CHRISTMAS. ONCE A PERSON REACHED HIS LATE TEENS,
HE WOULD HAVE NAME CARDS PRINTED (COMPARABLE TO OUR BUSINESS
CARDS) AND WOULD SEND THEM TO RELATIVES. OFTEN, UNSIGNED OR
"MYSTERIOUS" CARDS WOULD BE SENT BETWEEN LOVERS, SECRET ADMIRERS,
ETC., AND THE RECEIVER WOULD HAVE TO GUESS WHO HAD SENT THE CARD.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant and collector share the same surname and place of residence.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH ; informant's residence

Keyword(s): ANONYMOUS ; CARDS ; GIFTGIVING

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 11-01-1970

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BAD LUCK

IF, IN PLAYING CARDS, YOU HAVE BAD LUCK, A WALK AROUND THE CHAIR
WILL BRING GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): CONVERSION ; GAMES: CARDS ; HOME, DOMESTIC PURSUITS

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Entertainment Diversion
BELIEF -- Conversions P883.6

Date learned: 11-01-1967

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TO CHANGE ONE'S (BAD) LUCK IN A POKER GAME,
YOU GET UP AND WALK AROUND YOUR OWN CHAIR AND
SIT DOWN AGAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CARDS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Conversions Games Pastimes Sports

Date learned: 12-00-1971

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CARDS

DEAL 'EM LIKE YOU GOT 'EM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; NORTH QUAD 105

Keyword(s): CARDS

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-06-1971

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Entertainment: Gambling

In poker, a full house - aces and eights- is a Dead Man's Hand. Supposedly Wild Bill Hickok had this hand when he died.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P880] crossed out/ replaced with current classifications

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aces ; CARDS ; Dead Man's Hand ; DEATH ; Eights ; Entertainment ; Hero ; Legend ; NUMBERS ; Outlaw ; Poker, Gambling ; Wild West

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
SPEECH -- Folk etymology

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Entertainment: Gambling

Belief:

Aces and Eights - this is the Dead Man's Hand. Wild Bill Hickok was killed in a poler game with this hand.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P880] was written twice and crossed out each time/replaced with current classifications

Where learned: SCHOOL

Keyword(s): Aces ; CARDS ; Dead Man's Hand ; DEATH ; Eights ; Entertainment ; Hero ; Legend ; NUMBERS ; Outlaw ; Poker, Gambling ; Wild West

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Secular hero
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
SPEECH -- Folk etymology

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PROVERB

"LUCKY AT CARDS, UNLUCKY IN LOVE."

Submitter comment:

THIS WAS REALLY OUR FIRST MEETING SINCE THE EVENTFUL NIGHT
AT HER HOUSE. STRANGELY ENOUGH, IN SPITE OF OUR MUTUAL
NERVOUSNESS, WE WON EVERY TRICK OF THE GAME, AND ONE OF
OUR OPPONENTS JOKINGLY QUOTED THE OLD SAW:

Data entry tech comment:

Updated/motifs added by TRD 01-25-2011

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): CARDS ; LOVE ; LUCK ; PROVERB

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1955

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Proverb

Luck:

Lucky at cards, unlucky in love.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

KW: EZX

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CARDS ; LOVE ; LUCK ; PROVERB

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Lucky in cards, unlucky in love.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CARDS ; LOVE ; LUCK ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Lucky in cards, unlucky in love.

Submitter comment:

Informant was told this by his grandfather in Florida.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CARDS ; GAMBLING ; LOVE ; LUCK ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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WHEN MY GRANDFATHER WANTED THE HIGHEST CARD IN A CUT,
HE WOULD KNOCK ON THE DECK OF CARDS THREE TIMES.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CARDS ; CUSTOM ; Cut ; GAMES ; Knock ; LUCK ; NUMBER ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: 10-23-1970

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