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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

YOUR BLUE EYES MAY WATER
YOUR WHITE TEETH MAY GRIT
BUT YOU'RE ONE LOVELY
I WON'T FORGIT.

Data entry tech comment: THIS VERSE WAS FULL OF SPELLING ERRORS.

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): CRYING ; FORGET ; GRITTING OF TEETH

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

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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It is bad luck to let your tears fall on the face of the dead.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): Coffin ; Corpse ; Crying taboo ; Tabu = taboo

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 03-00-1991

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IF IT RAINS THE DAY YOU MARRY, THAT IS HOW MANY
TEARS YOU WILL SHED DURING YOUR MARRIED LIFE.

Submitter comment: MY MOTHER COLLECTED THIS SUPERSTITION FROM A WOMAN
WITH WHOM SHE WORKED. MRS. HAIRSTON LEARNED IT FROM
HER MOTHER AND GRANDMOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): CRYING

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Number

Date learned: 02-00-1967

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TWO SULPHUR MATCHES IN THE MOUTH WILL PREVENT TEARING WHEN
PEELING AN ONION.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CRYING

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 06-24-1972

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Entertainment: Song

Song:

I gave my love a cherry that had no stone.
I gave my love a chicken that had no bone.
I gave my love a ring that had no end.
I gave my love a baby with no crying.

How can there be a cherry that has no stone?
How can there be a chicken that has no bone?
How can there be a ring that has no end?
How can there be a baby with no crying?

A cherry when it's bloomin', has no stone.

A chicken when it's pippin', it has no bone.

A ring when it's rollin', it has no end.

A baby when it's sleeping, has no crying.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BABY ; Blooming ; Bone ; Cherry ; Chicken ; CRYING ; Entertainment ; Folksong ; MUSIC ; Pippin ; RHYME ; RING ; Rolling ; Sleeping ; SONG ; STONE

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

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