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RIDDLE

WHY DOES A COW WEAR A BELL AROUND HER NECK?
ANSWER: HER HORN DOESN'T WORK.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS: COWS ; RIDDLING QUESTION

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLUSION TO HORNS ON AUTOMOBILES ; PUN ON HORN

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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RIDDLE

WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS AN ELEPHANT AND A COW?
PEANUT BUTTER.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM A FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ANIMALS: COWS ; ANIMALS: ELEPHANTS ; RIDDLE JOKE: CROSSING ONE THING WITH ANOTHER

James Callow Keyword(s): HYBRID

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 10-13-1967

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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhymes:

When you are very old and grat

I want you to remember the day

That I said you are my good friend.

Yours till the cows come home.

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Keyword(s): Age, Gray ; Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; COLOR ; Cows ; Devotion ; FRIENDSHIP ; Home ; LOVE ; RHYME ; Signature ; VERSE

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

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WHEN THE COWS GO DRY, THERE'S A WITCH IN THE VILLAGE.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): Cows ; Dry ; SIGN ; Witch

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Mammal

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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IF COWS LAY DOWN UNDER A TREE, YOU CAN BE SURE IT'S GOING
TO RAIN.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): BEHAVIOR ; Cows ; OMEN ; Rain ; SIGN ; Tree ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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MAGIC BELIEF

IF COWS WOULD NOT GIVE MILK IT WAS BECAUSE A WITCH HAD CAST A
SPELL. THE ONLY WAY TO RELEASE THE SPELL OR BREAK IT WOULD
BE TO PUT PINS IN THE MILK STRAINER, AND THIS WOULD HURT THE
WITCH. THUS SHE WOULD HAVE TO RETURN AND RELEASE THE SPELL.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT SAID THIS TYPE OF MAGIC WAS USUALLY RECOMMENDED BY THE
FORTUNE TELLERS IN POLAND.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Cows ; CURSE ; MAGIC ; Milk ; Pins ; POLAND ; Spell

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman

Date learned: 02-07-1971

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