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SPORT-BOCHE

BOCHE IS AN ITALIAN SPORT LIKE BOWLING. FIRST ONE PERSON
ROLLS A BALL DOWN A STRAIGHT LINE. OTHERS THROW
BALLS AS CLOSE TO THE FIRST BALL THROWN. THE OBJECT
OF THE GAME IS TO GET AS CLOSE OR HIT THE FIRST BALL
THROWN.

Submitter comment: THIS PASTIME SPORT WAS DONE BY THE INFORMANT'S PARENTS
AND GRANDPARENTS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): SHUFFLEBOARD ; SIMILAR TO CURLING

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 10-25-1971

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IF A GIRL GIVES HERSELF A PERMANENT DURING MENSTRUATION, HER
HAIR WILL FRIZZ.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): OVERCURL

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Maturity
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 02-20-1969

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Autograph Rhyme

I wish you luck, I wish you joy, I wish you first a baby boy.

And when his hair begins to curl, I wish you then a baby girl.

And when her hair is straight and thin, I wish you next a set of twins.

And when they're crawling on the floor, for heanev's sake, don't have any more!

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Keyword(s): AUTOGRAPH ; BABY ; Boy ; Crawl ; Curl ; Floor ; Girl ; HAIR ; poem ; RHYME ; Signature ; Straight ; THIN ; TWINS ; VERSE

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

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Language: Rhyme

 I wish you luck

I wish you joy.

I wish you first a baby boy

And when his hair begins to curl

I wish you then a baby girl.

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Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; BABY ; Boy ; Curl ; Girl ; HAIR ; Language ; poem ; RHYME ; Signature ; VERSE ; WISH

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

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