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WORK SONG

THIS IS THE WAY WE WASH OUR CLOTHES,
WASH OUR CLOTHES, WASH OUR CLOTHES;
THIS IS THE WAY WE WASH OUR CLOTHES,
SO EARLY MONDAY MORNING.

THIS IS THE WAY WE IRON OUR CLOTHES,
IRON OUR CLOTHES, IRON OUR CLOTHES;
THIS IS THE WAY WE IRON OUR CLOTHES,
SO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING.

THIS IS THE WAY WE CLEAN OUR WINDOWS,
CLEAN OUR WINDOWS, CLEAN OUR WINDOWS;
THIS IS THE WAY WE CLEAN OUR WINDOWS,
SO EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

THIS IS THE WAY WE SWEEP OUR FLOORS,
SWEEP OUR FLOORS, SWEEP OUR FLOORS;
THIS IS THE WAY WE SWEEP OUR FLOORS,
SO EARLY THURSDAY MORNING.

THIS IS THE WAY WE MAKE OUR BEDS,
MAKE OUR BEDS, MAKE OUR BEDS;
THIS IS THE WAY WE MAKE OUR BEDS;
M SO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.

THIS IS THE WAY WE SCRUB OUR FLOORS,
SCRUB OUR FLOORS, SCRUB OUR FLOORS;
THIS IS THE WAY WE SCRUB OUR FLOORS,
SO EARLY SATURDAY MORNING.

THIS IS THE WAY WE GO TO CHURCH,
GO TO CHURCH, GO TO CHURCH;
THIS IS THE WAY WE GO TO CHURCH,
SO EARLY SUNDAY MORNING.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): CHAIN SONG ; DAYS OF THE WEEK

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

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Ethnic: Scottish

Never cut your fingernails on Sunday.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word Legend has been crossed out from the top of the card.

Original BN [P400, P644, P43, P880] have been crossed out/replaced with current classifications

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): DAYS OF THE WEEK ; ETHNIC ; GROOMING ; Scotland ; SCOTTISH ; Superstition, Belief

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time F574.5 (SUNDAY)
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal

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Belief: Children

Wednesday's Child:

Wednesday's Child is full of woe.

Submitter comment:

(A person born on Wednesday is believed to be ill-fated through-out life.)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BIRTH ; Born ; CHILDREN ; DAYS OF THE WEEK ; DESTINY ; Destiny, Fate ; Wednesday ; WOE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

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MONDAY'S CHILD IS FAIR OF FACE,
TUESDAY'S CHILD IS FULL OF GRACE,
WEDNESDAY'S CHILD IS FULL OF WOE,
THURSDAY'S CHILD HAS FAR TO GO,
FRIDAY'S CHILD IS LOVING AND GIVING,
SATURDAY'S CHILD MUST WORK FOR A LIVING,
BUT THE CHILD BORN ON THE SABBOTH DAY
IS BONNY AND MERRY AND GLAD AND GAY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CHILD ; DAYS OF THE WEEK ; poem ; PREGNANCY ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.542
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

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