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CHILDREN'S VERSE

STEP ON A LINE,
BREAK YOUR MOTHER'S SPINE.

Submitter comment: FROM THE CHILDREN IN HER NEIGHBORHOOD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): SIDEWALK

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 00001964 (SUMMER)

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BLACK AMERICAN

TO RID ARTICLES OF MILDEW, LET THEM
SOAK IN BUTTERMILK AND SALT, THEN
PLACE THEM IN THE SUN.

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI

Keyword(s): MILDEW

Subject headings: Favorites

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DIAPER TAG

IF YOU STEP IN A SQUARE WITH A LETTER WRITTEN ON IT,
YOU HAVE A DIAPER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT IS A FRIEND'S YOUNGEST SISTER, AND SHE IS
ABOUT EIGHT YEARS OLD. THIS IS A GAME THEY PLAY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): SIDEWALK SQUARE?

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Racing Chasing Fighting

Date learned: 00001971 SPRING

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

Roses love Sunshine, Violets love dew

Angels in heaven know I love you.

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Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Album ; ANGELS ; AUTOGRAPH ; Devotion ; Dew ; FLOWERS ; LOVE ; poem ; RHYME ; Roses ; Signature ; Sunshine ; VERSE ; Violets

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

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DATING SUPERSTITION

INFORMANT'S FATHER ALWAYS TOLD HER WHEN YOUR BOY FRIEND LETS YOU
WALK ON THE OUTSIDE PART OF THE WALK, HE DOESN'T WANT YOU
ANY MORE, AND ANYONE CAN TAKE YOU. HE HAS ALWAYS KIDDED
HER ABOUT THIS.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CHIVALRY ; Relationship ; SIDEWALK ; SIGN ; SUPERSTITION ; SYMBOL

James Callow Keyword(s): CHIVALRY ; DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 10-08-1971

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BELIEF

IF A MAN WALKS ON THE INSIDE OF THE WALK, IT MEANS THAT
THE GIRL HE IS WITH IS FOR SALE.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; CHIVALRY ; Girlfriend ; Relationship ; SIDEWALK ; SUPERSTITION ; Walk

James Callow Keyword(s): CHIVALRY ; DIRECTION ; POSITION

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Signs of availability
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 11-26-1970

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