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MISS SUSIE

MISS SUSIE HAD A BABY,
SHE NAMED HIM TINY TIM,
SHE PUT HIM IN THE BATHTUB,
TO SEE IF HE COULD SWIM.

HE DRANK UP ALL THE WATER,
HE ATE UP ALL THE SOAP,
HE TRIED TO EAT THE BATHTUB,
BUT IT WOULDN'T GO DOWN HIS THROAT.

MISS SUSIE CALLED THE DOCTOR,
THE DOCTOR CALLED THE NURSE,
THE NURSE CALLED THE LADY,
WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.

IN WALKED THE DOCTOR,
IN WALKED THE NURSE,
IN WALKED HE LADY,
WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.

MUMPS SAID THE DOCTOR,
MUMPS SAID THE NURSE,
MUMPS SAID THE LADY,
WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE. MM[
OUT WALKED THE DOCTOR,
OUT WALKED THE NURSE,
OUT WALKED THE LADY,
WITH THE ALLIGATOR PURSE.

Submitter comment: ACCOMPANIED BY HAND-CLAPPING SAYS THE COLLECTOR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WESTLAND

James Callow Keyword(s): HAVE ALSO HEARD THIS AS A JUMP-ROPE RHYME.

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

Date learned: 09-15-1969

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IF A WOMAN'S SECOND TOE IS LONGER THAN HER BIG TOE, IT
MEANS THAT SHE WILL BE THE BOSS OF HER FAMILY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED IT FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): ALSO HAVE HEARD THIS MEANS YOU ARE DESCENDED FROM ROYALTY.

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails

Date learned: 00001967 FALL

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BELIEF-MEDICINE

IF A LEAF IS HEART-SHAPED, IT WILL MAKE A GOOD TEA FOR THE HEART.

Submitter comment: HEARD IN YOUTH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): HEART ; HOMEOPATHIC-IMITATIVE MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00-00-1965

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

NOVEMBER 10, 1937
WHEN YOU GET MARRIED,
DON'T MARRY A FOOL.
MARRY A BOY
FROM CARY SCHOOL. MM
2 DAY
+2 MORROW
4 GET ME NOT
GERALDINE RITCHIE MM
DECEMBER 8, 1937
IF I WAS A LITTLE RABBIT
AND HAD A TAIL OF FLUFF,
I WOULD SIT ON YOUR DRESSER
AND BE YOUR POWDER PUFF.
ELEANOR FODOR MM
DECEMBER 12, 1937
YOU MAY LIVE IN ITALY.
YOU MAY LIVE IN SPAIN.
BUT THE WAY I LOVE YOU BABY,
WOULD MAKE A BULLDOG BREAK ITS CHAIN.
YOURS TIL BUTTER FLIES.
GEORGIA CASH MM
FEBRUARY 7, 1938
WHEN YOU GET MARRIED
AND HAVE TWINS,
DON'T SEND TO ME
FOR SAFETY PINS.
SYLVIA GAZDAG MM
FEBRUARY 14, 1938
YOU MAY BE FRENCH OR GERMAN,
BUT MARRY A BOY NAMED HERMAN.
CAROLYN

Submitter comment: THE AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE WAS COLLECTED BY THE INFORMANT
WHILE A PUPIL AT HUGH CARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, 6501 SOUTH
STREET, DETROIT, MICHIGAN. THE INFORMANT ATTENDED CARY
SCHOOL FROM 1931-1940 (KINDERGARTEN-EIGHTH GRADE) AND
ESTIMATES THE ETHNIC MAKE-UP AS 50% ARMENIAN, 20% HUNGARIAN,
20% ITALIAN, AND 10% OTHER (LESS THAN 1% BLACK).
"STEP-INS" ARE PANTIES. "TOYS", ACCORDING TO THE
INFORMANT, MEANS "I AM FOND OF YOU."

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SLANG: BABY FOR SWEETHEART

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Remember me
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Tender sentiment
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Translations, plays on words, symbol writing
Z210

Date learned: 09-00-1982

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This guy wants to marry this girl so he goes to
ask her father's permission. The father says to
the guy "I think there is something about my
daughter that you should know. She has acute
angina." The guy replied, "I realize that and her
tits ain't bad either!"

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; LENNON

Keyword(s): Heart disease

James Callow Keyword(s): Confusion of angina and vagina

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Body part Senses
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Stupid man or woman

Date learned: 00-00-1984

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MEIN HERTZ IST KLEIN,
KANN NIEMAHND NEIN,
NUR DU MEIN LIEBER JESU ALEIN.

Where learned: HUNGARY

James Callow Keyword(s): HEART ; JESUS

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

Date learned: 00-00-1897

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Retort

Smart Aleck Saying:

Deaf in one ear, and can't hear in the other.

Data entry tech comment:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:American_folklorists

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; DEAF ; Ear ; Hearing ; INSULT ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Custom

Ribbons:

The ribbons from presents received at a bridal shower are tied together and used as a boquet at the wedding rehearsal.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Bridal ; Bride ; CUSTOM ; GAMES ; Rehearsal ; Ribbons ; Shower ; WEDDING

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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Proverb

Pennsylvania Dutch Proverb:

Girls with fat cheeks have hearts like flint.

Submitter comment:

Heard in Steelton, PA. about 1920.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Comparison?

Original BN [V200 : 700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Cheeks ; DUTCH ; Emotions ; ETHNIC ; Fat ; Female ; FLINT ; Girl ; HEART ; LOVE ; PENNSYLVANIA ; Region

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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Proverb

Love is Blind

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in a pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Original BN [V300] crossed out. replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): BLIND ; Emotions ; HEART ; LOVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Little pitchers have big ears.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The words (Not Pictures) is written under the submission, along with [sic]. On the back of the card, Callow has written: Type as is. A good illustration of narration in folklore.

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Keyword(s): CHILD ; CHILDREN ; CONVERSATION ; Eavesdrop ; Listen ; METAPHOR ; Overhear ; Speak ; TABU

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Absence ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; HEART ; LOVE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Keyword(s): Absence ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Fond ; HEART ; LOVE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Absence ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Fond ; HEART ; LOVE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Children should be seen but not heard

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600, V300] crossed out. Replaced with  current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CHILDREN ; FAMILY ; Heard ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; SEEN ; Sight ; Sound ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): Absence ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; HEART ; LOVE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; STRENGTH ; Strong ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Children should be seen and not heard.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CHILD ; CHILDREN ; Hear ; Heard ; Maxim ; Parenting ; PROVERB ; Rearing ; See ; SEEN ; Sight ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Norwalk, Ohio.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original Bn [V880] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Absence ; Absent ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; DISTANCE ; Fond ; HEART ; LOVE ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; ROMANCE ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Children should be seen and not heard.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [F533] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: OHIO ; Norwalk

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; CHILD ; CHILDREN ; Hear ; Heard ; Maxim ; Parent ; Parenting ; PROVERB ; Rearing ; See ; Sight ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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