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RIDDLE

HOW CAN YOU KEEP A DOG FROM GOING MAD IN AUGUST?
SHOOT HIM IN JULY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): DOG DAYS ; MONTHS (Q) (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: 00001960S

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RIDDLE

Q: IF APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS, WHAT DO MAY FLOWERS BRING?
A: PILGRIMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): LITERAL ; NATURAL PHENONMENA (Q) ; PERSONS (A)

James Callow Keyword(s): MAYFLOWER, THE SHIP ; MONTHS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- True Riddle

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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A SWARM OF BEES IN MAY
IS WORTH A LOAD OF HAY;
A SWARM OF BEES IN JUNE,
IS WORTH A SILVER SPOON.
A SWARM OF BEES IN JULY,
ISN'T WORTH A FLY.

Submitter comment: ANOTHER OLD SAYING OF HIS FATHER, CLOSELY LINKED TO THE
TIME WHEN BEES PRODUCE THE MOST HONEY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COUPLET ; HONEY ; INCOME ; MONTHS OF YEAR ; OBSERVATION ; PREDICTION

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

Date learned: 03-10-1968

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EVERYBODY, EVERYBODY

EVERYBODY EVERYBODY COME ON IN.
THE FIRST ONE OUT HAS TO TAKE A END.
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, MAY,
JUNE, JULY, AUGUST, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER,
NOVEMBER, DECEMBER.
JUMP-ROPE RHYME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MONTHS

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

Date learned: 00001980S

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Calendar Rhyme

Thirty days are in September,
April, June, and November.
All the rest have thirty-one,
But February, it is done
At twenty-eight, though leap one more
Whenever the year divides by four.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MONTHS

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Month

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STAWBERRY SHORTCAKE, HUCKLEBERRY FINN
WHEN YOU HEAR YOUR BIRTHDAY
PLEASE JUMP IN.
JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH...

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): MONTHS

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

Date learned: 11-10-1973

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SHOULD A PREGNANT OR A NEW MOTHER EAT MUSTARD GREENS
BEFORE HER CHILD IS TWO MONTHS OLD SHE WILL DIE.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): AGE ; BABY ; BELIEF ; Consume ; DEATH ; Die ; Eat ; FOOD ; Greens ; infant ; Kill ; Mom ; Mom ; MONTHS ; MOTHER ; Mustard ; Mustard Greens ; PREGNANCY ; Two

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 06-10-1973

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IF A WOMAN EATS CATFISH BEFORE HER BABY IS TWO MONTHS
OLD SHE WILL DIE.

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Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): AGE ; BABY ; BELIEF ; Catfish ; Consume ; DEATH ; Die ; Eat ; FISH ; FOOD ; infant ; Kill ; Mom ; MONTHS ; MOTHER ; PREGNANCY ; Two

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 04-15-1973

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