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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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POLISH

ON A BABY'S FIRST BIRTHDAY, PLACE A WINE GLASS, A
PRAYER BOOK, AND SOME COINS. WHATEVER HE REACHES
FOR FIRST WILL INDICATE THE TYPE OF CAREER HE
CHOOSES. THE INW GLASS INDICATES THAT HE WILL
BE A DRUNK; THE PRAYER BOOK, A PRIEST; AND THE
COINS, A BUSINESSMAN.

Submitter comment: WE TRIED THIS AT THE FIRST BIRTHDAY OF MY CURRENTLY
SEVEN YEAR OLD COUSIN. ONLY TROUBLE WAS THAT HE
KNOCKED ALL THREE OBJECTS OFF THE HIGH CHAIR
TRAY AT ONCE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): IN A HIGH CHAIR. ; SEVEN MONTH OLD COUSIN I HOPE, SINCE HE STILL IS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Use of object for determining future of young

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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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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Belief: Weather

Weather Proverb:

April Showers bring May flowers

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V800] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

April Showers bring May flowers.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

April Showers bring May flowers.

Submitter comment:

Weather Proverb

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V800] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

The A in APRIL is underlined.

KW:WP

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V880 V880.800

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Belief: Weather

April showers bring May flowers.

Submitter comment:

Weather Belief (proverb)

From her mother as child

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word APRIL is underlined.

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; May ; RHYME

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

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Proverb

...as slow as molasses in January.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Where learned: HOME ; MICHIGAN ; TRAVERSE CITY

Keyword(s): Cold ; January ; Molasses ; Month ; SIMILE ; Slow ; SPEED ; TIME

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Belief: Weather

April Showers bring May flowers

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Ferndale, MI

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The A in April and the C in Cissell are both underlined in red.

Dup of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

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

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

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.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

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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OYSTERS CAUSE PTOMAINE POISONING IN MONTHS WITHOUT AN "R".

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Month ; Oysters ; poison

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- June
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- July
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

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Riddle - Question

Some months have thirty days some have thirty one. HOw many months have twenty eight?

Answer: all of them.

Data entry tech comment:

Entered by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): CALENDAR ; Dates ; Month ; PUZZLE ; RIDDLE ; Trick Question

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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