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FEVER BLISTERS

WHEN YOU FEEL A FEVER BLISTER COMING,
RUB BEHIND YOUR EAR (EITHER ONE) THREE TIMES AND IT WILL NEVER
COME TO A HEAD.

Submitter comment: LEARNED WHEN SHE WAS A GIRL IN GLOUCESTER, OHIO.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): POWER OF NUMBERS ; PREVENTITIVE TREATMENT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 05-11-1965

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WART CURE

IF YOU COUNT YOUR WARTS,
MAKE A KNOT IN A THREAD FOR EVERY WART,
THROW THE THREAD AWAY,
AND THE WARTS WILL BE CURED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MEASURING ; POWER OF NUMBERS ; SEVERAL SIMILAR COMMENTS IN THE ARCHIVES.

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Medicine
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 10-00-1969

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REMEDY

COUNT THE NUMBER OF WARTS OR MOLES,
CONCENTRATE ON THE NUMBER,
AND THEY WILL SOON DISAPPEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): MEASURING ; POWER OF NUMBERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-10-1970

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A POLISH SONG: THE PRINCESS

ONCE A FAIR-HAIRED PRINCESS
HAD A BEAUTIFUL DREAM
THAT SHE BRAIDED WHITE ROSES
INTO HER FLAXEN HAIR
AND JOHNNY CAME TO HER.
ON HIS VIOLIN HE PLAYED
AND SAID "LET'S GO PRINCESS
TO PICK WHITE LILIES OF THE VALLEY."
(REPEAT ""LET,S GO....)

THE FAIR HAIRED ONE AWOKE
THE SPELL OF NIGHT WAS GONE
TWAS ALREADY MORNING AND ON THE SKY
THE SUN,S GOLDEN BEAMS WERE SEEN.
SHE CLOSES HER BEAUTIFUL EYES
AND WISHES TO SLEEP AGAIN
WHEN A REAL PRINCE BEFORE HER STANDS
THE SAME HANDSOME ONE.
(REPEAT "LET,S GO...)

THEY WENT TOGETHER FAR INTO THE WOODS,
WHERE THE LILIES ARE.
HE CHARMED THE WOOD FAIRIES
PLAYING ON HIS VIOLIN.
THEN SOME BUTTERFLIES APPEARED
WITH SHINY, COLORFUL WINGS.
AND THEY TOOK THEIR HANDS
AND SURROUNDED HER.
(REPEAT"LET,S GO...")

Submitter comment: THIS SONG I LEARNED AT A SUMMER SESSION IN POLISH CULTURE AT
ALLIANCE COLLEGE IN PA. IN 1964.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN

Keyword(s): POWER OF MUSIC

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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THE WOMAN WHO SHAKES A CRIB WITH HER RIGHT HAND, SHAKES THE WORLD
WITH HER LEFT.

Submitter comment: THE PROVERB MEANS THAT IT IS THE ABILITY OF A WOMAN TO GIVE BIRTH
THAT AFFECTS THE WORLD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SOUTHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): INFLUENCE ; POWER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-00-1982

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Rape is assault with a friendly weapon.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The original BN [W200] is crossed out. It is not replaced with another BN.

Submission card was located in a pile marked To Be Classified.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): ANTIFEMINISM ; Distasteful Jokes ; Female ; Harm ; JOKE ; Male ; Misogyny ; POWER ; Rape ; SICK JOKE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
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Proverb

Behind every great man there is a great woman.

Submitter comment:

From - Uncertain

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE ;

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; gender ; Man ; Maxim ; POWER ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Woman

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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ECLIPSE

A WITCH MUST WAIT THREE HOURS AFTER EATING, BEFORE SHE CAN USE
ANY OF HER WITCHCRAFT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

Keyword(s): Legend ; Powers ; Rule ; Witch ; Witchcraft

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman

Date learned: 03-06-1972

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A WOMAN'S HAIR IS HER CROWN OF BEAUTY.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BEAUTY ; Female ; HAIR ; POWER ; Woman

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 11-24-1977

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