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WEDDING BELIEF

IF A PIECE OF WEDDING CAKE IS PLACED UNDER A GIRL'S PILLOW, SHE WILL
DREAM OF HER FUTURE SPOUSE.

Submitter comment: REGARDLESS OF WHAT MY GRANDMOTHER HEARD ABOUT PUTTING CAKE UNDER
A PILLOW IN CHICAGO, SHE THOUGHT IT BETTER FOR THE CAKE TO BE IN
THE FRIDGE THAN CRUMBS TO BE IN THE BED.

Where learned: ILLINOIS ; CHICAGO

James Callow Keyword(s): REFRIGERATOR

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 00-00-1940

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" Miss Susie had a tugboat, the tugboat had a bell,
Miss Susie went to heaven, the tugboat went to
Hello operator, please ring me number nine,
And if you disconnect me, I'll kick you right behind
The 'frigerator, there was a piece of glass,
Miss Susie fell upon it, and broke her little
Ask me no more questions, I'll tell you no more lies,
Miss Susie told me all of this,
The day before she died."

Where learned: NEW YORK ; Kenmore

James Callow Keyword(s): ASS ; HELL ; REFRIGERATOR

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

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Miss Susie had an engine
The engine had a bell.
Miss Susie went to heaven
The Engine went to ...
Hello operator, give me number nine
If you disconnect me
I'll kick you right behind...
The refrigerator, there was a piece of glass
Miss Susie fell upon it and broke her little ...
Ask me no more questions, I'll tell you no more lies.
Miss Susie told me this the day before
She dyed her hair in purple,
She dyed her hair in pink,
She dyed her hair in polka dots
And washed it down the sink.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): REFRIGERATOR

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

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