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AUTOGRAPH_ RHYME (COLLECTOR'S TITLE)

UPON A HILL/ CARVED IN A ROCK/ THREE LITTLE WORDS/ FORGET ME NOT.

Submitter comment: WRITTEN IN INFORMANT'S EIGHTH GRADE AUTOGRAPH BOOK ON OCTOBER 25,1934
IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): IMPERFECT RHYME: ROCK/NOT ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Forget me not

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LONGEVITY

ROCKERFELLER WENT TO A NATUREOPIDIST TO FIND OUT HOW TO LIVE LONGER -
TOLD HIM TO DRINK "MOTHER'S MILK". SO HE WENT TO ALL THE HOSPITALS
AND PAID $10.00 A QUART.

Where learned: DETROIT ; LAMAR BARBER COLLEGE ; WOODWARD AVE

Keyword(s): ROCKEFELLER

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Secular hero
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 03-16-1965

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AUTOGRAPH_ RHYME (COLLECTOR'S TITLE) ; FORGET ME NOT (CLASSIFIER'S TITLE)

UPON A HILL/ CARVED IN A ROCK/ THREE LITTLE WORDS/ FORGET ME NOT.

Submitter comment: WRITTEN IN INFORMANT'S EIGHTH GRADE AUTOGRAPH BOOK ON OCTOBER 25,1934
IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): IMPERFECT RHYME: ROCK/NOT ; RHYME: ABCB

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Forget me not

Date learned: 00-00-1934

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THERE IS A LEGEND THAT SAYS THAT ONE OF THE MOUNTAINS IN
COUNTY SLIGO, IRELAND HAS A LUMP IN THE MIDDLE AND THE PEOPLE
SAY THAT ONE DAY THE DEVIL TOOK A BITE OF THE MOUNTAIN AND SPIT
IT AT CASHEL.

Submitter comment:

KATHY HEARD THIS FROM AN IRISHMAN WHILE HITCH-HIKING FROM CORK
TO LIMERICK IN IRELAND. CASHEL IS A ROCK ABOUT THREE HUNDRED FEET
HIGH WITH A RUIN OF A CASTLE AND CATHEDRAL ON IT. I BELIEVE IT WAS
ONCE THE SEAT OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS BUT AM NOT SURE. I DO NOT KNOW
IF THE MAN WHO TOLD KATHY BELIEVED IT BUT KATHY DOESN'T.

Data entry tech comment:

Additional (non-numbered) Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

[Please make a copy. Label it B472] - handwritten at the bottom of the card.

 

The original Boggs Number [P400] is crossed out and B425 and B472 are written next to it.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; PARTY

Keyword(s): Castle ; Cathedral ; DEVIL ; GEOLOGY ; IRELAND ; IRISH BELIEF ; MOUNTAIN ; NATURE ; Pagan ; RELIGION ; RELIGIOUS LEGEND ; Rock ; Rock Formation

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Devil Demon
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Formation

Date learned: UNKNOWN

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BELIEF

"IF AN EMPTY ROCKING CHAIR IS ROCKING, SOMEONE IS GOING TO DIE."

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S MOTHER USED TO GET REAL UPSET IF SOMEONE MADE THE
CHAIR ROCK DELIBERATELY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; ROCHESTER

Keyword(s): ROCKING CHAIR

Subject headings: Observation
Favorites
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero

Date learned: 00001965CA

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Jokes

A man walked into a rest-room and seen a ten dollar bill laying on a table. As he picked it up and started to put it ini his pocket he heard a weird voice say: "I'm the ghost of Betty Grable and I say the ten dollar bill stays on the table." The man grew frightened, threw the ten dollar bill back on the table and ran out.

Another man walked in , picked up the ten dollar bill and started to walk out. Again the voice came and repeated the same line. The man laughed and put the ten dollar bill back on the table and walked out. A third man came in and picked up the ten dollar bill and put it in his pocket. As he was leaving he heard the haunting voice say: "I'm the ghost of Betty Grable and I say the ten dollar bill stays on the table." The man smiled, and said: "*I am the ghost of Davy Crockett, and I say the ten dollar bill stays in my pocket!"

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B667] crossed out and replaced with B660

Editing marks for spelling errors. ( crossed out an errant tin the word laughed).

Where learned: Myself

Keyword(s): Anecdote ; BATHROOM ; Betty Grable ; Davy Crockett ; GHOST ; GHOSTLY VOICES ; Jest ; MONEY ; Voice ; Wit

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote

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Language

FLAT ROCK IS CALLED BY DOWNRIVER PEOPLE WHO DON'T LIVE IN FLAT ROCK
LEVEL PEBBLE.

Submitter comment:

JUST RECENTLY.

A TOWN SOME 25 MILES SOUTH OO DETROIT, MICHIGAN.; FLAT ROCK, MICHIGAN; THIS ITEM REFERS TO FLAT ROCK, MICHIGAN,

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD 02-22-2011

James Callow comment:

INCOMPLETE COMMENT?
CN[ PARTIPILO, FRANK 720870
C1[ 14909 STONEHAM
C2[ RIVERVIEW, MICHIGAN 48192
CO[ JUST RECENTLY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; RIVERVIEW

Keyword(s): Flat ; Language ; Level ; MICHIGAN ; Nickname ; Pebble ; Region ; REGIONAL ; Rock ; SLANG ; STATE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Place

Date learned: 01-00-1974

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Proverb

The hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

Submitter comment:

Original Submission Card also had This written by the collector:

Proverbial Comparison

Proverbial Metaphor


The hand that Rocks the cradle rules the world.

A barking dog never bites.

 

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

The Baughman that Callow refers to above may be:

Ernest W. Baughman's Type and Motif-Index of the Folktales of England and North America (1966).

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Callow has crossed out Proverbial Comparison and A Barking Dog never Bites.

Written across card:

Don't put more than ONE item on a card. Moreover, don't turn in proverb if you don't understand section V of Boggs and Chapter 5 of Baughman.

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Cradle ; Hand ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; MOTHER ; PROVERB ; Rocks ; Rule ; VERSE ; World

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Language: Games

Q: I STAND ALONE UPON A ROCK/ THE ANGRY WAVES I DAILY MOCK/
THE SHIPS THAT PASS ME IN (THE) NIGHT/ ARE SAFELY GUIDED BY MY LIGHT
A: A LIGHTHOUSE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated and Motifs / 02-28-2011 / TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUILDING ; GAME ; Guide ; Language ; LIGHT ; Lighthouse ; Night ; RHYME ; RIDDLE ; Rock ; Ship ; TRANSPORTATION ; VERSE

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

Date learned: 10-00-1967

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

I've been all over the USA

I've even been to China

But the darndest place I've ever been

Is Rock Hill, South Carolina.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; China ; Countries ; Nations ; poem ; RHYME ; Rock Hill ; Signature ; South Carolina ; STATE ; USA ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music

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Autograph Verse

Album rhyme:

Standing on the street corner

My frock above my knees

I'm a full born American

And I'll do as I please

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): AMERICAN ; AUTOGRAPH ; Corner ; DRESS ; Frock ; gender ; Knees ; Liberation ; NATIONALITY ; poem ; Propriety ; RHYME ; Signature ; STREET ; VERSE ; VERSE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music C700 .881

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Legend

Legend of Davey Crockett:

The West was a rich source of tall tales of a man such as Davey Crockett, the country boy/indian fighter elected to Congress. In washington, he told tall tales about his Western days"...killed himself a bear when he was only three."

Tales such as these have become legends.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Bear ; Congress ; Davey Crockett ; INDIAN ; Legend ; TALL TALE ; Wild West

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Legend

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Language: Rhyme

Nonsense Rhyme:

Of all the fishies in the brook,
I'd rather be a bass.

I'd climb up on the biggest rock
And slide down on my hands and knees.

Submitter comment:

Undetermined Origin

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C730] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK

Keyword(s): Brook ; FISH ; Fishies ; Hands ; Knees ; Language ; NONSENSE ; RHYME ; Rock ; Slide

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

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IT IS A COMMON BELIEF AMONG GRAVEDIGGERS (OR WAS) THAT
A DEAD MAN'S "REST" WILL BE DETERMINED BY THE QUALITY OF
THE EARTH IN WHICH HE IS BURIED--THAT IF IT IS SOFT AND
CLAYLIKE, HE WILL NOT BE DISTURBED, BUT IF IT IS HARD
AND STONY, HIS GHOST WILL BE RESTLESS.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AFTERLIFE ; BELIEF ; Clay ; GHOST ; GHOSTS ; Grave ; Gravedigger ; Haunt ; Peace ; QUALITY ; Rock ; Soil

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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IT IS BAD LUCK TO ROCK AN EMPTY ROCKING CHAIR.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BAD LUCK ; LUCK ; Rock ; ROCKING CHAIR

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 06-25-1973

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HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN

THERE IS A HOUSE IN NEW ORLEANS
THEY CALL THE RISING SUN
AND ITS BEEN THE RUIN OF
MANY A POOR BOY (GIRL) AND
GOD, I KNOW I,M ONE.

MY MOTHER WAS A TAILOR
SOLD MY BRAND NEW JEANS
MY FATHER WAS A GAMBLING
MAN WAY DOWN IN NEW ORLEANS.

(CHORUS)

NOW THE ONLY THING WITH
GAMBLING IS YOU GET AWFULLY DRY.
AND THE ONLY TIME HE IS SATISFIED
IS WHEN HE,S ROARING DRUNK


(CHORUS)
OL MOTHER, TELL YOUR CHILDREN (DAUGHTERS)
NOT TO DO WHAT I HAVE DONE.
SPEND YOUR LIFE IN SIN
AND MISERY, IN THE HOUSE OF THE RISING SUN.

(CHORUS)

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

Keyword(s): Band ; Classic Rock ; Lyrics ; MUSIC ; PROSTITUTION ; The Animals

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

Date learned: 10-18-1967

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SAINT SANGENNARO

THE ROCK, ON WHICH ST. SANGENNARO WAS BEHEADED, IS KEPT IN A GLASS
CASE IN THE CHURCH NAMED AFTER HIM IN NAPLES, ITALY. EVERY SPRING AN
AUTUMN THE BLOOD ON THE ROCK LIQUIFIES. IF IT FAILS TO LIQUIFY IT
PORTENDS A DISASTER. IT FAILED TO LIQUIFY BEFORE WORLD WAR 1 ,
WORLD WAR 2, AND THE KOREAN WAR. IT ALSO DIDN'T LIQUIFY IN 1963, THE
YEAR THAT THE INFORMANT SAW IT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BLOOD ; HISTORICAL ; OMEN ; Portent ; RELIGION ; Rock ; Saint Sangennaro ; SIGN ; SYMBOL

Subject headings: Observation
Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Religious hero

Date learned: 11-23-1968 ; 00-00-1963

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