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THE ROCK OF THE LORELEI

THERE ONCE WAS A GIRL WHO PLAYED A FLUTE ON SOME ROCKS. EVERY
TIME A SHIP WOULD SAIL NEAR, THEY WOULD BE HYPNOTIZED BY THE
BEAUTY OF THE MUSIC. THUS THEY WERE DRAWN UPON THE ROCKS.

Submitter comment: HE HEARD THIS FROM A FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; YPSILANTI

Keyword(s): SIREN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Music
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force

Date learned: 10-13-1967

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THE ROCK OF THE LORELEI

THERE ONCE WAS A GIRL WHO PLAYED A FLUTE ON SOME ROCKS. EVERY
TIME A SHIP WOULD SAIL NEAR, THEY WOULD BE HYPNOTIZED BY THE
BEAUTY OF THE MUSIC. THUS THEY WERE DRAWN UPON THE ROCKS.

Submitter comment: HE HEARD THIS FROM A FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; YPSILANTI

Keyword(s): SIREN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Music
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force

Date learned: 10-13-1967

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THE ROCK OF THE LORELEI

THERE ONCE WAS A GIRL WHO PLAYED A FLUTE ON SOME ROCKS. EVERY
TIME A SHIP WOULD SAIL NEAR, THEY WOULD BE HYPNOTIZED BY THE
BEAUTY OF THE MUSIC. THUS THEY WERE DRAWN UPON THE ROCKS.

Submitter comment: HE HEARD THIS FROM A FRIEND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; YPSILANTI

Keyword(s): SIREN

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Tale
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Music
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Water craft or boat propelled by human, wind, mechanical or other force

Date learned: 10-13-1967

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WHENEVER YOU HEAR AN AMBULANCE, YOU SHOULD ALWAYS MAKE
THE SIGN OF THE CROSS AS A LITTLE PRAYER FOR WHATEVER
HAS HAPPENED.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): SIREN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Custom
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Means of transportation Vehicle propelled by mechanical or other force on land
BELIEF -- Prayer
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
SPEECH -- Religious
SPEECH -- To Be Heard

Date learned: 03-12-1970

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BELIEF

MERMAIDS CAME TO THE HOMESICK SAILORS DURING LONG AND LONELY VOYAGES.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN HEIGHTS

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Mermaids ; Sirens ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 10-29-1968

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BANSHEE

IN IRELAND, WHEN YOU HEAR THE WAIL OF THE BANSHEE,
YOU KNOW THAT SOMEONE IN THE HOUSE WILL SOON DIE.
THIS WAILING PRECEDES THE COMING OF THE COACH OF DEATH
WHICH IS DRAWN BY FOUR BLACK HORSES. THIS COACH CARRIES THE ONE WHO
IS TO DIE TO THE UNDERWORLD.

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BANSHEE ; DEATH ; Haunt ; IRELAND ; OMEN ; SIREN ; SUPERSTITION ; Undead ; Underworld

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00001968 (FALL)

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