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HI HO, HI HO,
I KICKED MY TEACHER'S TOE,
SHE KICKED ME BACK,
O, WHAT A CAT,
HI HO, HI HO.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD IN SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): PARODY ON SONG FROM "SNOW WHITE." ; TUNE OF "HI HO, HI HO, IT'S OFF TO WORK WE GO"

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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HI HO, HI, HO,
IT'S OFF TO SCHOOL WE GO,
TO STUDY JUNK,
THEN TO FLUNK,
HI HO, HI HO, HI HO.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT HEARD IN SCHOOL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FARMINGTON

Keyword(s): PARODY ON SONG FROM "SNOW WHITE." ; TUNE OF "HI HO, HI HO, IT'S OFF TO WORK WE GO"

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF THE 24TH OF AUGUST BE BRIGHT AND CLEAR,
IF THE FIRST WEEK OF AUGUST BE UNUSUALLY WARM,
THE WINTER WILL BE WHITE, COLD, AND LONG
THEN HOPE FOR A PROSPEROUS AUTUMN THAT YEAR.

Where learned: DETROIT, ASSUMED ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): COLOR ; METONYMY: WHITE FOR SNOW ; TEMPERATURE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August 24
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time AutumnFall
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 02-15-1968

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WEATHER PROVERB OR RHYME

WHEN CHRISTMAS IS WHITE
THE GRAVEYARD IS LEAN
BUT FAT IS THE GRAVEYARD
WHEN CHRISTMAS IS GREEN.

Submitter comment: BALKINS, B.A. _NEW ENGLAND FOLKLORE_
CROWN PUBLISHERS: NEW YORK, NEW YORK

Keyword(s): DEATH SNOW

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

Date learned: 09-00-1969

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Bumper Sticker Wisdom

Don't Eat Yellow Snow!

Submitter comment:

I first saw this in Detroit in 1971 on the bumper of a car.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs and BN added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The original BN [Z220] is crossed out, with the note Why Z220?  written next to it.

Submission Card located in pile marked To Be Classified

Keyword(s): Allusion ; Bumper Sticker ; SNOW ; URINE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Maxim

Your chances of succeeding are about equal to that of a snowball's in Hell.

Submitter comment:

When I was trying to figure out how I could finance a car in high school, so I discussed it with my Dad. A very short discussion. (see above!)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: BOSTON ; Massachusetts

Keyword(s): CHANCE ; HELL ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; SNOW ; Snowball ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

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Belief: Weather

Weather Predicition:

Pale moon doth rain,

Red moon doth blow,

White moon doth neither rain nor snow.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P890] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

KW:WP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Lunar ; MOON ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; SNOW ; WEATHER

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

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Environmental Factor

Product of Environmental Factor:

Making a snowman

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): Build ; ENVIRONMENT ; Product ; Snowman

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Raw Material

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IF THE LEAVES DANCE, IT'S GOING TO SNOW.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): DANCE ; Leaves ; OMEN ; SIGN ; SNOW ; WEATHER

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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IT'S SNOWING DOWN SOUTH IF YOUR SLIP IS SHOWING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM ; Garment ; Modesty ; SLIP ; SNOW ; South

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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Prose-Snow

If the snow stays on the ground more than three days - its waiting on another snowfall.

Data entry tech comment:

Entered by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): PREDICTION ; Saying ; SIGN ; SNOW ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

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