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Autograph Rhyme

Album Rhyme:

When evening pulls its curtains,

and pins it with a sstar,

Remember you have a friend indeed,

no matter where you are.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Curtains ; Devotion ; DISTANCE ; Evening ; Friend ; Night ; Pin ; poem ; RHYME ; Signature ; Sky ; Star ; VERSE

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

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Saying

Hitch your wagon to a star

(Plan and work for the best)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: FLORIDA ; Plant City

Keyword(s): Saying ; Star ; SUCCESS ; Wagon

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Vocabulary

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SHOULD A PREGNANT OR A NEW MOTHER EAT MUSTARD GREENS
BEFORE HER CHILD IS TWO MONTHS OLD SHE WILL DIE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MISSISSIPPI ; BELZONI

Keyword(s): AGE ; BABY ; BELIEF ; Consume ; DEATH ; Die ; Eat ; FOOD ; Greens ; infant ; Kill ; Mom ; Mom ; MONTHS ; MOTHER ; Mustard ; Mustard Greens ; PREGNANCY ; Two

James Callow Keyword(s): AGE

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 06-10-1973

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IF A STAR FALLS FROM SKY, SOMEONE'S GOING TO DIE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): DEATH ; Die ; Fall ; Falling Star ; OMEN ; Portent ; Star

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Star
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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PAINS IN THE SIDE ARE MOST PROMPTLY RELIEVED BY THE
APPLICATION OF MUSTARD.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; CURE ; HEALTH ; Mustard ; PAIN ; REMEDY ; Side

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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REMEDY FOR SUNSTROKE:
WRAP A WET CLOTH BANDAGE OVER THE HEAD; WET ANOTHER
CLOTH, FOLDED SMALL, SQUARE, COVER IT THICKLY WITH
SALT AND BIND IT ON THE BACK OF THE NECK; APPLY DRY
SALT BEHIND THE EARS. PUT MUSTARD PLASTERS TO THE
CALVES OF THE LEGS AND SOLES OF THE FEET.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BANDAGE ; Cloth ; CURE ; FEET ; Mustard ; NECK ; REMEDY ; Salt ; Sunstroke

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

Date learned: 07-09-1973

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BELIEF

ON THE RADIO ONE NIGHT I HEARD A SCIENTIST TALKING ABOUT
U.F.O.'S (UNIDENTIFIED FLYING OBJECTS). HE EXPRESSED BELIEF
IN THE IDEA THAT THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM WAS ACTUALLY A FLYING SAUCER
FROM VENUS, AND CHRIST, HE BELIEVES, WAS VENETIAN.

Submitter comment:

I HEARD THIS AT THE TIME WHEN U.F.O.'S WERE THE BIG THING IN 1968.

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Updated by TRD

James Callow comment:

The Star of Bethlehem, according to Christian Belief, is the star seen by the local sheperds on the night of Christ's birth. It also led the Three Wise Men from the East to Christ.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

Keyword(s): Alien ; Broadcast ; Christ ; Planet ; RADIO ; RELIGION ; RELIGION ; Star of Bethlehem ; UFO ; Unidentified Flying Object ; Venetian ; VENUS

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
Observation
BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Celestial body come to earth

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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MOVIE STAR LEGEND

THIS IS A LEGEND ABOUT MOVIE STARS.
WHEN A FAMOUS MOVIE STAR DIES, TWO MORE WILL DIE IN A SHORT
WHILE. A MOVIE STAR DOESN'T DIE ALONE, BUT ALWAYS DIES IN THREE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DEATH ; Hollywood ; MOVIE STAR ; THREE ; Triple

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Secular hero

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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HOME STAIN REMOVER

USE CORN STARCH ON A FRESH STAIN TO REMOVE THE STAIN
 

Submitter comment:

I've seen corn starch remove a red wine stain from a white carpet.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): Corn Starch ; Domesticity ; Household ; Stain ; Stain Remover ; Tip ; TRICK

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented
BELIEF -- Home

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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WHEN YOU ARE SUDDENLY STARTLED, SPITTING WILL AVOID
ANY HARM FROM COMING TO YOU.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; EVIL EYE ; PREVENTION ; Spitting ; Startle ; SUPERSTITION ; SURPRISE ; Ward

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P670 P670.88

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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