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MILITARY CADENCE SONG

I DON'T KNOW WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD,
RANGERS ARE AS GOOD AS GOLD.
I'VE BEEN TOLD AND I BELIEVE,
I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS LEAVE.
I WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT,
WHEN THEY BOMBED THE ORIENT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROSEVILLE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVERTISING FOR PEPSODENT TOOTHPASTE: ; WHEN YOU BRUSH YOUR TEETH WITH PEPSODENT ; YOU'LL WONDER WHERE THE YELLOW WENT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- War cries
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- F535

Date learned: 12-00-1974

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INDEX OF TAPE 750002 SIDE B

BROOM
LUCK
THE NUMBER 9 AND 3
OMEN
DREAMS
THROWING TEETH AND BURYING TEETH TO MAKE THEM GROW
LEFT AND RIGHT
LENGTH OF TOES AS OMENS OF PARENTS' DEATH
FINGERS THAT RINGS ARE WORN ON
WIZARDS
BLACK CAT
ONOMATOPOETIC
FLOATING THE WATER LILY FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 22 OF EVERY YEAR

Where learned: THAILAND

Keyword(s): HOMEOPATHIC MAGIC FOR TEETH AND TOES

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September 22
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress HandsFeet
BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
SPEECH -- Onomatopoeia

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HAIR CUSTOM

NEVER WASH YOUR HAIR AFTER YOU HAVE A TOOTH FILLED.
WAIT UNTIL THE NEXT DAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT PRACTICED THIS AS A YOUNG GIRL AND WOMAN
BECAUSE HER MOTHER HAD TOLD HER THIS WAS RIGHT. (1920_30)
GRADUALLY SHE CAME TO SEE THAT IT HAD NO REASONABLE VALIDITY
AND NO LONGER PRACTICES IT.

Where learned: PENNSYLVANIA ; PITTSBURGH

Keyword(s): DENTAL WORK ; TEETH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak

Date learned: 10-02-1971

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BIRTH: TREATMENT OF EXPECTANT MOTHERS

FOR EVERY BABY YOU HAVE YOU WILL LOSE A TOOTH.

Where learned: OHIO ; NORTH OLMSTED

Keyword(s): CHILDBIRTH ; LOSS OF TEETH ; PREGNANCY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Birth

Date learned: 03-08-1970

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

YOUR BLUE EYES MAY WATER
YOUR WHITE TEETH MAY GRIT
BUT YOU'RE ONE LOVELY
I WON'T FORGIT.

Data entry tech comment: THIS VERSE WAS FULL OF SPELLING ERRORS.

Keyword(s): RHYME: ABCB

James Callow Keyword(s): CRYING ; FORGET ; GRITTING OF TEETH

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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Custom

Method for pulling out baby teeth: tie string around tooth and other end around door and close door.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): BABY ; CUSTOM ; DENTISTRY ; Door ; Removal ; String ; TEETH ; Tooth

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO PUT IN A PIE?
ANSWER: MY TEETH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BIRMINGHAM

Keyword(s): PIE (Q) ; TEETH (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 09-00-1965

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO PUT INTO A PIE?
ANSWER: YOUR TEETH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; PLEASANT RIDGE

Keyword(s): PIE (Q) ; TEETH (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1967

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RIDDLE

QUESTION: WHAT IS THE BEST THING TO PUT INTO A PIE?
ANSWER: YOUR TEETH.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): PIE (Q) ; TEETH (A)

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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Retort

Your teeth are like stars. They come out at night.

Submitter comment:

This is a sarcastic retort used when a person has had a sarcastic remark directed towards them.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): COMEBACK ; INSULT ; Night ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; STARS ; TEETH ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Proverb

Don't look a gift horse in the mouth.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Detroit, MI

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The question [Proves what?] is written next to the collector comment.

Original BN [S570] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Appreciation ; COMEBACK ; Generous ; GIFT ; Grateful ; Greedy ; HORSE ; Mouth ; PROVERB ; RETORT ; SARCASM ; TEETH ; Wisecrack

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Autograph Verse

Album Rhyme:

Remember me

you can, you must

As long as you can bite a crust,

But when your jaws are old and bare,

forget me then, if you dare.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): AGE ; Album ; AUTOGRAPH ; Crust ; FOOD ; GUM ; Jaw ; MEMORY ; poem ; Remember ; RHYME ; Signature ; TEETH ; VERSE

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

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Belief: Medical

Stand in front of house after losing baby tooth and repeat three times:

Little Mouse Little Mouse
Give me an iron tooth
For this bone tooth.

Then the tooth is thrown over the house in hope that new tooth is stronger.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P700] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Verse?

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): BABY ; BELIEF ; Dentist ; House ; MEDICAL ; Mouse ; SUPERSTITION ; TEETH ; Tooth ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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RELIGIOUS BELIEF

IF YOU SAY A "HAIL MARY" FOR EACH ONE OF YOUR TEETH, THEN SAINT
POLLONIA WILL PROTECT YOUR TEETH FROM HARM.

Data entry tech comment:

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Where learned: MICHIGAN ; KALAMAZOO

Keyword(s): hail Mary ; Patron ; Pray ; PRAYER ; Saint ; Saint Pollonia ; TEETH

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Religious hero
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 02-18-1971

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ESKIMO BELIEF

GOOD WIFELY ESKIMOS ARE KNOWN TO CHEW THEIR HUSBAND'S BOOTS
IN ORDER TO MAKE THEM SOFT FOR THE MEN TO WEAR.
THIS IS WHY THEIR TEETH ARE CHEWED DOWN TO A BARE MINIMUM.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): ; Boots ; Culture ; Eskimo ; HUSBAND ; Inuit ; Leather ; Legend ; Lore ; Service ; Tanning ; TEETH ; Wife

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

Subject headings: Custom
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress HandsFeet
BELIEF -- P4387 P4387.14

Date learned: 04-00-1972

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