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JUMP-ROPE RHYME AND CHEER

CHARLEY MCCARTHEY,
DOROTHY LAMOUR,
MAMA'S LITTLE BABY GONNA ROCK TONIGHT
HEY BOB-A-REE-BA--FIGHT, FIGHT
HEY BOB-A-REE-BA--FIGHT, FIGHT
MAMA'S LITTLE BABY GONNA ROCK TONIGHT

Submitter comment: THIS WAS USED BY MY SISTER AND HER CHILDHOOD FRIENDS PRIMARILY
FOR JUMP-ROPE, BUT ALSO AS A CHEER. BEFORE THEY WERE CORRECTED, SOME
OF THE GIRLS (INCLUDING MY SISTER,) USED TO SAY "DOROTHY MAMOOR"
BECAUSE OF THEIR UNFAMILIARITY WITH HER.

Where learned: OHIO ; MASSILLON

James Callow Keyword(s): RADIO AND MOVIE PERSONALITIES

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse Game Verse
SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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"EVERY DAY WE WOULD WALK DOWNTOWN TO TIEDKIES(IN TOLEDO, OHIO)
AND MEET
DAD WHERE WE'D BUY THE GROCERIES, LOOK AT THE ORGAN IN THE STORE, GO
THROUGH THE COFFEE DEPARTMENT AND SMELL ALL THE DIFFERENT SMELLS, AND
WATCH THE MAN PLAY THAT OLD ORGAN. PEOPLE WOULD NEVER THINK OF
WALKING THAT FAR NOW."

Where learned: DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): SINCE BURNED DOWN. ; TIEDKIES WAS A DEPARTMENT & GROCERY STORE. IT HAS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 11-05-1972

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IF SOMEONE SWEEPS YOUR FEET SPIT ON THE BROOM AND SAY YOUR NAME.
IT WILL KEEP YOU FROM GOING TO JAIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): MAGICAL PROPERTIES OF SPIT ; NAME MAGIC ; PREVENTIVE MAGIC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

Date learned: 10-00-1974

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PROVERB

DON'T GET YOUR TOGA IN A KNOT.

Where learned: NOT GIVEN

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; IMPATIENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 00-00-1962

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PROVERB

DON'T PUT THE CART BEFORE THE HORSE.

Submitter comment: ADVICE GIVEN TO INFORMANT BY HIS FATHER IN 1929.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; PRIORITIES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 10-06-1972

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PROVERB

DON'T RACE YOUR MOTOR.

Submitter comment: FROM UNCERTAIN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; GROSSE POINTE

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; AUTOMOBILE ; IMPATIENCE

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

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

THE CHURCH IS CLOSE
BUT IT'S COLD OUTSIDE.
ILL STAY HOME.
THE TAVERN'S FAR
BUT IT'S COLD OUTSIDE.
ILL WALK FAST.

Submitter comment: TOLD IN HIS HIGH SCHOOL RUSSIAN CLASS
HENRY FORD H.S., DETROIT

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COMPARISON ; CONTRAST ; IRONY

James Callow Keyword(s): ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES ; IRONY ; PRIORITIES

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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PROVERBIAL APOTHEGM

NEVER SAY NEVER AND ALWAYS AVOID ALWAYS

Where learned: WARREN ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): SEMANTICS

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: NEGATIVE ; ADVICE: POSITIVE ; EXTREMITIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Number Emptiness, nothingness, zero
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BURN REMEDY

WHENEVER ANYONE BURNS ANY PART OF HIS BODY,
MY GRANDMOTHER URGES HIM TO IMMEDIATELY APPLY ICE.
THIS HAS MORE MEDICINAL EFFECT THAN BUTTER.

Submitter comment: MY GRANDMOTHER FIRMLY BELIEVES THIS REMEDY WHEN ANYBODY GETS BURNED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): ICE, MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-31-1971

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BURNS

WHEN YOU BURN YOURSELF, IT IS BELIEVED
THAT YOU CAN RELIEVE THE PAIN
BY PUTTING BUTTER ON THE BURN.

Data entry tech comment: TWO SIMILAR CURES ARE IN THIS SECTION OF THE ARCHIVES.

Where learned: UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT

Keyword(s): BUTTER, MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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REMEDY- PLANT

TO HEAL BURNS, YOU POUND OR PRESS THE JUICE OF A MALE FERN
AND SPREAD THIS ON A BURN.

Submitter comment: LEARNED THIS FROM YOUTH.

Where learned: INDIANA ; GREENFIELD

Keyword(s): FERN, HEALING PROPERTIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-23-1967

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CHEST PAIN

IF YOU ARE SUFFERING FROM A CHEST PAIN
BUY A PINT OF WHISKEY, DRINK IT, THEN RUB YOUR CHEST
WITH THE EMPTY BOTTLE.
THE CHEST PAIN WILL GO AWAY.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT'S FATHER BELIEVES THIS
AND HAS PRACTICED THIS CURE MANY TIMES.
INFORMANT HAS SEEN HIM DO THIS SEVERAL TIMES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): WHISKEY, MEDICINAL PROPERTIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 03-06-1971

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CHILDREN SONG ( MISS LULU )

MISS LULU HAD AN ENGINE,
THE ENGINE HAD A BELL,
MISS LULU WENT TO HEAVEN,
THE ENGINE WENT TO ...
HELLO OPERATOR,
GIVE ME NUMBER NINE,
AND IF YOU DISCONNECT ME
I'LL KICK YOU RIGHT...
BEHIND THE REFRIGERATOR,
THERE WAS A PIECE OF GLASS
MISS LULU STEPPED UPON IT
AND BROKE HER LITTLE...
ASK ME NO MORE QUESTIONS,
I'LL TELL YOU NO MORE LIES

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT FORGOT THE LAST TWO LINES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): DISGUISED IMPROPRIETIES ; ELLIPSIS

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

Date learned: 10-18-1971

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CUSTOM

WHEN MY FATHER DIED MY BROTHERS AND I HAD OUR TIES CUT BY THE RABBI.
THIS IS THE ONLY CUSTOM CONNECTED WITH ANY OF THE CHILDREN--ONLY THE
SONS. I THINK IT IS SUPPOSED TO SYMBOLIZE THE BREAKING OF THE FATHER
AND SON RELATIONSHIP, OR A SEPARATION OF A FATHERS' DEATH FROM HIS
SON'S LIVES. AFTERWARDS, YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO KEEP WHAT'S LEFT OF YOUR
TIE AND WEAR IT PINNED INSIDE OF YOUR SHIRT ON THE LEFT SIDE FOR A
YEAR.

Submitter comment: THIS IS A JEWISH CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; COLLECTORS HOME

James Callow Keyword(s): NECKTIES ; POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Death Funeral Burial
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Year
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Overall body coverUpper body and arms

Date learned: 02-00-1979

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RUSSIAN PROVERB

THE FUTURE BELONGS TO HIM WHO KNOWS HOW TO WAIT.

Keyword(s): PATIENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1969

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CLASS MOTTO

IF YOU WANT TO KILL TIME, WORK IT TO DEATH.

Where learned: DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): ADVICE ; PERSONIFICATION ; SWIFTIES?

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1957

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DURING RECESS TERRI HEARD A RUMOR THAT IF YOU KISSED
A MEMBER OF THE OPPOSITE SEX, YOU WOULD GET KOOTIES.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THAT YOU WOULD GET KOOTIES FROM JUST
TOUCHING A MEMBER OF THE OPPOSITE SEX.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES

James Callow Keyword(s): COOTIES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness
SPEECH -- Gesture

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Baby Belief

Babies born with "outtie" (a navel that sticks out) navels will
have good luck.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; HAMTRAMCK

James Callow Keyword(s): outie -- variant spelling?

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 03-00-1992

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Etymology

Origin of name:

Cornersville, TN gets its name from the fact that it is located in the corner of four counties.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Cornersville, Counties ; ETYMOLOGY ; Language ; NAME ; Origin ; REGIONAL ; Tennessee ; WORD

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Folk etymology

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PROVERB

KEEP YOUR SHIRT ON.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; NORTH GARDEN

Keyword(s): PATIENCE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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