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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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TOOTH ACHE BELIEF

IF YOU WEAR TIGHT ROLLERS IN YOUR HAIR, IF WILL GIVE YOU TOOTH ACHES.

Where learned: CANADA ; ONTARIO ; DORM ; UNIVERSITY OF WINDSOR

James Callow Keyword(s): HIDDEN CONNECTION ; TOOTHACHE

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

Date learned: 09-22-1972

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN WE WERE CHILDREN IT WAS A POPULAR PRACTICE TO PUT
YOUR TOOTH WHICH HAD FALLEN OUT UNDER YOUR PILLOW. WE BELIEVED
THAT THE FAIRY GODMOTHER TOOK IT AND REPLACE IT, USUALLY WITH
A DIME OR QUARTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): TOOTH FAIRY

Subject headings: Daily Life
BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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WELLERISM

OURS WAS THE GROUP THAT HAD 35% MORE CAVITIES
HE SAID CRESTFALLEN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): "CREST" IS THE BRAND NAME OF TOOTHPASTE WHICH ; PUN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Wellerism Quotation

Date learned: 11-00-1967

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CHILDREN'S FAIRY TALE

WHEN YOU LOSE A TOOTH YOU SHOULD PLACE IT UNDER
YOUR PILLOW AT NIGHT.
THE GOOD FAIRY WILL BUY IT FROM YOU
AND USE THE TOOTH TO HELP BUILD A CASTLE.

Where learned: OHIO ; FREMONT

Keyword(s): TOOTH FAIRY

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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Custom

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

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Motifs added by TRD

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

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Home

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ORRIS ROOT AND POWDERED SOUP (SOAP?) MAKE THE BEST TOOTHWASH.

Where learned: TELEPHONE

Keyword(s): TOOTHPASTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 08-12-1968

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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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TO CURE A TOOTHACHE PICK THE TOOTH WITH A COFFIN NAIL,
MIDDLE TOE OF AN OWL, A SPLINTER FROM A TREE STRUCK BY
LIGHTNING OR APPLY THE JUICE OF A PRICKLY ASH.

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Where learned: TENNESSEE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Claw ; Coffin ; Juice ; LIGHTNING ; Nail ; Owl ; Prickly Ash ; REMEDY ; Splinter ; TOOTHACHE ; Tree

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-30-1973

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TOOTHACHE REMEDY:
CHEW ON SEVERAL LEAVES OF CATNIP.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; MCKENZIE

Keyword(s): AILMENT ; Catnip ; Chew ; CURE ; Herb ; Herbal ; ILLNESS ; Leaves ; REMEDY ; TOOTHACHE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 09-29-1973

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN WE WERE CHILDREN IT WAS A POPULAR PRACTICE TO PUT
YOUR TOOTH WHICH HAD FALLEN OUT UNDER YOUR PILLOW. WE BELIEVED
THAT THE FAIRY GODMOTHER TOOK IT AND REPLACED IT, USUALLY WITH
A DIME OR QUARTER.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Exchange ; Faerie ; Fairy ; Fairytale ; MONEY ; Reward ; SUPERSTITION ; Tooth ; Toothfairy

James Callow Keyword(s): Toothfairy

Subject headings: Daily Life
BELIEF -- Fairy Elf Goblin Gnome
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Mouth, teeth, lips, tongue

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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