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Belief: Weather

Proverb:

Rain in the morning, sailors give warning, rainbow at night, sailors delight.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this from his grandmother

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

Weather Wise:

Pink at night, sailors delight.

Pink in the morning, sailors take warning.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WESTLAND

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

Proverb:

Rainbows at night sailors delight; rainbows in the morning sailors take warning.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classification

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RAINBOW ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

Weather Proverb:

Red at night - a sailor's delight, but red in the morning - a sailor's warning.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Flint

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

Weather Warning:

Red sky in the night, sailors delight.

Red sky in the morning, sailors take warning.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Prediction / Divination
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb

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Belief: Weather

Evening Red, Morning Gray

Evening red and morning gray, sets the traveller on his way:

Evening gray and morning red, brings down rain upon his head.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb Proverb
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

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Belief: Weather

Red Sky:

Red Sky at night, sailor's delight.

Red sky in the morning, sailor's take warning.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V800] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

Weather Proverb in Verse:

Red at night, sailor's delight. Red in the morning, sailors take warning.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

Evening Red and Morning Gray, set the traveler on his way.

But evening gray and morning red, bring the rain upon his head.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C800] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sky ; Traveler ; WARNING ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

It's All in the Color:

Evening red and morning gray

Will speed the traveller on his way;

Evening gray and morning red,

Will bring the rain upon his head.

Submitter comment:

Found in a paper placement printed in Rhode Island. Paper then found in Audio's Pizzaria, Detroit, MI.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: Rhode Island

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sky ; Traveler ; WARNING ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.890

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Belief: Weather

Rainbow:

Rainbow at night, sailors delight; Rainbow in the morning, sailors take warning.

Submitter comment:

Paper placement, printed in Rhode Island. Paper wwas then found in Audio's Pizzaria in Detroit.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: Rhode Island

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.890

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Belief: Weather

Weather Proverb in Verse:

Pink in the morning, sailors warning. Pink at night, sailor's delight.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

Weather Proverb:

Red sky at night, sailors delight. Red sky at morning, sailors' warning.

Submitter comment:

Much used saying which was firmly believed by informant.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: NEW YORK ; POUGHKEEPSIE

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

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

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Verse

The Wind:

When the wind is in the East,

'Tis good for neither man nor feast;

When the wind is in the North,

The skillful fisher goes not forth;

When the wind is in the South,

It blows the bait in the fishes' mouth;

When the wind is in the West,

Then 'tis at its very best.

Submitter comment:

Discovered in a paper placement, printed in Rhode Island. Paper then discovered at Audio's Pizzaria in Detroit.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: Rhode Island

Keyword(s): Bait ; DIRECTION ; East ; FISH ; Fisherman ; FOOD ; Formula ; North ; Ocean ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; SEA ; Sky ; SONG ; South ; Sport ; VERSE ; WARNING ; West ; Wind

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.890

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Belief: Weather

Red sky at night is the sailors delight.

Red sky at morning - sailors take warning

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

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Belief: Weather

Red skies at night, sailors delight. Red skies in the morning, sailors take warning.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

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Proverb

A rainbow at night is a sailor's delight:

A rainbow in the morning is a sailor's warning.

Submitter comment:

Informant learned this from the rural community near Kinnecott, Ontario.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: RECTORY ; HOLY NAME

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

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RED CLOUDS AT NIGHT,
SHEPARD'S DELIGHT.
RED CLOUDS IN THE MORNING,
SHEPARD'S WARNING.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; Clouds ; Clouds ; COLOR ; Delight ; FARMING ; METEOROLOGY ; MORNING ; Night ; OMEN ; Portent ; Red ; Shepard ; SIGN ; WARNING ; WEATHER

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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Entertainment: Song

Lady bug, lady bug fly away home
There's a fire in the kitchen and the kids are all alone.

Submitter comment:

Learned from childhood

Data entry tech comment:

Entry by TRD

Keyword(s): CHILDREN ; Entertainment ; Ladybug ; RHYME ; SONG ; WARNING

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

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WITCHES

NEVER WALK ALONE AFTER MIDNIGHT, BECAUSE THAT IS THE TIME
WITCHES AND SPIRITS COME OUT.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: KILLARNEY ; EIRE

Keyword(s): GHOSTS ; Night ; SPIRITS ; WARNING ; WITCHES

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Witch Shaman
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

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