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WORMS

NOBODY LIKES ME EVERYBODY HATES ME GUESS I'LL GO EAT WORMS,
BIG, FAT, JUICY ONES, LITTLE BITTY SCRAWNY ONES, SEE HOW THEY
WRIGGLE AND SQUIRM. BITE THEIR HEADS OFF SUCK THEIR JUICES
THROW THE SKINS AWAY. NOBODY KNOWS HOW MAN CAN THRIVE ON
WORMS
THREE TIMES A DAY.

Submitter comment: THIS IS SAID IN A POUTY, SING-SONG FASHION.

James Callow comment: PUNCTUATION ADDED

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

James Callow Keyword(s): GORE: WORMS AS FOOD

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

Date learned: 11-00-1972

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BELIEF

IF YOU EAT A LOT OF GARLIC YOU'LL RID YOURSELF OF TAPE WORMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): FOOD ; TAPEWORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 03-05-1972

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NOBODY LIKES ME.
EVERYBODY HATES ME,
I,M GOING TO GO EAT WORMS.
REFRAIN:
BIG, FAT, JUICY ONES.
SMALL, THIN, SLABBY ONES.
ITSY, BITSY, FUZZY, WUZZY WORMS.
FIRST YOU GET A BUCKET,
THEN YOU GET A SHOVEL,
THEN YOU GET A BUCKET FULL OF WORMS.
REFRAIN
FIRST YOU BITE THEIR HEADS OFF,
THEN YOU SUCK THEIR GUTS OUT,
OH, HOW THEY WIGGLE AND SQUIRM.
UP COMES ONE WORM,
UP COMES TWO WORMS,
UP COMES THREE LITTLE WORMS.
REFRAIN

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; BATTLE CREEK

Keyword(s): WORMS

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest

Date learned: 10-00-1968

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ITALIAN REMEDY

WHEN A PERSON GETS A COUGH MOTHERS OFTEN FEEL THEY HAVE WORMS.
TAKE SEVEN OR NINE PIECES OF GARLIC AND MAKE A CHAIN AND WEAR IT
AROUND THE NECK. THIS WILL RID THE PERSON OF THE WORMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Keyword(s): COUGH ; NUMBERS ; WORMS

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 12-00-1969

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WORMS

REMEDY FOR PINWORMS: ONE-HALF TEASPOON OF SUGAR, TWO DROPS OF SPIRITS
TURPENTINE. TAKE ORALLY.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER MOTHER.

Where learned: DETROIT

Keyword(s): PINWORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 03-22-1967

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This is a cure my sister was telling me her doctor did to her.
When you have ringworm you take off your wedding band, it has
to be gold, and have someone press it firmly down in the
infected area where the ringworm shows up. Within a few days
it will clear up.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

James Callow Keyword(s): homeopathic (ring for ringworm)

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 00-00-1990

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IF YOU SEE A LOT OF WHOLLY WORMS, I'S A SIGN OF A HARD
WINTER.

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; CRUTCHFIELD

James Callow Keyword(s): WOOLY WORMS WOOLEY WORMS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- P00

Date learned: 06-21-1970

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WHEN A MEASURING WORM GETS ON YOU, IT MEANS THAT HE IS MEASURING
YOU FOR A NEW SUIT OF CLOTHES.

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): INCHWORM ?

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Dress Overall body coverUpper body and arms
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth

Date learned: 05-03-1969

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Belief: Animal

IF YOU TAKE A HAIR OUT OF A HORSE'S TAIL AND PUT IT IN A
GLASS OF WATER, IT WILL TURN INTO A WORM.

Submitter comment:

HEARD FROM HER MOTHER.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PEABODY COLLEGE ; NASHVILLE

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; HAIR ; HORSE ; MAGIC ; SUPERSTITION ; TRANSFORMATION ; WATER ; Worm

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Animal Life
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

Date learned: 03-07-1969

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Belief: Animal

Belief in Magic:

If you place a horsehair in vinegar it will turn into a worm.

Submitter comment:

This was told to the informant by her grandmother many years ago.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P600] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classifications.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; WORK ; CHILDRENS HOSPITAL

Keyword(s): ANIMAL ; BELIEF ; HAIR ; HORSE ; MAGIC ; SUPERSTITION ; TRANSFORMATION ; VINEGAR ; Worm

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Creation and Order of Animal Life
BELIEF -- Animal
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color

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Proverb

The early bird catches the worm

Submitter comment:

Informant doesn't remember where she first heard it.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Keyword(s): BIRD ; Early ; Forethought ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The early bird catches the worm

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ;

Keyword(s): BIRD ; CATCH ; Early ; FOOD ; Forethought ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Early Bird:

The early bird catches the worm

Submitter comment:

Heard this in grade school

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects

Added the BN [V200] to the top right corner of the card

Keyword(s): BIRD ; CATCH ; Early ; FOOD ; Forethought ; Worm

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

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Proverb

The early bird catches the worm.

Submitter comment:

Learned in Childhood

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Early ; Forethought ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The early bird gets the worm.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Early ; Forethought ; Maxim ; Prepared ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The early bird gets the worm.

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Norwalk, OH

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V880] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Early ; Forethought ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; TIME ; VERSE ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

Early bird catches the worm.

Submitter comment:

Mentioned in a bull session

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Early ; Forethought ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The early bird catches the worm.

Submitter comment:

Heard it in gradeschool.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Early ; Forethought ; Late ; Maxim ; METAPHOR ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The Early Bird:

The early bird gets the worm.

Submitter comment:

Known for as long as I can remember. Probably learned from father.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; Early ; Forethought ; Late ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; TIME ; VERSE ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

The early bird catches the worm.

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 classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; BIRD ; CATCH ; Early ; Forethought ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; Trap ; VERSE ; Worm

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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