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VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

GOOD NIGHT, SLEEP TIGHT,
DON'T LET THE MOSQUITOES BITE.

Where learned: OHIO ; YOUNGSTOWN

James Callow Keyword(s): VARIATION: BEDBUGS

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

Date learned: 00001950S AND 00001960S

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When the New Year arrives put a spider in your purse, and you
will have money all year long.

Submitter comment: The informant can't remember when she learned this superstition,
but she has been doing it for about 20 years.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): bugs

Subject headings: Favorites
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year

Date learned: 00001950S

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REDBUGS AND MOSQUITOES WON'T BITE IF YOU CHEW TOBACCO .

Where learned: TEXAS ; HOUSTON

James Callow Keyword(s): REDBUGS = CHIGGERS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect

Date learned: 06-11-1971

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Verse

Good night

Sleep tight

Don't let the bed bugs bite.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Verse?

Keyword(s): ; Bed Bugs ; Bite ; Lullabye ; Night ; RHYME ; SLEEP ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Verse

Sleep tight, don't let the bedbugs bite.

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Keyword(s): Bed ; Bedbugs ; Bite ; bugs ; SLEEP ; Tight ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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Verse

Nightime Safety:

Sleep tight so the bed bugs don't bite.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added by TRD

James Callow comment:

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

Keyword(s): Bed ; bugs ; Nighttime ; SAFETY ; Saying ; SLEEP ; Tight ; VERSE

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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