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HAUNTED HOUSE

IN BARABOO, WISCONSIN, WHEN I WAS VERY YOUNG, THERE WAS A
HAUNTED HOUSE ON OUR BLOCK AND WE KEPT SEEING PEOPLE IN WHITE
WALKING AROUND IN THERE, AND DOGS HOWLING UP THERE AT NIGHT.

Where learned: WISCONSIN ; SUN PRAIRIE ; BARABOO

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Sign Color

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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DRINKING CUSTOM

ITALIANS BEFORE DRINKING ALWAYS TOAST EACH OTHER BY SAYING "SALUD".

Where learned: NEW YORK ; BROOKLYN ; HEALYS BAR

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 08-00-1967

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DON'T PUT YOUR HAIR IN RUNNING WATER OR IT WILL DRIVE YOU CRAZY.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): INSANITY

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

Date learned: 01-31-1971

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NEW YEAR CUSTOMS OF THE SOUTH

IN CONJUNCTION WITH MAKING THEIR NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS,
THE PEOPLE OF THE SOUTH, AND ESPECIALLY GEORGIA, HAVE
THE CUSTOM OF EATING BLACKEYED PEAS AND HOG JOWLS.
THIS COMBINATION WILL BE EATEN AT THE MAIN MEAL ON NEW
YEAR'S DAY. THE TRADITIONAL MEAL REPRESENTS A DESIRE
FOR GOOD LUCK.

Submitter comment: MR. CATES WAS BORN AND RAISED IN LAWRENCEVILLE, GEORGIA.
THIS IS WHERE HE LEARNED THE CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; CATES BAR ; LAWRENCEVILLE ; GOERGIA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
Food Drink -- Typical menus for the various meals For meal hours, see F574.84. Special or festive meals
BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 07-10-1964

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A CHILD OF GOD

(1) PRAISE THE LORD. MY HEART WITH HIS LOVE IS BEAMING,
I AM A CHILD OF GOD. HEAVEN'S GOLDEN LIGHT OVER
ME IS STEAMING. I AM A CHILD OF GOD.

(2) SAVED FROM SIN TODAY, EVERY BAND IS RIVEN, I AM
A CHILD OF GOD, THERE THE TESTS OF LIFE I HAVE PEACE
FROM HEAVEN.

CHORUS
I AM A CHILD OF GOD, I AM A CHILD OF GOD, I HAVE WASHED
MY ROBES IN THE CLEANSING FOUNTAIN, I
AM A CHILD OF GOD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Admiration Praise Adulation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Religious

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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BLESSED ASSURANCE

BLESSED ASSURANCE, JESUS IS MINE.
O WHAT A FORE TASTE OF GLORY DIVINE.
HEIR OF SALVATION, PURCHASE OF GOD.
BORN OF HIS SPIRIT, WASHED IN HIS BLOOD.

PERFECT SUBMISSION, PERFECT DELIGHT,
VISIONS OF RAPTURE NOW BURST ON MY SIGHT;
ANGELS DESCENDING BRING FROM ABOVE
ECHOES OF MERCY, WHISPERS OF LOVE.

PERFECT SUBMISSION, ALL IS AT REST,
I IN MY SAVIOR AM HAPPY AND BLESSED,
WATCHING AND WAITING, LOOKING ABOVE
FILLED WITH HIS MERCY, WHISPERS OF LOVE.

CHORUS
THIS IS MY STORY, THIS IS MY SONG,
PRAISING MY SAVIOR ALL THE DAY LONG,
THIS IS MY STORY THIS IS MY SONG,
PRAISING MY SAVIOR ALL THE DAY LONG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Religious

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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NEAR THE CROSS

JESUS KEEP ME NEAR THE CROSS, THERE A PRECIOUS FOUNTAIN,
FREE TO ALL A HEALING STREAM, FLOWS FROM
CALVERY MOUNTAIN.

THERE THE BRIGHT AND MORNING STAR SHED ITS BEAM
AROUND ME
TILL I REACH THE GOLDEN STRAND, JUST
BEYOND THE RIVER.
CHORUS
IN THE CROSS, IN THE CROSS, BE MY GLORY EVER
TILL MY RAPTURED SOUL SHALL FIND REST BEYOND THE
RIVER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR

I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR, MOST GRACIOUS LORD; NO TENDER
VOICE LIKE THINE CAN PEACE AFFORD.

I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR, STAY THOU NEAR BY; TEMPTATIONS
LOSE THEIR POWER WHEN THOU ARE NEAR.

I NEED THEE EVERY HOUR, IN JOY OR PAIN; COME
QUICKLY AND ABIDE OR LIFE IS VAIN.

I NEED THEE, O I NEED THEE; EVERY HOUR I NEED
THEE, O BLESS ME NOW, MY SAVIOR. I COME TO THEE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

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

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL

O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL, JOYFUL AND TRIUMPHANT,
O COME YE, O COME YE TO BETHLEHEM: COME AND
BEHOLD HIM BORN THE KING OF ANGELS:

SING, CHOIRS OF ANGELS, SING IN EXULTATION, O SING,
ALL YE BRIGHT HOSTS OF HEAVEN ABOVE: GLORY TO GOD
ALL GLORY IN THE HIGHEST.

YEA, LORD, WE GREET THEE, BORN THIS HAPPY MORNING.
JESUS TO THEE BE ALL GLORY GIVEN, WORD OF THE
FATHER, NOW IN FLESH APPEARING.

CHORUS
O COME, LET US ADORE HIM, O COME LET US
ADORE HIM, O COME LET US ADORE HIM, CHRIST
THE LORD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Religious
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 25 Christmas Also see F642, below.

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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LEARNING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS

WHAT A FELLOWSHIP, WHAT A JOY DIVINE LEANING ON THE
EVERLASTING ARMS. WHAT A BLESSEDNESS, WHAT A PEACE
IS MINE, LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS.

OH HOW SWEET TO WALK IN THIS PILGRIM WAY LEANING
ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS. OH HOW BRIGHT THE PATCH
GROWS FROM DAY TO DAY LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING

ARMS.
WHAT HAVE I TO DREAD, WHAT HAVE I TO FEAR,
LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS? I HAVE BLESSED PEACE
WITH MY LORD SO NEAR, LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS,
LEANING, LEANING SAFE AND SECURE FROM ALL ALARMS;
LEANING, LEANING, LEANING ON THE EVERLASTING ARMS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Religious

Date learned: 01-20-1971

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GREEN LIGHT

WHEN NUNS ARE DRIVING IN A CAR
AND WANT TO GET SOMEWHERE IN A HURRY,
THEY PRAY TO ST. PATRICK SO THAT
HE MIGHT BE ABLE TO CHANGE ALL THE
TRAFFIC LIGHTS GREEN.

Submitter comment: THIS IS PRACTICED BY INFORMANTS DAUGHTER,
WHO IS A NUN, AND SHE SAID THAT THIS IS
A COMMON PRACTICE AMOUNG NUNS.

Where learned: HOME ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Prayer

Date learned: 04-05-1970

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3 MAN

NEED 3-10 PEOPLE, 2 DICE AND A DRINK, PREFERABLY BEER, FOR
ALL THE PLAYERS. EVERYONE TAKES A TURN ROLLING A DIE. THE
FIRST TO ROLL A 3 IS "3 MAN." GOING CLOCKWISE AROUND THE
GROUP EVERYONE TAKES A TURN ROLLING. PERSON TO LEFT OF THE
"3 MAN" ROLLS FIRST, USING BOTH DICE. IF HE ROLLS A 7, THE
PERSON TO HIS RIGHT TAKES A DRINK. IF IT'S AN 11 THE PERSON
ON THE LEFT DRINKS. A 9 ROLLED IS A SOCIAL (EVERYONE DRINKS).
WHENEVER A 3 IS ROLLED, WHETHER ON THE DIE OR ADDED UP
(1+2) THE "3 MAN" MUST DRINK. IF A PLAYER ROLLS DOUBLES
HE GIVES ONE DIE EACH TO TWO PLAYERS. THEY ROLL THEIR DIE.
THE PERSON WITH THE HIGHER NUMBER TAKES THE NUMBER OF DRINKS
ON THE LOW ROLLED DIE (OR VICE VERSA). IF THE TWO DICE ROLLED
ARE THE SAME (DOUBLES) THEN ONE DIE IS GIVEN BACK TO THE
PERSON WHO ROLLED DOUBLES FIRST AND HE MUST DRINK DOUBLE THE
NUMBER HE ROLLS ON THE DIE (2-12 SIPS).
IF DICE ARE ROLLED AND NO ONE MUST DRINK THE ROLL IS REFERRED
TO AS "SHIT" OR A "SHITTY ROLL." THE DICE ARE THEN HANDED
TO THE NEXT PLAYER. IF DICE ARE ROLLED AND SOMEONE MUST DRINK
THE SAME PLAYER ROLLS AGAIN.
WHEN THE "3 MAN" ROLLS, IF HE ROLLS A 3 IN ANY FORM HE CAN
GIVE AWAY THE "3 MAN" STATUS TO ANYONE ELSE PLAYING.
VARIATIONS ARE:
FOR 9-10 PEOPLE THERE CAN BE TWO "3 MEN".
TO GET SOMEONE DRUNK FASTER THERE CAN BE AN "OH SHIT" PLAYER
(SIMILAR TO THE "3 MAN") WHO MUST DRINK WHEN A ROLL IS "SHIT"
(OTHER THAN A 3,7,9 OR 11). ONE PERSON MAY BE BOTH "3 MAN" AND
"OH SHIT" AT THE SAME TIME. HE WILL ALSO GET VERY DRUNK VERY
QUICKLY.

Where learned: NEW YORK CITY ; NEW YORK ; BAR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 07-00-1989

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

WILLFULL WASTE MAKES WISHFUL WANT.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS FREQUENTLY SAID TO CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN
BY GEORGE WASHINGTON WILLETT, GRANDFATHER OF THE INFORMANT,
WHEN HE NOTICED ANYTHING OR ANYONE MISUSING OR WASTING
ANYTHING. THIS WAS IN NELSON COUNTY, NEAR BARDSTOWN,
KENTUCKY ABOUT 1915.

Data entry tech comment: WILLFUL

Where learned: KENTUCKY ; BARDSTOWN

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00001915 CA

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SUPERSTITION

IT IS BELIEVED THAT WHEN THE BOTTOM OF YOUR DRESS OR CUFF OF
YOUR PANTS IS TURNED UP, YOUR BOYFRIEND OR GIRLFRIEND IS THINKING
ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 10-08-1971

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WEATHER BELIEF

IF IT RAINS ON THE DAY A COUPLE GET MARRIED, THE LADY WILL NOT
KEEP A CLEAN HOUSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Subject headings: Observation

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CHRISTMAS EVE CUSTOM, SPECIAL OR FESTIVE MEALS

AFTER THE CHRISTMAS EVE MEAL, THE SCRAPS OF FOOD ARE THROWN ON THE
FRUIT TREES. THEN A BRAID OF STRAW IS WRAPPED AROUND THE TREE
TO KEEP IT TOGETHER. IF YOU DO THIS, THE TREE WILL BEAR A LOT
OF FRUIT DURING THE SPRING.

Submitter comment:

MY FATHER'S FAMILY IN POLAND DID THIS AND IT WORKED.
THIS CUSTOM IS STILL PREVALENT IN POLAND TODAY.

Data entry tech comment:

Informant is collector's father.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; TOLD AT HOME

Keyword(s): FOOD CUSTOM

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 24 Christmas Eve F122.4
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Straw

Date learned: 11-06-1971

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THERE WAS A YOUNG GIRL FROM BOSTON MASS
WHO STOOD IN WATER UP TO HER ANKLES
IT DOESN'T RHYME NOW BUT IT WILL WHEN
THE TIDE COMES IN.

Where learned: DETROIT ; RATHSKELLER BAR

Keyword(s): EUPHEMISM ; HUMOR ; INDIRECTION ; RHYME: AA

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

Date learned: 11-18-1968

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Saying

If you are serarated from the person you are walking with by a pole say "bread and butter."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [P880] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: OHIO ; TOLEDO

Keyword(s): BREAD ; Butter ; Pole ; Saying ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU CROSS AN ELEPHANT WITH A
RHINOCEROS.
ELLEPHINO

Where learned: Massachusetts ; CULVER ; ARGONNE BARRACKS

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1964

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IF A PERSON HAS ONLY ONE GRAY HAIR HE WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: NASHVILLE ; TENNESSEE, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Good luck Body parts and functions

Date learned: 06-00-1972

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