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IF A BIRD MAKES PART OF HIS NEXT OUT OF ONE'S HAIR, IT BRINGS
BAD LUCK. FOR THIS REASON, ALWAYS BURN WASTE HAIR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hair, on head, mustache, widow's peak
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Bad luck Body parts and functions

Date learned: 04-20-1969

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IF A ROOSTER CROWS DURING THE NIGHT, IT MEANS A DEATH IS TO
HAPPEN IN THAT FAMILY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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IF A COW IS TRYING TO SHAKE SOMETHING FROM HIS FOOT AND
THERE IS NOTHING ON IT, IT INDICATES RAIN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 03-27-1969

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IN SUMMER, GOATS WILL GO IN THE BARN AT NIGHT WHEN IT IS
GOING TO RAIN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 04-10-1972

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WHEN CHICKENS STAND OUT IN THE RAIN, IT WILL RAIN FOR
TWO DAYS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: 686 Seconds / Twice / Two
Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 04-10-1972

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IF A COW HOWLS AFTER MIDNIGHT, SOMEONE YOU KNOW WILL DIE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 04-10-1972

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IT'S BAD LUCK FOR A ROOSTER TO CROW AT THE BACK DOOR,
SOMEONE WILL GET SICK AND DIE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Bad luck Animals

Date learned: 04-10-1972

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RHEUMATISM ACTING UP MEANS IT IS GOING TO RAIN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
Observation
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew

Date learned: 03-26-1972

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WHEN THE WOLLY WORM CRAWLS NORTH IN SEPTEMBER IT MEANS
THERE WILL BE A VERY COLD WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Observation
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- September
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- FIRST MONDAY IN SEPTEMBER
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- First Monday in September
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- First Monday in September
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter

Date learned: 02-19-1972

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WHEN GEESE FLY NORTH EARLY IN THE FALL, IT MEANS AN
EARLY WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time AutumnFall

Date learned: 02-26-1972

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO SWEEP DIRT OUT OF THE DOOR AFTER DARK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Home
BELIEF -- Bad luck Broom Sweeping

Date learned: 03-25-1972

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A RABBIT'S FOOT CARRIED ON YOU WILL BRING GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Amulet, mojo
BELIEF -- Good luck Animals

Date learned: 03-26-1972

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TO MAKE A CHILD A GOOD SINGER, CRACK HIS FIRST LOUSE ON
THE BOTTOM OF A TIN CUP.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Song
BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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A BABY WILL HAVE TROUBLE IN HIS LIFE IF HE SEES HIMSELF IN A
MIRROR BEFORE HE IS NINE MONTHS OLD.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Birth
BELIEF -- Number
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 00-00-1970

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WHEN WALKING ALONG A ROAD, IF YOU FIND A HORSESHOE, PICK IT
UP AND THROW IT ACROSS YOUR LEFT SHOULDER AND DON'T LOOK
BACK AND YOU WILL HAVE GOOD LUCK ALL DAY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Good luck Horseshoe

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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TO RAISE AN UMBRELLA IN THE HOUSE WILL SURELY BRING BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Umbrella

Date learned: 02-20-1972

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FOLK SPEECH

BIG AS A BARN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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FOLK SPEECH

BLACK AS THE ACE OF SPADES.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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PROVERBIAL SAYING

BLUE AS A FISH HOOK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; RED BOILING SPRINGS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: 02-12-1972

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