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IT IS BAD LUCK TO WALK UNDER A LADDER.

Submitter comment: IN MY HOME TOWN, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, MANY PEOPLE

Where learned: NORTH CAROLINA ; CHARLOTTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Taunt

Poet;

When somebody says something that rhymes, you say to them:

"You're a poet and don't know it, but your feet show it, because they are Longfellows."

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs Added By TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [C730.329] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: HOME

Keyword(s): LONGFELLOW ; POET ; RETORT ; RHYME ; SLANG ; TAUNT

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

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PROVERB IN VERSE

CHEW, CHEW, CHEW YOUR FOOD
GENTLY THROUGH THE MEAL,
THE MORE YOU CHEW,
THE LESS YOU EAT,
THE BETTER YOU WILL FEEL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CHARLOTTE

Keyword(s): FOOD

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE: POSITIVE ; DIET ; PARODY ON ROW, ROW, ROW YOUR BOAT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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MEDICINE-VETERINARIAN FOR HORSES

TURPENTINE AND LARD HAVE BEEN USED BY THE VETERINARIAN OF
FARMINGTON HUNT CLUB OF CHARLOTTESVILLE: THE LARD KEEPS THE
TURPENTINE FROM BURNING THE HAIR OFF OF THE HORSES. ALSO THER IS
A WAY OF TAKING A NAIL OUT OF A HORSE'S HOOF AND POURING
TURPENTINE IN THE HOLE AND LIGHTING A MATCH TO IT. THIS IS
SUPPOSED TO INHIBIT INFECTION AND LAMENESS.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT'S MOTHER HAS USED TURPENTINE AS AN ANTISEPTIC FOR
PEOPLE AND ANIMAL CUTS.

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING ERRORS WERE CORRECTED

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; CHARLOTTESVILLE

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

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Belief: Weather

Rainbow - Sailor:

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

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: HOME

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

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

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Proverb

Too soon old, Too late smart.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): AGE ; Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Late ; Old ; Proverb' Maxim ; Smart ; Soon ; VERSE ; Young

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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Proverb

Stitch in time saves nine.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Forethought ; Maxim ; Nine ; NUMBER ; PROVERB ; RHYME ; Stitch ; THRIFT ; TIME ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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MEDICINE-VETERINARIANS

YEARS AGO THE INFORMANT'S FATHER FROM MASSACHUSSETTS USED
TOBACCO TO WORM HIS HORSES AND DOGS. THE VETERINARIAN OF

Data entry tech comment: SPELLING ERRORS WERE CORRECTED

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; CHARLOTTESVILLE

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

Date learned: 06-26-1972

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ENTERTAINMENT AND CUSTOM OF FOX HUNTING

AN INTERESTING POINT OF FOX HUNTING IF A CATCH IS MADE, WHICH IS
ACTUALLY NOT TOO OFTEN. IF A BIGINNER IS IN THE FIELD, THE BLOOD
OF THE FOX IS SMEARED ON THE PERSON'S CHEEK. SIVER FOXES ARE THE
MOST PRIZED OVER RED OR GRAY. THE INFORMANT HAS BEEN HUNTING FOR
ABOUT SIX YEARS AND IS TWENTY TWO YEARS OLD. ONLY A FEW OCCASIONS
HAVE THEY CAUGHT MORE THAN ON FOX A DAY, AND THE USUAL HUNT IS
ALL DAY.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; CHARLOTTESVILLE

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Entertainment Diversion

Date learned: 06-26-1972

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FOX HUNTING RULES

THE RULES FOR THE SPORT ARE UNDERSTOOD AS SAFETY, MANNERS, AND
COURTESY:
DON'T TALK WHEN THE HOUNDS ARE WORKING BECAUSE THE HUNTSMEN
CAN'T HEAR THE DOGS.
IF YOU ARE NEW, STAY IN THE BACK, BECAUSE IT TAKES A WHILE TO
LEARN WHAT'S GOING ON.
DON'T RIDE SOMEONE'S TAIL, ESPECIALLY INTO A FENCE. LEAVE SOME
STOPPING DISTANCE IN CASE OF A FALL.
THE HOUNDS HAVE THE RIGHT-OF-WAY AT ALL TIMES--THEY ARE WHAT
YOU ARE FOLLOWING.
CLOSE GATES WHEN THE HORSES HAVE ALL GONE THROUGH, BECAUSE IF
SOMEONE'S COWS ARE LEFT OUT, IT IS UNDERSTOOD THAT THE HUNT CLUB
WILL NOT USE THAT LAND AGAIN UNTIL AN APOLOGY IS GIVEN.
IF THE FOX'S PATH IS THROUGH SOMEONE'S FIELD, GARDEN, OR YARD,
BYPASS IT WITH THE RISK OF LOOSING THE FOX TEMPORARILY.

Where learned: VIRGINIA ; CHARLOTTESVILLE

Subject headings: ART CRAFT ARCHITECTURE -- Occupation Hunting

Date learned: 06-26-1972

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IF YOUR NOSE ITCHES, SOMEONE'S COMING WITH A HOLE IN
THEIR BRITCHES.

Submitter comment:

BRITCHES=PANTS

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; CORNERSVILLE

Keyword(s): BRITCHES ; Company ; Hole ; HOSPITALITY ; ITCH ; NOSE ; OMEN

Subject headings: Observation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief Belief
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching nose

Date learned: 00001972-00001973 (ASSUMED)

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Dese Bones

1. Oh, The Lord, He thought He'd make a man.
Dese bones gonna rise again.
He took a little water and He took a little sand.
Dese bones gonna rise again.

CHORUS:
I knowed it, knowed it,
Indeed I knowed it, brother,
I knowed it, whee!
Dese bones gonna rise again.

2. Adam was so powerful blue . . .
Didn't know zackly what to do . . .

3. The Lord took a rib from Adam's side . . .
And made Miss Eve for to be his bride . . .

4. He put them in that garden fair . . .
He thought they'd be most happy there . . .

5. Peaches, pears, plums and such . . .
But of that tree, you must not touch . . .

6. Around that stump old Satan slunk . . .
And at Miss Eve his eye he wunk . . .

7. Miss Eve, dese apples am powerful fine . . .
Just take one, the Lord won't mind . . .

8. She took a peck and she took a pull . . .
And then she filled her apron full . . .

9. The next day when the Lord came 'round . . .
He spied dem cores all over the ground . . .

10. Adam, who dese cores did leave? . . .
T'warn't me, Lord, 'speck was Eve . . .

11. Adam you must leave this place . . .
And earn your bread by the sweat of your face . . .

12. He took a hoe and he took a plow . . .
And that's whay you're all a'working now . . .

13. That's all there is. There ain't no more . . .
Eve got the apple and Adam got the core . . .


 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; CHARLOTTE ; 719 Henry

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

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