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WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SINKING,
AND THE EARTH NO MORE BE TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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WHEN THE GOLDEN SUN IS SETTING,
AND YOUR FEET NO LONGER TROD,
MAY YOUR NAME IN GOLD BE WRITTEN
IN THE AUTOGRAPH OF GOD.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Pious reflection

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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I WISH YOU LUCK,
I WISH YOU JOY,
I WISH YOU FIRST A BABY BOY,
AND WHEN HIS HAIR BEGINS TO CURL
I WISH YOU NEXT A BABY GIRL.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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POOR INK,
POOR WRITING,
POOR PEN
AMEN.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED
AND HAVE 25
DON'T CALL IT A FAMILY
CALL IT A TRIBE.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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WHEN YOU GET MARRIED AND LIVE IN A TREE,
DON'T COME TO ME WITH YOUR *&%%$# MONKEYS.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Matrimony

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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IN THE MIDDLE OF THE OCEAN
THERE LIES A ROCK
ON IT IS CARVED
"FORGET ME NOT."

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Forget me not

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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HIDE AND GO SEEK

WHEN PLAYING HIDE AND GO SEEK, THE GOAL WAS CALLED THE
"GHOUL." AFTER COUNTING TO THE PREDETERMINED NUMBER,
"IT" YELLS:
PEACHES, PEACHES, PUMPKIN PIE,
WHO'S NOT, READY HOLLER I.
ANYBODY AROUND MY GHOUL SHALL BE IT.
IF AN UNDISCOVERED PLAYER MANAGES TO TAG THE GOAL,
HE CRIES OUT:
ALLIE, ALLIE, IN FREE!

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Verse C750.524
SPEECH -- Game Pastime Sport S555.524

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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INCH ME STAYED UP AND WHO FELL DOWN?

Submitter comment: UPON THE APPROPRIATE ANSWER OF "PINCH ME," THE
QUESTIONER IMMEDIATELY COMPLIED WITH A SHARP PINCH.
MY BROTHER, MIKE, USED TO ASK ME THIS WHEN I WAS
ABOUT SIX OR SEVEN. I FELL FOR IT EVERY TIME.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Verse without Music C700.536

Date learned: 10-02-1967

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN ONE HEARS NOISES THREE DAYS AFTER BURYING A LOVED ONE
MEANS HIS SPIRIT CAME BACK TO THANK THE FAMILY FOR ALL THEY
HAVE DONE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Keyword(s): Haunting ; SPIRIT ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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SUPERSTITION

NEVER MARRY A POOR GIRL, SHE WILL PUT HER HAND TOO DEEP IN
THE LARD GOURD.

Submitter comment: THIS WAS COINED WHEN GOURDS WERE USED FOR KITCHEN UTENSILS.

Where learned: GEORGIA ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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SUPERSTITION

WHEN ONE HEARS NOISES THREE DAYS AFTER BURYING A LOVED ONE
IT MEANS HIS SPIRIT CAME BACK TO THANK THE FAMILY FOR ALL
THAT IT HAD DONE.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

James Callow Keyword(s): NUMBER

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Use of Object
SPEECH -- Extra Corporal Means of Communication

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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Luck

In order for a horseshoe to be lucky, it has to be turned up.
If it faces down all the luck will run out.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND ; ca 1931

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck

Date learned: 00-00-1931

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IN A CLEVELAND FOUNDRY THE MOTION WITH THE HANDS
OF BREAKING A SMALL STICK AND POINTING TOWARD
YOU MEANT TAKE A BREAK.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: 602 Body Parts
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
SPEECH -- Instructions Directions

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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OLD MOTHER HUBBARD WENT TO THE CUPBOARD,
TO GET HER POOR DAUGHTER A DRESS.
BUT WHEN SHE GOT THERE,
THE CUPBOARD WAS BARE,
AND SO WAS THE DAUGHTER, I GUESS!

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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I SEE YOU IN THE OCEAN,
I SEE YOU IN THE SEA,
I SEE YOU IN THE BATHTUB,
OH, EXCUSE ME!

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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WHEN I DIE AND GO ABOVE,
I WILL SEE THE BOYS YOU USED TO LOVE,
WHEN YOU DIE AND GO BELOW,
YOU WILL SHOVEL COAL FOR THE B & O.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

James Callow Keyword(s): B & O IS (OR WAS) A RAILROAD, BALTIMORE & OHIO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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TALE

WHEN PAT'S PARENTS FIRST LIVED IN THEIR NEW HOUSE, THEY COULD
HEAR MOANS AND CRIES IN THEIR BEDROOM. THEY LATER FOUND OUT
THAT THE PREVIOUS OWNER HAD DIED AND REMAINED THERE FOR SEVERAL
DAYS UNTIL FOUND. THE MOANS CONTINUED UNTIL THE NAME OF THE
PREVIOUS OWNER WAS REMOVED FROM THE MAILBOX.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Sign Color

Date learned: 11-24-1967

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LEGEND

THERE WAS A LEGEND AT MY HIGH SCHOOL IN CLEVELAND, NOTRE DAME
ACADEMY, THAT A NUN WAS BURIED UNDER A LOOSE SLAB OF MARBLE IN
THE MAIN HALLWAY, AND NOISE DISTURBED HER. THEREFORE, WE WERE
TO REMAIN QUIET IN THE HALLS.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Product or activity of man or animal
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- School
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial

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PUT A DIME IN YOUR SHOE FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 10-22-1968

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