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KRAKOWIAK (POLISH DANCE)

LIKE THE AMERICAN SQUARE DANCE.

Where learned: CHILDHOOD ; NOT GIVEN ; HOME ; PENNSYLVANIA ; MICHIGAN ; LETTER ; OHIO ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; AUTOGRAPH BOOK ; GROSSE POINTE ; HARPER WOODS ; GROSSE POINTE WOODS ; WARREN ; JAPAN ; RUSSIA ; GRAND RAPIDS ; SHIPLE HALL ; GARDEN CITY ; ROYAL OAK ; TOLEDO ; TRENTON ; FARMINGTON ; KALAMAZOO ; CANADA ; ONTARIO ; MARYGROVE COLLEGE ; DETROIT ; MAIL ; INDIANA ; DETROIT, ASSUMED ; TOLD AT HOME ; FERNDALE ; SOUTHFIELD ; TENNESSEE ; MACKENZIE HIGH SCHOOL ; HAMTRAMCK ; DEARBORN ; MINNESOTA ; ILLINOIS ; NEW YORK ; FLORIDA ; KOREA ; WISCONSIN ; NEW HAMPSHIRE ; STUDENT UNION ; READING ; AUSTRALIA ; Sylvania ; Sterling Heights ; MICHIGAN, ASSUMED ; GROSSE POINTE PARK ; OAK PARK ; SOUTHGATE ; STURGEON LAKE ; REDFORD ; TOORAK ; VICTORIA ; ROSEVILLE ; LINCOLN PARK ; TRAVERSE CITY ; HUNTINGTON WOODS ; PONTIAC ; TROY ; PORT CHESTER ; SOUTH AMERICA ; BROOKVILLE ; MONTREAL ; SEOUL ; NORTH OLMSTED ; EASTOWN THEATER ; ERIE ; University of Notre Dame ; FRANKLINVILLE ; TORONTO ; TOLD AT ; TOLD BY ; TOLD IN ; SCRANTON ; MONROE ; GLENVIEW ; MOSCOW ; GULLEY ; FINLAND ; HARBOR BEACH ; HOUGHTON LAKE ; Hudson Lake ; INDIANAPOLIS ; JONESBORO ; KANSASVILLE ; LEXINGTON ; MASSILLON ; MAUCH CHUNK ; MELVINDALE ; MILFORD ; NEW ROCHELLE ; NIAGARA FALLS ; PANAMA CITY ; PATAGONIA ; ARGENTINA ; RESIDENCE HALL ; SAINT CLAIR SHORES ; TOLD AT HONORS HOUSE ; AMERICAN HISTORY CLASS

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

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EXPLANATION OF NAME, "MURDER HILL"

THERE IS A STRETCH OF NARROW, WINDING ROAD ON THE SIDE OF A HILL
JUST OUTSIDE OF LITTLE VALLEY, NEW YORK. SIGNS AT EACH END OF THIS
LONG ROAD CALL IT "MURDER HILL."
ONE EXPLANATION OF THE NAME IS THE FACT THAT A FATAL ACCIDENT
COULD EASILY HAPPEN THERE.
ANOTHER EXPLANATION IS A LEGEND THAT A MAN KILLED HIS WIFE AND
THEN HIMSELF IN A HOUSE NOT FAR FROM THE ROAD.

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Where learned: NEW YORK ; FRANKLINVILLE

Keyword(s): ETYMOLOGY ; Murder Hill ; Origin ; Urban Legend

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
SPEECH -- S478

Date learned: 06-00-1968

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EXPLANATION OF NAME, "MURDER HILL"

THERE IS A STRETCH OF NARROW, WINDING ROAD ON THE SIDE OF A HILL
JUST OUTSIDE OF LITTLE VALLEY, NEW YORK. SIGNS AT EACH END OF THIS
LONG ROAD CALL IT "MURDER HILL."
ONE EXPLANATION OF THE NAME IS THE FACT THAT A FATAL ACCIDENT
COULD EASILY HAPPEN THERE.
ANOTHER EXPLANATION IS A LEGEND THAT A MAN KILLED HIS WIFE AND
THEN HIMSELF IN A HOUSE NOT FAR FROM THE ROAD.

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Where learned: NEW YORK ; FRANKLINVILLE

Keyword(s): ETYMOLOGY ; Murder Hill ; Origin ; Urban Legend

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
SPEECH -- S478

Date learned: 06-00-1968

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BEFORE PLAYING A REGULATION VARSITY BASKETBALL
GAME, I WOULD NOT TAKE OFF ANY WARM UP CLOTHES
UNTIL THE LAST POSSIBLE MOMENT, OR IT WOULD BRING
BAD LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; FRANKLINVILLE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement
BELIEF -- Bad luck Games Pastimes Sports

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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LUCK IN A BASKETBALL GAME

WHEN TAKING A FOUL SHOT DURING A GAME, I WOULD
DRIBBLE THE BALL EXACTLY FIVE TIMES BEFORE SHOOTING
FOR GOOD LUCK.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; FRANKLINVILLE

Subject headings: 881 Games / Pastimes / Sports

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IF YOU HAPPEN TO PUT ON ANY GARMENT WRONG SIDE OUT, WEAR IT THAT
WAY ALL DAY, OTHERWISE YOU'LL HAVE BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IT IS BAD LUCK TO PLANT A CEDAR TREE; YOU WILL DIE WHEN IT'S BIG
ENOUGH TO SHADE YOUR GRAVE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IF YOU TELL A DREAM BEFORE BREAKFAST, IT WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF ABOUT WEATHER

IF IT RAINS THE FIRST DAY OF THE MONTH, IT WILL RAIN FOR FIFTEEN
DAYS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF ABOUT WEATHER

IF MARCH COMES IN LIKE A LAMB, IT WILL GO OUT LIKE A LION. IF IT
COMES IN LIKE A LION, IT WILL GO OUT LIKE A LAMB.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF ABOUT WEATHER

COUNT THE FOGS IN AUGUST AND YOU WILL KNOW HOW MANY SNOWS THERE
WILL BE THE NEXT WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

WHEN YOU HEAR A RAIN CROW, IT WILL RAIN WITHIN TWENTY-FOUR HOURS.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IF YOUR FOOT ITCHES, IT'S A SIGN YOU'LL WALK ON STRANGE GROUND.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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CURE FOR ITCH

MIX SULPHUR AND GREASE (LARD) AND APPLY IT EVERY NIGHT.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 06-17-1972

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CURE FOR BURN

WET THE BURNED PLACE AND APPLY BAKING SODA.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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BELIEF

IF A GIRL CAN KISS HER ELBOW, SHE CAN TURN INTO A BOY.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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IF YOU DRINK BEER WITH WATERMELON IT WILL TURN TO STONE IN
YOUR STOMACH.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Fruit
Food Drink -- Alcoholic beverage Fermented
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-17-1973

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IF YOU DRINK MILK WITH FISH YOU'LL GET SICK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

James Callow Keyword(s): FOOD AND DRINK

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Meat Fish and other animal life related to water
Food Drink -- Drink from animal product Milk
BELIEF -- Means of Causing or Avoiding Illness

Date learned: 06-17-1973

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ON MAY THE 1ST CHANGE TO SUMMER UNDERWEAR.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; FRANKLIN

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
BELIEF -- Measure of time Summer

Date learned: 06-17-1973

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