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NEGRO SONG TYPE

THE CALYPSO SONG TYPE OF THE NEGROES OF
TRINIDAD, MARKED WITH PERSONAL COMMENT,
RIDICULE, OR CRITICISM, IT HAS BEEN ADOPTED
BY ENGLISH SPEAKING PERSONS.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Ill humor Ridicule Mockery

Date learned: 11-03-1967

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PLANTING SONG

PLANTING RICE IS NEVER FUN
BENT FROM MORNING TIL THE SET OF SUN
CANNOT STAND OR CANNOT SIT
CANNOT REST FOR A LITTLE BIT.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Daily Life
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Work

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LULLABY (ARMENIAN)

OY OY OY OY

HOVN ANUSH , HOVN ANUSH

OY OY, OY OY

KOON ANUSH, KOON ANUSH

HOVN ANUSH, HOVN ANUSH, HOVN ANUSH

KOON ANUSH, KOON ANUSH, KOON ANUSH

HOVN: WIND ANUSH: SWEET KOON: SLEEP OY: OY: ?

IN A WAY TYPICAL TO GERMAN. NO ACTUAL ENGLISH TRANSLATION.

MIGHT GO SOMETHING LIKE THIS:

OY OY, OY OY
WIND SWEET, WIND SWEET
OY OY, OY OY
SLEEP SWEET, SLEEP SWEET
WIND SWEET, WIND SWEET, WIND SWEET
SLEEP SWEET, SLEEP SWEET, SLEEP SWEET

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Cradle song Lullaby

Date learned: 10-15-1968

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CUSTOM

A WOMAN CANNOT GO TO CHURCH UNTIL SIX WEEKS AFTER THE BIRTH OF HER
CHILD. AFTER THIS TIME SHE WILL BE PURIFIED.

Submitter comment: ROMANIAN

Where learned: HOME ; LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: 686 Sixths / Six
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Birth
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Measure of time Week Day Hour

Date learned: 09-17-1969

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HALF A TRUTH IS OFTEN A GREAT LIE

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): CONTRAST

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-00-1968

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THE HAND OUTLASTS THE SWORD.

Submitter comment: THIS PROVERB IS ALSO A VARIANT OF THE GERMAN.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): SYMBOLS

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY THE COLLECTOR

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LONG HANDS

HE CAME IN WITH ONE HAND AS LONG AS THE OTHER.

Submitter comment: THIS MEANS THAT SOMEONE CAME WITHOUT A PRESENT.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): METAPHOR GIVING FRIENDSHIP

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Gesture
PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY THE COLLECTOR

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POTATOE MOUTH

HE TALKS LIKE HE HAD A POTATO IN HIS MOUTH.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Comparison

Date learned: CHILDHOOD

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HE WHO GIVES

HE WHO TAKES BUT NEVER GIVES MAY LAST FOR YEARS BUT NEVER LIVES.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): LACK OF CHARITY OR GENEROSITY

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

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TURKISH PROVERB

HE WHO TELLS THE TRUTH SHOULD HAVE 1 FOOT IN THE STIRRUP.

Submitter comment: A PERSON WHO TELLS THE TRUTH IS VERY UNPOPULAR.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): VERACITY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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PROVERB

THE HIGHER THEY GO THE FARTHER THEY DROP.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): SUCCESS AND FAILURE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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PROVERB

THE HIGHER YOU FLY, THE HARDER YOU FALL.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): SUCCESS AND FAILURE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 12-04-1965

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

HIGH ON THE HOG.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Keyword(s): ANIMAL METAPHOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR.

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HONESTY

HONESTY IS THE BEST POLICY.

Submitter comment: (HEARD THIS IN GRADE SCHOOL)

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-04-1967

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

HOT AS HELL.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: DATE NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

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PROVERBIAL METAPHOR

HUNGER IS THE BEST SAUCE IN THE WORLD.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 09-22-1969

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PROVERB

HUNGER NEVER SAW BAD BREAD.

Submitter comment: USED IN A CONVERSATION ABOUT HER LIFE AS THE WIFE OF A COAST GUARD
ENLISTED MAN WITH 7 CHILDREN.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

Date learned: 00-00-1968

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PREDICTION

CUT YOUR NAILS ON MONDAY, CUT THEM FOR NEWS.
CUT YOUR NAILS ON TUESDAY, A NEW PAIR OF SHOES.
CUT YOUR NAILS ON WEDNESDAY, CUT THEM FOR HEALTH.
CUT YOUR NAILS ON THURSDAY, CUT THEM FOR WEALTH.
CUT YOUR NAILS ON FRIDAY, CUT THEM FOR WOE.
CUT YOUR NAILS ON SATURDAY, A JOURNEY TO GO.
CUT YOUR NAILS ON SUNDAY, CUT THEM FOR EVIL,
FOR ALL THE NEXT WEEK YOU'LL BE RULED BY THE DEVIL.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: Observation
Favorites
BELIEF -- Devil Demon
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour

Date learned: 04-11-1967

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BELIEF- BODY PART

IF YOUR LEFT PALM IS DRY IT MEANS YOU WILL LOSE MONEY.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: Spirit / Mind / Body
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Hands, palms, fingernails

Date learned: 01-15-1972

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IF YOUR SECOND TOE IS LONGER THAN THE OTHER TOES IT IS A SIGN THAT
THE WOMAN WILL BE A DOMINEERING WIFE.

Where learned: LOCATION NOT RECORDED BY COLLECTOR

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Feet, toes, toenails
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 09-00-1968

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