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WHEN YOU MILK A COW, ALWAYS APPROACH HER FROM HER RIGHT SIDE.
SHES USED TO THAT AND WONT BREAK YOUR FOOL SKULL FOR SCARING HER.
GIVE HER PLENTY TO EAT WHILE YOU MILK HER OR SHELL GET MAD.
SQUEEZE FROM THE TOP OF THE TEAT DOWN OR YOULL HURT HER.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; AGENCY

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Work Commerce Business
BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Animal Husbandry Farming Ranching

Date learned: CA00001967

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FLOAT CANDLES, PLACED IN NUTSHELLS, LIGHTED IN A LARGE
BOWL OF WATER. EACH PERSON WATCHES THE PROGRESS
OF HIS BOAT TO SEE IF HE WILL HAVE SMOOTH SAILING
DURING THE COMING YEAR.

Submitter comment: CZECHOSLOVAKIAN

Where learned: MISSOURI ; CLAYTON

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20 Lights and candles

Date learned: 12-00-1967

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AUTOGRAPH BOOK VERSE

DON'T GO TO LONDON, DON'T GO TO FRANCE
STAY HERE IN MISSOURI AND GIVE THE BOYS A CHANCE.

Where learned: MISSOURI, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): COUNTRY ; HUMOROUR ADVICE ; RHYMING COUPLET

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 11-05-1967

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IN THAT GOLDEN CHAIN OF FRIENDSHIP
PLEASE REGARD ME AS A LINK.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; BIRCH TREE

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Friendship
Z210

Date learned: 00-00-1939

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A SURE WAY TO CURE THE HICCUPS: FIRST YOU MUST HOLD YOUR
BREATH AS LONG AS POSSIBLE WHILE WALKING A STRAIGHT LINE. THEN
YOU MUST EXHALE SLOWLY THROUGH YOUR NOSTRILS. IT DOES WORK.

Where learned: MISSOURI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00001940S

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IF ANTS HAVE A HIGH PILE OF DIRT AROUND THEIR HILLS THIS MEANS
IT IS GOING TO RAIN. THE HIGHER THE HILL, THE MORE IT WILL RAIN.

Where learned: MISSOURI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Insect
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Measure of space: distance, height, depth
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001940S

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IF YOU HEAR OR SEE BIRDS DURING A RAINSTORM THE POSSIBILITY OF
A TORNADO IS GREAT.

Where learned: MISSOURI

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Cloud Fog Mist Rain Hail Ice Snow Frost Dew
BELIEF -- Wind Whirlwind Hurricane Cyclone Tornado
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 00001940S

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FARMER'S PRAYER

IN ORDER FOR ME AND MY FAMILY TO LIVE, LIFE MUST START IN THE
GROUND. PLEASE BLESS ALL MY LAND ALL YEAR.

Submitter comment: THIS SIDE OF MY FAMILY IS MADE UP OF MOSTLY FARMERS. THEY
DEPEND GREATLY ON THE WEATHER AND THEIR PREDICTIONS OF IT.

Where learned: MISSOURI

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
BELIEF -- Plant husbandry Farming
BELIEF -- Measure of time Year

Date learned: 00001940S

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IF YOU ARE WASTEFUL, AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF YOUR BELONGINGS AND
WELL BEING, YOU ARE SAID TO BE AN UNCLE CHARLIE. THIS IS A BIG
PUT DOWN IN THIS SIDE OF MY FAMILY.

Where learned: MISSOURI

Subject headings: Person / Nickname

Date learned: 00001940S

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AN OLD SAYING: IF YOU SPEND MOST YOUR TIME COMPLAINING YOU
MIGHT AS WELL SHUT UP, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY NO ONE CARES.

Where learned: MISSOURI

James Callow Keyword(s): ADVICE--NEGATIVE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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LEADER: YOUR MOTHER WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT.
TROOPS: YOU'RE RIGHT.
LEADER: YOUR FATHER WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT.
TROOPS: YOU'RE RIGHT.
LEADER: YOUR SISTER WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT.
TROOPS: YOU'RE RIGHT.
LEADER: YOUR BROTHER WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT.
TROOPS: YOU'RE RIGHT.
LEADER: JODY WAS THERE WHEN YOU LEFT.
TROOPS: YOU'RE RIGHT.
LEADER: THAT'S THE REASON YOU LEFT.
TROOPS: YOU'RE RIGHT.

Submitter comment: NATURALLY, THE WORDS "LEFT" AND "RIGHT" FALL IN TIME WITH
THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE MARCHING TROOPS.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

James Callow Keyword(s): PUN

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: AIN'T NO USE IN LOOKING BACK.
TROOPS: AIN'T NO USE IN LOOKING BACK.
LEADER: JODY'S GOT YOUR CADILLAC.
TROOPS: JODY'S GOT YOUR CADILLAC.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: AIN'T NO USE IN CALLING HOME.
TROOPS: AIN'T NO USE IN CALLING HOME.
LEADER: JODY'S ON YOUR TELEPHONE
TROOPS: JODY'S ON YOUR TELEPHONE.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: AIN'T NO USE IN GOING HOME.
TROOPS: AIN'T NO USE IN GOING HOME.
LEADER: JODY'S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE.
TROOPS: JODY'S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

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LEADER: USED TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL STUD.
TROOPS: USED TO BE A HIGH SCHOOL STUD.
LEADER: NOW I'M CRAWLING THROUGH THE MUD.
TROOPS: NOW I'M CRAWLING THROUGH THE MUD.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

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LEADER: USED TO DRIVE A CHEVROLET.
TROOPS: USED TO DRIVE A CHEVROLET.
LEADER: NOW I'M MARCHING ALL THE WAY.
TROOPS: NOW I'M MARCHING ALL THE WAY.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: USED TO DRIVE A CADILLAC.
TROOPS: USED TO DRIVE A CADILLAC.
LEADER: NOW I PACK IT ON MY BACK.
TROOPS: NOW I PACK IT ON MY BACK.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

James Callow Keyword(s): TALL TALK

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: I USED TO DATE A HIGH SCHOOL QUEEN.
TROOPS: I USED TO DATE A HIGH SCHOOL QUEEN.
LEADER: NOW I HUMP AN M-16.
TROOPS: NOW I HUMP AN M-16.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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LEADER: I USED TO WEAR MY FADED JEANS.
TROOPS: I USED TO WEAR MY FADED JEANS.
LEADER: NOW I'M WEARING ARMY GREENS.
TROOPS: NOW I'M WEARING ARMY GREENS.

Where learned: MISSOURI ; TEXAS ; FORT LEONARD WOOD ; FORT SAM ; HOUSTON

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

Date learned: 06001983-11001983

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