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WHEN YOU STAND BEFORE THE TUB
THINK OF ME BEFORE YOU RUB
IF THE WATER IS TOO HOT
PUT IN A FORGET-ME-NOT

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ALL THAT YOU DO,
DO WITH YOUR MIGHT,
THINGS DONE BY HALVES
ARE NEVER DONE RIGHT.
FORGET ME NOT
YOURS TILL WORMS WEAR GIRDLES.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Chimney corner wisdom, advice, humorous fortune

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DEAR LOUISE,
TWO IS A COUPLE,
THREE IS A CROWD,
FOUR IN A BUGGY,
IS NOT ALLOWED.
YOURS TILL THE MISSISSIPPI WEARS RUBBER PANTS.
FORGET-ME-NOT

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Chimney corner wisdom, advice, humorous fortune

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CARROTS BELIEF

IF YOU EAT CARROTS, YOU WILL BE ABLE TO SEE IN THE DARK.

Submitter comment:

INFORMANT BELIEVED THIS MATTER OF FACTLY AS A CHILD.

Where learned: CANTON ; OHIO, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Plant food Vegetable
Food Drink -- Special Form and PurposeObject of Bodily Consumption
BELIEF -- Body part Senses Eyes, evil eye
BELIEF -- Plant

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COUNTING OUT

ONE, TWO, BUCKLE MY SHOE,
THREE, FOUR, SHUT THE DOOR;
FIVE, SIX, PICK UP STICKS,
SEVEN, EIGHT, LAY THEM STRAIGHT,
NINE, TEN, A BIG FAT HEN.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: 00-00-1953

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COUNTING OUT RHYME (SIC)

ONE FOR THE MONEY;
TWO FOR THE SHOW;
THREE TO GET READY;
AND FOUR TO GO.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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COUNTING OUT

APPLES, PEACHES, PEARS, AND PLUMS,
TELL ME WHEN YOUR BIRTHDAY COMES.
THIS IS DONE TO DETERMINE AN "IT" FOR A GAME. ALL PLAYERS
PUT ONE FOOT INTO A CIRCLE AND THE "SAYER" GOES AROUND
SAYING ONE WORD ON EACH FOOT. THE PERSON WHO THE RHYME
ENDS ON TELLS THE "SAYER" HIS BIRTHDATE. THE COUNTER THEN
COUNTS DOWN THE MONTH AND DATE AND THE PERSON ON WHO IT
ENDS IS "OUT." THE LAST PERSON TO REMAIN IS THE "IT."

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: 00-00-1953

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COUNTING OUT

EENE, MEENE, MINE, MO
CATCH A FROGGIE BY THE TOE,
IF HE HOLLERS LET HIM GO,
EENE, MEENE, MINE, MO.
O-U-T SPELLS OUT!

Submitter comment: USED TO DETERMINE AN "IT" FOR A GAME. THE ONE LEFT IS THE "IT."

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: 00-00-1958

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ON THE NIGHT OF THE WEDDING, PUT A PIECE OF WEDDING
CAKE UNDER YOUR PILLOW AND YOU WILL DREAM OF THE MAN
YOU'LL MARRY.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; WEDDING ; NORTH OLMSTED

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Marriage Dream about future husband

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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I LOVE YOU LITTLE, I LOVE YOU MIGHTY;
I WISH MY PAJAMAS WERE NEXT TO YOUR NIGHTY.
NOW DON'T GET EXCITED AND DON'T GET MISLED;
I MEAN ON THE CLOTHESLINE AND NOT IN THE BED.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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NOW I LAY ME DOWN TO SLEEP,
I PARK MY FORD OUT ON THE STREET.
IF I SHOULD DIE BEFORE I WAKE,
I PRAY THE LORD TO HOLD THE BRAKE.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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TULIPS IN THE MEADOW,
TULIPS IN THE PARK,
TWO LIPS IN THE GARDEN,
KISSING IN THE DARK.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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I WISH I WERE A FISHY,
A SWIMMING IN THE ICE,
AND WHEN THE GIRLS ALL SKATED BY,
WOULDN'T THAT BE NICE.

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

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

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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SOME WRITE UP
SOME WRITE DOWN
JUST TO BE DIFFERENT
I'LL WRITE AROUND.

James Callow comment: DIAGRAM OF WRITING ON 5 X 8 CARD

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; CINCINNATI

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Reading or writing backwards, upside down

Date learned: 00-00-1959

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CHILDREN'S SCHOOL VERSE

SCHOOL'S OUT, SCHOOL'S OUT,
TEACHER LET THE MONKEYS OUT.

Where learned: PORT CLINTON ; OHIO, ASSUMED

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

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ONE OF THE MOST FRIGHTENING STORIES MY FATHER EVER TOLD ME
ABOUT BANSHEES WAS THIS ONE. IT SCARED ME MORE THAN ANY
OF THE REST BECAUSE IT WAS ABOUT MY GREAT-GREAT GRANDFATHER.
SOMEHOW THOSE STORIES AREN'T QUITE SO FRIGHTENING WHEN
THEY ARE ABOUT SOMEONE ELSE.
GRANDPA DIED A VERY OLD MAN. HE WAS BEING TAKEN CARE OF BY
HIS DAUGHTER, NELLIE, WHO WAS MY PATERNAL GRANDMOTHER.
HE WAS REFERRED TO BY THE CHILDREN, MY FATHER AND UNCLES,
AS "BLIND GRANDPA." CATARACTS HAD TAKEN HIS SIGHT EARLY
IN HIS SIXTIES. BESIDES BEING VERY OLD AND BLIND,
GRANDPA WAS IN PRETTY GOOD SHAPE THAT WARM SPRING DAY,
AS HE SAT ROCKING IN THE FRONT PARLOR. SUDDENLY, HE
LET OUT A YELL TO NELLIE.
"NELLIE, COME IN HERE, GET THIS DOG OUT OF HERE, GET
HIM OUT." NELLIE CAME RUNNING. SHE WAS SO SURPRISED AT
HER FATHER'S OUTBURST THAT SHE DIDN'T STOP TO THINK
THAT HE COULDN'T HAVE SEEN ANY DOG EVEN IF THERE WAS
ONE, WHICH THERE WASN'T BECAUSE THE MC GRAWS DIDN'T
OWN A DOG THEN. SHE TRIED TO CALM HER FATHER, BUT HIS
AGITATION ONLY GREW AND SHE CALLED HER SISTERS-IN-LAW
FROM NEXT DOOR TO COME OVER WHILE SHE WENT FOR THE DOCTOR.
SHE NEEDN'T HAVE BOTHERED. WHEN SHE CAME BACK OUT INTO
THE PARLOR WITH KIT AND JO, BLIND GRANDPA WAS DEAD. HE
WAS SITTING IN THE ROCKER WITH HIS EYES CLOSED AND HE WAS
DEAD. NEXT TO HIM, JUST OUTSIDE THE SCREEN DOOR SAT A
HUGE BLACK LABRADOR. WHILE KIT, JO AND NELLIE STOOD
THERE IN HORROR, HE THREW BACK HIS HEAD AND HOWLED, THEN
TURNED AND DISAPPEARED FROM VIEW. A THOROUGH SEARCH OF
THE NEIGHBORHOOD PRODUCED NO DOG NOR ANYONE WHO CLAIMED
SEEING SUCH A DOG EVER AROUND THERE. SOME HAD HEARD THE
HOWL, OTHERS HADN'T OR REFUSED TO ADMIT IT. MY FATHER
REMEMBERED IT AS DID HIS BROTHER CHARLES, BOTH OF WHOM
HAD BEEN IN LORRAINE, OHIO WHILE THEIR GRANDFATHER WAS
DYING IN THE FRONT PARLOR OF THE FAMILY HOUSE IN CLEVELAND.
THE WAIL OF THE BANSHEE IS HEARD BY THOSE MEANT TO HEAR
IT AND IS NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN.

Where learned: OHIO ; LAKEWOOD ; OHIO, ASSUMED ; CLEVELAND

Subject headings: Favorites
PROSE NARRATIVE -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter

Date learned: 00001913-1968

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FOUL LINE GAME

OBJECT OF THE GAME IS TO PITCH A SMALL STONE SO IT
LANDS RIGHT ON THE FOUL LINE OF A REGULATION SIZE
BASEBALL DIAMOND. THE STONE MUST BE THROWN WHILE
SITTING ON THE BENCH IN THE DUGOUT. ANY NUMBER
CAN PLAY. EACH MUST THROW IN TURN UNTIL THERE IS A
WINNER.

Where learned: CANTON ; BASEBALL TEAM ; SUMMER ; OHIO, ASSUMED

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Special Object or Implement

Date learned: 00-00-1971

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PALM SUNDAY

ON PALM SUNDAY MOST CATHOLIC CHURCHES GIVE OUT PALMS AFTER EVERY
MASS. THE PEOPLE TAKE THESE PALMS HOME AND PUT THEM ON OR BEHIND
THEIR CRUCIFIXES. THEY LEAVE THEM THERE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR.

Submitter comment: (LEARNED THIS FROM HOME LONG AGO)

Where learned: CANTON ; OHIO, ASSUMED

Subject headings: 663 Palm Sunday
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Church

Date learned: 12-01-1967

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ROUND AS A RING
THAT HAS NO END
SO TRUE IS MY LOVE
TO YOU MY FRIEND

Where learned: OHIO, ASSUMED ; Norwalk

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Good wishes (sincere)

Date learned: 07-11-1943

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CROSSING YOUR FINGERS IS SUPPOSED TO BRING GOOD LUCK.
THE SAME GESTURE CAN ALSO BE USED TO ALLOW A LIE.

Data entry tech comment:

Updated by TRD

Where learned: FREMONT ; OHIO, ASSUMED

Keyword(s): BELIEF ; Cross ; Crossing ; CUSTOM ; Finger ; Fingers ; GESTURE ; Lie ; LUCK ; SUPERSTITION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Cross and its various modifications
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.22

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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