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LOVE CHARM

IF A PAIR OF LOVERS PLUCK A LAUREL TWIG
AND BREAK IT IN HALF, EACH KEEPING A PIECE
THEY WILL REMAIN LOVERS. ON ST. VALENTINES DAY,
PLACE TWO LEAVES ON YOUR PILLOW AND YOU
WILL DREAM OF LOVE.

Submitter comment: I REMEMBER SOME OF THE GIRLS TALKING LIKE
THIS AT SCHOOL ONE DAY.

Where learned: BROUGHT UP SOMETIME AT SCHOOL.

Subject headings: Charm / Enchantment / Conjuration
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 14 Valentine's Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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ROCK SUPERSTITION

A ROCK FORMATION IN COLORADO IS BELIEVED TO BE "THE SLEEPING WOMAN" BY THE HOPI AND NAVAHO INDIANS. HER STORY VARIES WITH EACH TELLER. IT IS AGREED THAT SHE HAS LOST HER LOVER OR HUSBAND AND AWAITS
HIS RETURN IN A RECLINING POSITION.

Where learned: at school

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Formation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Hand clapping rhyme played by African-American girls

Zing Zing Zing like a washing machine
I like coffee, I like tea.
I like the colored boy
and he likes me.
So step back white boy
you don't shine,
I'll get the colored boy
to beat your behind.
Last night, night before
I met my boyfriend at the candy store.
He bought me ice cream,
he bought me cake,
he brought me home with a belly ache.
Mama, Mama I feel sick.
Call the doctor quick quick quick.
Doctor Doctor shall I die?
Close your eyes and count to five.
One, Two, Three, Four Five. I'M ALIVE!

Submitter comment: This game is done with accompanying hand claps.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; children at school

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

Date learned: 00-00-1989

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Ali Bali Bascha

Ali  Bali Bashcha king of all the Jews

Bought his wife a new pair of shoes.

When the shoes began wear.

Alie Bali Bascha began to swear.

Wife, wife, turn all around.

Wife, wife touch the ground.

Wife, wife get out of town.

 

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Jumping Rope Rhyme

Collector does not say what city or state where the informant is from.

Where learned: at school

Keyword(s): ACTION ; CHARACTER ; RHYME

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

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