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STY

IF YOU HAVE A STY IN YOUR EYE, TO GET RID OF IT YOU CROSS
AN INTERSECTION CATTY CORNER AND RECITE THIS RHYME:
STY, STY LEAVE MY EYE
GO TO THE NEXT ONE WHO PASSES BY.

Submitter comment: (INFORMANT BELIEVES IN THIS BECAUSE WHEN SHE TRIED IT WHEN SHE
WAS YOUNG SHE WAITED TO SEE WHO THE NEXT PERSON WAS. HER STY LEFT,
BUT THE GUY WHO PASSED BY INSTEAD OF GETTING IT, DIED.)

Data entry tech comment: COLLECTOR'S SPELLING CORRECTED.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): RHYME ; TRANSFERENCE

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.760
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 09-20-1968

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