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GEORGIA HALLOWEEN CUSTOM

"DADDY TOLD US THAT EVERY HALLOWEEN NIGHT,
YOU SHOULD FACE SOUTH-EAST AND SAY A LITTLE RHYME I CAN'T REMEMBER,
AND IT WOULD PREVENT BLACKBEARD'S GHOST FROM GETTING YOU."

Submitter comment: THE COLLECTOR RESEARCHED THIS GEORGIA SUPERSTITION, AND FOUND
THAT BLACKBEARD'S ISLAND, THE SITE WHERE THE ENGLISH PIRATE
SUPPOSEDLY ESTABLISHED HIS HEADQUARTERS, LIES JUST OFF OF
GEORGIA'S SOUTH-EAST COAST.

Where learned: OHIO ; FLORIDA ; ALLIANCE ; EUSTIS

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.429
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.434
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- October 31 Halloween
BELIEF -- Ghost Spirit Phantom Specter
BELIEF -- Outlaw Criminal Bandit Pirate

Date learned: 11-13-1980 ; 00001920S

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