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THE MOYA

THE MOYA TOOK PLACE AT A WEDDING TO GET MORE MONEY OUT OF THE CHEAPSKATES. WHEN THE OLD GEEZERS GOT DRUNK, THE MEN WOULD THROW SOME MONEY ON THE FLOOR AND SHOUT "MOYA" (SHE'S MINE). THEN THEY'D DANCE WITH THE BRIDE. EACH MAN WHO PAID HAD HIS TURN. WHEN NO ONE HAD ANY MONEY LEFT, THE HUSBAND TAKES THE WIFE AWAY AND THE (Y?) COUNT THE MONEY.

Submitter comment: THIS TOOK PLACE AT THE INFORMANT'S WEDDING IN PUNXUTAWNIE, PENNSYLVANIA ABOUT 26 YEARS AGO. IT SEEMS TO BE A POLISH CUSTOM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; WARREN

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Crucial moment of life Life cycle Crucial Moment in Life
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