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Polish Burial Custom

At Roman Catholic religious burial, all in attendance would sing a song to the Blessed Virgin Mary known as Serdeczna Matka (Dear Mother). This song is so sad, the tears flow more than for the deceased.

Submitter comment:

Informant works with my father at Ford Motor Co., Dearborn, Michigan, and told him about this Polish burial custom.

 

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DEARBORN ; TOLD AT FORD MOTOR CO

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Sorrow Unhappiness C325.346
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Death
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- C546
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