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BOOM BOOM

IF IT THUNDER IN ALL FOOLS DAY
IT BRINGS GOOD CROPS OF GRASS AND HAY.

Data entry tech comment: ITEM KEYPUNCHED AS IS

Where learned: AUDIAS PIZZARIA

Keyword(s): AGRICULTURE ; APRIL FOOL'S DAY ; BELIEF ; RHYME

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb C880.890
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 1 April Fools
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 1 (April Fool's Day)
BELIEF -- Lightning Thunder

Date learned: 10-03-1969

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Custom: Holiday

"NO ONE REALLY KNOWS WHO ENJOYED THE FIRST APRIL FOOL'S
DAY GUFFAWS. SOME SAY THE DAY OF BUFFOONERY BEGAN IN
FRANCE IN 1564, WHEN NEW YEAR'S DAY WAS CARRIED BACK
TO JANUARY 1 INSTEAD OF BEING CELEBRATED ON MARCH 25.
THOSE PEOPLE WHO OBJECTED TO THE TIME JUGGLE WERE
GIVEN MOCK NEW YEAR'S GIFTS ON APRIL 1, WHICH USED TO
BE THE FINAL DAY OF MERRYMAKING. THE PRACTICAL JOKE
CUSTOM POPPED UP IN BRITAIN BY THE 18TH CENTURY, AND
THE BRITISH EXPORTED THE ZANY PRACTICE TO NORTH
AMERICA."

Data entry tech comment:

Updated and Motifs added / 02-28-2011 / TRD

Keyword(s): APRIL FOOL'S DAY ; Britain ; CUSTOM ; France ; holiday ; JOKE ; New Years ; Origin ; PRACTICAL JOKE ; Prank

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 1 April Fools
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 1 April Fools
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 21 equinox to June 20

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Belief: Weather

Weather Proverb:

April Showers bring May flowers

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V800] crossed out. Replaced wtih current classification.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

April Showers bring May flowers.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V600] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT

Keyword(s): April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

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

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Belief: Weather

April Showers bring May flowers.

Submitter comment:

Weather Proverb

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V800] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

The A in APRIL is underlined.

KW:WP

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- V880 V880.800

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Belief: Weather

April showers bring May flowers.

Submitter comment:

Weather Belief (proverb)

From her mother as child

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The word APRIL is underlined.

Dup. of WPP

Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLITERATION ; May ; RHYME

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

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Belief: Weather

April Showers bring May flowers

Submitter comment:

Informant heard this in Ferndale, MI

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

The A in April and the C in Cissell are both underlined in red.

Dup of WPP

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; FERNDALE

Keyword(s): April ; FLOWERS ; May ; Month ; NATURE ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; RHYME ; Sky ; TIME ; WEATHER

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Weather Proverb

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