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A TOAST IN VERSE.

MAY THE BEST YE'VE EVER SEEN
BE THE WORST YE'LL EVER SEE,
MAY A MOUSE NE'ER LEAVE YOUR GIRNAL
WI'A TEAR DROP IN HIS E'E,
MAY YE AYE KEEP HALE AND HE'RTY
TILL YE'RE AULD ENOUGH TAE DEE,
MAY YE AYE BE JUIST AS HAPPY
AS I WISH YE AYE TAE BE.

Submitter comment: VERSIFIED TOAST. I WAS IN SCOTLAND IN 1977 AND THIS WAS SAID TO ALL
TRAVELERS AT THE PUBS.

Where learned: SCOTLAND

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

Date learned: 07-00-1977

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DURING NEW HOGIMANAY, IT IS BAD LUCK TO ENTER A HOUSE AND
NOT BE GREETED BY A PERSON WITH BLACK HAIR.

Where learned: SCOTLAND

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
BELIEF -- Body part Senses
BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank
BELIEF -- Color
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 07-00-1975 ; 11-00-1987

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NEVER GIVE A FRIEND A PURSE WITHOUT PUTTING A PENNY IN IT OR THAT
FRIEND WILL BECOME YOUR ENEMY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SCOTLAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Street Trip Relations between relatives, friends, host and guest Social class Rank

Date learned: 03-00-1978 ; 10-00-1987

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A WOMAN, A SPANIEL, AND WALNUT TREE,
THE MORE THEY'RE BEATEN, THE BETTER THEY BE.

Where learned: SCOTLAND ; NORTH COUNTRY, ASSUMED

James Callow Keyword(s): SEXISM

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Proverb
PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim
PROVERB -- Blason Populaire

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MY COUSIN HAD VERY SORE EYES AND NO HELP COULD BE FOUND. ONE
DAY AS THE GYPSIES WERE GOING BY MY AUNT RAN OUT AND ASKED A
GYPSY WOMAN WHAT COULD BE DONE FOR HER SON'S EYES. THE GYPSY
WOMAN WAS VERY FRIENDLY AND TOLD MY AUNT TO TAKE A BOTTLE AND
GO TO A PARTICULAR SPRING, FILL THE BOTTLE WITH SPRING WATER
AND EVERY SUNRISE WASH HIS EYES OUT WITH THE SPRING WATER. I
SAW THIS CLEAR UP MY COUSIN'S EYES. THIS TOOK PLACE IN
SCOTLAND WHERE I LIVED AS A CHILD.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SCOTLAND

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- B439
BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 10-20-1972

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IN SCOTLAND, IT IS BELIEVED THAT ON THE NIGHT OF A
FULL MOON, SOME MEN TURN INTO WEREWOLVES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SCOTLAND ; WYANDOTTE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Werewolf Vampire
BELIEF -- Moon

Date learned: 01-20-1970

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THERE WAS A "QUACK" WHO LIVED IN SCOTLAND AND HAD A
CURE FOR WARTS. HE WOULD GIVE THE PATIENTS A LARGE
SHEAF OF STRAW AND HE HAD TO CARRY THE STRAW IN
HIS HAND AND FIND OUT WHERE A FUNERAL WAS TAKING
PLACE, AND AT THE FIRST MOVEMENT OF THE HEARSE, HE
HAD TO THROW THE STRAW UNDER THE HEARSE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SCOTLAND

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses Specific distinguishing characteristic Dimple, wart, mole, scar, freckle, birthmark, strawberry mark, bruise, spot (on any part of body)
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 01-28-1971

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SPUNK JANET IS A WOMEN IN SCOTLAND WHO IS KNOWN TO
HAVE A TRADE OF MANUFACTURING SPUNKS AND TELLING
FORTUNES. JANET, THEY SAY, HAS DEALINGS WITH THE
POWERS OF DARKNESS, AND IN HER MAGIC CHAMBER SHE
GETS GLIMPSES INTO THE FUTURE. MOST OF HER CUSTOMERS
WERE FROM WOMEN WHO WANTED LOVE CURES.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SCOTLAND

James Callow Keyword(s): PUNK, TOUCHWOOD, OR OTHER TINDER. ; SPUNK=SCOTTISH GAELIC DERIVATION, SPONG--TINDER,

Subject headings: Prophet / Seer / Soothsayer
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 01-28-1971

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SOORACKS

"SOORACKS" WAS A WORKING MAN OF VERY CLEAN HABITS WHO
LIVED IN THE EAST END OF DUNDEE, SCOTLAND, ABOUT 100
YEARS AGO. HE WOULD COME INTO TOWN EVERY TUESDAY AND
FRIDAY WITH A BASKET SUSPENDED FROM HIS NECK WITH A
SUPPLY OF WATER AND "SOORACKS." WHEN HE HAD GATHERED
AN AUDIENCE, HE GAVE A SHORT LECTURE ON THE HARMFUL
CONSUMPTION OF RED MEAT AND THEN DISTRIBUTED HIS
VEGETABLES AMONG THE BOYS AND GIRLS. NO PAYMENT WAS
ASKED FOR. "SOORACKS" WAS AN EARLY PIONEER OF
VEGETARIANISM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SCOTLAND ; DUNDEE

Keyword(s): EATING HABITS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 01-28-1971

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SOORACKS

"SOORACKS" WAS A WORKING MAN OF VERY CLEAN HABITS WHO
LIVED IN THE EAST END OF DUNDEE, SCOTLAND, ABOUT 100
YEARS AGO. HE WOULD COME INTO TOWN EVERY TUESDAY AND
FRIDAY WITH A BASKET SUSPENDED FROM HIS NECK WITH A
SUPPLY OF WATER AND "SOORACKS." WHEN HE HAD GATHERED
AN AUDIENCE, HE GAVE A SHORT LECTURE ON THE HARMFUL
CONSUMPTION OF RED MEAT AND THEN DISTRIBUTED HIS
VEGETABLES AMONG THE BOYS AND GIRLS. NO PAYMENT WAS
ASKED FOR. "SOORACKS" WAS AN EARLY PIONEER OF
VEGETARIANISM.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; DETROIT ; SCOTLAND ; DUNDEE

Keyword(s): EATING HABITS

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Human Being

Date learned: 01-28-1971 ; 00-00-1871

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PROVERBIAL PHRASE

MAY A MOUSE NEVER LEAVE YOUR CUPBOARD WITH A TEAR IN HIS EYE.

Submitter comment: LEARNED FROM HER GRANDMOTHER IN SCOTLAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; ROYAL OAK ; SCOTLAND

James Callow Keyword(s): WISH

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Phrase

Date learned: 12-03-1965

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