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Belief: Weather

When rain comes before wind top sails and mizzen mind.

When wind comes before rain you may make sail again.

Submitter comment:

Told on a boat on the Fourth of July (American Holiday of Independence)

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Motifs added by TRD

* mizzen is the fore and aft sail on the mizzenmast - a boat having three or more masts.

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B465] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: On a Boat

Keyword(s): Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; Rain ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER ; Wind

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

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Belief: Weather

Red skies in the morning

Sailors take warning.

Red skies at night,

Sailors delight.

Submitter comment:

Learned on a boat on the Fourth of July (American Holiday of Independence)

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [B462] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: On a Boat

Keyword(s): COLOR ; NATURE ; Nautical ; Ocean ; PREDICTING WEATHER ; PREDICTION ; RHYME ; Sailor ; Sky ; WARNING ; WEATHER

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

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