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MY GRANDMOTHER LOST HER SHOE IN THE YEAR OF '92.
SHE FOUND IT HANGING ON THE DOOR, IN THE YEAR OF '94.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; BATAVIA

James Callow Keyword(s): HUMOR

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

Date learned: 00-00-1910

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ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN-
ALL GOOD CHILDREN GO TO HEAVEN.
WHEN THE ANGEL RINGS THE BELL-
ALL BAD CHILDREN GO TO-
WE'RE FROM BATAVIA, AND WE DON'T GIVE A
GOBBLE WOBBLE- SIS BOOM BAM!

Where learned: NEW YORK ; BATAVIA

James Callow Keyword(s): HELL

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

Date learned: 00-00-1910

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NOT LAST NIGHT, BUT THE NIGHT BEFORE,
TWENTY-FOUR ROBBERS CAME AT MY DOOR.
I WENT TO THE DOOR TO LET THEM IN,
AND THEY KNOCKED ME DOWN WITH A ROLLING PIN.
I RAN UPSTAIRS TO GET MY GUN, YOU SHOULD
HAVE SEEN THOSE ROBBERS RUN.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; BATAVIA

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

Date learned: 00-00-1910

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IF YOU BREAK A MIRROR, IT'S SEVEN YEARS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: OHIO ; BATAVIA

Subject headings: 686 Seven / Sevenths / Several
BELIEF -- Bad luck Mirror

Date learned: 02-14-1971

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IT'S BAD LUCK TO WALK UNDER A LADDER.

Where learned: OHIO ; BATAVIA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Sign Geometric figure Angular forms
BELIEF -- Bad luck Ladder (angles, pyramid, etc.)

Date learned: 02-14-1971

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IN ALGEBRA, TO SOLVE AN EQUATION YOU MUST FOLLOW THESE CONSECUTIVE
STEPS: MULTIPLY, DIVIDE, ADD, SUBTRACT. REMEMBERED BY THE
SENTENCE: MY DOG ATE SOUP.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; BATAVIA

Keyword(s): SCHOOL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

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TO REMEMBER THE ELEMENTS IN MAKEUP OF THE HUMAN BODY- HOPKINS CAFE.
HYDROGEN , OXYGEN, PHOSPHORUS, POTASSIUM, IODINE, NITROGEN, SULPHUR,
CALCIUM, IRON. ALL ARE THE CHEMICAL SYMBOLS.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; BATAVIA

Keyword(s): SCHOOL

Subject headings: RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 00-00-1963

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Proverb

A stitch in time saves nine

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Located in pile marked Duplicates and Other Rejects.

Where learned: OHIO ; BATAVIA

Keyword(s): Forethought ; METAPHOR ; Nine ; NUMBERS ; PREVENTION ; Stitch ; TIME

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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Proverb

A penny saved is a penny earned.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V200] crossed out. Replaced with current classifications.

Where learned: OHIO ; BATAVIA

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; COIN ; Earn ; Maxim ; MONEY ; Penny ; PROVERB ; Save ; THRIFT ; VERSE

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

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