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MT[ VERSE WITHOUT MUSIC

I KNOW A GIRL ALL DRESSED IN RED,
SHE'S GOT A PARKING METER BY HER BED.

Submitter comment: SOME OF THESE ITEMS ARE FRATERNAL ORGANIZATION FOLKLORE

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ELIZABETH ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): ALLUSION TO PROSTITUTION

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 12-00-1973

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CUSTOM

ON VALENTINE'S DAY, IT IS A TRADITION OF MY FAMILY TO SEND YOUR GIRL
OR SWEETHEART, A CARD. HOWEVER, THE SENDER MUST NOT SIGN HIS NAME TO
THE CARD. IF THIS IS FOLLOWED THROUGH, TRUE LOVE WILL PREVAIL.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ELIZABETH ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February 14 Valentine's Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
SPEECH -- To Be Seen

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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CUSTOM

PUT A MONEY STEALER IN YOUR POCKET,
AND IT WILL STEAL YOUR CHANGE.
(A MONEY STEALER IS A TYPE OF POLLEN FLYING THROUGH THE AIR)

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ELIZABETH ; CAMPUS

James Callow Keyword(s): PLANT

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant

Date learned: 11-00-1973

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CUSTOM

WHENEVER YOU GIVE SOMEONE A WALLET OR POCKET-BOOK FOR A GIFT, IT IS
PROPER TO ALWAYS PUT SOME FORM OF MONEY IN IT. IF THIS IS DONE, THEN
THE WALLET OR POCKET-BOOK WILL ALWAYS HAVE MONEY IN IT, AND THE
RECEIVER WILL NEVER GO BROKE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ELIZABETH ; CAMPUS

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

Date learned: 10-00-1973

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CUSTOM

TO BRING GOOD LUCK FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR, YOU MUST KISS SOMEONE
EXACTLY ON THE STROKE OF MIDNIGHT ON NEW YEAR'S EVE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NEW JERSEY ; UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT ; DETROIT ; ELIZABETH ; CAMPUS

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Sixths / Six
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- January 1 New Year's
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 31 New Year's Eve
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20
BELIEF -- Good luck P881.42

Date learned: 10-00-1973

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