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PROVERB

EXPECTATION IS BETTER THAN REALIZATION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Highland

Keyword(s): DEFINITION

James Callow Keyword(s): DISAPPOINTMENT ; IRONY

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Apothegm Maxim

Date learned: 11-22-1970

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VERSE

THE BOY STOOD ON A BURNING DECK,/ HIS FEET WERE FULL OF BLISTERS/
HE SLIPPED ON A NAIL AND TORE HIS PANTS,/
SO NOW HE WEARS HIS SISTERS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Highland

Subject headings: 730 Lyrical Verse

Date learned: 11-22-1970

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VERSE

I ASKED MY MOTHER FOR FIFTY CENTS,/
TO SEE THE ELEPHANT JUMP THE FENCE,/ HE JUMPED SO HIGH, HE
TOUCHED THE SKY,/ AND DIDN'T COME BACK 'TILL THE 4TH OF JULY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Highland

Keyword(s): HYPERBOLE ; MARVELS ; RHYME:AABB

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

Date learned: 11-22-1970

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FISHY, FISHY BITE MY HOOK.
YOU BE THE CAPTAIN, I'LL BE THE COOK.

Submitter comment: THE INFORMANT WAS TOLD THIS AS A BOY, BY AN OLD MAN AS
HE SAT FISHING ON THE SHORE.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Highland

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.646

Date learned: 11-22-1970

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Proverb

You never miss the water till the well runs dry.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Original BN [V300] crossed out. Replaced with current classification.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Highland

Keyword(s): Aphorism ; Apothegm ; Maxim ; PROVERB ; VERSE ; WATER ; Well

Subject headings: PROVERB -- Proverbial Metaphor

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