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Irish Prayer

May those who love us, love us;
And those who don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles,
So we'll know them by their limp.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Marine City

Keyword(s): CURSE

James Callow Keyword(s): enemies

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

Date learned: 00-00-1991

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WHEN A PERSON SNEEZES, THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS:
ONE, A WISH
TWO, A KISS
THREE, A LETTER
FOUR, SOMETHING BETTER.

Submitter comment: INFORMANT LEARNED THIS FROM HER FAMILY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; Marine City

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
686 Fourths / Quarters
Observation
BELIEF -- Product or activity of man or animal
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs

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