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BLUE, BLUE, GOD LOVES YOU.
YELLOW, YELLOW, KISS A FELLOW.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Wisecracks, gags, silly stories, insults

Date learned: 00001950S

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RINGING IN THE EAR

A RINGING IN YOUR RIGHT EAR MEANS YOU ARE GOING TO HEAR SOMETHING
GOOD. A RINGING IN YOUR LEFT EAR MEANS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO HEAR
SOMETHING BAD.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: Observation

Date learned: 00-00-1950

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FIRST STAR

YOU SHOULD WISH ON THE FIRST STAR.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Star

Date learned: 00001950S

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FOR GOOD LUCK THE GROOM MUST CARRY THE BRIDE OVER THE
THRESHOLD.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage Carrying bride over threshold

Date learned: 00001950S

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IF YOUR PALM ITCHES, IT MEANS THAT YOU ARE GOING TO GET
SOME MONEY.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Sensations and involuntary actions Itching hands and feet

Date learned: 00001950S

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A BURNING IN YOUR EAR MEANS SOMEONE IS TALKING ABOUT YOU.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: 842 Ringing ears / buzzing / hot, burning
Observation

Date learned: 00001950S

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PUT A PENNY IN YOUR LOAFER (SHOE) FOR GOOD LUCK

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Good luck Money
BELIEF -- Good luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 00001950S

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BAD LUCK COMES IN THREES.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: 686 Thirds / Thrice / Three / Triple
BELIEF -- Bad luck Numbers

Date learned: 00001950S

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WHEN TWO KIDS SAY THE SAME THING AT THE SAME TIME,
WHOEVER SLAPS THE OTHER FIRST GETS A FREE COKE.

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

Subject headings: SPEECH -- Formula

Date learned: 00001950S

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Belief: Weather

Sailor's Weather:

Red sky in the morning, sailor's atake warning.

Red sky at night sailor's delight.

Data entry tech comment:

Motifs added by TRD

James Callow comment:

Dup. of WPP

Where learned: NEW YORK ; NIAGARA

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

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

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