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RED NIGHT,
SHEPHERD'S DELIGHT,
FINE DAY TOMORROW.

Submitter comment: MRS. CAMPBELL IS AN ELDERLY SCOTCH WOMAN WHO IS A
FRIEND OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S. THE ABOVE IS A VERY
COMMON WEATHER PREDICTION IN SCOTLAND.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTHVILLE

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

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FLYLEAF-FRIENDSHIP

SHIRLEY HAD A LITTLE LAMP,
SHE HAD IT TRAINED NO DOUBT.
EVERTIME HER BOYFRIEND CAME,
THE LITTLE LAMP WENT OUT.

Submitter comment: FROM MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK, DATE 1939. MY GIRLFRIENDS WROTE IN IT.

Data entry tech comment: ADDED COMMAS WHERE NECESSARY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTHVILLE

Keyword(s): LIGHT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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FLYLEAF-FRIENDSHIP

SHIRLEY HAD A LITTLE LAMP,
SHE HAD IT TRAINED NO DOUBT.
EVERTIME HER BOYFRIEND CAME,
THE LITTLE LAMP WENT OUT.

Submitter comment: FROM MY AUTOGRAPH BOOK, DATE 1939. MY GIRLFRIENDS WROTE IN IT.

Data entry tech comment: ADDED COMMAS WHERE NECESSARY

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTHVILLE

Keyword(s): LIGHT

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Narrative Verse
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Autograph Verse Humorous allusion to love

Date learned: 08-00-1964

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THE POOR OLD SLAVE

THE POOR OLD SLAVE HAS GONE TO REST
HE KNOWS THAT HE IS FREE
HIS BONES THEY LIE DISTURBED AND NIGH
WAY DOWN IN TENNESSEE
THE PEE OR OLE SLEE AVE HAS GEE AWN TO REE EST
HE KNEE OWES THAT HE O IS FREE O FREE FREE
HIS BEE OWNS THEY LEE I DEE STEER RUBBED AND NEEI
WAY DEE OWN IN TE N O SE O SE SE MM
THE PIG-ITTY POOR OLE SLIG-ITTY SLAVE HAS GIG-ITTY GONE TO
RIG-ITTY REST
HE NIG-ITTY KNOWS THAT HIG-ITTY O IS FRIG-ITTY O FREE FREE
HIS BIG-ITTY BONES THEY LIG-ITTY LIE DISTIG-ITTY URBED
AND NIG-ITTY NIGH
WAY DIG-ITTY DOWN IN TIG-ITTY N O SIG-ITTY O SEE SEE

Submitter comment: THIS SONG IS SUNG PHONETICALLY. THE INFORMANT IS NOT SURE
WHERE SHE FIRST HEARD THIS SONG. SHE THINKS IT WAS DURING
THE 1940'S IN GRAND BEND, CANADA AT A PARTY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTHVILLE

Subject headings: Favorites
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Good humor Jest
SPEECH -- Group of Vowels and Consonants, and of Words

Date learned: 10-00-1987

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APPLY MEAT TENDERIZER SUCH AS "ACCENT" TO A BEE STING
OR BUG BITE, IT WILL TAKE AWAY THE PAIN AND ITCH.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS AT A PARTY FROM A NEIGHBOR, WHEN SOMEONE WAS
STUNG BY A BEE. SHE SAID SHE HEARD IT SOMEWHERE, AND TRIED
IT ON HER SON WHEN HE WAS STUNG.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTHVILLE

Keyword(s): BEE STINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Remedy

Date learned: 09-00-1987

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TO CURE HICCUPS, SWALLOW NINE SIPS OF WATER WHILE HOLDING
YOUR BREATH.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS IN ELEMENTARY OR JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, I HAVE
ALWAYS USED THIS TO REMEDY MY HICCUPS. IT ALWAYS WORKS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTHVILLE

Subject headings: 686 Ninths / Nine
BELIEF -- Mineral

Date learned: 00001970S

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TO CURE A SORE THROAT, FILL A GLASS HALF FULL OF WARM WATER;
ADD A FEW TABLESPOONS OF TABLE SALT TO THE WATER. CRUSH UP
ONE ASPIRIN AND ADD TO GLASS. STIR THE MIXTURE UNTIL THE
ASPIRIN AND SALT ARE DISSOLVED. GARGLE WITH THE MIXTURE,
THEN SPIT IT OUT. REPEAT AS NECESSARY

Submitter comment: A PHARMACIST I WORKED WITH,TOLD ME THIS WAS VERY EFFECTIVE.
HE OFTEN RECOMMENDED IT TO CUSTOMERS. I HAVE TRIED IT AND
IT WORKED FOR ME.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTHVILLE

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mineral
BELIEF -- Method of Curing

Date learned: 00-00-1981

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WHAT ARE A WOMAN'S FOUR FAVORITE ANIMALS?
A MINK FOR HER BACK
A JAGUAR FOR HER GARAGE
A TIGER FOR HER BED
AND A JACKASS TO PAY FOR IT ALL.

Submitter comment: I HEARD THIS JOKE AT A PARTY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; NORTHVILLE

Subject headings: PROSE NARRATIVE -- Jest Anecdote
RIDDLE -- Riddle Question

Date learned: 11-00-1987

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