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PUT A HAIR FROM A HORSE'S TAIL IN A GLASS OF WATER AND IT WILL
FORM A SNAKE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Custom

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BIRDS OF A FEATHER

BIRDS OF A FEATHER FLOCK TOGETHER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird

Date learned: 08-06-1968

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COLD WATER RUNS UPSTREAM

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Running water Large current.

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FRIDAY THE THIRTEEN(TH) IS BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: 686 Specific number by specific number being described
BELIEF -- Bad luck

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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IF THE BRIDE WEARS BLACK, YOU WISH YOU WERE BACK.
IF THE BRIDE WEARS BLUE, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE TRUE.
IF THE BRIDE WEARS WHITE, YOU CHOOSE RIGHT.
IF THE BRIDE WEARS GREEN, YOU'RE ASHAMED TO BE SEEN.
IF THE BRIDE WEARS PINK, YOU STINK.
IF THE BRIDE WEARS BROWN, YOU WILL LIVE OUT OF TOWN.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: Observation
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief
BELIEF -- Color

Date learned: 07-18-1968

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TAKE A MIRROR AND LOOK IN AN OLD WELL THE FIRST DAY OF MAY AT
12:00 NOON AND YOU WILL SEE YOUR INTENDED.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
BELIEF -- Still water Man made container.
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Measure of time WeekDayHour
BELIEF -- Use of Object

Date learned: 07-18-1968

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PUT YOUR HANDKERCHIEF IN A WHEAT FIELD THE FIRST THREE NIGHTS
IN MAY AND YOUR FUTURE HUSBAND OR WIFE'S INITIALS WILL BE
IN THE CORNER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 1 May Day
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 2
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May 3
BELIEF -- Marriage
BELIEF -- Word Letter
BELIEF -- Use of Object

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IF YOU TELL WHAT YOU DREAM BEFORE BREAKFAST, IT WILL COME TRUE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: Food Drink -- Food
BELIEF -- Dreams

Date learned: 07-18-1968

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IF YOU FIND A FOUR-LEAF CLOVER, IT WILL BRING YOU GOOD LUCK. IF
YOU FIND A FIVE-LEAF CLOVER, IT WILL BRING BAD LUCK.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: 686 Fourths / Quarters
686 Fifths
BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Good luck Plants
BELIEF -- Bad luck Plants

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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IF A ROOSTER CROWS AFTER HE HAS GONE TO ROOST, IT WILL RAIN
BEFORE MORNING.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through A time segment or a direction
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-18-1968

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WHEN A BLACK CAT CROSSES IN FRONT OF YOU, TURN YOUR HAT AROUND AND
SPIT OVER YOUR LEFT SHOULDER TO BREAK THE SPELL.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

James Callow Keyword(s): POSITION DIRECTION

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Mammal
BELIEF -- Magic of Speech, Sign, Color
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance
BELIEF -- Conversions Animals
SPEECH -- Gesture

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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IF THERE IS A HEAVY SHUCK ON THE EAR OF CORN, THERE WILL BE
A HARD WINTER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Plant
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Plants

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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IF YOU BRING A HOE IN THE HOUSE, YOU ARE DIGGING YOUR OWN GRAVE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Death Funeral Burial
BELIEF -- Bad luck Tools

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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RED SUNRISE SIGN OF RAIN, RED SUNSET IS SIGN OF CLEAR WEATHER.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-19-1968

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WHEN IT THUNDERS IN FEBRUARY, THERE WILL BE A COLD SPELL IN MAY
AT THAT SAME TIME.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- February
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- May
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-18-1968

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IF YOU SEE A RED BIRD, YOU WILL SEE YOUR BOYFRIEND OR GIRLFRIEND.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: Observation
BELIEF -- Bird
BELIEF -- Marriage

Date learned: 07-18-1968

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THERE WILL BE AS MANY SNOWS IN THE WINTER AS THERE ARE FOGS
IN AUGUST.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- August
BELIEF -- Measure of time Winter
BELIEF -- Measure of time Month
BELIEF -- Number Counting beliefs
BELIEF -- Weather sign or control
BELIEF -- Sign or prediction through Natural atmospheric phenomenon

Date learned: 07-18-1968

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IF YOU WALK WITH ONE SHOE ON AND ONE SHOE OFF, IT IS BAD LUCK.

James Callow comment: BREAKING A PAIR IS AGAINST NATURE.

Where learned: TENNESSEE ; PRIMM SPRINGS

Subject headings: 686 Properties attributed to specific numbers or numerals individually.
686 Seconds / Twice / Two
BELIEF -- Bad luck Clothing (dress, hat, shoes, suit, etc.)

Date learned: 07-18-1968

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