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BIRDS

SOUTH OR NORTH, SALLY FORTH,
WEST OR EAST, TRAVEL LEAST.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.533

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IF IT THUNDERS ON ALL FOOL'S DAY,
THIS ASSURES YOUR CROP OF HAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival C840.643
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 1 April Fools
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- April 1 (April Fool's Day)
BELIEF -- Fate Destiny Luck Chance

Date learned: 11-18-1971

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NEAR THE SURFACE, QUICK TO BITE,
CATCH YOUR FISH WHEN RAIN'S IN SIGHT.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Game Pastime
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Custom Festival
Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.448

Date learned: 11-18-1971

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WHEN APRIL BLOWS HER HORN
IT'S GOOD FOR HAY AND CORN.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.535

Date learned: 11-18-1971

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A RAINY WEDDING DAY
MAKES THE SKIES OF MARRIAGE GRAY.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: 860 Belief
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- Marriage

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MARCH--IN LIKE A LAMB,
OUT LIKE A LION.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: Ballad Song Dance Game Music Verse -- Belief C860.574
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 1
CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- March 31

Date learned: 11-18-1971

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THE NEARER TO THE MOON ON CHRISTMAS, THE HARDER WILL
BE THE REST OF WINTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: CUSTOM FESTIVAL -- December 21 solstice to March 20

Date learned: 11-18-1971

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WHEN HUMAN HAIR BECOMES LIMP, RAIN IS NEAR.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Body part Senses

Date learned: 11-18-1971

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IF IT RAINS ON JULY 26TH, IT WILL RAIN FOR THE FOLLOWING
TWO WEEKS.
IF IT IS DRY, EXPECT TWO WEEKS OF DRYNESS.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 11-18-1971

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A TOUGH APPLE SKIN MEANS A HARD WINTER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 11-18-1971

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THE HIGHER THE CLOUDS, THE BETTER THE WEATHER.

Where learned: MICHIGAN ; SARANAC

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Weather sign or control

Date learned: 11-00-1971

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