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ROCK SUPERSTITION

A ROCK FORMATION IN COLORADO IS BELIEVED TO BE "THE SLEEPING WOMAN" BY THE HOPI AND NAVAHO INDIANS. HER STORY VARIES WITH EACH TELLER. IT IS AGREED THAT SHE HAS LOST HER LOVER OR HUSBAND AND AWAITS
HIS RETURN IN A RECLINING POSITION.

Where learned: at school

Subject headings: BELIEF -- Formation

Date learned: NOT GIVEN

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Ali Bali Bascha

Ali  Bali Bashcha king of all the Jews

Bought his wife a new pair of shoes.

When the shoes began wear.

Alie Bali Bascha began to swear.

Wife, wife, turn all around.

Wife, wife touch the ground.

Wife, wife get out of town.

 

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Jumping Rope Rhyme

Collector does not say what city or state where the informant is from.

Where learned: at school

Keyword(s): ACTION ; CHARACTER ; RHYME

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

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