If You Sneeze on Monday
DESCRIPTION: "(If you) sneeze on Monday, (you) sneeze for danger, Sneeze on Tuesday, kiss a stranger, Sneeze on Wednesday, sneeze for a letter... Sneeze on a Sunday, your safety seek, Or the devil will take you for the rest of the week."
EARLIEST DATE: 1844 (Halliwell)
KEYWORDS: nonballad Devil warning
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #536, p. 219, "(If you sneeze on Monday, you sneeze for danger)"
Dolby, p. 47, "Sneeze on Monday" (1 text)
Welsch, p. 269, "(no title)" (1 text, very different ("Sneeze on Monday, sneeze for news, Sneeze on Tuesday, new pair of shoes"), but obviously built about the same notion); p. 276, "(no title)" (1 text, again very different: "Sneeze on Monday for health, Tuesday for wealth....")
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