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Re: Heavy, heavy hangover thy poor head

Posted by Captain Harlock on December 31, 1999

In Reply to: Heavy, heavy hangover thy poor head posted by R on December 30, 1999

I can't find the origin of "heavy heavy", but the ritual is mentioned in the book American Children's Folklore (Simon J. Bronner). It is the title of Chapter 8. According to Bronner, it goes:

Heavy heavy hangs over thy head. What do you wish for this person, with a bump on the head?

Sorry, that's all I can find.