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Alternate Title: Joe Mows, Witches and Hants

British Americans spoken Ethnography Music Narratives Interviews Personal experience narratives Beliefs and superstitions Office of the Aycock & Lindsey Turpentine Camp Cross City, Florida Dixie County

Albert Spaulding, 21-year-old assistant manager of the turpentine camp commissary, tells of a worker coming to the commissary to purchase three eight-penny nails and a new paper bag; he was making a Joe Mow for under his pillow, to keep the witches away. A Joe Mow is a good luck item usually including a lodestone which, kept in one's pocket, is said to be helpful in winning at gambling games. It is also known as "Mojo."

Language: English
Duration: 33 Seconds
Performer: : Spaulding, Albert

Florida Folksong - [Joe Mows]

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