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hold back my sleeve while I put my finger to my forehead expression or saying

I am trying to bring a forgotten thing to mind

Origin

From a set of several vinyl discs entitled Multan the Tartar. The quote continues “I must think! I must think! Aha, I have it!”

Collected by

Pa – 1950s?
Noel King – father of Naomi

Notes

For the full performance, Pa would make the finger-to-the-forehead gesture and incite any nearby child to hold back the imaginary long sleeve of his imaginary splendid robe

Submitted: 04/03/2022 by Mark ● Last updated: 04/03/2022 15:37 by Mark

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