Dame, Get Up and Bake Your Pies (Christmas Day in the Morning)

DESCRIPTION: "Dame, get up and bake your pies, Bake your pies, bake your pies, Dame, get up... On Christmas day in the morning." "Dame, what makes your maidens lie?" "Dame, what makes your ducks to die?" "Their wings are cut, they cannot fly."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1778 (Gentleman's Magazine, according to Opie-Oxford2)
KEYWORDS: cook food Christmas bird
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #420, pp. 195-196, "(Dame, get up and bake your pies)"
Opie-Oxford2 126, "Dame, get up and bake your pies" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: [Cuthbert Sharp], _The Bishopric Garland, A Collection of Legends, Songs, Ballads, &c Belonging to the County of Durham_, 1834 (references are to the 1969 reprint), p. 64, "Christmas Day in the Morning" (1 short text)

Roud #497
File: BGMG420

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