Draw a Bucket of Water

DESCRIPTION: "Draw a (bucket/pail) of water For my lady's daughter; My father's a king and my mother's a queen, My two little sisters are dress'd in green... Pray thee, fine lady, come under my bush."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1842 (Halliwell)
KEYWORDS: playparty royalty
FOUND IN: Britain(England,Scotland(Aber)) US(MA,MW,NE,SE)
REFERENCES (8 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1610, "Buckets of Water" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #652, p. 259, "(Draw a pail of water)"
Opie-Game 109, "Draw a Bucket of Water" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Newell, #28, "Draw a Bucket of Water" (2 short texts)
BrownSchinhanV, pp. 533-534, 'Draw a Bucket of Water" (2 short texts, 2 tunes)
Welsch, pp. 296-297, "Draw a Bucket of Water" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Jean Olive Heck, "Folk Poetry and Folk Criticism, as Illustrated by Cincinnati Children in Their Singing Games and Their Thoughts about These Games" in The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. XL, No. 155 (Jan 1927 (available online by JSTOR)), #17 pp. 15-16 ("Draw buckets of water"), ("Pump, pump the water"), ("Draw a bucket of water") (3 texts)
James Orchard Halliwell, The Nursery Rhymes of England (London, 1842 ("Digitized by Google")), #205 pp. 116-117, ("Draw a pail of water") (1 text)

Roud #11635
File: BGMG652

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