Wild Oats (Turn, Young Man; Joggle Along)

DESCRIPTION: "Turn, young men, from your evil ways; (Go/Don't) sow your wild oats in the early days -- that you may be happy when you grow old."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1884 (Newell, _Games of American Children_, according to Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: playparty warning
FOUND IN: US(NE,SE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
BrownIII 65, "Wild Oats" (2 fragments)
Opie-Game 76, "Joggle Along" (1 text, 1 tune)
Newell, #38, "The Baptist Game" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: G.F. Northall, English Folk-Rhymes (London, 1892 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 361, "Joggle Along" (1 text)

Roud #7869
File: Br3065

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