See-saw, Jack a Daw
DESCRIPTION: "See-saw, Jack a daw, Whit is a craw Tae dae wi her? She hasna a stockin Tae pit on her, An the craw hasna ane For tae gie her"
EARLIEST DATE: 1842 (Halliwell, according to Opie-Oxford2)
KEYWORDS: poverty bird nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Opie-Oxford2 335, "See-saw, Margery Daw" (1 text in footnote, p. 351)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Chambers (Edited by Norah and William Montgomerie), Traditional Scottish Nursery Rhymes (1990 selected from Popular Rhymes) #128, p. 72, ("See-saw, Jack a daw")
cf. "See-Saw, Marjorie Daw, The Old Hen Flew over the Malt House" (lyric form)
cf. "See-Saw, Margery Daw, Jacky Shall Have a New Master" (lyric form)
NOTES: A jackdaw is a kind of crow.
The description is all of the Chambers text. - BS
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