Good Old Egg-Head

DESCRIPTION: "Did you go to the henhouse? Yes, ma'am! Did you get any eggs? Yes, ma'am. Did you put them in the bread...." And so forth, as the bread is baked. Similarly, and more bitterly, for going to a lynching, or for going to a wedding
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1917 (RIng Games of American Children, according to Coffin & Cohen)
KEYWORDS: playparty food wedding execution
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Tristram P. Coffin and Hennig Cohen, _Folklore in America: Tales, Songs, Superstitions, Proverbs, Riddles, Games, Folk Drama and Folk Festivals_, Doubleday, 1966, pp. 181-182, "Good Old Egg-Bread" (1 text, probably of three different games)
cf. "Yes Ma'am" (form) and references there
File: CoCo181

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