Mama Bought Me a Pincushion

DESCRIPTION: "Mama bought me a pincushion, pinuchion, pincushion, Mama bought... one, two, three." "What did Mama pay for it?" "Paid with Papa's feather bed." "What will Papa sleep on?" "Sleep on the washtub." And so forth
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1966 (Coffin & Cohen, who seem to date it to 1899)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MA)
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. 191-192, "A Child's Dance Rhyme" (1 text)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Milking Pails (China Doll)" (cumulative theme)
File: CoCo191

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