My Dame's Crane
DESCRIPTION: "My dame had a lame tame crane. My dame had a crane that was lame. Pary, Mistress Jane, man my dame's lame tame crane Fly and re-turn again?"
EARLIEST DATE: 1962 (Baring-Gould-MotherGoose)
KEYWORDS: animal nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #755, p. 284, "(My dame hath a lame tame crane)"
Pankake-PHCFSB, p. 233, "My Dame's Crane" (1 text)
DT, LAMECRN* LAMETAME*
NOTES: Reported to have originated in England in the seventeenth century. - RBW
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