Balance-bob Works Up and Down

DESCRIPTION: Nursery song for the children of tin miners: "Balance-bob works up and down, Pumping the water from underground, Over the while the engine do lash, Scat the old man back in the shaft."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1975 (Deane/Shaw)
KEYWORDS: mining children nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Tony Deane and Tony Shaw _The Folklore of Cornwall_, B. T. Batsford, 1975, p. 76, "(Balance-bob works up and down" (1 short text)
File: DeSh076

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