Johnny on the Ocean

DESCRIPTION: Singing game. "Johnny on the ocean, Johnny on the sea, Johnny broke a milk bottle, And blamed it on e, I told Ma, Ma told Pa, Johnny got a whipping, Ha, ha, ha, How many whippings d he get?"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1964 (Dorson)
KEYWORDS: playparty punishment
FOUND IN: US(MA,MW)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Carey-MarylandFolkloreLife, pp. 77-78, "(no title)" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Richard M. Dorson, _Buying the Wind: Regional Folklore in the United States_, University of Chicago Press, 1964, p. 385, "(no title)" (1 short text)

Roud #19067
File: DoDW385

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