Jingo Ring (Merry-Ma-Tanzie, Around the Ring)

DESCRIPTION: "Here we go around the ring; Choose you one while we do sing; Choose the one that you love best, And she will come at your request." "Now you've got her, and I wish you much joy, You are my son and childish joy... Kiss her quick, and that will do."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1825 (John Jamieson's _Scottish Dictionary, Supplement_, according to Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: playparty courting nonballad
FOUND IN: US(Ap,NE,SE) Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (9 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1580, "The Merry Ma Tanzie" (4 texts, 2 tunes)
Greig #152, p. 2, "Jingar Ring" (1 text)
Lyle-Crawfurd2 200, "The Tansey" (1 text)
Fuson, p. 173, "Around the Ring" (1 text)
Opie-Game 27, "Merry-ma-tansie" (5 texts)
Newell, #170, "Marriage" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownSchinhanV, p. 546, "Here We Go in a Ring" (1 short text, 1 tune)
Montgomerie-ScottishNR 65, "(Here we go round the jing-a-ring" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Chambers, The Popular Rhymes of Scotland (Edinburgh, 1870 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 131-135, "The Merry-Ma-Tanzie" (2 texts)

ST Fus173 (Full)
Roud #12970
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Lipto" (lyrics)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
A Guinea Gold Ring
NOTES: Lyle-Crawfurd2 200 seems to be the same game described by Chambers and Gomme1.369-373 (cf., Lyle-Crawfurd2 p. liii) but the "plot" is different: The "young Ladie" has a baby "belongs to Merrie man Tansey"; she wraps it in a dish towel and lays it on a nettle bush an dance a Merrie man Tansey." - BS
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