Butcher's Shop, The

DESCRIPTION: "Hop to the butcher shop" but don't stay or mother will say "I've been playing with the boys down yonder." "Grass is green" ["Red stockings, blue garters"] I have silver lined shoes, a rose on my breast and a gold ring.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1897 (Nicholson)
KEYWORDS: ring clothes nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber, High))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1612, "Green, Green the Grass is Green" (1 text, 1 tune)
Opie-Game 79, p. 322, "(Hop, hop, hop, to the butcher's shop)"; Opie-Game 90, "The Butcher's Shop" (6 texts, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Edward W.B. Nicholson, editor, Golspie: Contributions to its Folklore (London, 1897 ("Digitized by Google")), p. 156, "Hop, Hop, the Butcher's Shop" (1 text)

Roud #12979
NOTES: This -- "Hop, hop, hop to the butcher's shop" -- is not the same song as "Hippity-hop to the barber shop To buy a stick of candy" (see
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