Fill a Pot, Fill a Pan
DESCRIPTION: Fill a pot, fill a pan, fill a blind man's han'; them that hinna canna gie; stane blin' may they be" [or "will hae a cripple family"]
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Maclagan)
KEYWORDS: poverty begging nonballad playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1630, "Fill a Reesil, Fill a Pan" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Craig Maclagan, The Games and Diversions of Argyleshire (London, 1901 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 43-44, ("Fill a pot, fill a pan")
NOTES: The current description is all of the Maclagan text. The bracketed alternative reading is from GreigDuncan8.
Maglagan, in his section on "Blindfold Games": "This amusement consists in one of the company shutting his or her eyes and stretching out the hand, palm upwards, half open, saying [text].... The whole fun consisted in the absurdity of the articles given...." - BS
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