See-Saw, Margery Daw, Jacky Shall Have a New Master
DESCRIPTION: "See, saw, Margery Daw, Little Jackey shall have a new master; Little Jacky shall have but a penny a day, Because he can't work any faster." Additional verses may have sexual or other implications.
EARLIEST DATE: 1844 (Halliwell)
KEYWORDS: work nonballad servant
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Opie-Oxford2 335, "See-saw, Margery Daw" (1 text)
GreigDuncan8 1683, "See-Saw" (1 text, 1 tune)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #622, #624, pp. 647-248, "(See Saw)"
Jack, p. 188, "See-Saw, Margery Daw" (1 text, probably combining versions)
cf. "See-Saw, Marjorie Daw, The Old Hen Flew over the Malt House" (lyric form)
cf. "See-Saw, Margery Daw, Sold Her Bed and Lay On Straw" (lyric form)
NOTES [28 words]: Roud lumps the various Margery Daw rhymes, which is certainly understandable, but they do not normally seem to have circulated as one piece, so I'd call them separate. - RBW
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