I am the Master (Dusty Bluebells)

DESCRIPTION: Singing game: "In and out those dusty bluebells (x3), I am the master. Tip a little apple on my shoulder (x3), I am the master." "Tippety, tappety, on your shoulder (x3), I am the master"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1924 (Sam Henry collection)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad
FOUND IN: Ireland Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
SHenry H48a, p. 10, "I Am the Master" (1 text, 1 tune)
Opie-Game 98, "Dusty Bluebells" (1 text, 2 tunes)
Montgomerie-ScottishNR 79, "(In and out the dusty bluebells)" (1 text)

Roud #734
NOTES: Roud classifies this as a version of "In and Out the Window/Marching Round the Levee." I would say the "I am the master" line makes them distinct. - RBW
Roud has Opie-Game as #13206. - BS
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File: HHH048a

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