My Boyfriend Gave Me An Apple

DESCRIPTION: "And five o'clock is striking, Mother may I go out My true love is waiting for me without." He brings apples, pears, and six-pence that she "kiss him on the stairs." She rejects apples and pears and gives back sixpence after he kisses her on the stairs.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1978 (Hammond-Belfast)
KEYWORDS: playparty food money
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Hammond-Belfast, p. 11, "Five O'Clock is Striking" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #12986
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "The Bells are Ringing (Eight O'Clock Bells)"
ALTERNATE TITLES:
Six O'Clock Bells Ringing
NOTES: Hammond-Belfast: "A skipping game." - BS
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File: Hamm011

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