Watch, Barrell, Watch (Mackerel Song)

DESCRIPTION: "Watch, barrel, watch, mackerel for to catch! White may they be, like blossom on the tree, God send thousands, one, two, three; Some by the head, some by the tail, God send mackerel and never fail... God send as many as we can lift in!"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (Simpson)
KEYWORDS: fishing nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Jacqueline Simpson, _The Folklore of Sussex_, B. T. Batsford, 1973, p. 118, "(Watch, barrel, watch, mackerel for to catch!)" (1 text)
File: JSFS118

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