Revolutionary Tea [Laws A24]

DESCRIPTION: Mother Britain is angry that her daughter America will not pay the tea-tax. The mother sends the daughter a great deal of tea and demands she pay the tax (on pain of a beating); the daughter dumps the tea into the ocean
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1889 (Kemp's Old Folks Concert Tunes, according to Cohen)
KEYWORDS: political rebellion commerce money patriotic
HISTORICAL REFERENCES:
Dec. 16, 1773 - Boston Tea Party. Americans protest the British tax on tea by dumping a shipload into Boston Harbor
FOUND IN: Canada(Ont) US(Ap,MW,SE)
REFERENCES (9 citations):
Laws A24, "Revolutionary Tea"
JHCoxIIB, #25, pp. 188-189, "Revolutionary Tea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Peters, pp. 302-303, "There Was an Old Lady Lived Over the Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Morris, #1, "Revolutionary Tea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Cohen-AFS1, pp. 53-54, "Revolutionary Tea" (1 text)
Scott-BoA, pp. 59-61, "The Rich Lady Over the Sea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Fowke/Mills/Blume, pp. 54-56, "Revolutionary Tea" (1 text, 1 tune)
Arnett, pp. 8-9, "Revolutionary Tea" (1 text, 1 tune)
DT 368, REVTEA*

Roud #1934
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Old Granny Wales (Granny O'Whale, Granua Weal)" (subject: The Tea Tax)
ALTERNATE TITLES:
The Old Lady Over the Sea
NOTES: For background on the Tea Tax, see the notes to "Old Granny Wales (Granny O'Whale, Granua Weal)." - RBW
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File: LA24

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