Round About the Punchbowl
DESCRIPTION: "Round about the punchbowl," "First time never to fall," "Second time catching time," "Third time kissing time"
EARLIEST DATE: 1898 (Gomme)
KEYWORDS: nonballad drink playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) Ireland
REFERENCES (3 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1594, "Round About the Maypole" (1 text)
Leyden 21, "Round About the Punchbowl" (2 texts)
Opie-Game 51, "Round About the Punch Bowl" (3 texts)
NOTES: Leyden describes the ring game for this song.
Leyden's second version, "collected by Clara M Patterson at Ballymiscaw Primary School in the 1890s," adds floating lines "Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes" [see "Banbury Cross"] and "Up the heathery mountain and down the rushy glen We dare not go a-hunting for Conor and his men" [see, for example, "Shane Crossagh"] - BS
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