King's Land, The

DESCRIPTION: "I'm on the King's land, The King's not at home! The King's gone to Boston, To buy his wife a comb."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1939 (Linscott)
KEYWORDS: royalty commerce home playparty
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Linscott, pp. 30-31, "King's Land" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #14049
NOTES: Linscott describes this as being derived from an ancient game, "King of Cantland"; I can't find any records of such a thing. - RBW
File: Lins030

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