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
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Linscott, pp. 30-31, "King's Land" (1 text, 1 tune)
McIntosh, p. 90, "The King's Land" (1 text, 1 tune)

Roud #14049
NOTES [21 words]: Linscott describes this as being derived from an ancient game, "King of Cantland"; I can't find any records of such a thing. - RBW
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