Biddy, Biddy, Hold Fast My Gold Ring

DESCRIPTION: "Biddy, Biddy, hold fast my gold ring, Hey, Mamma, hoo-ay, Never get-a London back again, John saw the island." "You drink coffee and I drink tea...."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Newell-GamesAndSongsOfAmericanChildren)
KEYWORDS: nonballad ring drink
FOUND IN: US(SE) West Indies(Bahamas,Jamaica)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Lomax/Lomax-OurSingingCountry, pp. 82-83, "Biddy, Biddy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Newell-GamesAndSongsOfAmericanChildren, #97, "Hold Fast My Gold Ring" (1 short text)
ADDITIONAL: Olive Lewin, "Rock It Come Over" - The Folk Music of Jamaica (Barbados: The University of the West Indies Press, 2000), pp. 72-73, "Biddy Biddy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Olive Lewin, Forty Folk Songs of Jamaica (Washington: General Secretariat of the Organization of American States, 1973),, pp. 41-42, "Biddy Biddy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Martha Warren Beckwith and Helen Roberts, _Folk-Games of Jamaica_ (Poughkeepsie: Vassar College, 1922 ("Digitized by Internet Archive")) #21 pp. 27-29, "Biddy, Biddy, Hold Fast" (4 texts, 3 tunes)

Roud #15652
File: LxSi082

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