DESCRIPTION: Lady Calee, up the shore, down the quay, one foot in and one foot out, "Linkum learie round about"
EARLIEST DATE: 1828 (Lyle-Crawfurd2)
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Bord))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Lyle-Crawfurd2 202, "Ladie Calee" (1 text)
NOTES: The description translates the Lyle-Crawfurd2 text.
Lyle-Crawfurd2 says "'Ladie Calee' may be compared with a circle game called 'Hinkumbooby' in Chambers Rhymes 1870 pp. 137-9 which includes lines like the last two here." In that, Lyle is agreeing with Roud who lumps this with 'Looby Lou,' which is where I have added Chambers. "Ladie Callee" ends "Ane fyt in an ane fyt out Linkum learie round about," as compared to "A' feet in, and nae feet out, Hinkumbooby round about." It's the first two lines of "Lady Calee" that don't fit for me: "Ladie Calee Up the shore and doun the Quey." - BS
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