Quaker's Wife, The

DESCRIPTION: "The (Quaker's/Baker's) wife sat doon to bake, With all her bairns about her, She baked them every one a cake...." "And then the miller sat doon to play A tune upon the spinnet." "Merrily danced the Quaker's wife, And merrily danced the Quaker."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1805 (_Songs for the Nursery collected from the Works of the Most Renowned Poets_, according to Opie-Oxford2)
KEYWORDS: cook food dancing
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber)) Ireland
REFERENCES (5 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1734, "The Quaker's Wife" (3 texts, 3 tunes)
Graham/Holmes 61, "The Quaker's Wife" (1 fragment, 1 tune)
Opie-Oxford2 432, "The Quaker's wife got up to bake" (2 texts)
Montgomerie-ScottishNR 87, "(The Quaker's wife sat doon to bake)" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Chambers, The Scottish Songs (Edinburgh, 1829), Vol II, p. 594, ("The quaker's wife sat down to bake")

Roud #6479
File: MNSR087

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