Paddy on the Railway (I)
DESCRIPTION: "Paddy on the railway, Picking up stones; Along came an engine And broke Paddy's bones." "O, said Paddy, That's not fair. O, said the engineman, You shouldna have been there."
EARLIEST DATE: 1946 (Opie)
KEYWORDS: train injury
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Montgomerie-ScottishNR 151, "(Paddy on the railway)" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Iona and Peter Opie, _Children's Games in Street and Playground_, oxford, 1969, 1984, p. 37, "(Paddy on the Railway)"
Peter and Iona Opie, _I Saw Esau: Traditional Rhymes of Youth_, #46, "(Piggy on the Railway)" (1 text)
Teddy on the Railway
NOTES [26 words]: The Opies in Children's Games classify this among the counting rhymes. It doesn't sound like it to me, but certainly it is primarily a children's rhyme. - RBW
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