Little Poppa Rich

DESCRIPTION: Children's game: "Little poppa-rich you draw your long lannet/Sit by the fire and spin/The hen's in the window a-combing her hair/The cat in the corner a-frying his fish... Cocka-pen dungle a-blowing his horn/The wind was high and it blowed him away"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1962 or 1966 (collected from Caroline Hughes)
KEYWORDS: nonballad nonsense paradox playparty animal chickens
FOUND IN: Britain(England)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
MacSeegTrav 123, "Little Poppa Rich" (1 text, 1 tune)
Roud #16639
NOTES: I call this a playparty for want of a keyword "game." - PJS
File: McCST123

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