Pease Porridge Hot

DESCRIPTION: "Pease porridge hot, Pease porridge cold, Pease porridge in the pot, Nine days old. Some like it hot, Some like it cold, Some like it in the pot, Nine days old." A clapping game, sometimes used to keep the hands warm
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1765 (Mother Goose's Melody, according to Baring-Gould-MotherGoose)
KEYWORDS: playparty food nonballad
FOUND IN: US
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Newell, #71, "Pease Porridge Hot" (1 short text)
Opie-Oxford2 502, "TInker, Tailor...." (1 text)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #599, p. 237, "(Pease Porridge Hot)"
Dolby, p. 160, "Pease Pudding Hot" (1 text)

Roud #19631
File: Newe071

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