Robin's Alive

DESCRIPTION: "(The bird/robin) is alive, and alive like to be, If it dies in my hand you may back-saddle me." A "hot potato" game in which a burning stick is passed hand to hand after the player with the stick repeats the rhyme
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Newell)
KEYWORDS: playparty bird
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Newell, #76, "Robin's Alive" (1 short text)
File: Newe076

Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List

Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography

The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.