Heavy, Heavy Hangs Over Your Head

DESCRIPTION: "Heavy, heavy hangs over your head, What are you going to do with it?"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Newell)
KEYWORDS: nonballad
FOUND IN: US(MW)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Newell, #88, "Redeeming Forfeits" (assorted short rhymes)
Roud #19434
NOTES: Newell lists this among rhymes for redeeming forfeits. But my mother's family tradition (from Michigan) had it as a sort of a game, perhaps for birthdays: An object (gift, whatever) is placed over a child's head so that he cannot see it. The question is asked, and the child has to guess what to do with the object. - RBW
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