Mother, can I pick a rose? (Defiance)

DESCRIPTION: "Mother, can I pick a rose? Yes, my dearest daughter, if you don't tear your clothes... I picked a rose. I tore my clothes. Come home! I don't hear you. I'll send your (father/brother/sister) after you. I don't hear you." Etc., until the child is caught
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Newell)
KEYWORDS: playparty flowers clothes mother father
FOUND IN: US(MA)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Newell, #123, "Defiance" (2 texts)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Mother, May I Go to Swim" (question form)
File: Newe123

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