Red Lion

DESCRIPTION: "Red lion, red lion, com out of your den, Whoever you catch will be one of your men." The invocation for a game in which the designated lion attempts to tag or catch all the free players
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Newell)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad animal
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Newell, #180, "Red Lion" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Edith Fowke, _Red Rover, Red Rover: Children's Games Played in Canada_, p. 27, "Red Lion" (1 text plus description)

Roud #22541
File: Newe180

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