DESCRIPTION: Macaronic. "He didn't dance today... he won't till after tea." "Throw him oversea... He'll be here for tea." "Throw him up high...he'll come down by-and-by"
EARLIEST DATE: 1947 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: nonballad baby food
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 41, "Cuckanandy" (1 text, 1 tune)
Elizabeth Cronin, "Cuckanandy" (on IRECronin01)
NOTES: OCroinin-Cronin translating a Seamus Ennis note about the song: "As the old women used to have when they were making sport for youngsters, dandling them on their knees or in their laps." Includes a final mouth music verse. - BS
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