DESCRIPTION: "Ticky-tack-too, tack-too, Ticky-tack-too, tack-tay"(x2)
EARLIEST DATE: 1956 (OCroinin-Cronin)
KEYWORDS: nonballad nonsense
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
OCroinin-Cronin 186, "Ticky-Tack-Too" (1 short text)
NOTES [64 words]: The current description is all of the OCroinin-Cronin fragment.
Roud puts the OCroinin-Cronin fragment with "The Shoemaker" (I).
I think a better fit is BrownIII "Rap-a-tap-tap-tap, ticky-tack-too, This is the way to make a shoe"(2x).
OCroinin-Cronin has it as "a cobbler's song" with a BBC recording by Mary Murphy, in May 1953, which -- like "The Cobbler" (I) -- is Roud #837. - BS
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