Intery Mintery Cutery Corn

DESCRIPTION: Counting-out rhyme: "Intery, mintery, cutery, corn, Apple seed and briar thorn, Wire, briar, limber lock, FIve geese in a flock, SIt and sing by a spring, O-U-T and in again. Over yonder steep hill... Black finger, out of the game."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1844 (Halliwell)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad food bird
FOUND IN: US(NE)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Newell, #87, "Intery Mintery" (1 text)
Opie-Oxford2 252, "Intery, Mintery, Cutery, Corn" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #632 n. 109, pp. 249-250, "(As I went up the brandy hill)"
Newell, #149, "Counting Rhymes" (8 texts of the "One-ery, Two-ery, Ickery, Ann" type, 4 of "Eenie Meenie Minie Mo (Counting Rhyme)", 1 of "Intery Mintery Cutery Corn", 1 of "Alphabet Songs", 1 of "Monday's Child", and 20 miscellaneous rhymes)

Roud #19636 and 22840
File: OO2252

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