DESCRIPTION: Race-starting rhyme. "Bell horses, bell horses, Wht time of day? One o'clock, two o'clock, (Three/time) to away"
EARLIEST DATE: 1810 (Gammer Gurton's Garland)
KEYWORDS: racing nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North)) New Zealand
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Opie-Oxford2 36, "Bell Horses, Bell Horses" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #96, p. 89, "(Bell horses, bell horses)" (1 short text)
Sutton-Smith-NZ, p. 19, "(Bell horses, bell horses)" (1 text)
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