Isabella

DESCRIPTION: "Last night when we parted I left you broken hearted ... I saw your young man Isabella." "Who will you have?" "You" "Come to church" "Kneel down" "Say your prayers" "Stand up" "Sing a hymn" "Come back" "Kiss" "Shake hands" "Say good-bye" "Farewell"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1893 (Thoyts)
KEYWORDS: courting parting playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond,South,West))
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Opie-Game 35, "Isabella" (2 texts, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Charles E. Seaman in Frederic William Weaver and Charles Herbert Mayo, editors, Notes and Queries for Somerset and Dorset (Sherbourne, 1895 ("Digitized by Google")), Vol. IV, pp. 265-266, (Mar. 5, 1895) "[Query ]216. Singing Game," ("Isabella, Isabella, Isabella, so fair") (1 text)
Emma Elizabeth Thoyts, "Old Berkshire School-Games" in The Antiquary (London, 1893 ("Digitized by Google")), Vol. XXVII, Game #1, p. 193, "Isabella" (1 text)
E.J. Ladbury, "Scraps of English Folklore, VIII. Worcestershire" in Folklore, Vol. XXXV, No. 3 (Sep 1924 (available online by JSTOR)), #18 pp. 269-270 "Isabella" (1 text)

File: OpGa035

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