DESCRIPTION: Poor Annie "with a knife in her hand, You dare not touch her, or else she'll go mad" (or be hanged). Her cheeks are like snow. She's dying. Wash her with milk, dress her in silk, write her name "with gold pen and ink"
EARLIEST DATE: 1901 (Maclagan)
KEYWORDS: death playparty clothes
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond),Scotland(High)) Canada(Ont)
REFERENCES (4 citations):
Opie-Game 55, "Round Apples" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Robert Craig Maclagan, The Games and Diversions of Argyleshire (London, 1901 ("Digitized by Google")), pp. 85-86, "Round Apples" (1 text)
F.W. Waugh, "Canadian Folk-Lore from Ontario" in The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. XXXI, No. 119 (Jan 1918 (available online by JSTOR)), #649 p. 57 ("Round apples, round apples, by night and by day") (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Roy Palmer, _Ripest Apples_, The Big Apple Association, 1996, pp. 26-27, "Round Apples" (1 text, 1 tune)
Go to the Ballad Search form
Go to the Ballad Index Song List
Go to the Ballad Index Instructions
Go to the Ballad Index Bibliography or Discography
The Ballad Index Copyright 2018 by Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle.