Round Apples

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"
AUTHOR: unknown
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)

Roud #13180
File: OpGa055

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