Days of the Week (I)
DESCRIPTION: "I went to visit a friend one day ... she couldn't go out to play, Because it was her washing day, This is the way she washed away." Repeat with ironing, mending, baking, cleaning, until it is "her playing day"
EARLIEST DATE: 1985 (Opie-Game)
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game 67, "Days of the Week" (3 texts)
cf. "Nuts in May" (tune, per Opie-Game)
cf. "This Is the Way We Wash Our Clothes" (theme)
NOTES: This shares both a plot idea and a tune with "This Is the Way We Wash Our Clothes"; I suspect they are derived from the same stock. But the form is perhaps just different enough to split them. - RBW
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