Jack-a-Needle

DESCRIPTION: "Jack needle, Jack needle, I work with my needle And when I get married 'tis apples I'll buy" or "how happy I'll be." The singer will sit in a garden and whistle to a girl to come. "Last night when we parted, I was nigh broken hearted"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1896 (Hinkson)
KEYWORDS: playparty marriage courting
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Opie-Game 94, "Jack-a-Needle" (2 texts, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Katharine (Tynan) Hinkson, "The Girls' Room" in Christabel R. Coleridge and Arthur Innes, editors, The Monthly Packet (London, 1896 ("Digitized by Google")), Vol. XCII, p. 585, ("Jack needle, Jack needle")

ALTERNATE TITLES:
Jack Beetle
File: OpGa094

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