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"
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")
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