I Lost My Lad
DESCRIPTION: "I lost my lad in the cairnie" or "an' I care-nae" "I'll get anither canary" or the lad is described with red cheeks: "I met him in the dance hall" or "in the shake-hand" The chorus line may be nonsense ("A ramshy-dasmshy-doo") or "Y-O-U"
EARLIEST DATE: 1902 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: derivative playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(England(West),Scotland(Bord,High))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game 102, "I Lost My Lad" (2 texts, 1 tune)
cf. "I've Lost My Love and I Kenna Weel Fu" (source for this derivative)
NOTES [16 words]: Opie-Game makes the connection between this rhyme and "I've Lost My Love and I Kenna Weel Fu." - BS
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