Flee Fly Flo

DESCRIPTION: "Flee fly" is chanted and echoed. "Flee fly flo" is chanted and echoed. "Vesta" is chanted and echoed. Then the process seems to fall into random gibberish.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1970 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: nonsense playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North,West)) US
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game 115, "Flee Fly Flo" (2 texts, 1 tune)
Roud #16804
NOTES [87 words]: Opie-Game: "The song was recorded at Kristiansund, Norway, in 1973, but the recorder did not attempt a translation because, she said, 'In Norwegian the words have little sense.'"
There are a number of YouTube videos. The one I find most useful -- because the "words" are not drowned out by instruments -- is "Hurrah Players: Flee Fly Floo," a 46 second performance by an acting class of thirteen children and two leaders, apparently from Virginia (as far as I can tell) [Google: "Hurrah Players" "Flee Fly Floo" YouTube]. - BS
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File: OpGa115

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