I Am a Pretty Little Dutch Girl

DESCRIPTION: "I am a pretty little Dutch girl, As pretty as can be, All the boys [on the team/block] Go crazy/are stuck over me." "My boy friend's name is _, He comes from _(rhymes") He is described comically, and a story may be told.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1948 (Hansen)
KEYWORDS: playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(England(Lond)) US(SW)
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Opie-Game 136, "I Am a Pretty Little Dutch Girl" (2 texts, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Marian Hansen, "Children's Rhymes Accompanied by Gestures" in Western Folklore, Vol. VII, No. 1 (Jan 1948 (available online by JSTOR)), #13 pp. 52-53 ("I am a funny little Dutch girl") (1 text)
Lois Rather, "Circle Clap Chants" in Western Folklore, Vol. XVIII, No. 4 (Oct 1959 (available online by JSTOR)), #3 p. 294 ("Say, Say, Say, I'm a little Dutch girl") (1 text)

Roud #12986
RECORDINGS:
Catharine Potts and Judy Crawford, "I Am a Little Dutch Girl" (on ONEFowke01)
CROSS-REFERENCES:
cf. "Bells are Ringing" (some lines: "First he gave me peaches")
cf. "My Boyfriend Gave Me An Apple" (some lines: "First he gave me peaches")
cf. "I Had the Scarlet Fever" (tune, per Opie-Game)
NOTES: There is another "Little Dutch Girl" rhyme with lines like "These are the things I do ... Salute to the captain, courtsy to the queen" (see, for example, Catherine Harris Ainsworth, "Jump Rope Verses around the United States" in Western Folklore, Vol. XX, No. 3 (Jul 1961 (available online by JSTOR)), #32 p. 183 ("I'm a little Dutch girl"); #83 p. 190 ("I went downtown to see Miss Brown") (2 texts)). - BS
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File: OpGa136

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