My Mother Gave Me a Necklace
DESCRIPTION: Mother gives a necklace, father a dime, sister a lover-boy "who kissed me all the time." Mother takes the necklace, father the dime, sister the lover-boy "and gave me Frankenstein." He makes her work so she kicks him out.
EARLIEST DATE: 1975 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: playparty father lover mother sister monster
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game, p. 478, ("My mother gave me a necklace") (1 text)
NOTES [65 words]: Opie-Game: "Derived from the skipping rhyme 'Nine o'clock is striking' ["My Boyfriend Gave Me An Apple"], especially the early American versions ... (JAFL, xxxix, pp. 84-5) [Winifred Smith, "A Modern Child's Game Rhymes" in The Journal of American Folklore, Vol. XXXIX, No. 151 (Jan 1926 (available online by JSTOR)), #18 pp. 84-85 ("Twelve o'clock striking") (1 text) ]." I don't see it. - BS
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