Milly Molly Mandy
DESCRIPTION: The first lines of each verse are "Milly Molly Mandy Sweet as sugar candy." Each verse has a third line: "I'm in love with you," or "Your pretty little eyes are blue."
EARLIEST DATE: 1978 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: playparty love
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game, p. 480, ("Milly Molly Mandy") (1 text)
NOTES: Opie-Game: "The first Milly-Molly-Mandy Stories, by Joyce Lankester Brisley, were published in 1928." - BS
Based on the artwork I have seen, and the intended readership of the stories, it would seem that Miss Millicent Margaret Amanda was intended to be about eight. Interesting to see her apparently being courted. Presumably her audience grew up even if she didn't. - RBW
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