DESCRIPTION: Mrs O'Grady, or Mistress Shady, or Mrs Brady "was a lady, She had a daughter whom I adore." The singer courted her each day -- Monday, Tuesday,... -- "afternoon at half past four." Her hair color changes on each telling.
EARLIEST DATE: 1950 (Opie-Game)
KEYWORDS: courting playparty hair
FOUND IN: Ireland
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Opie-Game, p. 414, "Mrs O'Grady" (1 text)
NOTES [24 words]: Opie-Game: .".. may have been a transient enthusiasm ... we have not heard of its being used as a game in the thirty-odd years since ." - BS
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