Turn that Cinnamon
DESCRIPTION: "Oh turn that cinnamon round and round, Turn that cinnamon round and round, Oh turn that cinnamon round!" "She's my sugar-lump, I'll never give her up, She's my sugar-lump, I'll never give her up, Oh turn that cinnamon round!"
EARLIEST DATE: 1903 (Newell)
KEYWORDS: love food playparty
FOUND IN: US(SE,So)
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Randolph 583, "Turn that Cinnamon" (1 short text)
Botkin-AmFolklr, p. 810, "Sugar Lump" (1 text, 1 tune)
Morris, #131, "Sugar Lump" (1 text, 1 tune)
BrownSchinhanV, p. 545, "All Around the Ring" (1 short text, 1 tune, which Schinhan connects with this piece; based on his short text, I suspect it might be a sort of mix of this piece and "All Around de Ring, Miss Julie")
Newell, #103, "(All Up and Down, My Honey") (1 short text, 1 tune, filed under "Walking on the Levee," which is a version of "Go In and Out the WIndow")
Turn, Cinnamon, Turn
NOTES: Randolph's and Botkin's songs don't have any lyrics that match precisely -- but what are the odds of two songs mentioning both sugar lumps and turning cinnamon? I quote Randolph's text as more complete; Botkin's runs "All up and down, my honey, All up and down we go. The lady's a-rockin' her sugar lump (x3), O, turn, Cinnamon, turn."
Botkin claims a British origin for this piece, but cites no sources. - RBW
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