Here Come I John Funny

DESCRIPTION: Traditional fee-collecting song for a Christmas play: "Here come I John Funny, I'm the man who collects the money. It's money we want and money we'll have; If you don't give us money we'll sweep you all out."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: c. 1890 (Rowling)
KEYWORDS: money nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Marjorie Rowling, _The Folklore of the Lake District_, Rowman and Littlefield, 1976, p. 127, "(Here come I John Funny") (1 short text)
File: Rowl127

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