Bridle and Saddle, The
DESCRIPTION: "The bridle and saddle hang on the shelf, Fol an day chine day cheer an Cheerily an cherry (x2); If you want any more you can sing it yourself."
EARLIEST DATE: 1918 (Cecil Sharp collection)
KEYWORDS: music nonballad floatingverses
FOUND IN: US(SE)
REFERENCES (2 citations):
SharpAp 224, "The Bridle and Saddle" (1 text, 1 tune)
Sharp/Karpeles-80E 80, "The Bridle and Saddle" (1 text, 1 tune)
cf. "Pork in the Cupboard" (lyrics)
NOTES: This ending occurs in occasional texts of a vast variety of songs, including "Frog Went A-Courting," "The Swapping Boy," "Going to Banbury," and at least as many more that I've forgotten. I'm not even going to try to classify it. It does have a unique chorus line. - RBW
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