John Smith My Fellow Fine
DESCRIPTION: "John Smith, fellow fine, Can you shoe this horse of mine? Ay, sir, and that I can, As well as ony man. There's a nail upon the tae, To make the pony climb the brae; There's a nail upon the heel... There's a horsie well shod."
EARLIEST DATE: 1910 (GreigDuncan8); c. 1843 (Only True Mother Goose Melodies, according to the Opies)
KEYWORDS: horse nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (5 citations):
GreigDuncan8 1565, "John Smith" (2 texts)
Greig #121, p. 2, ("John Smith, a fallow fine") (1 text)
Opie-Oxford2 445, "Robert Barnes Fellow Fine" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose, p. 33, note 31, "(Robert Barnes Fellow Fine)"
Montgomerie-ScottishNR 26, "(John Smith, fellow fine)" (1 text)
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