Hot Codlings

DESCRIPTION: "A little old woman her living she got By selling hot codlings hot, hot, hot." But she feels cold, so she seeks "a quartern of RI tol iddy iddy iddy...." She drinks a whole bottle, and boys steal her codlings while she is drunk. She warns of drunkenness
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1926 (Scott); said to have been sung by Grimaldi in 1828 and earlier
KEYWORDS: food commerce drink humorous
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REFERENCES (2 citations):
Scott-EnglishSB, pp. 58-59, "Hot Codlings" (1 text, 1 tune)
WolfAmericanSongSheets, #907, p. 61, "Hot Codlins" (3 references)

Roud #13942
NOTES: Grimaldi seems to have been the first to sing this song, but its real fame may have arisen from its use by others; Wolf, p. 61, lists three broadsides, with the credit "as sung by the great Comic Vocalist, Tony Pastor." - RBW
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File: ScED058

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