If You Love Me, Pop and Fly

DESCRIPTION: "If you love me, pop and fly, If you hate me, lie and die." (Or "If he hates me...., etc.) Said to be used as a form of divination when a chestnut is placed in a fire.
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1878 (Halliwell)
KEYWORDS: love food nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #400, p. 192, "(If you love me, pop and fly)"
ADDITIONAL: Jacqueline Simpson, _The Folklore of Sussex_, B. T. Batsford, 1973, p. 133, "(If he loves me, pop and fly)" (1 short text)

Roud #22178
File: Sim133

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