Charm Against Ague

DESCRIPTION: "Ague, ague, I thee defy! Three days shiver, Three days shake; Make me well for Jesus's sake." Or "...I thee defy; Ague, ague, to this tree I thee tie." Magical rhymes to get rid of ague
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1973 (Simpson)
KEYWORDS: disease magic nonballad
FOUND IN: Britain(England(South))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Jacqueline Simpson, _The Folklore of Sussex_, B. T. Batsford, 1973, pp. 83-84, "(Ague, ague, I thee defy") (2 short texts)
File: SimFS083

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