Up the Raw

DESCRIPTION: "Up the Raw, down the Raw, Up the Raw, lass, ev'ry day; For shape and colour, ma bonny hinny, Thou bangs thy mother, ma canny bairn." The mother (?) complains lovingly of the mischief her child gets into. (I think that's what it means)
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1900 (Stokoe/Reay)
KEYWORDS: nonballad children
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Stokoe/Reay, pp. 122-123, "Up the Raw" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: [Cuthbert Sharp], _The Bishopric Garland, A Collection of Legends, Songs, Ballads, &c Belonging to the County of Durham_, 1834 (references are to the 1969 reprint), p. 66, "Up the Raw" (1 text, 1 tune on p. 85)

ST StoR122 (Full)
Roud #3155
File: StoR122

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