Hark the Robbers

DESCRIPTION: "Hark the robbers coming through, coming through, coming through, Hark the robbers... My fair lady." "What have the robbers done to you?" "You have stole my watch and chain." "Off to prison you must go." "Here's a prisoner we have got"
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1895 (Sutton-Smith-NZ-GamesOfNewZealandChilden/FolkgamesOfChildren)
KEYWORDS: playparty robbery prison
FOUND IN: Britain(England(All)) Ireland New Zealand
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Sutton-Smith-NZ-GamesOfNewZealandChilden/FolkgamesOfChildren, pp. 32-33, "(Here's a prisoner we have got)," "(What have the robbers done to you)" (2 texts)
Roud #13172
File: SuSm032

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