April Fool is Gone and Past
DESCRIPTION: Fullest version: "April Fool's Day is past, And you're the April Fool at last, Four farthings make a penny, And you're a bigger fool than any." This version is said after noon; before noon, it's "Fool, fool, April fool, You learn nought going to school"
EARLIEST DATE: 1952 (Sutton-Smith-NZ)
KEYWORDS: playparty nonballad money
FOUND IN: New Zealand
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Sutton-Smith-NZ, p. 62, "(April Fool's Day is past)" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #358, p. 186,, and note 26 "(Fool, fool, April fool)" and "(April-fool time's past and gone)"
ADDITIONAL: Peter and Iona Opie, _I Saw Esau: Traditional Rhymes of Youth_, #147-148, "(Fool, fool, April fool)," "(April fool's gone past)" (2 texts)
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