Handy Dandy (Handy Pandy, Andy Pany, Amos and Andy)

DESCRIPTION: "Handy dandy, Sugary candy, Which will you have, (High or low/Top or bottom)." Or, "Andy pandy, sugary candy, French almond nuts."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1894 (Gomme)
KEYWORDS: playparty food
FOUND IN: Britain New Zealand
REFERENCES (1 citation):
Sutton-Smith-NZ-GamesOfNewZealandChilden/FolkgamesOfChildren, p. 101, "(Andy pandy, sugary candy)," "(Ansy, pansy, sugary candy)" (2 texts)
Roud #19429
NOTES [88 words]: The incredible Katherine Elwes Thomas, The Real Personages of Mother Goose, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Co., 1930, p. 203, has a version of this which runs, "Handy Spandy, Jack-a-Dandy, Loved plum cake and sugar candy, He bought some at a Grocer's shop, Then out he came, hop, hop, hop!" Thomas, whose connection to reality was so remote that I doubt she could even see it from where she stood, claims the plum cake is Spain and the verse is about James VI and I's love for that country. Hey, I don't make up her delusions.... - RBW
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