Tommy Johnson Is No Good

DESCRIPTION: "(Tommy Johnson/Diane Carson) is no good, Chop (him) up for (fire/kindling) wood, When he's dead, boil his head, Make it into gingerbread." Or "...wood, If she is no good for that, Give her to the old tom cat."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1972 (Sutton-Smith-NZ-GamesOfNewZealandChilden/FolkgamesOfChildren)
KEYWORDS: playparty injury food animal
FOUND IN: New Zealand
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Sutton-Smith-NZ-GamesOfNewZealandChilden/FolkgamesOfChildren, p. 131, "([Diane Carson] is no good)" (1 text)
ADDITIONAL: Peter and Iona Opie, _I Saw Esau: Traditional Rhymes of Youth_, #21, "(Tommy Johnson is no good)" (1 text)

Roud #20791
File: SuSm131C

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