This Is No My Ain House (II)
DESCRIPTION: "This is no mine ain house I ken by the biggin o't... bread and cheese are my door cheeks And pancakes the riggin o't." "This is no my ain wean I ken by the greetie o't... I'll tak the curchie aff my head And row't about the feetie o't."
EARLIEST DATE: before 1724 (Johnson-Stenhouse, see Notes)
KEYWORDS: home baby nonballad
REFERENCES (2 citations):
Whitelaw-Song, p. 413, "This Is No My Ain House" (1 fragment)
ADDITIONAL: James Johnson, William Stenhouse, editor, The Scotish Musical Museum (Edinburgh: William Blackwood and Sons, 1839 (Reissue of 1790 edition) ("Digitized by Google"), Vol. III, #216 Illustrations p 208, "This Is No Mine Ain House" (1 text)
NOTES: Johnson-Stenhouse Illustrations p. 208 has this nursery rhyme as a source for Ramsay's "This Is No My Ain House" (III). - BS
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