Push the Business On
DESCRIPTION: "Hire a horse," "steal a gig," "all the world shall have a jig." We do what we can to "pass the music on" or "push the business on"
EARLIEST DATE: 1896 (Hinkson)
KEYWORDS: dancing nonballad playparty
FOUND IN: Britain(Scotland(Aber))
REFERENCES (3 citations):
Greig/Duncan8 1616, "To Pass the Music On" (1 text, 1 tune)
Opie/Opie-TheSingingGame 105, "Push the Business On" (1 text, 1 tune)
ADDITIONAL: Katharine (Tynan) Hinkson, "The Girls' Room" in Christabel R. Coleridge and Arthur Innes, editors, The Monthly Packet (London, 1897 ("Digitized by Google")), Vol. XCIII, p. 227, ("I'll hire a horse and steal a gig")
NOTES [28 words]: Gomme's five versions (2.86-88) are pretty much the same. The "push the business on" in the game precedes a change in partners "until each girl has partnered each boy." - BS
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