Here We Come with a Dan, Dan, Dan ("Riding the Stang" verse)
DESCRIPTION: "Here we come wi' a dan, dan, dan! It's neither for my cause nor thy cause I ride this stang, but for (name) his wife he did bang."
EARLIEST DATE: 1994 (Kellett), but certainly much older
KEYWORDS: crime punishment ritual
FOUND IN: Britain(England(North))
REFERENCES (1 citation):
ADDITIONAL: Arnold Kellett, _The Yorkshire Dictionary of Dialect, Tradition, and Folklore_, revised edition, Smith Settle, 2002, pp. 149-150," (no title, but filed under Riding the Stang)" (1 short text)
NOTES [35 words]: This verse was apparently used as part of a ritual designed to ruin the reputation of an adulterer or wife-beater; he was paraded about while verses like this were hurled at him. For more details, see Kellett. - RBW
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