Jack Be Nimble

DESCRIPTION: "Jack be nimble, Jack be quick, Jack jump over The candlestick."
AUTHOR: unknown
EARLIEST DATE: 1844 (Halliwell); c. 1815 (Douce MS., according to the Opies)
KEYWORDS: nonballad
FOUND IN: New Zealand
REFERENCES (5 citations):
Sutton-Smith-NZ-GamesOfNewZealandChilden/FolkgamesOfChildren, "(Jack, be nimble)" (1 text)
Opie/Opie-OxfordDictionaryOfNurseryRhymes 255, "Jack Be Nimble" (1 text)
Baring-Gould-AnnotatedMotherGoose #411, p. 194, "(Jack be nimble)" (1 text)
Jack-PopGoesTheWeasel, p. 90, "Jack Be Nimble" (1 text)
Dolby-OrangesAndLemons, p. 71, "Jack Be Nimble" (1 text)

Roud #13902
File: OO2255

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