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The Milking Pail (Coates)

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Performer: Children
Place Collected: Coates
Date collected: 1911 (10 Apr)
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 3515

A formerly popular children’s singing game, found in many variants, mainly in England, but like many of the old singing games, it appears to have now disappeared. Variants include exhortations to mama to buy the following: a milk can, a milking cow and a china/baby doll. It can be traced back to the early 1800s.

Notes by Gwilym Davies 15 April 2015