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The Old Woman Tossed up

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Performer: Bunting, Thomas
Place Collected: Sherborne
Date collected: Between 1927 and 1935
Roud Number: 1297
Other Numbers: Laws M38

This nonsense rhyme has a surprisingly long history and can be traced back to the 18th Century. It is found in many anthologies of nursery rhymes and the lively tune is used for Cotswold Morris dances.

Notes by Gwilym Davies