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Old Woman Tossed up

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Source: CJ Sharp mss no. 4965
Place Collected: Idbury
Date collected: 10 September 1923
Collector: Sharp, Cecil
Roud Number: 1297

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