“About the Bush, Willy”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1882 (Bruce/Stokoe)
Keywords: clothes nonballad
Found in: Britain(England(North))

Description

"Aboot the bush, Willy, aboot the bee-hive, Aboot the bush, Willy, I'll meet thee belyve." "Then to my ten shillings Add you but a groat; I'll go to Newcastle And buy a new coat." The singer describes the prices of clothing

References

  1. Stokoe/Reay, p. 97, "Aboot the Bush, Willy" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Baring-Gould-MotherGoose #240, pp. 153-154, "(About the bush, Willy)"
  3. DT, BUSHWILI
  4. Roud #3149
  5. BI, StoR097