“The Quaker's Wife”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1964 (Montgomerie)
Keywords: cook food dancing
Found in: Britain(Scotland)

Description

"The (Quaker's/Baker's) wife sat doon to bake, With all her bairns about her, She baked them every one a cake...." "And then the miller sat doon to play A tune upon the spinnet." "Merrily danced the Quaker's wife, And merrily danced the Quaker."

References

  1. Montgomerie-ScottishNR 87, "(The Quaker's wife sat doon to bake)" (1 text)
  2. Roud #6479
  3. BI, MNSR087