“Marching Round the Gum Stump (Marching Round the Fodder Stack)”


"Marching round the gum stump, The gum stump, the gum stump, Marching round the gum stump, Rolly roly oh!" "If you want a sweetheart, A sweetheart, a sweetheart, If you want a sweetheart, Choose one and play."


I have this vague feeling that this is based on, or at least incorporates fragments of, a wren song. But I can hardly prove it.... - RBW


  1. Randolph 591, "Marching Round the Gum Stump" (1 text)
  2. Roud #7676
  3. BI, R591


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1942 (Randolph)
Keywords: playparty
Found in: US(So)