“My Boyfriend Gave Me An Apple”


"And five o'clock is striking, Mother may I go out My true love is waiting for me without." He brings apples, pears, and six-pence that she "kiss him on the stairs" She rejects apples and pears and gives back sixpence after he kisses her on the stairs.


Hammond-Belfast: "A skipping game." - BS


  1. Hammond-Belfast, p. 11, "Five O'Clock is Striking" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Roud #12986
  3. BI, Hamm011


Alternate titles: “Six O'Clock Bells Ringing”
Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1978 (Hammond-Belfast)
Keywords: playparty food money
Found in: Ireland