“Up the Streets and Down the Streets”


"Up the streets and down the streets And in a narrow planting, Isn't (name) a nice young lassie? Isn't (name) as nice as she? They shall be married And they shall agree.... It's love... and don't say 'nay.' Next Monday morning is her wedding day."


_Gammer Gurton's Garland_ (1784) has a piece beginning "Up street and down street," but continues "Each window's made of glass; If you go to Tom Tickler's house, you'll find a pretty lass. Hug her and kiss her and take her on your knee...." Related? Hard to say. RBW


  1. Flanders/Brown, p. 189, "Up the Streets and Down the Streets" (1 text)
  2. Roud #5453
  3. BI, FlBr189


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1930 (Flanders/Brown)
Found in: US(NE)