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Thread #91948   Message #1753643
Posted By: Azizi
05-Jun-06 - 07:44 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: Kid's rhymes: Big Mac, Coca Cola & more
Subject: RE: Lyr Req: Kid's rhymes: Big Mac, Coca Cola & more
Robyn, thanks for that information!

I wasn't aware that rhyme was used for a Morris dance. Actually, I'd never heard of Morris dancing until I read about them on several Mudcat threads and then googled the term.

I'm trying to identify the earliest documented date of the "I love coffee, I love tea" line in adult songs or children's rhymes.
My guess is that this children's rhyme is based on an adult song   and not the other way around. Does anyone have an opinion of this?

Is the Morris dance 'Getting upstairs' an adult dance?
Any ideas about the earliest date this dance was documented?   

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I found that "I love coffee, I love tea" line in the song "Vinie" which is included in Thomas W. Talley's 1922 collection "Negro Folk Rhymes":

"I loves coffee, an' I loves tea
I axes you, Vinie, does you loves me?"

-snip-

I'm wondering if the Morris dance is earlier.