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Thread #95986 Message #1871782
Posted By: Malcolm Douglas
29-Oct-06 - 09:16 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Add: Oliver Cromwell (Buried & dead)
Subject: RE: Lyr Add: Oliver Cromwell (Buried & dead)
Did you learn it formally, or from other children? It was taught as a singing game in (UK) schools as late as the 1950s and '60s (see thread 'Singing Together' 1958 UK ); perhaps from versions published by Alice Gomme and/or Cecil Sharp.
Incidentally, another version, 'Sir Roger is Dead' was printed in the Journal (ref above) with actions indicated; it was noted at Worksworth (Wirksworth), Derbyshire.