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Thread #97222   Message #1910772
Posted By: Richie
15-Dec-06 - 11:59 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Weevily Wheat
Subject: RE: Origins: Weevily Wheat
Songs of the Carolina Charter Colonists, 1663-1763
Chapter IV
Nursery Dance And Game, Comic and Humorous Songs

WEEVILY WHEAT: BCNCF V. 521. Described by Botkin (The American Play-Party Song, 345) as "A Virginia reel related to the Scotch Weaving Game.... Based on a Jacobite song of Bonnie Prince Charles Stuart, the Pretender." Compare "Come Boat Me O'er" and "Over the Water to Charlie."