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Nigity Nagity...or something like that

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DAN DOO
GENTLE FAIR JENNY
RISSELTY-ROSSELTY
THE DAUGHTER OF PEGGY. O
THE WIFE WRAPT IN WETHER'S SKIN
WEE COOPER OF FIFE


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Subject: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: Rodandjenn@AOL.com
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 03:37 PM

I am trying to find a song that has the words Nigity, Nagity. It was a song my husband's grandfather sang to him and he would like to find the words or possibly the recording, if there was one. Any help would be great!!


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 04:32 PM

I remember a Welsh tune with the refrain that went something like:
Migilty Magilty hi now now

But I can't remember much about it except that it might have been about a smithy. Someone else may be able to help!
Allison


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From:
Date: 23 Jun 99 - 05:51 PM

In DT file COOPFIFE. (Child #277)


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: Jenn
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 06:47 PM

I found the sone...but now I need more info. The song is listed as child #277, Risselty-Rosselty. This is only part of the song, however. I would really like to be able to find the rest of the song. It appears to be called "The Wife Wrapt in a Wether's Skin". If anyone has info, please post or e-mail.

Thanks!


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From:
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 07:32 PM

There are 4 versions in DT (search on '#277'), 5 in Child and 62 in Bronson's 'The Traditional Tunes of the Child Ballads'.


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: Bill D
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 09:18 PM

The one you probably want is "The Wee Cooper o'Fife"

chorus goes "nickety, nackety, noo, noo, noo"


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From:
Date: 24 Jun 99 - 09:27 PM

As noted above, it's in DT file COOPFIFE. You don't even have to capialize it, just put coopfife in the search box at the upper right of this page.


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: Alice
Date: 25 Jun 99 - 01:59 PM

Jenn, I rented Hitchcock's "The Birds" last night, and watched it with my son. I had introduced him to the movie "Charade" last month, and now he is intrigued by all the 'old' mystery/suspense movies. I told him "The Birds" was such a classic, we should rent it. I had not seen it for at least 20 years. There are certain scenes that stay in your memory, but to my surprise, the memorable scene of the crows perching on the school playground equipment, built up with the children's voices in the school singing "Risselty Rosselty". You should see that movie again, just for that scene if nothing else!

alice in montana


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: GUEST,Nigity van der Made-Ono
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 11:01 AM

Hi ,
I have no idea about the song " Nigity Nagity "

But this is my nickname " Nigity " short way of saying:
" Nigani Dorothy " My elder sisters and brothers made up my nickname that way, it's like puzzles.
> Nig (a) (n)-i, and (Doro) T (h) y < Ni-ga-ni- Doro-thy- and comes to Ni-gi-ty and form up my nickname Nigity.( anyhow they should call me "puzzle" instead of " nigity " because my name is made out of puzzling name.
kindly regards,
Nigity


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: Hovering Bob
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 11:14 AM

I'm sure what you want is "The Wee Cooper o'Fife"
with the chorus starting "nickety, nackety, noo, noo, noo" as sung by my Scottish wife!


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 11:23 AM

The Welsh song is Migildi magildi reffered to by Annimetera and she is right thinking of a Smithy/Blacksmith.

Sorry I'm disorganised at the moment with various web site problems

this link for now should provide what we have on that song. It includes a translation from "sian in west Wales", a regular contributer to Mudcat who kindly supplied it when asked in another thread here.


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: GUEST,Jon
Date: 01 Oct 05 - 11:49 AM

Mudcat thread I was thinking of is here


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: GUEST,Tommy Atkins
Date: 03 Jul 07 - 03:36 PM

A version of this is sung in the Alfred Hitchcock film The Birds; a version called "Risselty Rosselty" also appears on the box set Songs for Political Action, issued by the German record label Bear Family.


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: Artful Codger
Date: 05 Jul 07 - 04:06 PM

Burl Ives recorded "Wee Cooper of Fife" several times, so it's pretty well known in America (at least pre-Gen-X.)


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: open mike
Date: 06 Jul 07 - 03:17 AM

see THIS thread


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Jun 10 - 02:40 PM

Mom sings it all the time. She is 94 soon to be 95. I found this link on the web. It is the actual recording by Chubby Parker in 1927.
Click here


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: open mike
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 07:18 AM

wow...those Chubby Parker 78 rpm records are where i first heard this song..and Whoa Mule Whoa...on a Victrola on the old family farm - great memories..


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: Young Buchan
Date: 23 Jun 10 - 03:33 PM

Can I suggest instead that it might have been this, Nigity being not a thousand miles fron Jiggety:

Robin he went and married a wife
Mippity, moppity mo no
Robin he went and married a wife
The laziest bitch you've met in your life
Singing jiggety jaggety, show us your petticoat,
Robin a thrush cries mo no.

She gets up late, she comes down in haste
And sits in the kitchen without any stays.

She milks the cow but once a week,
Which doesn't make the butter sweet.

Instead of a churn she uses her boot,
And instead of a cruddle she uses her foot.

She put the cheese upon the shelf
And left it there to turn itself.

It turned and jumped upon the floor,
Upped with its feet and ran to the door.

It ran till it came to Wakefield Cross,
And she had to chase it on a horse.

This song was made to suit the men.
If the women complain I'll sing it again.


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: Young Buchan
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 01:52 PM

Not entirely by the way, Pascal and Hecht wrote extensively on Double Dactyl openings to verses Nigity/Nagity, Mippity/Moppity, Jiggedy/Jaggedy etc. My particular favourite is:

Higgledy Piggledy
Oedipus Tyranos
Mudered his father,
Used Mother for sex.
This mad debauch
Not so incomprehensibly
Left poor Jocasta
And Oedipus wrecks.


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: GUEST,TJ in San Diego
Date: 24 Jun 10 - 04:33 PM

The "Wee Cooper of Fife" immediately comes to mind.

Wee Cooper of Fife

There was a wee cooper who lived in fife
Nickety, nockety, noo, noo, noo
And he has gotten a gentle wife
Hey Willie Wallacky, hey John Dougall
Alane quo' rushety, roo, roo, roo

She wouldna bake, she wouldna brew
Nickety, nockety, noo, noo, noo
For spoiling o' her comely hue
Hey Willie Wallacky, hey John Dougall
Alane quo' rushety, roo, roo, roo

Ahe wouldna wash, she wouldna wring,
   Nickety, nockety, noo, noo, noo
For spoiling o' her gowden ring
   Hey Willie Wallacky, hey John Dougall
   Alane quo' rushety, roo, roo, roo

She wouldna caird, she wouldna spin
Nickety, nockety, noo, noo, noo
For shaming of her gentle kin
Hey Willie Wallacky, hey John Dougall
Alane quo' rushety, roo, roo, roo

The cooper has gone to his woo' pack
Nickety, nockety, noo, noo, noo
And laid a sheepskin on his wife's back
Hey Willie Wallacky, hey John Dougall
Alane quo' rushety, roo, roo, roo

It's I'll no lether ye for your kin
Nickety, nockety, noo, noo, noo
But I will lether my own sheepskin
Hey Willie Wallacky, hey John Dougall
Alane quo' rushety, roo, roo, roo

Oh, I will bake and I will brew
Nickety, nockety, noo, noo, noo
And think nae mair o' my comely hue
Hey Willie Wallacky, hey John Dougall
Alane quo' rushety, roo, roo, roo

Oh, I will wash and I will wring
Nickety, nockety, noo, noo, noo
And think nae mair o' my gowden ring
Hey Willie Wallacky, hey John Dougall
Alane quo' rushety, roo, roo, roo

I will caird and I will spin
   Nickety, nockety, noo, noo, noo
And think nae mair o' my gentle kin
   Hey Willie Wallacky, Hey John Dougall
   Alane quo' rushety, roo, roo, roo

Noo you that have gotten a gentle wife
Nickety, nockety, noo, noo, noo
Just send ye for the wee cooper of Fife [1]
Hey Willie Wallacky, hey John Dougall
Alane quo rushety, roo, roo, roo


[1] or,[ Just mind ye o' the wee cooper o' Fife] MS


Child #277
Recorded by Ives, Hedy West- Old Times, McCurdy- Best Of, Ian Cambell
RG, MS


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Apr 16 - 09:47 PM

John Daffedy went and married a wife,
She never been on a farm in her life.

She gets up late, she comes down in haste
And sits in the kitchen without any stays.

She milks the cow but once a week,
Which doesn't make the butter sweet.

Instead of a churn she uses her boot,
And instead of a cruddle she uses her foot.

She churns her butter to a grizzly gray,
And it too legs and walked away.

She put the cheese upon the shelf
And left it there to turn itself.

It turned and jumped upon the floor,
Upped with its feet and ran to the door.

It ran till it came to Wakefield Cross,
And she had to chase it on a horse.

This song was made to suit the men.
If the women complain I'll sing it again.

This is close to what my Grandmother use to sing to me,
but she sang Nickady Knacady HEY John Daffedy nickady knacady now now now. between each verse.


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Subject: RE: Nigity Nagity...or something like that
From: Steve Gardham
Date: 22 Apr 16 - 02:49 PM

TJ's Wee Cooper is the popular version of the Child Ballad 'The Wife Wrapt in Wether's Skin' but Young Buchan's song and the previous posting are both versions of Roud 2792 'Robin-a-Thrush'. Both are pretty old songs but the latter can be traced back further to the 17thc. Not that surprising really as they have similar stories, but their choruses in particular have become crossed over the centuries which is how we end up with nickerty nackerty in both songs. The nigity nagity of 17 years ago could be either song or even a hybrid.


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