Pop Goes The Weasel

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David Sand Farner
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Story

I really enjoyed the research on this one. Figuired it was a public domain song and had no idea it was so old. There is some history to go with it and it appears to be a drinkin song.

Lyrics

Pop Goes The Weasel

????1799 or before

 

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,
Half a pound of treacle.
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop goes the weasel.

Up and down the City road,
In and out the Eagle,
That’s the way the money goes,
Pop goes the weasel.

Every night when I go out
the monkey’s on the table.
Take a stick and knock it off
Pop goes the weasel.

A penny for a ball of thread
Another for a needle,
That’s the way the money goes,
pop goes the weasel.

All around the cobblers bench
the monkey chased the people;
The donkey thought ’twas all in fun,
pop goes the weasel.

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