Label: Rocking Horse Records - 5086 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: US • Genre: Childrens • Style: Nursery Rhymes
Goes the Weasel" is an English nursery rhyme and singing game. It has a Roud Folk Song Index number of It is often used in Jack-in-the-box toys. There are many different versions of the lyrics to the song.
In England, most share the basic verse :. Half a pound of tuppenny rice, Half a pound of treacle. That's the way the money goes, Pop! Every night when I go out, The monkey's on the table, Take a stick and knock it off, Pop! The rhyme may have originated in the 18th century, and mentions The Eagle tavern on London's City Roadwhich stopped being a pub inuntil rebuilt in and is still extant.
A ball held in Ipswich on 13 December ended with "a country dance, entitled 'Pop Goes the Weasel', one of the most mirth inspiring dances which can well be imagined. Coulon" was being advertised in The Times. The tune appears to have begun as dance music, to which words were later added. A music sheet acquired by the British Library in describes a dance, "Pop! It had a tune very similar to that used today but only the words "Pop! Goes the Weasel". The following verse had been written by when it was quoted in a performance at the Theatre Royal.
A piece of sheet music, copyrighted in Baltimore inadvertises "Pop Goes the Weasel, sung by Mr. Chapman", written by "Raymond", as among the "Ballads" available for sale from the same publisher;  however a copy of that sheet music available online at Johns Hopkins University indicates that it dates from significantly later The song seems to have crossed the Atlantic in the s where U.
All around the cobbler's house, The monkey chased the people. And after them in double haste, Pop! In her autobiographical novel "Little House in Pop!
Goes The Weasel - Rocking Horse Players And Orchestra - Mother Goose Big Woods", published inAmerican author Laura Ingalls Wilder recalls her father in singing the lyrics:. All around the cobbler's bench, The monkey chased the weasel. The preacher kissed the cobbler's wife - Pop! A penny for a spool of thread, Another for a needle, That's the way the money goes - Pop!
Goes the weasel! All around the chicken coop, The possum chased the weasel. The most common recent version was not recorded until In addition to the three verses above, American versions often Pop! Goes The Weasel - Rocking Horse Players And Orchestra - Mother Goose some of the following:.
All around the mulberry bushThe monkey chased the weasel. The monkey stopped to pull up his sock, or Thumb Under ( No. 90 From Mikrokosmos ) - Lee Konitz Quintet - Peacemeal monkey stopped to scratch his nose or The monkey fell down and oh what a sound Pop!
Mix it up and make it nice, Pop! Contemporary verses in the United States include these, the first three being sung one after the other with the third getting the 'closing' version of the tune. A penny for a spool of thread, A penny for a needle— That's the way the money goes, Pop! I've no time to wait and sighNo patience to wait 'til by and by.
Kiss me quick, I'm off, goodbye! Randolph'sthe A text. Collected from Mrs. Marie Wilbur of Pineville, Missouri. Perhaps because of the obscure nature of the various lyrics there have been many suggestions for what they mean, particularly the phrase "Pop! An alternative meaning which fits better with the theme of "that's the way the money goes" involves pawning one's coat in desperation to buy food and drink, as "weasel and stoat " is more usually and traditionally Cockney Ace Of Base - Cruel Summer slang for "Coat" rather than throat  and "pop" is a slang Pop!
Goes The Weasel - Rocking Horse Players And Orchestra - Mother Goose for pawn. Decent coats If You Walked Away - Allan Clarke - Headroom / Allan Clarke / Ive Got Time other clothes were handmade, expensive and pawnable. The monkey on the table in verse two was the demand for payment of a mortgage or other secured loan.
The stick itself may also be rhyming slang - "Sticks and Stones: Loans". A spinner's weasel consists of a wheel which is revolved by the spinner in order to measure off thread or yarn after it has been produced on the spinning wheel.
The weasel is usually built so that the circumference is six feet, so that 40 revolutions produces 80 yards of yarn, which is a skein. It has wooden gears inside and a cam, designed to cause a popping sound after the 40th revolution, telling the spinner that she has completed the skein.
Other than correspondences, none of these theories has any additional evidence to El Cid - Sunset Strings* - Themes From Religious Movies it, and some can be discounted because of the known history of the song.
In Britain the rhyme has been played as a children's game since at least the late 19th century. The first verse quoted above is sung, while several rings are formed and they dance around.
One player more than the number of rings are designated as "weasels", all but one standing in the rings. When the "Pop! The one that fails is eliminated and the number of circles is reduced by one until there is only one weasel left.
When the music stops, the players vie for the available chairs, and the player left standing is "out". Bing Crosby included the song in a medley on his album Pop!
Goes The Weasel - Rocking Horse Players And Orchestra - Mother Goose Songs The tune is prominently used in numerous Three Stooges episodes.
Lords of Acid parodied the song, replacing "tuppenny rice" with "heroin", in the song "Out Comes the Evil". The first episode was broadcast on 4 June  and the last on 24 September. Detectives use the running theme of ' Pop goes the weasel ' in an attempt to ascertain the meaning implied by ' Pop ' in the rhyme. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the song, see Pop Goes the Weasel 3rd Bass song. Pop Goes the Weasel.
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