[Ads-l] Pop goes the weasel

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Sat Mar 18 22:34:32 EDT 2017

> On Mar 18, 2017, at 1:33 PM, Peter Reitan <pjreitan at HOTMAIL.COM> wrote:
> Alternate version from 1858 with a dog chasing a weasel around a bramble bush, instead of a monkey around  a mulberry bush.
> "All around the bramble bush,
> The dog chased the weasel,
> The deacon kissed the Parson's wife,
> Pop goes the weasel."
> The Indiana Herald,  15 Dec 1858,  Page 2. Newspapers.com.
“Ejaculatory pop” revisited?  

I like the hanky-panky with the deacon and the parson’s wife, but “monkey” does scan better than “dog”…


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