Annotation:Ha'Penny for a Cotton Ball (A)

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HA'PENNY FOR A COTTON BALL, A. AKA and see "Letter from Home (A)." Irish, Reel. G Major. Standard tuning (fiddle). AAB. The title is a line from the nursery ditty "Pop Goes the Weasel":

A ha’ penny for a cotton ball
A farthing for a needle
That’s the way the money goes
Pop goes the weasel!
Half a pound of tuppeny rice
Half a pound of treacle
Mix it up and make it nice
Pop goes the weasel!

Source for notated version:

Printed sources: O'Neill (Music of Ireland), 1903; No. 1279. O'Neill (Krassen), 1976; p. 110. O'Neill (Waifs and Strays of Gaelic Melody), 1922; No. 230.

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