P.T.Millington Collection (2005, C.Rose)
Edwin Rose (Inf.)
Wheatley Plough Jags
Received 23rd Feb.2005
Email message from Chris Rose, containing the following:
"Having had another look at your folkplay site I wandered if
you may be interested in this which my father Edwin Rose wrote
down before back in 1982. He was born in Wheatley in 1908. I have
the note he wrote which goes."
"I have a faint recollection of a visit by Plough Jags to the
farmhouse at North Wheatley about 1914, but can only remember one
character, the doctor, whose salutation was 'In comes I, the doctor',
or 'Here comes I, the doctor'. In response to the question on what he
did, or what he could cure his reply was:
'Ipsy, Pipsey, Palsy, Gout,
Pains within and Pains without;
Draw a tooth and set a leg, and make a sick man well again.'
I am absolutely certain about the first three lines of this rhyme.
I am not absolutely certain of the wording of the last line."
Due to some technical quirk this email message was dated 23rd Sep.2005,
but actually sent and received on the 23rd Feb.2005
North Wheatley, Notts. (SK7585)
Perf. about 1914; Col. 1982; Received 2005
Text Fragments; Plough Jags; Play; Doctor
Chris Rose (Col.)
TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00757
Last Updated Mar 2005 by Peter Millington.