P.T.Millington Collection (2005, C.Rose)


Edwin Rose (Inf.)
Wheatley Plough Jags
P.T.Millington Collection, 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

Index Terms:

Locations: North Wheatley, Notts. (SK7585)
Years: Perf. about 1914; Col. 1982; Received 2005
Subjects: Text Fragments; Plough Jags; Play; Doctor
People: Chris Rose (Col.)
Archives: TDRG Archive, Ref. TD00757

Last Updated Mar 2005 by Peter Millington.