"Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush" can be found in print in Great Britain as early as 1842. One book states that it's sung to the tune of "Nancy Dawson". The Nancy Dawson Song can be found in print in 1784. The Melody can be found even earlier than that in a song called, "Piss on the Grass" which is found in print circa 1737.
Variations of this song can be found in different languages in Europe and North America.
Here We Go Round the Mulberry Bush
This song can be found in print in the book "Popular Rhymes, Fireside Stories, and Amusements of Scotland" (1842) by W. & R. Chambers. In the book, the author states it's sung to the tune of "Nancy Dawson". The latter song can be found in "No Kissing Allowed in School: A Virginia Dancing School" in 1784. The "Piss on the Grass" melody can be found in John Walsh's "Caledonian Country Dances", vol. 3 (c. 1737-40, p. 236).
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