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I Will Give My Love an Apple (I Gave My Love a Cherry)

TITLE: I Will Give My Love an Apple  (I Gave My Love a Cherry) AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: Traditional, Public Domain KEYWORDS: riddle, love, gift EARLIEST PRINTED OR RECORDED REFERENCE: c. 1430 (British Library, Sloane MS. 2593, “I have a yong suster”) I Gave My Love an Apple, The Riddle Song, and I Gave My Love a Cherry is a read more »

As I Was Going to St. Ives

TITLE: As I Was Going to St. Ives AUTHOR: unknown CATEGORY: traditional, public domain KEYWORDS: nonballad riddle EARLIEST DATE: Halliwell 1842 I Was Going to St. Ives is a riddle. Today in the United States it is a Common Core exemplar text for Kindergaten-1st Grade. This makes sense if the answer to the riddle is One, the person read more »