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and e Origins: I Paula Taska Nonsense Song (Roud 12944) (38) RE: Origins: Hi Politi Politaska (Roud 12944) 13 Jul 14


The Opies in _The Singing Game_ (1985) give the following round which they say was sung by members of The Holiday Fellowship before WW1:

Hi politi politaska, polita, polito
Hi politi politaska, polita, polito
O Nicodemus
O Sara numper
O Nicodemusss,
Sara numper, umper, umper


Notice the "Sara numper" = "Sarasponda".

A very early link with the "Sarasponda" song.

I believe I have found an example in Dutch that antedates the song.


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