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HERE COME THREE DUKES.
From Alice E. Gillington's Old Surrey Singing Games'' by permission Three boys mount three others on their backs and walk to the girls singing.--
The maids sing in replt/:-
"Pray, what is your intention, Sirs? Intention, Sirs, intention, Sirs, Pray what is your intention, Sirs, Sir Ransom, Tansom, Tardy O!"
The Dukes -
"We have come forth to marry O1 Marry O! marry O! We have come forth to marry O! Sir Ransom, Tansom, Tardy O!"
"Pray, which of us will you have, Sirs?" etc. The Dukes:-
"You're all as black as charcoal!" etc. The Maids.-
"We're just as clean as you, Sirs!" etc. The Dukes:-
"You're all as stiff as pokers!" etc. The Maids-
"We can bend as well as you, Sirs!" etc.
"Down the kitchen and down the hall, Choose the fairest of them all! The fairest one that I can see (Name of girl; Come over to me!" The girl is chosen, joins the Dukes, who ride backwards and forwards singing "Here come four Dukes/' etc. then "fire Dukes," etc. until all the girls hare been chosen.