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80
The Play-Party in Indiana.
ican play-party games, similar to the re-introduction of the country dances in England? I think we may detect signs of such a move­ment.
The words and melody given by Mrs. Ames (Jour. Am. Folk­lore, vol. XXIV, pp. 309-10) are very similar to those noted above.
Miss Wedgwood (Jour. Am. Folk-lore, vol. XXV, pp. 272-3) prints a variant which is practically the same as the one given above.
The ballad, "Old Dan Tucker," is to be found in the "Ideal Home Music Library." Vol. X, p. 273, and also in "Heart Songs," p. 174.
Mrs. Peter Geiling (Laurel, Ind.) states that the following games were played twenty-five years ago,—"Miller, Weevily Wheat, Melven Vine, Skip Come-loo, Snap, Old Sister Phoebe, Getting Married, Chase the Squirrel, Needle's Eye and Marching
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to Quebec. The last six mentioned were 'kissing games.
Old Sister Phoebe.
Mrs. Wm. Hunter, Versailles, Ind.
1.    Old Sister Phoebe, how merry were we, The night we sat under the juniper tree, The juniper tree, high-o, high-o,
The juniper tree, high-o.
2.    Take this hat on your head, keep your head warm,
3.    And take a sweet kiss, it will do you no harm, But a great deal of good, I know, I know,53
4.    But a great deal of good I know.
Mrs. Calvin Stark, Versailles, Ind.
53 In the place of these last two lines, the following were often substituted: It will do you no harm, but a great deal of good, And so take another while kissing goes good.
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