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The Play-Party in Indiana.
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Begin the song again and continue the game until each girl has been partner to every boy and returns to her original partner, c. The first stanza of a variant which Mrs. Ames calls "Pass One Window Toddy-o" (Jour. Am. Folk-lore, vol. XXIV, p. 311), is the same as that given above, but the tune is different.
Miss Goldy Hamilton (Jour. Am. Folk-lore, vol. XXVII, p. 294) prints the words of stanza 1.
Uncle Johnie's Sick A-Bed. Tune: Yankee Doodle.
Uncle Johnie's sick a-bed,
What shall we send him?
Three good wishes, three good kisses,
And a slice of ginger bread.
What shall we send it in? In a piece of paper, Paper is not fine enough, But in a golden saucer.
Who shall we send it by? By the governor's daughter. Take her by the lily white hand. And lead her cross the water.
------ so they say
Goes a-courtin' night and day,
With a sword by his side,
And takes Miss------ for his bride."
Mrs. Susan Ballman, Versailles, lnd.
b. This was a "kissing game" at the play-parties thirty years ago. The figures have been forgotten.
73 The names of the boy and girl are supplied in the blank spaces.
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