The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
& Ireland In Dictionary Form - Volume 2

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OATS AND BEANS AND BARLEY
Thus the farmer sows his seed, Stamps his feet and claps his hands, And turns around to view the land.
Waiting for a partner,
Waiting for a partner,
Now you are married, &c. [same as Much Wenlock.]
—East Kirkby, Lincolnshire (Miss K. Maughan).
Oats, beans, and barley grows, You or I or any one knows. Thus the farmer sows his seed, Thus he stands and takes his ease, Stamps his feet and folds his hands, And turns him round to view the lands.
Oh ! waitin' for a partner,
Waitin' for a partner.
Now you're married, &c. [same as Much Wenlock.]
—Winterton (Miss Fowler).
Oats and wheat and barley grows, You and I and every one knows Where oats and wheat and barley grows. As the farmer sows his seed, Folds his arms and takes his ease, Stamps his feet and claps his hands, And turns him round to view the land.
Waiting for a partner,
Waiting for a partner,
Waiting for a partner,
To open the ring
And take one in.
Now you're married, &c. [same as Much Wenlock.]
—Tean, North Staffs. (Miss Keary).







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