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

With Tunes(sheet music), Singing-rhymes(lyrics), Methods Of Playing with diagrams and illustrations.

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OLD ROGER IS DEAD
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Old Rogers jumps up and he gives her a knock,
Gives her a knock,
Gives her a knock ; Old Rogers jumps up and he gives her a knock,
He, hi! gives her a knock.
He makes the old woman go hipperty hop,
Hipperty hop,
Hipperty hop ; He makes the old woman go hipperty hop,
He, hi! hipperty hop.
—Earls Heaton, Yorks. (Herbert Hardy).
II. Old Roger is dead, and lies in his grave, um, ah ! lies in his grave; There grew an old apple tree over his head, um, ah !
over his head. The apples are ripe and ready to drop, um, ah! ready
to drop; There came an old woman, picking them up.
—Hanbury, Staffs. (Miss Edith Hollis).
III. Sir Roger is dead and is low in his grave, Is low in his grave, is low in his grave; Sir Roger is dead and is low in his grave, Hey hie! is low in his grave.
They planted an apple tree over his head, Over his head, over his head; They planted an apple tree over his head, Hey hie ! over his head.
When they grew ripe they all fell off, All fell off, all fell off; When they grew ripe they all fell off, Hey hie! all fell off.
There came an old woman and gathered them up, Gathered them up, gathered them up; There came an old woman and gathered them up, Hey hie ! gathered them up.
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