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

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18                           OLD ROGER IS DEAD
Sir Roger got up and gave her a nudge, Gave her a nudge, gave her a nudge; Sir Roger got up and gave her a nudge, Hey hie ! gave her a nudge.
Which made her go off with a skip and a hop, With a skip and a hop, with a skip and a hop; Which made her go off with a skip and a hop, Hey hie! with a skip and a hop.
—Ordsall, Nottinghamshire (Miss Matthews).
IV. Sir Roger is dead and he's laid in his grave, Laid in his grave, laid in his grave; Sir Roger is dead and he's laid in his grave, Heigh-ho ! laid in his grave.
There grew a fine apple tree over his head, Over his head, over his head; There grew a fine apple tree over his head, Heigh-ho! over his head.
The apples were ripe and they all fell off, All fell off, all fell off; The apples were ripe and they all fell off, Heigh-ho ! all fell off.
There came an old woman and picked them all up, Picked them all up, picked them all up; There came an old woman and picked them all up, Heigh-ho ! picked them all up.
Sir Roger jumped up and he gave her a push, Gave her a push, gave her a push; Sir Roger jumped up and he gave her a push, Heigh-ho ! gave her a push.
Which made the old woman go hickety-hock, Hickety-hock, hickety-hock ; Which made the old woman go hickety-hock, Heigh-ho! hickety-hock.
—Brigg, Lincolnshire (Miss J. Barker).







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