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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OVER CLOVER------PAIP
Over Clover
The name for the game of "Warner" in Oxfordshire. They have a song used in the game commencing—
Over clover,
Nine times over.        —Halliwell's Dictionary.
See " Stag Warning."
Paddy from Home
—Long Eaton, Notts. (Miss Youngman). Paddy from home has never been, A railway train he's never seen, He longs to see the great machine That travels along the railway.
—Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire borders (Miss Youngman).
(c)  The children form a ring, and hold in their hands a string-tied at the ends, and on which a ring is strung. They pass the ring from one to another, backwards and forwards. One child stands in the centre, who tries to find the holder of the ring. Whoever is discovered holding it takes the place of the child in the centre.
(d)  This game is similar to "Find the Ring." The verse is, no doubt, modern, though the action and the string and ring are borrowed from an older game. Another verse used for the same game at Earl's Heaton (Mr. Hardy) is—
The ring it is going;
Oh where ? oh where ?
I don't care where,
I can't tell where. Paip
Three cherry stones are placed together, and another above
them. These are all called a castle. The player takes aim
with a cherry stone, and when he overturns the castle he
claims the spoil.—Jamieson. See "Cob Nut."







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