The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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POOR MARY SITS A-WEEPING
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Pray, Sally, go and get one— Go and get one—get one ; Pray, Sally, go and get one, On a bright shiny day.
Pray, Sally, now you've got one— You've got one—got one; Pray, Sally, now you've got one, On a bright sunny day.
One kiss will never part you— Never part you—part you ; One kiss will never part 3rou, On a bright sunny day.
—Dorsetshire (Folk-lore Journal, vii. 209).
IV. Poor----------sat a-weeping,
A-weeping, a-weeping;
Poor----------sat a-weeping,
On a bright summer's day.
I'm weeping for a sweetheart, A sweetheart, a sweetheart; I'm weeping for a sweetheart, On a bright summer's day.
Oh, pray get up and choose one, And choose one, and choose one; Oh, pray get up and choose one, On a bright summer's day.
Now you're married, you must obey; You must be true to all you say. You must be kind, you must be good, And help your wife to chop the wood.
—Sporle, Norfolk (Miss Matthews).
V. Poor Mary sat a-weeping, a-weeping, a-weeping, Poor Mary sat a-weeping, down by the sea-side.
By the side of the river, by the side of the river, She sat down and cried.
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