The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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POOR MARY SITS A-WEEPING                    51
I'm weeping for a sweetheart, a sweetheart, a sweet­heart, I'm weeping for a sweetheart on a bright summer's day.
Poor Mary's got a shepherd's cross, a shepherd's cross,
a shepherd's cross,
Poor Mary's got a shepherd's cross on a bright summer's
day.
—Berkshire (Miss Thoyts, Antiquary xxvii. 254).
VIII. Mary sits a-weeping, a-weeping, a-weeping, Mary sits a-weeping, close by the sea-side.
Mary, what are you weeping for, weeping for, weeping
for, Mary, what are you weeping for, close by the sea-side ?
I'm a-weeping for my sweetheart, my sweetheart, my
sweetheart, I'm a-weeping for my sweetheart, close by the sea-side.
Pray get up and choose one, and choose one, and
choose one, Pray get up and choose one, close by the sea-side.
—Winterton and Lincoln (Miss M. Peacock).
IX. Poor Mary sits a-weeping, a-weeping,
Poor Mary sits a-weeping, on a bright summer's day.
She is weeping for her lover, her lover,
She is weeping for her lover on a bright summer's day.
Stand up and choose your lover, your lover, Stand up and choose your lover, on a bright summer's day.
And now she's got a lover, a lover, And now she's got a lover, on a bright summer's day.
—Hanbury, Staffs. (Miss E. Hollis).
X. Oh, what is Nellie weeping for, A-weeping for, a-weeping for ? Oh, what is Nellie weeping for, On a cold and sunshine day ?







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