The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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PRETTY LITTLE GIRL OF MINE                  71
Many a bottle of wine, and a biscuit too, See what a pretty little girl can do. On the carpet you shall kneel, Stand up straight all in the field, Choose the one that you love best.
Now we are married and hope we enjoy, First a girl and then a boy, Seven years after and seven years to come, May young company kiss have done.
—Holywood, Co. Down (Miss C. M. Patterson).
IX.     See what a pretty little girl I am! Brought me many a bottle o' wine! Bottle o' wine to make me shine! See what a pretty little girl I am!
Upon the carpets we shall kneel, As the grass grows in yonder field; Stand up lightly on your feet, And choose the one you love so sweet.
Now these two are going to die,
First a girl, and then a boy;
Seven years at afterwards, seven years ago,
And now they are parted with a kiss and a go.
—Monton, Lancashire (Miss Dendy).
X.     See this pretty little maid of mine ! She's brought me many a bottle of wine; A bottle of wine, a good thing, too ;
See what this pretty maid can do!
Down on the carpet she must kneel Till the grass grows on her feet; Stand up straight upon thy feet. Choose the very one that you love sweet.
Take her by her lily-white hand,
Lean across the water; Give a kiss,—one, two, three,—
To Mrs. ----------'s daughter.
—Suffolk (Mrs. Haddon).

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