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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PRETTY LITTLE GIRL OF MINE                  73
Stand up straight upon your feet, And tell me the one you love so sweet.
----------is married with a good child,
Plrst with a girl and then with a boy; Seven years after son and daughter, Play with a couple and kiss together.
Tean, North Staffs, (from a Monitor in the National School).
XIV. On the carpet you shall kneel, As the grass grows in the field; Stand up, stand up upon your feet, And tell me whom you love so sweet.
Now you're married I wish you joy, First a girl, and then a boy; Seven years after son and daughter, Come, young couple, come kiss together.
—Middlesex (Miss Winfield).
XV. On the carpet you shall kneel,
As the grass grows in the field; Stand up, stand up on your feet, Show the girl you love so sweet.
Now you're married I hope you'll enjoy A son and a daughter, so Kiss and good-bye.
Long Eaton, Nottinghamshire (Miss Youngman).
XVI. Down on the carpet you shall kneel,
While the grass grows on your field ; *
Stand up straight upon your feet,
And choose rhe one you love so sweet.
Marry couple, married in joy,
First a girl and then a boy;
Seven years after, seven years come,
Please,*)- young couple, kiss and have done.
—Belfast (W. H. Patterson).
* d not sounded.
t Another version has " pree," which means in Scotch, taste, hence kiss.







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