The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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74                 PRETTY LITTLE GIRL OF MINE
XVII. On the carpet you shall kneel,
While the grass grows fresh and green; Stand up straight upon your feet, And kiss the one you love so sweet.
Now they're married, love and joy, First a girl and then a boy; Seven years after, seven years ago, Now's the time to kiss and go.
—Liverpool and neighbourhood (Mrs. Harley).
XVIII. On the carpet you shall kneel, As the grass grows in the field; Stand up, stand up on your feet, And shew me the girl you love so sweet. Now Sally's married I hope she'll enjoy, First with a girl and then with a boy ; Seven years old and seven years young, Pray, young lady, walk out of your ring.
—Derbyshire (Folk-lore Journal, i. 385).
XIX. On the carpet you shall kneel,
Where the grass grows fresh and green ; Stand up, stand up on your pretty feet, And show me the one you love so sweet.
—Berrington (Burne's Shropshire Folk-lore, p. 509). [Same ending as Eccleshall version.]
XX. On the carpitt you shall kneel,
While the grass grows in the field; Stand up, stand up on your feet, Pick the one you love so sweet.
—Wakefield, Yorks. (Miss Fowler).
XXI. King William was King David's son, And all the royal race is run; Choose from the east, choose from the west, Choose the one you love the best.*
* At Earls Heaton two verses or lines are added, viz. :— " If she is not here to take her part, Choose another with all your heart."







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