The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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PRETTY LITTLE GIRL OF MINE                  75
Down on this carpet you shall kneel, While the grass grows in yond field; Salute your bride and kiss her sweet, Rise again upon your feet.
—Hanging- Heaton, Yorks. (Herbert Hardy).
XXII. On the carpet you shall kneel, while the grass grows at your feet; Stand up straight upon your feet, and choose the one
you love so sweet. Now Sally is married, life and joy, first a girl and
then a boy; Seven years after, seven years ago, three on the carpet, kiss and go.
—Hanbury, Staffordshire (Miss Edith Hollis).
XXIII. I had a bonnet trimmed wi' blue. Why dosn't weare it ? Zo I do; I'd weare it where I con, To teake a walk wi' my young mon. My young mon is a-gone to sea, When he'd come back he'll marry me. Zee what a purty zister is mine, Doan't 'e think she's ter'ble fine ? She's a most ter'ble cunnen too, Just zee what my zister can do. On the carpet she can kneel, As the grass grow in the fiel'. Stand upright upon thy feet, And choose the prettiest you like, sweet. —Hazelbury Bryan, Dorset (Folk-lore Journal, vii. 208).
XXIV. Kneel down on the carpets, we shall kneel; The grass grows away in yonder fiel', Stand up, stand up upon your feet, And show me the one you love so sweet.
Now they get married, I wish they may joy Every year a girl or a boy ;







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