The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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QUEEN ANNE                                   93
IX. Queen Anne, Queen Anne, she sits in the sun, As fair as a lily, as brown as a bun; We've brought you three letters, pray can you read
one? I can't read one without I read all, So pray----------deliver the ball.
You old gipsy, sit in the sun, And we fair ladies go and come; The ball is mine, and none o' thine, And so good-morning, Valentine.
祐waffham. Norfolk (Miss Matthews).
X. Queen Anne, Queen Anne, she sits in the sun, As fair as a lily, as brown as a bun.
Turn, fair ladies, turn.
We bring you three letters, and pray you read one. I cannot read one without I read all, So please (                ) give up the ball.
[If the wrong guess is made the girls say余 The ball is ours, and none of yours, And we've the right to keep it.
[If the right child is named, they say余 The ball is yours, and is not ours, And you've the right to take it.
[Some of the children said this rhyme should be余 The ball is ours, and none of yours, So you, black gipsies, sit in the sun, While we the fair ladies go as we come.
有ondon (A. B. Gomme).
XL Queen Anne, Queen Anne, she sits in the sun, As fair as a lily, as white as a swan ; I bring you three letters, so pray you choose one, I cannot read one without I read all, So pray----------give up the ball.
[If the wrong girl is asked, they say余 The ball is ours, it is not yours, And we've the right to keep it.







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