The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
& Ireland In Dictionary Form - Volume 2

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94                                   QUEEN ANNE
[When the right one is guessed—]
The ball is yours, it is not ours, And you've the right to keep it.
—Barnes, Surrey (A. B. Gomme).
XII. The lady Queen Anne she sat in a tan (sedan), As fair as a lily, as white as a swan; The Queen of Morocco she sent you a letter, So please to read one.
I won't read one except them all,
So please, Miss----------, deliver the ball.
—Hersham, Surrey (Folk-lore Record, v. 87).
XIII.     Queen Ann, Queen Ann, She sits in the sun,
As fair as a lily, and bright as one; King George has sent you three letters, And desires you to read one.
I cannot read one Without I read all, So pray, Miss (                ),
Deliver the ball.
[Rhyme when right is seldom in use, and the one when wrong forgotten.]
The ball is ours, and none of yours, So, black gipsies, sit in the sun, And we, fair ladies, go as we come.
—Sussex, about 1850 (Miss Chase).
XIV.     Queen Ann, Queen Ann, She sat in the sun;
A pair of white gloves to cover her hands, As white as a lily, as red as a rose, To which young lady do you propose ?
—Devon (Miss Chase).
XV. Here come seven sisters,
And seven milken daughters, And with the ladies of the land, And please will you grant us.







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