The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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QUEEN MARY                                 103
One morning I rose and I looked in the glass, I thought to myself what a handsome young lass; My hands by my side, and a gentle ha, ha, Come away, my sweet lassie, and take me a walk.
Father, mother, may I go, may I go, may I go; Father, mother, may I go, to buy a bunch of roses ? Oh yes, you may go, you may go, you may go; Oh yes, you may go, buy a bunch of roses!
Pick up her tail and away she goes, away she goes,
away she goes; Pick up her tail and away she goes, to buy a bunch of roses.
—Sang by the children of Hexham Workhouse (Miss J. Barker).
II. Queen Mary, Queen Mary, my age is sixteen, My father's a farmer on yonder green ; He has plenty of money to keep me sae braw, Yet nae bonnie laddie will tak' me awa\
The morning so early I looked in the glass, And I said to myself what a handsome young lass ; My hands by my side, and I gave a ha, ha, Come awa', bonnie laddie, and tak' me awa'.
—Berwickshire, A. M. Bell, Antiquary, xxx. 17.
III.     My name is Queen Mary, My age is sixteen,
My father's a farmer in Old Aberdeen; He has plenty of money to dress me in black— There's nae [no] bonnie laddie 'ill tack me awa'. Next mornin' I wakened and looked in the glass, I said to myself, what a handsome young lass; Put your hands to your haunches and give a ha, ha, For there's nae bonnie laddie will tack ye awa'.
—N. E. Scotland (Rev. W. Gregor).
IV.     My name is Queen Mary, My age is sixteen,
My father's a farmer in yonder green;







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