The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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ROSY APPLE, LEMON AND PEAR
Take her by the lily-white hand,
Lead her over the water;
Give her kisses,—one, two, three,—
For Mrs.----------daughter.
—Maxey, Northants. (Rev. W. D. Sweeting).
IV. Rosy apple, lemon, and a pear, Bunch of roses you shall wear; Gold and silver by your side, I know who shall be a bride. Take her by the lily-white hand, Lead her 'cross the water; Give her kisses,—one, two, three,— For Mrs. (So-and-so's) daughter.
—Deptford, Kent (Miss Chase).
V. Rosie had an apple and a pear, A bunch of roses she shall wear; Gold and silver by her side, I knows who shall be her bride. Take her by the lily-white hand, Lead her across the water; Give her a kiss, and one, two, three, Old Mother Sack-a-biddy's daughter!
—Ogbourne, Wilts. (H. S. May).
VI. Rosy apples, mellow pears,
Bunch of roses she shall wear; Gold and silver by her side, Tell me who shall be her bride. Take her by her lily-white hand, Lead her across the ocean; Give her a kiss, and one, two, three,
Mrs. ----------daughter.
—Sporle, Norfolk (Miss Matthews).
VII. A rosy apple, lemon, and a pear, A bunch of roses she shall wear; Gold and silver by your side, Choose the one to be your bride.







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