The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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ROSY APPLE, LEMON AND PEAR
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Take her by her lily-white hand,
Lead her to the altar ;
Give her a kiss by one, two, three,
Mrs.----------daughter.
—Cowes, I. of Wight (Miss E. Smith).
VIII. Roses up, and roses down, Roses in the garden; I wadna gie ye a bunch o' flowers For tenpence halfpenny farden. Take her by the lily-white hand, Lead her across the water; Gie her a kiss, and one, two, three, For she's a lady's daughter.
—Berwickshire (A. M. Bell) Antiquary, xxx. 16.
IX. Maggie Littlejohn, fresh and fair, A bunch of roses in her hair: Gold and silver by her side, I know who is her bride.
Take her by the lily-white hand,
Lead her over the water;
Give her kisses,—one, two, three,—
For she's a lady's daughter.
Roses up, and roses down,
And roses in the garden;
I widna give a bunch of roses
For twopence ha'penny farthing.
—Rev. W. Gregor.
X. Roses up, and roses down, And roses in the garden; I widna gie a bunch o' roses For tippence ha'penny farden. So and so, fresh and fair, A bunch o' roses she shall wear; Gold and silver by her side, Crying out, " Cheese and bride " (bread).







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