The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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ROUNDABOUT—ROUND THE VILLAGE
Roundabout, or Cheshire Round
This is danced by two only, one of each sex; after leading off into the middle of an imaginary circle, and dancing a short time opposite to each other, the one strives by celerity of steps in the circumference of the circle to overtake and chase the other round it; the other in the meantime endeavouring to maintain an opposite situation by equal celerity in receding.— Roberts' Cambrian Popular Antiquities, p. 46.
Halliwell gives Round, a kind of dance. " The round dance, or the dancing of the rounds."—Nonienclator, 1585, p. 299. There was a sort of song or ballad also so called.—Diet. Provincialisms.
Round and Round the Village
I. Round and round the village, Round and round the village; Round and round the village, As we have done before.
In and out the windows, In and out the windows; In and out the windows, As we have done before.







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