The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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SCURRAN-MEGGY—SEE-SAW
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Scurran-Meggy
A game much in vogue in Cumberland during the last century, and in which a peculiar form of top called a "scurran top " was used.—Halliwell's Dictionary.
See-Saw
—London (A. B. Gomme).
I. Titty cum tawtay,
The ducks in the water; Titty cum tawtay,
The geese follow after.
—Halliwell's Nursery Rhymes, p. 213.
II. See-saw, Margery Daw,
Sold her bed to lie upon straw; Wasn't she a dirty slut
To sell her bed to lie upon dirt ?
—London (A. B. Gomme).
III.     See-saw, Margery Daw, Johnny shall have a new master; He shan't have but a farthing a day, Because he can't work any faster.
—London (G. L. Gomme).
IV.     See-saw, sacradown,
Which is the way to London town ? One boot up, and the other down, And that is the way to London town.
—Halliwell's Nursery Rhymes, No. cccxxx.
V. The poor man was digging, To and fro, to and fro ; And his spade on his shoulder, To and fro, to and fro.







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