The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
& Ireland In Dictionary Form - Volume 2

With Tunes(sheet music), Singing-rhymes(lyrics), Methods Of Playing with diagrams and illustrations.

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SKIPPING                                        203
Each of the two girls turning the rope takes a colour, and as the line of children run through, they guess by shouting, " Red ? " " Green ? " When wrong nothing happens; they take the place of turner, however, if they hit upon her colour. Another way is to call it "Sweet stuff shop," or "green grocers," and guess various candies and fruits until they choose right.—Deptford.
When several girls start running in to skip, they say, "All in, a bottle of gin," and as they leave at a dash, they cry—
"All out, a bottle of stout."
While " in " jumping, the turners time the skippers' move­ments by a sing song.
Up and down the city wall,
Ha'penny loaf to feed us all;
I buy milk, you buy flour,
You shall have pepper in half an hour.
—Deptford. At pepper turn swiftly.
Up and down the ladder wall,
Penny loaf to feed us all;
A bit for you, and a bit for me,
And a bit for all the familee. —Marylebone.
Up and down the city wall, In and out " The Eagle," That's the way the money goes, Pop goes the weazel.
—From "A London Maid.'
Dancing Dolly had no sense, For to fiddle for eighteenpence; All the tunes that she could play, Were " Sally get out of the donkey's way."
—Deptford.
My mother said
That the rope must go
Over my head.                                —Deptford.







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