The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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SKYTE THE BOB
Andy Pandy,
Sugardy candy,
French almond
Rock.                               —Deptford.
B-L-E-S-S-I-N-G. Roses red, roses white, Roses in my garden ; I would not part With my sweetheart For tuppence hapenny farthing. A, B, C, &c, to X, Y, Z.—Deptford.
Knife and fork,
Lay the cloth,*
Dont forget the salt,
Mustard, vinegar,
Pepper!                            —Deptford.
They sometimes make a girl skip back and forth the long-way of the rope, using this dialogue—
Girl skipping.—" Father, give me the key."
Father.—" Go to your mother."
Girl jumping in opposite direction.—" Mother, give me the key."
Mother.—" Go to your father."
Lady, lady, drop your handkerchief, Lady, lady, pick it up. Suiting action to the words, still skipping.
Rhyme to time the jumps— Cups and saucers, Plates and dishes, My old man wears Calico breeches.
Skyte the Bob
This game might be played by two, three, or more. A small stone of a squarish form, called the " bob," was placed
* In Marylebone add here, " Bring me up a leg of pork."







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