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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in great numbers to behold the match, when having stripped themselves at the goal to their shirts and drawers, they begin the course, every one bearing in his eye a particular man at which he aims; but after several traverses and courses on both sides, that side, whose legs are the nimblest to gain the first seven strokes from their antagonists, carry the day and win the prize. Nor is this game only appropriated to the men, but in some places the maids have their set matches too, and are as vigorous and active to obtain a victory."
Sun and Moon
" A kinde of play wherein two companies of boyes holding hands all on a rowe, doe pull with hard hold one another, till one be overcome."—Quoted by Halliwell (Dictionary), from Thomasii Dictionariuniy London, 1644.
Sunday Night
1.   Sunday night an' Nancy, oh ! My delight and fancy, oh !
All the world that I should know If I had a Katey, oh !
" He ! ho ! my Katey, oh ! My bonny, bonny Katey, oh ! All the world that I should keep If I had a Katey, oh ! "
—Liphook, Hants (Miss Fowler).
2.   Sunday night and brandy, O ! My life and saying so,
My life and saying so, Call upon me Annie, O! I Annie, O!
Bonnie, bonnie Annie, O! She's the girl that I should like If I had an Annie, O !
—Earls Heaton, Yorks. (H. Hardy).
(b) The children stand in a row with backs against a wall or fence, whilst one stands out and stepping backwards and forwards to the tune sings the first verse. Then she rushes

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