The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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THREE DUKES
I. Here come three dukes a-riding, A-riding, a-riding; Here come three dukes a-riding, With a rancy, tancy, tay!
What is your good will, sirs ?
Will, sirs ? will, sirs ? What is your good will, sirs ?
With a rancy, tancy, tay !
Our good will is to marry,
To marry, to marry; Our good will is to marry,
With a rancy, tancy, tay!
Marry one of us, sirs,
Us, sirs, us, sirs; Marry one of us, sirs,
With a rancy, tancy, tay!
You're all too black and greasy [or dirty],
Greasy, greasy ; You're all too black and greasy,
With a rancy, tancy, tay!
We're good enough for you, sirs,
You, sirs, you, sirs; We're good enough for you, sirs,
With a rancy, tancy, tay!
You're all as stiff as pokers,
Pokers, pokers; You're all as stiff as pokers,
With a rancy, tancy, tay!
We can bend as much as you, sirs,
You, sirs, you, sirs; We can bend as much as you, sirs,
With a rancy, tancy, tay!







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