The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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THREE DUKES
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Up of the kitchen, down of the hall,
Pick the fairest girl of all;
The fairest one that I can see
Is--------------, come to me. —Suffolk (Mrs. Haddon).
XIII.     Here comes the Duke of Rideo, Of Rideo, of Rideo ;
Here comes the Duke of Rideo, Of a cold and frosty morning.
My will is for to get married, &c.
Will any of my fair daughters do ? &c.
[The word "do" must be said in a drawling way.]
They are all too black or too proudy, They sit in the sun so cloudy; With golden chains around their necks, That makes them look so proudy.
They're good enough for you, sir! &c.
I'll walk the kitchen and the hall, And take the fairest of them all; The fairest one that I can see
Is Miss----------
So Miss----------, come to me.
Now we've got this pretty girl, This pretty girl, this pretty girl ; Now we've got this pretty girl, Of a cold and frosty morning. —Symondsbury, Dorsetshire (Folk-lore Journal, vii. 222-223).
XIV.     Here come three dukes a-riding, a-riding, a-riding, Here come three dukes a-riding;
With a ransom, tansom, tisamy, tea !
What is your good will, sirs ? &c.
My good will is to marry, &c.
One of my fair daughters ? &c.
You're all too black and browsy, &c. vol. 11.                                                                      o







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