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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THREE DUKES
Quite as good as you, sirs, &c.
[The dukes select a girl who refuses to go to them.]
O, naughty maid ! O, naughty maid !
You won't come out to me !
You shall see a blackbird,
A blackbird and a swan;
You should see a nice young man
Persuading you to come.
—Wrotham, Kent (Miss Dora Kimball).
XV. Here comes a duke a-riding, a-riding, a-riding;
Here comes a duke a-riding, to my nancy, pancy, disimi, oh !
Which of us will you have, sir ? &c.
You're all so fat and greasy, &c.
We're all as clean as you, sir, &c.
Come down to my kitchen, come down to my hall, I'll pick the finest of you all. The fairest is that girl I shall say, " Come to me."
I will buy a silk and satin dress, to trail a yard as we go
to church, Madam, will you walk ? madam, will you talk ? Madam, will you marry me ?
I will buy you a gold watch and chain, to hang by your
side as we go to church ; Madam, will you walk ? madam, will you talk ? Madam, will you marry me ?
I will buy you the key of the house, to enter in when
my son's out; Madam, will you walk ? madam, will you talk ? Madam, will you marry me ?
—Earls Heaton, Yorks. (H. Hardy).
XVI. Here comes one duke a-riding,
With a rancey, tancey, tiddy boys, O ! Rancey, tancey, tay!







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