The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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THREE DUKES                                245
Pray what is your good will, sir ? With a ransom, tansom, titta passee ! Pray what is your good will, sir ? With a ransom, tansom, tee!
My will is for to marry you (as above).
Pray which of us will you have, sir ? &c.
Through the gardens and through the hall, With a ransom, tansom, titta passee! I choose the fairest of you all, With a ransom, tansom, tee !
—Settle, Yorks. (Rev. W. G. Sykes).
XXI. There came three dukes a-riding, ride, ride, riding; There came three dukes a-riding, With a tinsy, tinsy, tee!
Come away, fair lady, there is no time to spare ; Let us dance, let us sing, Let us join the wedding ring.
—West of Scotland (Folk-lore Record, iv. 174).
XXII. Here come three dukes a-riding, A-riding, a-riding.
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They will give you pots and pans, They will give you brass; They will give you pots and pans For a pretty lass.
—Penzance, Cornwall (Mrs. Mabbott).
XXIII. Here come four dukes a-riding, Ring a me, ding a me, ding.
WThat is your good will, sirs ? Ring a me, ding a me, ding.
Our good will's to marry, &c.
Marry one of us then, &c.
You're too poor and shabby, &c.
We're quite as good as you are, &c.







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