The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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THREE DUKES
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XXVI. The Campsie dukes a-riding, a-riding, a-riding;
The Campsie dukes a riding, come a rincey, dincey, dee.                 _Biggar (Wm. Ballantyne).
XXVII. Five dukes comes here a-ridin', A-ridin' fast one day ; Five dukes comes here a-riding, With a hansom, dansom day.
What do you want with us, sirs, With us, sirs, &c.
We want some wives to marry us, To marry us, to marry us, &c.
Will you marry us, Miss Nancy, Miss Nancy, Miss Nancy, &c.
We won't marry you to-day, sirs, &c.
Will you marry us to-day, Miss? &c. (to another girl).
We will marry you to-day, sirs, &c.
—London, Regent's Park (A. B. Gomme).
XXVIII. There's three dukes a-riding, a-riding, There's three dukes a-riding, Come a ransin, tansin, my gude wife. Come a ransin, tansin te-dee, Before I take my evening walk, I'll have a handsome lady, The fairest one that I do see.
—Rosehearty, Pitsligo (Rev. W. Gregor).
XXIX. One duck comes a-ridin', sir, a-ridin', sir, A-ridin' to marry you.
And what do you want with me, sir ?
I come to marry you two.
There's some of us ready to dance, sir; Ready to dance and sing ; There's some of us ready to dance, sir, And ready to marry you.
Then come to me, my darlin', my darlin', darlin' day, With a ransom, tansom, tansom, tansom tay.
—London, Regent's Park (A. B. Gomme).







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