The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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THREE JOLLY WELSHMEN—THREE KNIGHTS 257
and near 2 again. These were the chances of the game; but if the boy who started went through the game without his antagonist having a chance, he was said " to take off the game."—London (J. P. Emslie).
Three Jolly Welshmen
One child is-supposed to be taking care of others, who take hold of her or of each other. Three children personate the Welshmen. These trv to rob the mother or caretaker of her children. They each try to capture as many as they can, and I think the one who gets most is to be mother next time.— Beddgelert (Mrs. Williams).
See "Gipsy," "Mother, Mother," "Shepherd and Sheep," "Witch."
Three Knights from Spain
I. Here come two dukes all out of Spain, A courting to your daughter Jane.
My daughter Jane, she is so young, She can't abide your flattering tongue.
Let her be young, or let her be old, It is the price, she must be sold, Either for silver or for gold. So fare you well, my lady gay, For I must turn another way.
Turn back, turn back, you Spanish knight, And rub your spurs till they be bright.
My spurs they are of a costliest wrought, And in this town they were not bought, Nor in this town they won't be sold, Neither for silver, nor for gold. So fare you well, my lady gay, For I must turn another way.
Through the kitchen, and through the hall, And take the fairest of them all; The fairest is, as I can see, Pretty Jane—come here to me. vol. 11.                                                                          R







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