The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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268
THREE KNIGHTS FROM SPAIN
Turn back, turn back, you ugly wight, And choose the fairest one you like.
The fairest one that I can see,
Is you, dear------, so come with me.
Notes and Queries (1852), vol. vi. 242.
XXIII.     Here comes three knights all out of Spain, We have come to court your daughter Jane.
Our daughter Jane she is too young, She has not learned the Spanish tongue.
Whether she be young or old,
'Tis for her beauty she must be sold.
Turn back, turn back, ye Spanish knights, And rub your spurs till they are bright.
Our spurs are bright and richly wrought, For in this town they were not bought; And in this town they shan't be sold, Neither for silver nor for gold.
Turn back, turn back, ye Spanish knights, And brush your buckles till they are bright.
Our buckles are bright and richly wrought, For in this town they were not bought ; And in this town they shan't be sold, Neither for silver nor for gold.
—Yorkshire (Miss E. Cadman).
XXIV.     There was one lord that came from Spain, He came to court my daughter Jane;
My daughter Jane, she is too young To be controlled by a flattering tongue.
Will you ? No. Will you ? Yes.
[This second one then joins hands with the " lord," and they dance round together, saying—]
You dirty wee scut, you wouldn't come out To help us with our dancing.
—Ballymiscaw school, co. Down (Miss C. N. Patterson).







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