The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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274
THREE KNIGHTS FROM SPAIN
Whether she be young, or whether she be old, For her beauty she must be sold.
Take her, take her, the coach is free.
The fairest one that I can see is bonny (         ),
come with we.
[No!] '
The dirty sclipe, she won't come out, she won't
come out, she won't come out; The dirty sclipe, she won't come out to dance
along with me.
Now, I have got another poor maid, &c,
To come along with me.
—Cullen (Rev. W. Gregor).
XXXVI. Here comes two ladies down from Spain, A len (?) [all in] French garland. I've come to court your daughter Jane, And adieu to you, my darling.
— Scotland (Notes and Queries, 3rd series, v. 393).
XXXVII. Here are just three tribes come down from Spain, To call upon my sister Jane.
My sister Jane, she is far too young; I cannot bear her chattering tongue.
The fairest lily that I can see,
Is pretty little Lizzie, will ye come to me ?
[No!]
The dirty thing, she won't come out, she won't come out, she won't come out;
The dirty thing, she won't come out, to help us with the dancing.
[Yes!]
Now we've got a pretty maid, a pretty maid, a
pretty maid; Now we've got a pretty maid, to help us with the
dancing.           —Waterford (Miss H. E. Harvey).







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