The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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THREE LITTLE SHIPS
I. Three little ships come sailing by, Sailing by, sailing by; Three little ships come sailing by, New Year's day in the morning.
Who do you think was in the ships,
In the ships, in the ships; Who do you think was in the ships,
New Year's day in the morning ?
Three pretty girls were in the ships,
In the ships, in the ships; Three pretty girls were in the ships,
New Year's day in the morning.
One could whistle, and one could sing,
One could play on the violin ;
One could whistle, and one could sing,
New Year's day in the morning.
óLondon (A. B. Gomme).
II. I saw three ships come sailing by, Come sailing by, come sailing by; I saw three ships come sailing by On New Year's day in the morning.
And what do you think was in them then, In them then, in them then; And what do you think was in them then, On New Year's day in the morning ?
Three pretty girls were in them then, &c.
One could whistle, and one could sing, The other could play on the violin; Such joy was there at my wedding, On New Year's day in the morning.
óRimbault's Nursery Rhymes.







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