The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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THREE SAILORS
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I. Here come three sailors, three by three,
To court your daughter, a fair lady (pronounced ladee) ; [Or, And down by your door they bend their knee]. Can we have a lodging here, here, here ? Can we have a lodging here ?
Sleep, sleep, daughter, do not wake, Here are three sailors we can't take; You cannot have a lodging here, here, here, You cannot have a lodging here.
Here come three soldiers, three by three, To court your daughter, a fair lady; Can we have a lodging here, here, here ? Can we have a lodging here ?
Sleep, sleep, daughter, do not wake, Here are three soldiers we can't take; You cannot have a lodging here, here, here, You cannot have a lodging here.
Here come three kings, three by three, To court your daughter, a fair lady; Can we have a lodging here, here, here ? Can we have a lodging here ?
Wake, wake, daughter, do not sleep, Here come three kings that we can take; You can have a lodging here, here, here, You can have a lodging here.
Here's my daughter, safe and sound, And in her pocket one hundred pound, And on her finger a gay gold ring, And she is fit to walk with a king.
Here's your daughter, not safe nor sound, Nor in her pocket one hundred pound, On her finger no gay gold ring, I'm sure she's not fit to walk with a king.
—Barnes, Surrey, and London (A. B. Gomme).







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