The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
& Ireland In Dictionary Form - Volume 2

With Tunes(sheet music), Singing-rhymes(lyrics), Methods Of Playing with diagrams and illustrations.

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3i2 TURN SPIT JACK—TURN THE TRENCHER
a girl's head and shoulders peeping out of an immense cushion. Evans' Leicestershire Glossary mentions this game. He says, " The performers sing a song of which the refrain is ' Turn, cheeses, turn/ but I do not remember to have heard the example cited by Mr. Halliwell-Phillips."—Percy Soc, iv. p. 122.
I always understood that the green cheeses were sage cheeses—cheeses containing sage. Halliwell says, " Green cheeses, I am informed, are made with sage and potato tops. Two girls are said to be ' cheese and cheese.'"
Turn Spit Jack
A game at country balls, &c, in which young men compete by singing for their partners in the next dance.—Patterson's A ntrim and Down Glossary.
Turn the Ship
This is commonly a girls' game. Two join hands and trip
along, with hands crossed, turning from one side to the other,
and crossing their arms over their heads without letting go
their hold of each other, singing at the same time—
Tip, tip, toe, London, lo!
Turn, Mary Ann, and away you go. Or—
Tip, tip, toe, leerie, lo!
Turn the ship and away you go ; A penny to you, and a penny to me, And a penny to turn the basket.
Fochabers (Rev. W. Gregor).
Turn the Trencher, or, My Lady's Toilet
An indoor game played at Christmas time by children and adults. All the players in the room must be seated. They are then asked by the leader of the game to choose some article of a lady's toilet, which article they will personally represent, such as diamond ring, bracelet, comb, brush, jug, basin, powder, hair-dye, duess, mantle, &c.—any article, in fact, belonging to the toilet.
The leader then goes to the centre of the room with a







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