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WALLFLOWERS                                335
XVII. Wall-flowers, wall-flowers, growing up so high ! We are all playmates, we shall all die!
Excepting------, for she's the youngest flower,
Cry shame, cry shame,
And turn your face to the wall again.
—Sheffield (S. O. Addy).
XVIII. Wall-flower, wall-flower, growing up so high ! All the pretty maidens shall not die !
Excepting-------, she is the youngest child,
Oh ! for shame, fie, for shame ! Turn your back to the wall again.
—Dean, near Salisbury (Mrs. C. Brough).
XIX.     Water, water wall-flower, growing up so high, We are all maidens, we must all die, Except------, the youngest of us all.
She can laugh, and she can dance, and she can play
at ball; Fie! fie! fie for shame ! turn your face to the wall
again. —Connell Ferry, near Oban (Miss Harrison).
XX.     Water, water wall-flower, growing up so high, We are all maidens, we must all die.
Except------, she's the youngest of them all;
She can dance, she can sing,
And she can dance the wedding ring(or"Hieland fling")
Fie ! fie ! fie for shame !
Turn your back to the wall again.
—Galloway (J. G. Carter).
XXI. Wall-flowers, wall-flowers, Growing up so high ; All ye young maidens Are all fit to die.
Excepting------, and she's the worst of all,
She can hop, and she can skip, And she can turn the candlestick. Fye ! fie ! for shame, Turn your face to the wall again.
(Suffolk County Folk-lore, p. 67.)







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