The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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WALLFLOWERS
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And she must turn the sofa;
Fie ! fie ! fie, for shame!
Turn your back to the wall again.
XXVI. Except------, and she's the youngest one,
She can hop, and she can skip, She can turn the sofa; Oh fie ! fie! fie, for shame! Turn your back to the wall again.
—Cullen and Nairn (Rev. W. Gregor).
XXVII. She can skip, she can dance, She can ding us all o'er.
—Aberdeen (Rev. W. Gregor).
XXVIII. Green, green grovers, growing up so high, We are all maidens, And we must all die;
Except------, the youngest of us all,
She can dance, and she can sing, She can dance the Hieland fling; Fie ! fie ! fie, for shame ! Turn your back to us again.
—Nairn (Rev. W. Gregor).
XXIX. Water, water, well stones, Growing up so high, We are all maidens, And we must all die.
Except------,
She's the youngest of us all,
She can dance, she can sing,
She can dance the " Hielan' Fling," *
Oh fie, fie, for shame,
Turn your back to us again.
—Dyke (Rev. W. Gregor).
* Another version from Forfarshire gives " Green, green, grivers," and " Pull the cradle string" for " Dance the Hielan' Fling," and one from Nairn is "Turn your back to the wall again."
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