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

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WE ARE THE ROVERS
Will you give us cake and wine ? &c.
No, we won't give you cake and wine, &c.
Then we'll tell our magistrates, &c.
We don't care for your magistrates, &c.
Then we'll tell our highest men, &c.
We don't care for your highest men, &c.
Turn up your sleeves and have a fight, For we are the Romans [English]! &c.
—Enbourne School, Berks. (Miss M. Kimber).
VI. Have you any bread and wine ? We are the Romans ! Have you any bread and wine ? For we're the government soldiers !
Yes! we have some bread and wine, &c. Will you give us a glass of it ? &c. We will give you a glass of it, &c. A glass of it won't serve us all, &c. We will give you a gallon of it, &c. We will break all your glasses, &c. We will tell the magistrates, &c. What care we for the magistrates, &c. Are you ready for a fight ? &c. Yes, we're ready for a fight, &c.
Tuck up your sleeves up to your arms, &c. Present! Shoot! Bang! Fire !! —Maxey, Northamptonshire (Rev. W. D. Sweeting).
VII. Have you any bread and wine ? We are the English ! Have you any bread and wine ? We are the English soldiers!







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