The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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WE ARE THE ROVERS
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No, we have no bread and wine,
We are the Romans ! No, we have no bread and wine,
We are the Roman soldiers!
A quart of ale won't serve us all, &c.
Take a gallon and go your way, &c.
A gallon of ale won't serve us all, &c.
We will fetch the magistrate, &c.
We don't care for the magistrate, &c.
We will fetch the p'liceman, &c.
We don't care for the p'liceman, &c.
Are you ready for a fight ? &c.
Yes, we're ready for a fight, &c.
—Hanbury, Staffs. (Miss Edith Hollis).
VIII. Have you any bread and wine, bread and wine, bread and wine, Have you any bread and wine, For we are English soldiers!
Yes, we have some bread and wine, bread and wine,
bread and wine, For we are French soldiers!
Will you give us a quarter of it ? &c.
No, we won't give you a quarter of it, &c.
Then we will send the magistrate, &c.
What do we care for the magistrate, &c.
What do we care for the convent dogs, &c.
Are you ready for a fight, &c.
Yes, we are ready for a fight, &c.
—Hurstmonceux, Sussex (Miss E. Chase, 1892).







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