The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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WE ARE THE ROVERS
IX. Have you any bread and wine,
Bread and wine, bread and wine ? Have you any bread and wine, My Theerie and my Thorie ?
Yes, we have some bread and wine, bread and wine, &c. We shall have one glass of it, one glass of it, &c. Take one glass and go your way, go your way, &c. We shall have two glasses of it, two glasses of it, &c. Take two glasses and go your way, go your way, &c. [Repeat for three, four, and five glasses of it, then—] We shall have a bottle of it, a bottle of it, &c. A bottle of it ye shall not have, ye shall not have, &c. We will break your glasses all, your glasses all, &c. We will send for the magistrates, the magistrates, &c. What care we for the magistrates, the magistrates ? &c. We will send for the policemen, the policemen, &c. What care we for the policemen, the policemen ? &c. We will send for the red coat men, the red coat men, &c. What care we for the red coat men, the red coat men? &c. What kind of men are ye at all, are ye at all ? &c. We are all Prince Charlie's men, Prince Charlie's men, &c. But what kind of men are j/£ at all, are ye at all ? &c. We are all King George's men, King George's men, &c. Are ye for a battle of it, a battle of it ? &c.
Yes, we're for a battle of it, A battle of it, a battle of it, Yes, we're for a battle of it,
My Theerie and my Thorie.
—Perthshire (Rev. W. Gregor).







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