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

With Tunes(sheet music), Singing-rhymes(lyrics), Methods Of Playing with diagrams and illustrations.

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WHEN I WAS A YOUNG GIRL
M Weigh the old woman:' and it ends by the second with " Down to her knees."—Folk-lore Journal, v. 58.
The players turn their backs to each other, and link their arms together behind. One player then bends forward, and lifts the other off his [her] feet. He rises up, and the other bends forward and lifts him up. Thus the two go on bending and rising, and lifting each other alternately, and keep re­peating—
Weigh butter, weigh cheese,
Weigh a pun (pound) o' can'le grease.
—Keith (Rev. W. Gregor).
Mr. Northall (English Folk Rhymes ) gives this game with
the words as—
A bag o' malt, a bag o' salt,
Ten tens a hundred.
This game is described as played in the same way in Antrim and Down (Patterson's Glossary'), and also by Jamieson in Roxburgh.
See "Way-Zaltin."
When I was a Young Girl
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