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

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WHEN I WAS A YOUNG GIRL                  365
When I had a husband, a husband, a husband, When I had a husband, oh ! this way went I. And this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way went I.
When I had a baby, a baby, a baby, When I had a baby, how happy was I. And this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way went I.
When my baby died, oh, died, oh, died, When my baby died, how sorry was I. And this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way went I.
When I took in washing, oh, washing, oh, washing, When I took in washing, oh, this way went I. And 'this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way went I.
When I went out scrubbing, oh, scrubbing, oh, scrubbing, When I went out scrubbing, oh, this way went I. And this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way went I.
When my husband did beat me, did beat me, did beat me,
When my husband did beat me, oh, this way went I.
And this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way went I.
When my husband died, oh, died, oh, died, When my husband died, how happy was I. And this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way and that way, and this way went I.
Hurrah ! Barnes, Surrey (A. B. Gomme).
III. When I was a young gell, a young gell, a young gell, When I was a young gell, i' this a way went I. An' i' this a way, an' i' that a way, an' i' this a way went I.
When I wanted a sweetheart, a sweetheart, a sweetheart,
When I wanted a sweetheart, i' this a way went I.
An' i' this a way, an' i' this a way, an' i' this a way went I.







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