The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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WHEN I WAS A YOUNG GIRL                  367
V.     When I was a lady, a lady, a lady, When I was a lady, a lady was I.
'Twas this way and that way, and this way and that.
When I was a gentleman, a gentleman, a gentleman, When I was a gentleman, a gentleman was I. 'Twas this way and that way, and this way and that.
When I was a schoolgirl, a schoolgirl, a schoolgirl, When I was a schoolgirl, a schoolgirl was I, &c.
When I was a schoolboy, a schoolboy, a schoolboy, &c.
When I was a schoolmaster, a schoolmaster, a school­master, &c.
When I was a schoolmistress, a schoolmistress, a school­mistress, &c.
When I was a donkey, a donkey, a donkey, &c.
When I was a shoeblack, a shoeblack, a shoeblack, &c.
—Ogbourne, Wilts. (H. S. May).
VI.   When I was a naughty girl, a naughty girl, a naughty girl, When I was a naughty girl, a-this a-way went I!
And a-this a-way, and a-that a-way, And a-this a-way, and a-that a-way, And a-this a-way, and a-that a-way, And a-this a-way went I!
When I was a good girl, &c, a-this a-way went I! &c.
When I was a naughty girl, &c.
When I went courting, &c.
When I got married, &c.
When I had a baby, &c.
When the baby cried, &c.
When the baby died, &c.
—Berrington (Skrops/iz're Folk-lore, p. 514).
VII. When I was a naughty girl, &c. [as above] When I went to school, &c.







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