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

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368                  WHEN I WAS A YOUNG GIRL
When I went a-courting, &c.
When I got married, &c.
When I had a baby, &c
When the baby fell sick, &c.
When my baby did die, &c.
When my husband fell sick, &c.
When my husband did die, &c.
When I was a widow, &c.
Then I took in washing, &c.
Then my age was a hundred and four, &c.
—Market Drayton (Shropshire Folk-lore, p. 515).
VIII.    First I was a school-maid, a school-maid, how happy
was I! And a-this a-way, and a-that a-way went I!
And then I got married, how happy was I! &c.
And then I had a baby, how happy was I! &c.
And then my husband died, how sorry was I! &c.
And then I married a cobbler, how happy was I! &c.
And then the baby died, how sorry was I! &c.
And then I married a soldier, how happy was I! &c.
And then he bought me a donkey, how happy was I! &c.
And then the donkey throwed me, how sorry was I ! &c.
And then I was a washing-maid, how happy was I! &c.
And then my life was ended, how sorry was I!
—Chirbury (Shi'opshire Folk-lore, p. 515).
IX.    When first we went to school—to school—to school— How happy was I!
'Twas this way and that way, How happy was I!







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