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

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WHEN I WAS A YOUNG GIRL
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Next I went to service—to service—to service—
How happy was I !
'Twas this way, and that way,
How happy was I! &c.
Next I had a sweetheart—a sweetheart—a sweetheart— How happy was I! &c.
Next I got married—got married—got married— How happy was I! &c.
Next I had a baby—a baby—a baby— How happy was I! &c.
Next my husband died—he died—he died— How sorry was I ! &c.
Next my baby died—she died—she died— How sorry was I! &c.
—Dorsetshire (Folk-lore Journal, vii. pp. 218-219).
X. Oh! when I was a soldier, I did this way, this way. Oh ! when I was a mower, I did this way, this way. Oh ! when I was a hedge cutter, I did this way, this way. Oh ! when I was a boot cleaner, I did this way, this way. Oh ! when I was a teacher, I did this way, this way. Oh ! when I was a governess, I did this way, this way. Oh ! when I had a baby, I did this way, this way.
Oh ! when my baby died, I did this way, this way.
—Fernham and Longcot Choir Girls, Berks. (Miss I. Barclay).
XI. When I was a school-boy, a school-boy, a school-boy, When I was a school-boy, this way went I.
When I was a school-girl, &c.
When I was a-courting, &c.
When I got married, &c.
When I had a baby, &c. VOL. 11.
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