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.

Home Main Menu Singing & Playing Order & Order Info Support Search Voucher Codes



Share page  Visit Us On FB

Previous Contents Next
373
WHEN I WAS A YOUNG GIRL
When nry baby died, &c. When my husband was ill, &c. When I was a shoe-black, &c. When 1 was a washerwoman, &c. When I was a soldier, &c.
When I was a sailor, &c.
—Frodingham and Nottinghamshire (Miss M. Peacock).
XII.     When I was a school girl, a school girl, a school girl, When I was a school girl, a this way went I.
When I was a teacher, a teacher, a teacher, When I was a teacher, a this way went I.
[Verses follow for courtin'—
married woman, having a baby, death of baby.]
—Earls Heaton (H. Hardy).
XIII.    When I went a courting, I went just so. When next I went a courting, I went just so; When next I went a courting, I went just so; When next I went a courting, I went just so.
—Haxey, Lincolnshire (C. C. Bell).
(c) The children join hands and form a ring. They all dance or walk round singing the words of the first two lines of each verse. Then all standing still, they unclasp hands, and con­tinue singing the next two lines, and while doing so each child performs some action which illustrates the events, work, con­dition, or profession mentioned in the first line of the verse they are singing; then rejoining hands they all dance round in a circle again. The actions used to illustrate the different events are: In the versions from Piatt school, for " young girl," each child holds out her dress and dances a step first to the right, then to the left, two or three times, finishing by turning herself quite round ; for a " sweetheart," the children turn their heads and kiss their hands to the child behind them; for " got married,"







E-Book - An Annotated Compendium of Old Time American Songs by James Alverson III