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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,"