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

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384 WILLIE, WILLIE WASTELL—WIND UP, &C.
Willie, Willie Wastell
Willie, Willie Wastell, I am on your castle, A' the dogs in the toun Winna pu' Willie doun.
Like Willie, Willie Wastel,
I am in my castel
A' the dogs in the toun
Dare not ding me doun.—Jamieson.
A writer in the Gentlemen s Magazine for 1822, Part I. p. 401, says that the old distich—
" Willy, Willy Waeshale ! Keep off my castle," used in the North in the game of limbo, contains the true etymon of the adjective " Willy."
The same game as " Tom Tiddler's Ground." It is played in the same way. Jamieson says the second rhyme given shows that the rhyme was formerly repeated by the player holding the castle, and not, as now, by the opposing players.
See "King of the Castle," "Tom Tiddler's Ground."
Wind up the Bush Faggot
Note.—(1) The simplicity of time and no dotted notes, also change of key for £ music.
(2)  The game unites common and triple time very successfully.
(3)  Notwithstanding the injunction it is best not to wind up too tight.
—Essex (Miss Dendy).
In the Essex game all the players join hands and form a long line. They should stand in sizes, the tallest should be







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