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.

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4oo WOULD YOU KNOW HOW DOTH THE PEASANT
It is so, so, doth the peasant, &c, Reap his barley and wheat!
Would you know how doth the peasant, &c, Thresh his barley and wheat ?
It is so, so, doth the peasant, &c, Thresh his barley and wheat!
Would you know how doth the peasant, &c, When the seed time is o'er ?
It is so, so, doth the peasant, &c, When the seed time is o'er!
Would you know how doth the peasant, &c., When his labour is done ?
It is so, so, doth the peasant, &c, When his labour is done !
And it's so, so, doth the peasant, And it's so, so, doth the peasant, And it's so, so, doth the peasant, When his labour is o'er.
—Monton, Lancashire (Miss Dendy).
II. It is so, so, does the peasant [or, farmer], It is so, so, does the peasant, It is so, so, does the peasant, When sowing times come.
It is so, so, does the peasant, &c, When reaping time comes. It is so, so does the peasant, &c, When his threshing times comes.
It is so, so, does the peasant, &c,
When the hunting's begun.
It is so, so does the peasant, <&c,
When the day's work is done.
—Frodingham, Lincoln and Notts (Miss M. Peacock).
(V) The leader of this game stands in the middle, the players stand in a ring round him; when there are a sufficient number of players, several rings are formed one within the other, the smallest children in the inner ring. The different rings







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