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

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13. Throw it up and turn round.
These actions should each be performed three times.— Laurieston School, Kircudbrightshire (J. Lawson).
This is a more complete version of " Pots."
Another game is—
One girl takes a ball, strikes it on the ground, and keeps
pushing it down with her hand. While she is doing this, the
other players stand beside her, and keeping unison with the
ball, repeat—
Game, game, ba' ba',
Twenty lasses in a raw,
Nae a lad amon them a'
Bits game, game, ba', ba'.
If the girl keeps the ball dancing up and down—"stottin''' during the time the words are being repeated, it counts one game gained. She goes on "stottin'" the ball, and the others go on repeating the words till she allows the ball to escape from her control.—Fraserburgh (Rev. Dr. Gregor); Dairy, Gal­loway (J. G. Carter).
Another rhyme for a ball game is—
Little wee laddie, foo's yer daidie ?
New come oot o' a basket shadie.
A basket shadie's ower full,
New come oot o' a roarin' bull.
A roarin bull's ower fat,
New come oot o' a gentleman's hat.
A gentleman's hat's ower fine,
New come oot o' a bottle o' wine.
A bottle o' wine is ower reid,
New come oot o' a crust o' breid.
A crust o' breid is ower broon,
.New come oot o' a half-a-croon.
A half-a-croon is ower little,
New come oot o' a weaver's shuttle.
A weaver's shuttle's ower holey,
New come oot o' a paint pottie,
Game, game, game, game, game!
—Rev. Dr. Gregor.

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