The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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ADDENDA
My wee lad is a jolly sailor,
And shall be for evermore.
(Name of boy) took the notion
To go and sail on the ocean.
He took poor (name of girl) on his knee,
And sailed across Kilmarnock sea.
Stop your weeping, my dear------,
He'll come back and marry you. He will buy you beads and earrings, He will buy you a diamond stone, He will buy a horse to ride on, When your true love is dead and gone. What care I for the beads and earrings, What care I for the diamond stone, What care I for the horse to ride on, When my true love is dead and gone.
—Laurieston School, Kircudbrightshire (J. Lawson).
Another version is—
Billy Johnston took a notion For to go and sail the sea; He has left his own true love Weeping on the Greenock quay. I will buy you beads and earrings, I will buy you diamonds three, I will buy you beads and earrings, Bonny lassie, if you marry me. What care I for beads and earrings, What care I for diamonds three, What care I for beads and earrings, When my own true love is far from me.
—Perth (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
Compare with this " Keys of Heaven," p. 437, and u Paper of Pins," p. 450.
Dilsee Dollsie Dee. [See " Here's a Soldier," vol. i. p. 206, and "Three Dukes," vol. ii. pp. 233-255]. A ring is formed, one child standing in the middle, all sing the words—







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