The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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Shoh dhyt y Doagan. "This to thee, the Doagan."
Cre dooyrt y Doagan ? " What says the Doagan ? " Dar y chrosh, dar y chron, 11 Upon the cross, upon the block,"
Dar y maidjey beg, jeeragh ny cam, " Upon the little staff, straight or crooked,"
Ayns y cheylley veg shid hoal, " In the little wood over yonder."
My verrys oo yn kione jeh'n Doagan, " If thou wilt give the head of the Doagan,"
Verym y kione jeeds er y hon.1 " I will give thy head for it." Mr. Moore writes that Kelly, who gives these words in his Dictionary, says that Doagan was a play, and that it refers to the head of Dagon being broken off. Does he mean the Philistine god of that name ? As he is capable of seeing a reference to the god, Baal, in the Manx word for May-day, Boaldyv, it is quite possible that his imagination may lead him so far!—Isle of Man (A. W. Moore).
Down in Yonder Meadow. [Vol. i. p. 99; ii. p. 323; " All the
Boys," i. 2-6.] Down in )'onder meadow where the green grass grows, Where (name of girl) she bleaches her clothes; She sang, she sang, she sang so sweet, She sang (name of boy) across the street. He kissed her, he kissed her, he bought her a gown, He bought her a gown and a guinea gold ring, A guinea, a guinea, a guinea gold ring, A feather for the church and a pea-brown hat. Up the streets and down the streets the windows made of
glass, Oh, isn't (name of girl) a braw young lass. But isn't (name of boy) as nice as she, And when they get married I hope they will agree.
1 Manx Society, vol. xiii. p. 63.

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