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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verb to be guessed and acted by the other. The outside party
is told that the chosen verb " rhymes with------." The outside
party decide on some verb, and come in and act this word in dumb show, whilst the inside party sit and look on, hissing if the guess is wrong, and clapping if the acting shows the right word is chosen. No word must pass on either side.—Bedford, and generally known (Mrs. A. C. Haddon).
Dump. [Vol. i. p. 117.]
A version of this game played by three children. The three sit close together, close their hands and place them over each other, the first one on the knee of one of them. One then asks, " Faht's that cockin' up there ? " " Cock a pistol; cock it aff," replies another. The same process is gone through till only one hand is left on the knee. Then the one whose hand was uppermost at the beginning of the game says—
Faht's in there ?
Gold and money (is the answer).
Fahr's my share o't ?
The moosie ran awa' wi't.
Fahr's the moosie ?
In her hoosie.
Fahr's her hoosie ?
In the wood.
Fahr's the wood ?
The fire brunt it.
Fahr's the fire ?
The water quencht it.
Fahr's the water ?
The broon bull drank it.
Fahr's the broon bull ?
At the back a (of) Burnie's hill
Fahr's the back a Burnie's hill ?
A' claid wi' snaw.
Fahr's the snaw ?
The sun meltit it.
Fahr's the sun ?
Heigh, heigh up i' the air."







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