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

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422                                     ADDENDA
Girls sing this resting one knee on the ground, striking the other knee with their right hand as they say each word. The length of the song depends upon the ingenuity of the players in finding new colours for the petticoats each time.—Isle of Man (A. W. Moore).
The game is not known now.
Gallant Ship. [See "Round and Round the Gallant Ship," vol. ii. p. 143.] Up spoke a boy of our gallant ship, And a well-spoken boy was he— I have a mother in London town, This night she'll be looking for me.
She may look, she may sigh, with the tear in her eye, She may look to the bottom of the sea. Three times round went our gallant ship, And three times round went she! And three times round went our gallant ship, Till she came to the bottom of the sea! The players form a ring and dance round, getting quicker as they sing " Three times round," &c. When the last line is sung they let go hands and sink to the ground. The player who sinks down first is taken away by the others and asked wThom he or she loves best. The ring is then reformed, and the child who has given her sweetheart's name is placed in the centre. The ring then dances round singing out the name of the sweetheart.
Mrs. Brown is new corned hame, A coach and four to carry hame.
—Galloway (J. G. Carter).
Galley, Galley Ship. [See " Merry-ma-tansa," vol. i. pp. 369-376; ii. p. 443.] Three times round goes the galley, galley ship, And three times round goes she; Three times round goes the galley, galley ship, And she sank to the bottom of the sea.
Choose your neighbours one or two, One or two, one or two;







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