The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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Choose your neighbours one or two, Around about Mary Matanzie.
A treacle scone to tell her name, To tell her name, to tell her name; A treacle scone to tell her name, Around about Mary Matanzie.
A guinea gold watch to tell his name, To tell his name, to tell his name; A guinea gold watch to tell his name, Around about Mary Matanzie.
(Name of boy) is his name, Is his name, is his name,
------is his name,
Around about Mary Matanzie.
—Laurieston School, Kircudbrightshire (J. Lawson).
A version of " Merry-ma-tansa incomplete. [See vol. i.
P- 375.]
Another is—
Three times around goes our gallant ship,
And three times around goes she, she, she;
And three times around goes our gallant ship,
And she sinks to the bottom of the sea. Played in ring form with one child in centre. All sink down on the ground when the above lines are sung, and the last to rise must tell the name of her sweetheart. Then the circle forms around her, and all sing—
Here's the bride just new come in,
Just new come in, just new come in ;
Here's the bride just new come in,
Around the merry guid tanzy.
Guess wha's her guid lad, Her guid lad, her guid lad; Guess wha's her guid lad, Around the merry guid tanzy.







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