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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The Glasgow ships come sailing in, &c. (as first version). Three times down and then we fall, then we fall, then
we fall, Three times down and then we fall, in a fine summer
morning. Three times butter and bread, butter and bread, butter
and bread, Three times butter and bread upon a silver saucer. Come, choose you east, come choose you west, Come, choose you east, come choose you west, To the very one that you love best.
Nairn (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
Glasgow ships come sailing in, &c. (as first version)
She daurna set a foot upon, &c.
Or gentle John will kiss her.
Three times round the ring, three times bless her,
I sent a slice of bread and butter upon a silver saucer.
Whom shall we send it to ? &c.
To Captain------'s daughter.
Her love's dead and gone, dead and gone, dead and gone,
She turns her back to the wa's again.
She washes her face, she combs her hair,
She leaves her love at the foot of the stair,
She wears on her finger a guinea gold ring,
And turns her back to the wa's again. All join hands and form a ring. At the end of verses the girl named turns her back, and the game is resumed. Fochabers (Rev. Dr. Gregor);' Port William School, Wigton-shire.
In a version from Auchterarder, N. B., sent by Miss E. S. Haldane, the words are very similar to these. After all the children have turned their backs to the inside they have what is called the " pigs' race," which is running swiftly round in this position. See " Uncle John," vol. ii. pp. 321-322.
Granny's Needle. [See "Auld Grannie."]







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