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-------has ta'en a notion
For to go and sail the sea; There he's left his own dear------,
Weeping on the Greenland sea.
Hold your tongue, my own dear------,
Take your baby on your knee. Drink his health, my jolly sailors,
I'll come back and marry thee.
I will buy thee beads and ear-rings,
I will buy thee diamond stones, I will buy thee silken ribbons,
When thy baby's dead and gone.
-------says she'll wear the ribbons,
------says she'll wear them a'—
-------says she'll wear the ribbons
When her baby's dead and gone.
A ring is formed, one player in the centre. When the verses are sung the girl in the middle chooses another to take her place.—Fochabers (Rev. Dr. Gregor.)
Hen and Chickens. [See "Auld Grannie," p. 404.]
High Windows. [See "Drop Handkerchief," vol. i. pp. 109-112; "Black Doggie," vol. ii. pp. 407-408.]
Boys hold hands and go round in ring form.
One player stands in the middle and strikes one of those in the ring with a bit of grass; both players then run out of the ring, and the boy who was in the midst must catch the other before he goes round three times. At the third time the boys all cry " High Windows," raising their hands at the same time to let the two inside the circle.—Kiltubbrid, Co. Leitrim (L. L. Duncan).
Hot Cockles. [Vol. i. p. 229.]
A version of this game, in which a dell or goal is appointed. The players stand together, one player places his head between the knees of another, who bends down, and slaps him on the back, keeping time to the following rhyme, saying—