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Skip, skip, sko,
Where shall this young man go ?
To the east, or the west ?
Or the young crow's nest ? The kneeling boy shouts out the name of the dell, and the other players all rush off shouting out its name. The one who gets there first wins the game.—Meiklefolla, Aberdeenshire (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
Hulla-balloo-ballee. [See "Lubin," vol. i. pp. 352-361.]
One version of Lubin Loo, from Forfar, Linlithgow, and Argyllshire, is the same as those given in vol. i. A Nairnshire version is called " Hullabaloo-bailee.
Hulla-balloo, ballight; Hulla-balloo, bailee,
All on a winter's night, Put your right foot in, &c. Turn round about. At " turn round about," they reverse the direction, and dance round the other way, and so on.—Rev. Dr. Gregor; and Mrs Janiieson.
Another version is—
Old Simon, the king, young Simon, the squire, Old Simon, the king, sat round a nice warm fire; Keep your right hand in, shove your right hand out, Shake it a little, a little, and turn yourself about! Keep your right foot in, shove your left foot out, Shake it a little, a little, and turn yourself about. Hally gallee, gallee, gallee; Hally gallo, gallo, gallo ; Hally gallee, gallee, gallee, Upon a Saturday night. Keep your right hand in, &c.
—Galloway (J. G. Carter).
Several versions of this game are given by Mr. E. W. B. Nicholson in his interesting, little book " Goldspie," pp. 176-184. He considers " Hilli-ballu," " Hulla-baloo," and similar