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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Dress her in blue. Blue is for the sailor, &c. What shall we dress her in ? &c.
Dress her in white. White is for the angels, that will do, &c. Mother, mother, what's that ? &c.
A gig running past. Mother, mother, what's that ? &c.
The boys playing at marbles. Mother, mother, what's that ? what's that ? what's that ? Mother, mother, what's that ?
Georgina's ghost!!
Ending with a general stampede.
—Nairnshire (Mrs. Jamieson).
We've come to see poor Janet,
And how is she to-day ? She's up the stairs washing,
She can't come down to-day. Very well, we'll call another day. We've come to see poor Janet,
And how is she to-day ? She's up the stairs ironing, &c.
Well, we'll call, &c. We've come to see poor Janet, &c.
She's fallen downstairs and broken her horn toes, &c. Poor Janet, we'll call, &c. We've come, &c.
She's dead, &c. What's she to be dressed in ?
That's for soldiers ; that won't do.
That's for sailors; that won't do.
White. That will do.                    —Rosehearty (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
Played in usual way until the end. Janet is then carried off and laid down on the ground, but she starts up and chases them.

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