The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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the den along with the one caught. The players close in upon them, and beat them with their caps. The two now join hands, and before leaving the den repeat the same words, and give chase to catch another. When another is caught, the three run to the den, followed by the others pelting them.
During the time they are running to catch another player, every attempt is made by the others to break the band by rushing on two outstretched arms, either from before or from behind. Every time one is taken or the band broken, all already taken rush to the den, beaten by those not taken.— Dyke (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
A form of " Warney," " Whiddy."
Jolly Lads, Bold. [Vol. i. pp. 294-296.]
Here come two bold, jolly lads,
Just new come from the shore: We'll spend our time in drinking wine,
As we have done before. Then the ring dances round, singing—
We will have a round, and a round,
We will have a pretty, pretty girl, For to dance upon the ground.
Her shoes are made of morocco, Her stockings lined with silk,
Her teeth are white as anything, And her skin as white as milk.
We shall have a round, and a round, &c.
—Auchterarder, N. B. (Miss E. S. Haldane).
A ring is formed by players joining hands. Two other players dance round the ring in opposite directions, singing the first four lines while the ring stands still. Then the ring dances round singing the rest of the lines. The two outside then each take a player from the ring and begin again.
The words of the dance game, " Here we go around," vol. i. p. 205, are practically the same as the latter part of this, and suggests that this or a similar round is its original.
Jolly Miller. [Vol. i. pp. 289-293.]
This is played with the usual double ring, boys on the out-

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