The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
& Ireland In Dictionary Form - Volume 2

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given by the chosen or selected girl. These lines, and those given post (p. 450), as " Paper of pins," are interesting frag­ments probably of one and the same game.
Kick the Block. [See vol. L p. 401.]
A small circle is made, and the stone or block is put in it. A boy stands with his foot on the stone and his eyes shut until all the other players are hid. He then tries to find them, and keep his block in its place. If one should come out when he is away from his block it is kicked out, and all the boys that were found hide again.—Laurieston School, Kirkcudbrightshire (J. Lawson).
Another version of the same game, sent me by Mr. William P. Merrick, Shepperton, Middlesex, is called " Fly Whip."
The same game as " Mount the Tin," played somewhat differently.
Lady of the Land. [Vol. i. pp. 315-319.]
A number of girls stand in a line. One of them represents the widow and the other the children. Another stands in front. All sing—
There came a poor widow from Sunderland,
With all her children in her hand,
One can bake, and one can sew,
And one can do the hilygoloo.
Please take one out. The player who is standing alone in front of the other players chooses one from the line. The two then join right and left hands and wheel round in front, all singing—
Oh there's poor (girl's name chosen),
She has gone without a farthing in her hand,
Nothing but a guinea gold ring,
Good-bye (girl's name),
Good-bye, good-bye. The mother shakes hands with the one chosen.
—Fraserburgh (Rev. Dr. Gregor). Another version—
There is a poor widow from Sankelone,
With all her children in her hand,

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