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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442                                     ADDENDA
(3.) Broken bridges falling down, falling down, falling down, my fair lady.
What will you give to mend it up ? &c. Those running under the arch say—
A guinea gold ring will mend it up, &c. The two players say no.
A pin I'll give to mend it up.
A thousand pounds to mend it up ;
This will waste away, my fair lady;
We'll mend it up with golden pins, my fair lady,
For golden pins will never rust, never rust, my fair lady. —Fochabers, N.E. Scotland (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
(4.) The broken bridge is falling down, falling down, fall­ing down, The broken bridge is falling down, my fair lady ;
Stones and bricks will build it up, &c.
—Nairnshire (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
(5.) Broken bridges falling down,
My fair lady, which will you have ?
Open the door for the king's soldiers.
What king are you ?
I am true to the very last one.
—Isle of Man (A. W. Moore).
Versions of this game from Scotland have been sent me, which show great similarity to those previously printed, but the game is more or less in a state of decadence. The best version is that from Perth. One from St. Andrews, Peterhead, though only consisting of the first verse, has preserved the refrains, " Dance o'er the Lady Lee " and " With a gay lady " of Halliwell's version. The others commence " broken bridges." The Isle of Man version is still more incomplete. A version sent me by Dr. Haddon from Barrington is similar to the one given, vol. i. p. 338-9, from Enborne School, and is not there­fore printed here.
A mirror is covered with a cover, and a girl or boy is taken into the room. She or he is then asked what animal or thing

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