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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A golden pin to tell her name, tell her name, tell her
name, A golden pin to tell her name, in a cold and frosty morning. The answer is—
------ (girl's name is given) is her name, is her name,
is her name,
------is her name, in a cold and frosty morning.
Then comes the lover's name—
A golden watch to tell his name, tell his name, tell
his name, A golden watch to tell his name, in a cold and frosty morning. The answer is—
So-and-so is his name, is his name, is his name, So-and-so is his name, in a cold and frosty morning. The one in the middle is then blindfolded, and all wheel round and sing—
Blindfolded dinna catch me, dinna catch me, dinna
catch me, Blindfolded dinna catch me, on a cold and frosty morning.
The blindfolded tries to catch one in the ring. The ring should not break, but it is often broken by the one that is on the eve of being caught. The one caught takes her stand in the centre, and the game begins anew from that point.—Dyke (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
This is a most interesting variant of this game—blindfolding
the bridegroom in order that he must first catch his bride,
and her attempts to elude his caresses, are significant of early
custom.
Here we go round by jing-ga-ring,
Jing-ga-ring, jing-ga-ring ;
Here we go round by jing-ga-ring,
Around the merry-ma-tansy.
Three times round, and then we fall, Then we fall, then we fall;







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