The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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of the others. This one walks or dances backwards and for­wards. All sing the words—
My delight's in tansies, O !
My delight's in bransies, O!
My delight's in a red, red rose;
The colour o' my-------
the name of one in the line chosen by the one in front is said. The two in front join right and left hands, and all sing—
Hey ho, my-------, O !
My bonnie, bonnie------, O !
A' the warld wid I gie,
For a kiss o'------, O.
My delight's in Nancy, O !
My delight's in tancy, O !
My delight's in a red, red rose,
[She chooses out a girl]
Call her, oh! my (a girl's name), O !
Hey, ho, my------, O !
My bonnie, bonnie-------, O !
A' the warld wad I gie
For a kiss o'-------, O!
—Fraserburgh (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
Namer and Guesser. [Vol. i. p. 409.]
Another version of this game. It is begun in the same way. As each player gets his name, he or she turns their back to the namer. When all are named, and are standing with their backs to the namer, the namer calls out, " Baker, baker, your bread is burnin'," or " Bakerie, bakerie, your bread is burninV The guesser answers, " Will you give a corner of it to me ? " or "Give me a corner of it," and takes a stand beside the namer. The namer then says—
Come, cheese me east, Come, cheese me west, Come, cheese me to " Rose." The guesser points to one of the players. If the guess is right, the player goes to the guesser's side; if wrong, to the namer's side, when all the players except one are chosen. This one gets two names, say " Needles " and " Preens." The

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