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Seven years after, seven years to come,
This young man shall be kissed and be done.
—Fochabers, N. E. Scotland (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
Sally, Sally, Water, sprinkled in a pan, Rise, Sally; rise, Sally, for a young man. Choose the best, leave the worst, Choose the prettiest you can.
Now you're married we wish you joy, First a girl and then a boy, Seven years after son and daughter, Kiss before you go over the water.
—London (Dr. A. C. Haddon, from Miss E. A. Passmore).
Played in usual way.
Shuffle the Brogue. [See "Hunt the Slipper," vol. i. pp. 241, 242.] The boys sat on their haunches in a circle. One of the players takes a small object, and hands it from one to another under the legs from behind. The players as they pass the brogue repeat the words—
Shuffle the brogue once, Shuffle the brogue twice, Shuffle the brogue thrice. The object has always to be passed along in the same direction. One player who is blindfolded has to catch it as it is passing along. The one in whose hand it is found becomes the catcher. —Crossmichael, Kirkcudbrightshire (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
Soldiers, soldiers, march away,
Monday morning's here again;
The drums shall rattle, the pipes shall play
" Over the hills and far away."
Now you're married I wish you joy,
First a girl and then a boy;
If one don't kiss, the other must,
So kiss, kiss, kiss.
—Girton Village, Cambridgeshire (Dr. A. C. Haddon).