The Traditional Children's Games of England Scotland
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456                                    ADDENDA
flower of May, &c, to help us with our dancing."—Auchencairn, N. B. (Mary Haddon).
Tug-of-War Game.
Apples and oranges, two for a penny, Come all ye good scholars, buy ever so many. Come choose the east, come choose the west, Come choose the one you love the best.
Played like "Oranges and Lemons." One child is "Apple," and another " Orange."—Ross-shire (Rev. Dr. Gregor).
Played in the same way is—
Pancakes and flitters is the wax of cantailers,1 I owe you two farthings, I'll pay you to-morrow; Here comes a candle to light you to bed, Here comes a hatchet to chop off your head.
—Isle of Man (A. W. Moore).
We are the Rovers. [Vol. ii. pp. 343-360].
In a version sent me by Dr. Haddon, there is a slight varia­tion. The first lines of each verse are—
Have you any bread and wine ?
We are the Romans.
Have you, &c.
Yes, we have some bread and wine, We are the English. Yes, we have, &c.
Will you give us some of it, &c. No; we'll give you none of it, &c. We will tell our magistrates, &c. We don't care for your magistrates, &c. We will tell our new-born prince, &c. We don't care for your new-born prince, &c. Are you ready for a fight ? Yes, we're ready for a fight. Tuck up sleeves and have a fight. General scrimmage follows.—Girton Village, Cambridgeshire (Dr. A. C. Haddon).
1 Mr. Moore says he does not know the meaning of this word.







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