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A Manual Of Morris Dances Folk-songs And Singing Games With Sheet Music And Instructions

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From Alice E. Gillington's "Old Hampshire Singing Games," by permission.
(Walk round crying.) When I came home from school," etc, etc. (Jump and skip around.)
"When my teacher hit me," etc, etc.
Was this way went she! (Clap hands together.)
"When /clean my shoes," etc, etc.
"When /wash my face," etc, etc. When / brush my hair," etc, etc.
" When / left school," etc, etc. (Whirl and dance around.)
"When / was a kitchen maid," etc, etc.
Was this way went I! (Washes up dishes.)
"When*/ was a housemaid," etc, etc. (Sweeps the ground.)
"Wrhen / was a parlour maid," etc, etc. (Shakes the cloth.)
"When /was a cook," etc, etc. (Beating up eggs.)
When /got married!" etc, etc. (Walk arm in arm in pairs.)
"When / went washing, rinsing, ironing" etc, etc. (Go through the movements of each.)
"When /had a baby," etc, etc. (Rock to and fro.)
"When my baby died," (Hands over face, crying.)
When my husband died," etc, etc. (Wave handkerchiefs.)
"When / died myself,
Myself, myself,
When / died myself,
Was this way went I!" etc, etc. (All fall to the ground.)
Accents fall on the words in italics.
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