The one who keeps up longest wins the game. It is also interesting to note that recipe for gum syrup includes no gum. The fairy would sometimes come down, and, playing his antics, compel whomsoever observed him to follow him in a mimicking procession. The element of divination in the custom is perhaps indicated by a curious note from Waldron, in his Description of the Isle of Man Works, p. Two others face each other, holding both hands across the other two.
Those left unchosen take their stand beside the Namer. The pair kissed, arose, and the gentleman, first giving the cushion to the lady with a bow, placed himself behind her, taking hold of some portion of her dress. Kisses and cuddles, and sits on his knee. At a solemn dancing first you have the grave measures, then the Cervantoes and the Golliards, and this is kept up with ceremony. A man stands within the ring, and they sing the words. The Outs are those who go out from the den or goal, where those called the Ins remain for a time. In the Hexham version they sing a second verse, which is the same as the first with the name spelt backwards.
Altogether this game-rhyme affords a very good example of the condition of traditional games among the present generation of children. When he dropped one, he picked it up between his outstretched fingers while the other stones remained on the back of the hand; then he tossed and caught it likewise. He who is twice crowned or touched on the head by the taker or him who is hoodwinked, instead of once only, according to the law of the game, is said to be brunt burned , and regains his liberty. Blind Harie may therefore, Jamieson thinks, arise from the rough or hairy attire worn by the principal actor. Hiro, Honey Lemon, Wasabi No-Ginger, Go Go, and Fred must seek out their inflated friend. One of these, Arthur Alan Gomme, would, like his father, become president of the.
The children form themselves into two ranks. Addy in his Sheffield Glossary, the words being the same except the last two lines, which run— Bull in the Park One child places himself in the centre of a circle of others. At the same time they sing the verse. The tune of the Platt version sent by Miss Burne, and the Ogbourne and Manton H. For the date of these boards, Mr.
I first read about gomme around two years ago, and have been meaning to make it ever since. The last one to stoop has to name her sweetheart. Pray, young lady, pop under a bush; My bush is too high, my bush is too low, Please, young lady, come under my bow! This seems to be the most general tune for the game. The children walk round singing the verse as in the , and when the last line is sung, the child whose name is mentioned turns round, facing the outside of the ring and having her back to the centre. Drawing of water from a well. If the button drops within one span or hand-reach of the button laid down, it counts two ; if within two spans, it counts one. He who is laid hold of, 148 and put to the question, is supposed to deny that he has the Gegg: if he escapes with it, he gets out again.
The Traditional Games of England, Scotland and Ireland Vols. For a devotee at the well. The rate of cutting is regulated by a throw of the knife, and the person who throws is obliged to cut as deep as the knife goes. The pulling of the hands backwards and forwards may be taken to indicate the raising of water from a well. The obvious analogy to the incident in the myth of the Pied Piper, and to the Welsh custom at St.
The leader says the words as above while the ring is moving round, and then suddenly calls out whichever he chooses of the two sayings. A string of children, hand in hand, stand in a row. It is alluded to in The Life of a Scotch Rogue, 1722, p. When a boy was being pursued to be taken prisoner, his great object was, when he came to close quarters with his pursuers, to save his head from being touched on the crown by one of them. The boy with 15 the ball tries to strike one of the other boys.
Chambers, in his Popular Rhymes of Scotland, pp. Our lips are tightly sealed! The game is for the Geese to shut up the Fox so that he cannot move. The players gather round him and attack him. The rush from side to side goes on till all are captured. These very obvious features made Gomme as an undeniable song catcher. He who is last in getting his bed cut up is bound to carry the whole of the clods, crawling on his hands and feet, to a certain distance measured by the one next to him, who throws the knife through his legs. The forfeits are afterwards cried as usual.
Cockertie-hooie This game consists simply of one boy mounting on the neck of another, putting a leg over each shoulder and down his breast. The is not so completely an illustration of the capture of a fortress. Ray says that the game prevails in Norfolk, Suffolk, and Essex. This description is almost the same as a seventeenth century version. Then if the Bros, by hook or by crook, could succeed in taking the ball up the mountain to their hamlet of Rhyddlan they won the day; while the Blaenaus were successful if they got the ball to their end of the parish at New Court. Musician: She must come to, and she shall come to, And she must come whether she will or no. When all were ready, two of the young men left the room, returning presently, one carrying a large square cushion, the other an ordinary drinking-horn, china bowl, or silver tankard, according to the possessions of 88 the family.
Lady Tremaine, Drizella and Anastasia have pushed their way into the Kingdom. The words given by him are the same as the Earls Heaton version. First the players pitch from the Hob to the Scop, and the one who gets nearest goes first. Another and not such a rough way of playing this game is for the guesser to stand with his face towards a wall, keeping his eyes shut. The game is continued, different coloured ribbons being named each time. If they all spell it correctly they again move round singing; but should either of them make a mistake, he or she has to take the place of the middle man Folk-lore Journal, v. It is the part of another boy, his Keeper, to defend him from the attacks of the others.