The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol II of II) With Tunes, Singing-Rhymes, and Methods of Playing etc.
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The Traditional Games of England, Scotland, and Ireland (Vol II of II) With Tunes, Singing-Rhymes, and Methods of Playing etc.

By Alice Bertha Gomme
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Table of Contents
  • THE Traditional Games Of England, Scotland, and Ireland
  • PREFACE
  • LIST OF AUTHORITIES ADDENDUM TO VOL. I.
  • LIST OF GAMES
  • ADDENDA
  • ANALYSIS OF “MEMOIR”
  • CHILDREN’S GAMES
    • Oats and Beans and Barley
    • Obadiah
    • Odd or Even
    • Odd-man
    • Old Dame
    • Old Roger is Dead
    • Old Soldier
    • Oliver, Oliver, follow the King!
    • One Catch-all
    • Oranges and Lemons
    • ’Otmillo
    • Over Clover
    • Paddy from Home
    • Paip
    • Pallall
    • Pally Ully
    • Pat-ball
    • Pay-swad
    • Pednameny
    • Peesie Weet
    • Peg and Stick
    • Peg-fiched
    • Peggy Nut
    • Peg-in-the-Ring
    • Peg-top
    • Penny Cast
    • Penny Hop
    • Penny Prick
    • Penny Stanes
    • Phœbe
    • Pick and Hotch
    • Pi-cow
    • Pigeon Walk
    • Pig-ring
    • Pillie-Winkie
    • Pinch
    • Pinny Show
    • Pins
    • Pirley Pease-weep
    • Pitch
    • Pitch and Hustle
    • Pitch and Toss
    • Pit-counter
    • Pits
    • Pize Ball
    • Plum Pudding
    • Plum Pudding and Roast Beef
    • Pointing out a Point
    • Poncake
    • Poor and Rich
    • Poor Mary sits a-weeping
    • Poor Widow
    • Pop Goes the Weasel
    • Pop-the-Bonnet
    • Poppet-Show
    • Port the Helm
    • Pots, or Potts
    • Pray, Pretty Miss
    • Pretty Little Girl of Mine
    • Pretty Miss Pink
    • Prick at the Loop
    • Prickey Sockey
    • Prickie and Jockie
    • Priest-Cat (1)
    • Priest-Cat (2)
    • Priest of the Parish
    • Prisoner’s Base or Bars
    • Puff-the-Dart
    • Pun o’ mair Weight
    • Punch Bowl
    • Purposes
    • Push in the Wash Tub
    • Push-pin, or Put-pin
    • Push the Business On
    • Puss in the Corner
    • Pussy’s Ground
    • Pyramid
    • Quaker
    • Quaker’s Wedding
    • Queen Anne
    • Queen Mary
    • Queen of Sheba
    • Ragman
    • Rag-stag
    • Rakes and Roans
    • Rakkeps
    • Range the Bus
    • Rax, or Raxie-boxie, King of Scotland
    • Relievo
    • Religious Church
    • Rigs
    • Ring
    • Ring a Ring o’ Roses
    • Ring by Ring
    • Ringie, Ringie, Red Belt
    • Ring-me-rary
    • Ring-taw
    • Rin-im-o’er
    • Robbing the Parson’s Hen-Roost
    • Rockety Row
    • Roll up Tobacco
    • Roly-poly
    • Ronin the Bee
    • Rosy Apple, Lemon and Pear
    • Roundabout, or Cheshire Round
    • Round and Round the Village
    • Round and Round went the Gallant Ship
    • Round Tag
    • Rounders
    • Rounds
    • Row-chow-Tobacco
    • Rowland-Ho
    • Rumps
    • Rusty
    • Sacks
    • Saddle the Nag
    • Saggy
    • Sailor Lad
    • Sally go Round the Moon
    • Sally Water
    • Sally Sober
    • Salmon Fishers
    • Salt Eel
    • Save All
    • Say Girl
    • Scat
    • Scop-peril, or Scoperel
    • Scotch-hoppers
    • Scots and English
    • Scratch Cradle
    • Scrush
    • Scurran-Meggy
    • See-Saw
    • See-Sim
    • Shame Reel, or Shamit Dance
    • She Said, and She Said
    • Shepherd and Sheep
    • Shepherds
    • Shinney, or Shinty, or Shinnops
    • Ship
    • Ship Sail
    • Shiver the Goose
    • Shoeing the Auld Mare
    • Shue-Gled-Wylie
    • Shuttlefeather
    • Shuvvy-Hawle
    • Silly Old Man
    • Skin the Goatie
    • Skipping
    • Skyte the Bob
    • Smuggle the Gig
    • Snail Creep
    • Snapping Tongs
    • Snatch Apple
    • Snatch Hood
    • Soldier
    • Solomon
    • Sort’em-billyort’em
    • Sow-in-the-Kirk
    • Span Counter
    • Spang and Purley
    • Spangie
    • Spannims
    • Spawnie
    • Spinny-Wye
    • Splints
    • Spurn point
    • Spy-arm
    • Stacks
    • Stag
    • Stagging
    • Steal the Pigs
    • Stealy Clothes
    • Steik and Hide
    • Sticky-stack
    • Sticky Toffey
    • Stiff Police
    • Stik-n Snael (Stick and Snell)
    • Stocks
    • Stones
    • Stool-ball
    • Strik a Licht
    • Stroke
    • Stroke Bias
    • Sun and Moon
    • Sunday Night
    • Sun Shines
    • Sweer Tree
    • Swinging
    • Tait
    • Teesty-Tosty
    • Teter-cum-Tawter
    • Tee-to-tum.
    • Thimble Ring
    • Thing done
    • Thread the Needle
    • Three Days’ Holidays
    • Three Dukes
    • Three Flowers
    • Three Holes
    • Three Jolly Welshmen
    • Three Knights from Spain
    • Three Little Ships
    • Three Old Bachelors
    • Three Sailors
    • Through the Needle Eye, Boys
    • Thun’er Spell
    • Tick
    • Tickle me Quickly
    • Ticky Touchwood.
    • Tig.
    • Time.
    • Tip it.
    • Tip-Cat.
    • Tip-tap-toe.
    • Tiring Irons.
    • Tisty Tosty
    • Titter-totter
    • Tit-tat-toe.
    • Tods and Lambs
    • Tom Tiddler’s Ground
    • Tops
    • The Totum, or Tee-to-tum
    • Touch
    • Tower of London
    • Town Lovers
    • Trades
    • Trap, Bat, and Ball
    • Tray-Trip
    • Tres-acre
    • Tribet
    • Trippit and Coit
    • Trip and Go
    • Trip-trout
    • Troap
    • Troco, Trucks
    • Troule-in-Madame
    • Trounce-Hole
    • Troy Town
    • Truncher
    • Trunket
    • Truss
    • Tuilyie-wap
    • Turn, Cheeses, Turn
    • Turn Spit Jack
    • Turn the Ship
    • Turn the Trencher, or, My Lady’s Toilet
    • Turvey
    • Tutt-ball
    • Twelve Days of Christmas
    • Twelve Holes
    • Uncle John is Ill in Bed
    • Up the Streets
    • Wadds and the Wears (1)
    • Wadds and the Wears (2)
    • Waggles
    • Wallflowers
    • Warney
    • Way-Zaltin
    • We are the Rovers
    • Weary
    • Weave the Diaper
    • Weigh the Butter
    • When I was a Young Girl
    • Whiddy
    • Whigmeleerie
    • Whip
    • Whishin Dance
    • Who goes round my Stone Wall
    • Widow
    • Wiggle-Waggle
    • Wild Boar
    • Wild Birds
    • Willie, Willie Wastell
    • Wind up the Bush Faggot
    • Wind, The
    • Wink-egg
    • Witch, The
    • Witte-Witte-Way
    • Wolf
    • Wolf and the Lamb, The
    • Would you know how doth the Peasant
  • ADDENDA
    • A’ the Birdies.
    • All the Boys.
    • American Post.
    • As I was Walking.
    • Auld Grannie.
    • Ball.
    • Bannockburn.
    • Black Doggie.
    • Bonnet Ridgie.
    • Button, The.
    • Canlie.
    • Carry my Lady to London.
    • Cat and Dog Hole.
    • Catch the Salmond.
    • Chicken come Clock.
    • Chippings, or Cheapings.
    • Chucks.
    • Churning.
    • Codham, or Cobhams.
    • Colley Ball.
    • Dan’l my Man.
    • Deil amo’ the Dishes, The.
    • Dig for Silver.
    • Dilsee Dollsie Dee.
    • Doagan.
    • Down in Yonder Meadow.
    • Draw a Pail of Water.
    • Drop Handkerchief.
    • Dumb Crambo.
    • Dump.
    • Eendy, Beendy.
    • Farmer’s Den, The.
    • Fire on the Mountains.
    • Fool, Fool, come to School.
    • French Jackie,
    • Galloping.
    • Gallant Ship.
    • Galley, Galley Ship.
    • Glasgow Ships.
    • Granny’s Needle.
    • Green Gravel.
    • Green Grass.
    • Green Grass.
    • Heap the Cairn.
    • Hear all! Let me at her.
    • Hen and Chickens.
    • High Windows.
    • Hot Cockles.
    • Hulla-balloo-ballee.
    • Isabella.
    • Jenny Jones.
    • Jockie Rover.
    • Jolly Lads, Bold.
    • Jolly Miller.
    • Keys of Heaven.
    • Kick the Block.
    • Lady of the Land.
    • Leap-Frog.
    • London Bridge.
    • Magician.
    • Mannie on the Pavement.
    • Merry-ma-Tansa.
    • Milking Pails.
    • My Delight’s in Tansies.
    • Namer and Guesser.
    • Needle Cases.
    • Nuts in May.
    • Odd Man.
    • Old Cranny Crow.
    • Old Johanny Hairy, Crap in!
    • Paper of Pins.
    • Pickie.
    • Poor Widow.
    • Rashes.
    • Queen Anne.
    • Sally Water.
    • Shuffle the Brogue.
    • Soldiers, Soldiers.
    • Three Dukes.
    • Three Knights from Spain.
    • Tug-of-War Game.
    • We are the Rovers.
    • When I was a Young Girl.
  • MEMOIR ON THE STUDY OF CHILDREN’S GAMES
    • MARRIAGE GAMES.
    • COURTSHIP AND LOVEMAKING GAMES.
    • FORTRESS GAMES.
    • FUNERAL GAMES.
    • HARVEST GAMES.
    • TRADE GAMES.
    • GHOST GAMES.
    • WELL WORSHIP GAME.
    • RUSH-BEARING GAME.
    • TREE WORSHIP GAME.
    • WINDING UP GAMES.
    • TABU GAME.
    • DIVINATION GAMES.
    • VICTIMISING OR PENALTY GAMES.
      • (Forms of Torture.)
    • (Forms of Torture.)
    • CHARM GAMES.
    • EFFIGY GAME.
    • IMITATION OF SPORT GAMES.
    • IMITATION OF SPORTS (WITH ANIMAL) GAMES.
    • WEIGHING GAMES.
    • WITCH OR CHILD STEALING GAMES.
    • ANIMAL CONTEST GAMES.
    • FISHING GAME.
    • CHURNING GAME.
    • CONUNDRUM GAMES.
    • GUESSING GAMES.
    • CONTEST GAMES.
      • To take Prisoners.
      • Prisoners and Possession of Ground.
      • Catching and Touching for “he” or “it.”
      • Tug of War.
    • To take Prisoners.
    • Prisoners and Possession of Ground.
    • Catching and Touching for “he” or “it.”
    • Tug of War.
    • DANCE GAMES.
      • (With words and singing.)
    • (With words and singing.)
    • DANCE AND SEE-SAW GAMES.
    • HIDE AND SEEK GAMES.
      • (1.) Persons—
      • (2). Objects—
    • (1.) Persons—
    • (2). Objects—
    • LEAP-FROG AND HOPPING GAMES.
    • CARRYING GAMES.
    • BLINDFOLD GAMES.
    • FOLLOW MY LEADER GAMES.
    • FORFEIT GAMES.
    • BALL, HAND.
    • BALL, FOOT.
    • BALL GAMES.
      • (With bats and sticks played by rival parties.)
    • (With bats and sticks played by rival parties.)
    • GAMES OF SKILL AND CHANCE.
      • Aim—Throwing sticks or stones to hit particular object.
      • Buttons.
      • Chance, or Gambling.
      • Cherry Stones.
      • Eggs.
      • Marbles.
      • Nuts on string.
      • On Diagram or Plan.
      • Pence.
      • Pins.
      • Shuttlecock.
      • Stones and Dice.
      • Tops.
      • With Fingers and String.
    • Aim—Throwing sticks or stones to hit particular object.
    • Buttons.
    • Chance, or Gambling.
    • Cherry Stones.
    • Eggs.
    • Marbles.
    • Nuts on string.
    • On Diagram or Plan.
    • Pence.
    • Pins.
    • Shuttlecock.
    • Stones and Dice.
    • Tops.
    • With Fingers and String.
    • Games Played in Line Form (with singing and action).
    • Circle Form (singing and action subdivided into three methods).
    • Individual Form (dialogue game).
    • Arch Form.
    • Winding Up, Or Serpent’s Coil Form.
    • DRAMATIC GAMES.
      • (1) Singing (containing words, tune, action).
      • (2) Dialogue and Action (no singing).
    • (1) Singing (containing words, tune, action).
    • (2) Dialogue and Action (no singing).
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