Games and Songs of American Children
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Games and Songs of American Children

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  • GAMES AND SONGS OF AMERICAN CHILDREN
  • EDITOR'S NOTE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • INTRODUCTORY.
    • I. THE DIFFUSION AND ORIGIN OF AMERICAN GAME-RHYMES.
    • II. THE DANCE, THE BALLAD, AND THE GAME.
    • III. MAY GAMES.
    • IV. THE INVENTIVENESS OF CHILDREN.
    • V. THE CONSERVATISM OF CHILDREN.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • I. LOVE-GAMES.
    • No. 1. Knights of Spain.
    • No. 2. Three Kings.
    • No. 3. Here Comes a Duke.
    • No. 4. Tread, Tread the Green Grass.
    • No. 5. I'll Give to You a Paper of Pins.
    • No. 6. There She Stands, a Lovely Creature.
    • No. 7. Green Grow the Rushes, O!
    • No. 8. The Widow with Daughters to Marry.
    • No. 9. Philander's March.
    • No. 10. Marriage.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • II. HISTORIES.
    • No. 11. Miss Jennia Jones.
    • No. 12. Down She Comes as White as Milk.
    • No. 13. Little Sally Waters.
    • No. 14. Here Sits the Queen of England.
    • No. 15. Green Gravel.
    • No. 16. Uncle John.
    • No. 17. King Arthur was King William's Son.
    • No. 18. Little Harry Hughes and the Duke's Daughter.
    • No. 19. Barbara Allen.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • III. PLAYING AT WORK.
    • No. 20. Virginia Reel.
    • No. 21. Oats, Pease, Beans, and Barley Grows.
    • No. 22. Who'll Be the Binder?
    • No. 23. As We Go Round the Mulberry Bush.
    • No. 24. Do, Do, Pity my Case.
    • No. 25. When I Was a Shoemaker.
    • No. 26. Here We Come Gathering Nuts of May.
    • No. 27. Here I Brew, and Here I Bake.
    • No. 28. Draw a Bucket of Water.
    • No. 29. Threading the Needle.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • IV. HUMOR AND SATIRE.
    • No. 30. Soldier, Soldier, Will You Marry Me?
    • No. 31. Quaker Courtship.
    • No. 32. Lazy Mary.
    • No. 33. Whistle, Daughter, Whistle.
    • No. 34. There were Three Jolly Welshmen.
    • No. 35. A Hallowe'en Rhyme.
    • No. 36. The Doctor's Prescription.
    • No. 37. Old Grimes.
    • No. 38. The Baptist Game.
    • No. 39. Trials, Troubles, and Tribulations.
    • No. 40. Happy is the Miller.
    • No. 41. The Miller of Gosport.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • V. FLOWER ORACLES, ETC.
    • No. 42. Flower Oracles.
    • No. 43. Use of Flowers in Games.
    • No. 44. Counting Apple-seeds.
    • No. 45. Rose in the Garden.
    • No. 46. There was a Tree Stood in the Ground.
    • No. 47. Green!
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • VI. BIRD AND BEAST.
    • No. 48. My Household.
    • No. 49. Frog-pond.
    • No. 50. Bloody Tom.
    • No. 51. Blue-birds and Yellow-birds.
    • No. 52. Ducks Fly.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • VII. HUMAN LIFE.
    • No. 53. King and Queen.
    • No. 54. Follow Your Leader.
    • No. 55. Truth.
    • No. 56. Initiation.
    • No. 57. Judge and Jury.
    • No. 58. Three Jolly Sailors.
    • No. 59. Marching to Quebec.
    • No. 60. Sudden Departure.
    • No. 61. Scorn.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • VIII. THE PLEASURES OF MOTION.
    • No. 62. Ring Around the Rosie.
    • No. 63. Go Round and Round the Valley.
    • No. 64. The Farmer in the Dell.
    • No. 65. The Game of Rivers.
    • No. 66. Quaker, How is Thee?
    • No. 67. Darby Jig.
    • No. 68. Right Elbow In.
    • No. 69. My Master Sent Me.
    • No. 70. Humpty Dumpty.
    • No. 71. Pease Porridge Hot.
    • No. 72. Rhymes for a Race.
    • No. 73. Twine the Garland.
    • No. 74. Hopping-dance.
  • IX. MIRTH AND JEST.
    • No. 75. Club Fist.
    • No. 76. Robin's Alive.
    • No. 77. Laughter Games.
    • No. 78. Bachelor's Kitchen.
    • No. 79. The Church and the Steeple.
    • No. 80. What Color?
    • No. 81. Beetle and Wedge.
    • No. 82. Present and Advise.
    • No. 83. Genteel Lady.
    • No. 84. Beast, Bird, or Fish.
    • No. 85. Wheel of Fortune.
    • No. 86. Catches.
    • No. 87. Intery Mintery.
    • No. 88. Redeeming Forfeits.
    • No. 89. Old Mother Tipsy-toe.
    • No. 90. Who Stole the Cardinal's Hat?
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • X. GUESSING-GAMES.
    • No. 91. Odd or Even.
    • No. 92. Hul Gul.
    • No. 93. How many Fingers?
    • No. 94. Right or Left.
    • No. 95. Under which Finger?
    • No. 96. Comes, it Comes.
    • No. 97. Hold Fast My Gold Ring.
    • No. 98. My Lady Queen Anne.
    • No. 99. The Wandering Dollar.
    • No. 100. Thimble in Sight.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • XI. GAMES OF CHASE.
    • No. 101. How many Miles to Babylon?
    • No. 102. Hawk and Chickens.
    • No. 103. Tag.
    • No. 104. Den.
    • No. 105. I Spy.[101]
    • No. 106. Sheep and Wolf.
    • No. 107. Blank and Ladder.
    • No. 108. Blind-man's Buff.
    • No. 109. Witch in the Jar.
    • No. 110. Prisoner's Base.
    • No. 111. Defence of the Castle.
    • No. 112. Lil Lil.
    • No. 113. Charley Barley.
    • No. 114. Milking-pails.
    • No. 115. Stealing Grapes.
    • No. 116. Stealing Sticks.
    • No. 117. Hunt the Squirrel.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • XII. CERTAIN GAMES OF VERY LITTLE GIRLS.
    • No. 118. Sail the Ship.
    • No. 119. Three Around.
    • No. 120. Iron Gates.
    • No. 121. Charley Over the Water.
    • No. 122. Frog in the Sea.
    • No. 123. Defiance.
    • No. 124. My Lady's Wardrobe.
    • No. 125. Housekeeping.
    • No. 126. A March.
    • No. 127. Rhymes for Tickling.
  • XIII. BALL, AND SIMILAR SPORTS.
    • No. 128. The "Times" of Sports.
    • No. 129. Camping the Ball.
    • No. 130. Hand-ball.
    • No. 131. Stool-Ball.
    • No. 132. Call-Ball.
    • No. 133. Haley-Over.
    • No. 134. School-Ball.
    • No. 135. Wicket.
    • No. 136. Hockey.
    • No. 137. Roll-Ball.
    • No. 138. Hat-Ball.
    • No. 139. Corner-Ball.
    • No. 140. Base-ball.
    • No. 141. Marbles.
    • No. 142. Cat.
    • No. 143. Cherry-pits.
    • No. 144. Buttons.
    • No. 145. Hop-Scotch.
    • No. 146. Duck on a Rock.
    • No. 147. Mumblety-peg.
    • No. 148. Five-stones.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • XIV. RHYMES FOR COUNTING OUT.
    • No. 149. Counting Rhymes.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • XV. MYTHOLOGY.
    • No. 150. London Bridge.
    • No. 151. Open the Gates.
    • No. 152. Weighing.
    • No. 153. Colors.
    • No. 154. Old Witch.
    • No. 155. The Ogree's Coop.
    • No. 156. Tom Tidler's Ground.
    • No. 157. Dixie's Land.
    • No. 158. Ghost in the Cellar.
    • No. 159. The Enchanted Princess.
    • No. 160. The Sleeping Beauty.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • APPENDIX
    • COLLECTIONS OF CHILDREN'S GAMES.
    • COMPARISONS AND REFERENCES.
    • NOTES TO INTRODUCTION.
    • NOTES TO GAMES.
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