"King Henry" somewhat
resembles "I dree I droppit;'' only. instead of standing, the girls
forming the ring; sit, or rather crouch in at sort of working-tailor
attitude. One girl, occupying the centre, is "it." A second girl is on
the outside. Immediately the ring begins singing the rhyme:—
King Henry, King Henry,
Run, boys, run;
You, with the red coat.
Follow with the drum,
the one on the outside is
pursued by the girl from the centre. The rhyme may be repeated as often
as the ring decides; but the object of the one who is "it" is to
overtake and "tig" the other before the singing ceases. Otherwise she
remains unrelieved, and must try, and try, until she succeeds in getting
out, and putting another in her place; and so on.