"Queen Mary." In this
game the rhyme goes:—
Queen Mary, Queen Mary, my
age is sixteen,
My father's a farmer on yonder green,
With plenty of money to dress me fu' braw,
But nae bonnie laddie will tak' me awa'.
One morning I rose, and I looked in the glass,
Says I to myself I'm a handsome young lass
My hands by my side and I gave a ha! ha!
Yet there's nae bonnie laddie will tak' me awa'.
It is played by girls
only. who stand in a row, with one in front alone to begin with who
sings the verses, and chooses another from the line. The two then join
hands and advance and retire, repeating together the verses, with
suitable action, as the one had done before alone. At the close they
select a third from the line and the game proceeds thus until all are